My team hosted "decorate your own cupcake" day for our side of the building today. If you're looking for a way to get people out of their offices and chatting and having fun for a little while, I can tell you that decorate your own cupcake day is a good way to go. We had your standard yellow and chocolate cupcakes, along with apple cupcakes and s'mores cupcakes, plus chocolate and vanilla frosting, funfetti frosting, gummi bears, chocolate chips, tiny M&M's, assorted sprinkles and decorating frosting. My team (which is chock full of wonderful people) really got into it and made it a lot of fun. Fun, and delicious. I ate 1 ¾ cupcakes and feel that those calories were totally and completely worthwhile. I had forgotten how tasty vanilla frosting from a can is. And those tiny M&M's helped my yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting attain perfection.
Totally unrelated, but I mention it since it happened today and I'm still irritated about it. There is an Aveda concept salon in Frederick now, and I was interested when I saw their ad, because I really like Aveda products, and their salons are usually very nice. So when I got a flyer from them offering a special $35 manicure and pedicure, I was enthusiastic. I mean, a pedicure alone usually costs more than $35. Enthusiastic that is, until I called them today and the girl who answered the phone told me that they only have a nail tech during the week. Okaaaaay... What the hell kind of salon doesn't do manicures or pedicures on the weekend? Isn't that their best and busiest time? I desperately need a pedicure before I can unleash my winter-y feet on an unsuspecting world, and now I'm going to have to pay full price somewhere. And there's no way I'm going to be able to get an appointment this weekend either.