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post #31 of 71
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Well, I did it!

I chopped off my long hair!  I can still get it into a ponytail so as not to get anything in to the food!! 

So much cooler, I don't know why I didn't do this years ago. 

My Mom was always on me, "you know dear as we get older we really should cut our hair short." 

I guess I just had that vision in my head of LOOKING like I'm old.

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post #32 of 71
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AAA - LL- OOOO -HAAA!!  LOL, You Funny! You know what I mean...

I have this habit of using my sleave to say brush the hair out of my face (or sweat)

when my hands are icky (I hate chicken hands the most)

and I inevitably schmear lipstick on me.  That's one of the hardest things to get out!
 

 


Dishwashing liquid soap ;)

Rub a dab into the lipstick spot until it's all gone. Rinse and use more of the soap if you need to.

It's meant for greasy washing up, and lipstick is greasy... Works perfectly every time :)

 

 



 

post #33 of 71
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mahalo haiku

? that's the community one bus stop over from where I'm from ?

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post #34 of 71

When's the Women of Cheftalk calender coming out?

post #35 of 71

hope you donated it for wigs for breast cancer patients...they would love that thick hawaiian hair, grey or not!

joey

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post #36 of 71
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Why yes Joey, yes I did donate my hair to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths!! 

If anyone else is thinking of cutting off their long locks, I would humbly suggest this foundation.

Were I worked (in my past life) most the gals would do this every so often.

We'd let our hair grow and then lop it all off for charity.  There would be a big hop-ti-do on TV and everything.

And yes, it's a bit grey around the edges, only Miss Clariol knows for sure. 

HA!!  AAA - LLLOOOOO - HA Ya All!! (did you know that HA in Hawaiian is breath or life, oops was that Cliff Claven talking?)

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post #37 of 71
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When's the Women of Cheftalk calender coming out?



Stop!! You funny....

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post #38 of 71

a few years ago the local ski resort here put out a b&w  nude calendar.....all older(think they called it mature men of la plata county) men in risque(for there age) poses in their sport passion of choice(bicycle, kayak, running, skiing etc.) ...it was really a kick..a 92 year old i knew(died recently at 96) posed on a chair lift, naked as a baby's butt except for his ski boots and appropiately placed poles..... guess he figured at that age who cares!...so, you never know...great on the hair donation...if your plans change and you end up in durango, let me know..i'll pm. my contact #'s...

joey

 forgot to mention the calendar was a fundraiser and it did so well they had to reprint it!


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post #39 of 71

You know how WWII air crews painted stuff on the nose of their planes? We should do the same for our hobarts.

post #40 of 71
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my sita' joey...

I can just imagine that calendar being much more "interesting" than some firefight or policeman calendar!!  HAAAAA!!!!

we will most certainly give you a shout out when we come your way again. 

Oh, BTW, in the kitchen tonight, came back from the pool, kinda' feelin' like just off the beach, changed to a dry coverup and started grillin' dinner, really ono chicken and veggies.  It SOOOOO felt like a Hawaii-kind-of-day.

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post #41 of 71

It all depends how much time I have in the morning and what kind of mood I am in.  I feel that if you look good you feel good.  Today I put on some new double duty mascara, eye shadow, lip stain with gloss and a bit of blush.  My hair is in a tail or clip and I am required to wear a baseball hat.  

 

Yet, after 6 hard hours of my prep, the waitress's prep because she just isn't going to get it done, organizing the dry good shed, doing 49 orders and cleaning.  When I looked in the mirror at the end of my shift, well...why bother with the make up.  I looked awful.

post #42 of 71

oh yeah, forgot to mention i do lightly dust my face and neck with 'fairy dust'( sparkle powder). a few years back a little old peruvian man made his way into the kitchen and in broken english says...'i just want to see where the magic is made". since then just a light 'dusting' makes me remember the old man and his kind words...plus i figure, why not...it certainly can't hurt!!

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post #43 of 71
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April, I think you look great in your photo there!

And my sita' Joey... LOVE the fairy dust!

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post #44 of 71
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Zowie!!  I got a new apron the other day and it’s like Christmas morning

For some old fashion reason, I feel rarin to go in the kitchen (and the housework in general)

When I have a super cute apron on

One complaint to the apron makers out there

How about some darts in the bib? 

 

 

 

cute apron!!

 

 

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post #45 of 71
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I wanted to say Joey, I have not been able to find "fairy dust" yet...

