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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Femininity is way over-rated.

As you know, in August (around my birthday) I didn't have much hair so hubby got me a gift certificate for a nail salon. I so appreciated and loved the "new look" of my hands. I felt so feminine. What I lacked in hair, I was making up for in my hands. My nails looked beautiful!

Until I got home and tried to type. An email that once took twenty seconds to type, now took an entire episode of Matlock to get through.

I like to wear necklaces. Those days were gone. No way to clasp it with those nails. And the little tiny backs of earrings? Wasn't happening.

So I went to the store yesterday and bought non-acetone to take the nails off. I'd had enough. Soaked them in this solution and finally got all but three of them off. Yeah, it's kind of like having a snaggle-tooth grin. Looks pretty weird having three long ones and the rest stubs.

Anyway, my nails hurt like the dickens all night. And they're in awful shape from that glue stuff.

All of you out there with beautiful acrylic nails, I salute you. As for me? It's back to stubs and quick typing.

But the good news? At least now I have hair. :-)

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Diann Hunt  
posted at 8:33 AM  
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At 10:29 AM, Blogger jel said...

hope ya are having a good day! :)

did ya get the snow I sent ya?

ya are one very cool lady, just the way ya are! :)

At 11:13 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, thank you, Jel! You are so sweet!

No snow here yet! Supposed to get some today, though, so I'll be watching for it! :-)

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

I'm with you, Diann. I can't grow my nails long because then I can't type. I don't know how they do it, but since we live on our computers, we have to be able to type more than 20 words a minute. I love your hair, by the way!

At 3:48 PM, Blogger jel said...

I e-mail ya a snow pic to ya

At 6:21 AM, Blogger Sketch Girl on a New Adventure said...

That's why pedicures are good, though to me feminity is about enjoy time with the girls, enjoying a piece of chocolate, and escaping reality with either a really great book or finding the perfect outfit for a party coming up! I am woman hear me roar :)

At 8:14 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Wow! I like the way you think, Sketch Girl!! I totally agree!!!

At 9:34 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

I did the nail thing for a while. Then I got tired of it. And now? I feel so free!! No longer bound to worrying about one that broke or something.

Besides, I love spending that money on pedicures. There's nothing like a good foot massage to make you feel rejuvenated!

And YAY for hair. Uh ... on the head. ;)

At 11:49 AM, Blogger HollyMag said...

I so agree, I play piano and long nails are a no-no. What I've been doing is getting the acrylics but telling the person they have to be short. Just barely past the end of my fingers. I love it because nail polish last on acrylic and look great and I can still type, play piano, etc.
Blessings all!

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Crystal Mazzuca said...

HUGE amen to the pedicure thing. Nothing makes me feel more girly than having someone scrape dead skin off my heels, slather my calves with sugary goo, and pummel my legs, calling it a massage. Seriously, I love them.

Glad to hear about the hair. Nothing is worse than being bald in winter. Well, maybe bald with long fingernails and ugly toe nails :)

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Okay, you girls have convinced me to get a peed. I love those, too.

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

ROTFL!! I meant PED, not peed. My auto spellchecker needs to go.

At 1:26 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOL, Cheryl!!!

I'm thinking a pedicure sounds good, too!!!

Thanks for your input, everyone! Good to "see" you, Crystal!

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I'm with everyone on pedicures--they make your feet feel heavenly and look pretty.

I did the nails, too, and loved the creativity of picking all kinds of nail art and fun stuff, and they looked great---but typing? Not. Necklaces and earrings. Not. I had to be careful in chores. Sigh. So, I did like you and took them off. My nails and hands no longer look pretty, but at least I can function.

Go for the pedicures--even in winter.

At 10:14 PM, Blogger Cheri said...

Thanks! I now know it wouldn't be for me after admiring my doctor's perfect nails and feeling like I need to hide my hands when I see her.

I have been a typist since I was in middle school, and nails drive me crazy. I am with you and so appreciate you letting me know how painful it can be to get them off!

With RSD, I can't wear shoes for long but have thought about getting a pedicure. At 61, I have never had one. I have always felt my toes were my worst feature, lol. Now, it seems to be a necessity I need to look into.

So glad you had a great report!! Your hair will be long before you know it.


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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