• Kathryn

    they play Sex and the City reruns at my nail salon – but then we are all HEATHENS up in Vancouver, so …

  • KatR

    I once had a church song so viciously stuck in my head that I had to listen to “Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga on a continuous loop for two days straight to get rid of it.

  • Kelly Severs

    Growing up as an evangelical Christian now living in sin as a gay woman in Boston, I tell you: Mormon, not Mormon, there are certain songs that will haunt you for the rest of your life. Embrace them, change the lyrics to something fairly obscene, and you will own that nail salon.

  • Tiffany Jefferson

    I grew up in the Mormon Church, too. The songs that always come creeping back to me are ‘Book of Mormon stories that my teacher tells to me, Are about the Lamanites in ancient history” and “Popcorn popping on the apricot tree”.

  • http://www.rejoycetoday.blogspot.com Joyce Novacek

    Haha!! My nail salon is all for HGTV. Makes me wish there were bars with 100% HGTV, because I could pretty much watch that stuff all day :)

    I had one close Mormon friend growing up in Pittsburgh, he moved to Utah to attend BYU and got married, but, although I never knew these songs, I can totally picture him singing them.

  • crooked teeth

    So purrty!

  • Tracey

    Mine too! I love it!

  • santa barbara

    Before I became all apostatized, I was Primary chorister. Those are memories I fiercely block. It does no good.

  • joanlvh

    hope your Mom is doing well!

  • readiness

    Oh man. “Are you washed in the blood” is one of mine…

  • dc

    i went to my nail salon and they have huge tv’s that can be seen from every angle. they had all of the tv’s tuned to the food channel. now normally that would be fine. i like food, love food, really. but this day and time the food channel was showing exotic food from other countries. like “How to Cook and Season and Eat Your Guinea Pig.” Seriously? ugh…disgusting.

  • ebellit

    YOU FOUND A NAIL SALON IN SLC THAT’S OPEN ON SUNDAY!?!?!? That’s what I find amazing about this.

  • issascrazyworld

    It is a sad thing when you realize that organizing something has become a fun thing to do. Or that going to Target without children is like a vacation. I believe I have two childfree hours this weekend and I’m contemplating what all I can get done in that amount of time. 20 year old me is probably weeping at my life right now, but I kinda dig it.

  • Bethany

    Where did you get your bracelets? ! Love!!

  • HT

    you had me until “I kinda dig it” ;)

  • Heather Armstrong

    I think that’s maybe why they were playing the hymns? Maybe they felt guilty that they were open and working on Sunday and not in church. UTAH IS SO WEIRD.

  • Heather Armstrong

    She’s doing phenomenally well, thank you. Her recovery has been amazing, and she inspires me daily with her energy and positivity.

  • ebellit

    Any chance you can share the love, and the name of the nail salon? Always seems I have the spare time for a mani-pedi on Sunday, but nowhere to go!

  • KatR

    Then there are those you don’t even have to change, like “Rise Up O Men Of God”.

  • Marie McDowell

    Pretty sure her bracelets are hair ties. I love those!

  • Heidi

    To me, it’s not the organizing/cleaning/rearranging that is satisfying. To me, it’s the fact that everything is organized/clean/arranged when my child comes back home that is so satisfying… and even fun.

  • mjbutah

    JC Nails in Murray is where I go. They are open on Sundays, that is how I found them.

  • http://www.twitter.com/lovesmoose Carla

    I’d rather have Mormon songs stuck in my head than Devo’s Whip It on 8-track.

  • Jen Moore

    She definitely owes you another kid free afternoon–the stress alone from that song and the flashback to youth–you might guilt her with an ENTIRE weekend of alone time to fold laundry. :)

  • Lee

    “Jesuswantsmefora sun BEEEEAAAAMMM!”

    (personally, hate manicures. give me a good hair wash and scalp massage any time, though.)

  • Lee

    Glad she is doing well. I bet you and your girls inspire her, too.