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post #46 of 71

don't tell anyone kgirl...

it's called 'dazzle dust'!  i got a uber cheap brand(bonne belle) and i think i found it in the little girls makeup section...who knew they had their own section?  just a light dusting makes all the difference and it's fun!!!...a blush of 'dazzle dust', a cute apron, a martini in hand, hmmm......what dinner!!!!   wink.gif

joey


Edited by durangojo - 3/14/12 at 3:49pm

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post #47 of 71


 

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Zowie!!  I got a new apron the other day and it’s like Christmas morning

For some old fashion reason, I feel rarin to go in the kitchen (and the housework in general)

When I have a super cute apron on

One complaint to the apron makers out there

How about some darts in the bib? 

 

 

 

cute apron!!

 

 


Very nice apron!!  As to your question about darts in the bib... modern apron patterns with darts are hard to come by it seems...

 

Maybe a vintage pattern shop online would have a pattern for one with darts in the bib?

 

 

As  sewer I find darts to be a pain in the behind to put in, but for the most part,  necessary evil...

 

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post #48 of 71
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Heh, Aloha Lee, haven’t seen ya’ in awhile…

Anywhos – I remember awhiles back Sara Molten ( did I spell her name right? )

talked about her aprons and that she has then made special by this fancy place,

so I looked them up on the net, and MAN !

Exorbitantly priced for a Home Expert and not a TV Chef,

not to mention they weren’t as uber cute as what I find at different shops. 

I use to sew, but when we moved to the mainland, I sold my machine and just lost the interest. 

Maybe that could be a niche market that I could fill !!

Mahalo Lee !!

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post #49 of 71
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don't tell anyone kgirl...

it's called 'dazzle dust'!  i got a uber cheap brand(bonne belle) and i think i found it in the little girls makeup section...who knew they had their own section?  just a light dusting makes all the difference and it's fun!!!...a blush of 'dazzle dust', a cute apron, a martini in hand, hmmm......what dinner!!!!   wink.gif

joey


:chuckling:

bonne bell, OMG ( oh my gravy ) that was my first lipstick :chuckling:

I'm going to look for that dazzle dust, for sure sista' joey !  and I won't tell a soul your secret ... :chuckling:
 

 

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post #50 of 71

Dazzle dust.. I must pick some up!

 

Aloha back at you kgirl... I've been around, but just really busy.  I've been on a bit of a sewing spree... a new fabric shop opened up in my neighbourhood and it's proving to be a great spot to go and get different things for sewing, etc.   On Tuesday I have a patchwork class there after work so I'll check their patterns (they carry different ones than the mainstream stores) and maybe I'll find an apron pattern that has darts in the bib.   I sewed alot when the kids were little and well... now that I'm wearing street clothes to and from work again I'm needing more clothes!  (gotta love the uniform service...lol) 

 

I think I had some Bonne Bell cosmetics back when I was young too... I can't remember what though... didn't they have a perfume or something?

 

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post #51 of 71
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Bonne Bell Lip Smackers !!  

Remember the flavored lip gloss ? 

And, yeah, Lee didn’t they make some kinda’ cologne ?  Skin Musk, that’s it

for the fun of it, I Googled and Sista’ Joey, is Love Struck or Dust Diamond?  

I’m going to the drug store tomorrow !!

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post #52 of 71

my compact says 'pearl'......i'm thinking i got it in rite aid or wally world or walgreens...good luck...oh, applying tip..use a brush...dab onto a brush, then blow most of it off...you just want a sparkle...oh and don't forget your neck etc...

leeniak...good to see you again...where have you been and what have you been up to...please catch us up.....

joey

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post #53 of 71

I remember those and I was so excited when my parents finally let me buy one.  (I had really strict parents)

 

I'll have to check sprawlmart next time I'm there for the dust... we don't have right aid or walgreens up here...

 

Good to see you too, Joey.. let's see...

 

I had the summer mostly off while I looked for a job.. I quit the diner after a little more than a month because it was just not for me.  Unrealistic owners, kitchen too small and ill equipped to handle the menu plus the barrage of specials they insisted we do every day, poor sanitation.. to name a few of my issues.   They don't treat their employees well so enough was enough and I quit.  It was a super hot summer too so it was nice to be out of the kitchen for a bit..

 

I found a job cooking on an on call/relief basis at a soup kitchen, and after a lengthy interview process (three interviews, a cooking test, a police background check, and a hiring interview) I landed my job at the commissary.  Outside of working at the cafe, it is the best job I have had in this business.   I was hired to cut cheese, but from day one I have been doing pizza, and in the mid fall they brought in another guy to do cheese and I have been the pizza person ever since.  I do cheese now and then when I have time or if he is away but the head chef prefers to have me doing pizza all the time.   I  make more money than I did as assistant KM at the breakfast place, I have benefits and three weeks paid vacation every year plus two personal days.  Also after six months of continuous employment I have a discount card so I can go into any corporate store and get 10% off with the card and my id badge, plus a ton of discounts on anything you can think of  through work perks.  After a year I can sign up for the company pension plan and there are some other benefits that come with working for them too.  Needless to say I think I will retire from this place!  The head chef is really nice, and so are the executives... the down side is it is very corporate so it takes next to forever for approval on even the littlest deviation from the specs.  In a regular restaurant change happens over a conversation... here change happens after everyone and their third cousin sees it and weighs in on it.   But it is what it is and they do treat us very well.  I did keep my job at the soup kitchen as it is casual and they know I have a full time job and I need notice if they want me in to cover a shift. 

 

We went to FL at the end of January.. it was a wonderful week and the weather was awesome!  We did Disney again and also Universal and Sea World, and this time the kids enjoyed the new parks more than they did Disney.  We ate way too much of course so the diet is still ongoing!  I think we took over 1000 pictures (we had a new SLR camera and we had alot of fun with it) but I narrowed that down to about 150 to post on FB. 

 

A new fabric store opened up in my neighbourhood  a few weeks ago and it is proving a little dangerous to my budget... what I like about them is that they carry different patterns than you'd find in the big stores plus fabrics too that I've never seen before.  I signed up for a quilting basics class there and I have to go supply shopping tomorrow as the class is Tuesday evening.  I'm looking forward to the class and learning how to properly quilt by hand. 

 

Kids are good... hubby is good... doggie is good...

 

That's about all of my news.. sorry for the novel!

 

 

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post #54 of 71

I just put my hair up in a half pony tail, apron, and no make-up. I see no point if I'm going to be sweating. But just depending on how much I'll be doing and where I would be I would consider wearing make-up. But it doesn't hurt to look good for work every once in a while. ;-)

post #55 of 71
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Lee…

Girl, you have been a busy little beaver, it sounds rewarding though.

Rock it Sista’ !!

 


Edited by kaneohegirlinaz - 3/17/12 at 2:34pm

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post #56 of 71

 

My Madrid apartment is a Loft style duplex and I am a professional working woman, thus, the bathrm. and bedroom are  upstairs and the kitch and dining combined in a large space are downstairs on the 1st floor, so I come downstairs dressed wearing makeup and ready to go or return and come in ... Since, we go out every laboral evening for a walk 20.00 hrs., and wine and a tapa after that, I do not take my make up off until ready to retire. In Gargona Peninsula, at the condo, on the Adriatic, I do same, as we have a fitted bathroom in the master bedrm and then, the 2 other bedrooms share a bathrm. There is also a half bathrm off the salon and diningrm areas.

 

Humorous question.

 

Margcata.  

post #57 of 71
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okay, so I found dazzle dust aka "fairy dust" at Target

but all they had was "diamond", no "pearle"

 

dazzle dust aka fairy dust

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post #58 of 71
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also, I wanted to share my favorite apron with you

this one I got on our last trip back home to Honolulu

 

hawaiian apron

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post #59 of 71

I haven't been on in a  long time but this is a thread I can get into.....

 

White chef coats (spares downstairs for the inevitable sploosh), black scrub pants, black bistro apron (never a bib apron) unless it is too hot and SIKA clogs. I loathe wearing hats so try to keep my hair as short as possible. 

 

Never any make up at work but I always have to moisturize lots....I have rosacea so have really bad face rash if I don't protect my face when I am on line.

 

Now, my issue is what to wear underneath the uniform.  I came on today to start a new thread about what bras women cooks are wearing to ward off swamp boob syndrome so give me your comments when you can please.

 

post #60 of 71
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Aloha, welcome back frau to the Chef Talk fold by the way

Me, I’m kinda’ new here…

Anywhos, back to the topic,

When I first posted this thread, I was thinking not only of your professional kitchens

But Ladies, your home, I call mine “my domain”

Are you just as regimented there as you are at work?

Should a “domestic goddess” be the same way?          

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