Saturday, September 02, 2006

that's the breaks

when i was a kid, i was a nailbiter. i'd chew on my fingernails while reading or watching television and sooner or later i'd have to spit out what broke off between my teeth. nasty habit, i know, and i kicked it. but that left me with fingernails that break or tear with very little pressure.

i normally don't care one way or another, but my best friend was getting married so i figured my hands should probably look decent in the event of any cheesy setup 'bridesmaid-y' photos (all the feet in a circle, all the bouquets, etc). so i applied strengthener on my nails and they grew nice and strong.

there were no such photographs, but i was impressed at the results. the talons lasted for a whole month. one morning last week when the alarm rang, i bolted up without noticing i was tangled up in the sheets and fell out of bed, landing on the tops of my fingers. ouch.

sometimes it's not even about will power.

8 comments:

omar said...

Much to my wife's dismay, I haven't yet kicked the nail biting habit.

Demosthenes said...

I don't even like thinking about that kind of thing. Nails being broken on a bedroom floor are akin to nails being raked on a blackboard. Gaaah!

cadiz12 said...

does it make you feel better to know the floor's carpeted?

Syar said...

ouch.

did you sustain any carpet burn? cause that would hurt double.

I still nibble, not so much chew. still disgusting though, but I'm still doing it. which leaves me no choice but to cut my nails the moment it grows but at all, which means I can never have nice manicures cause my nails are too short.

sigh.

Modern Viking said...

I never chewed my nails, but I used to pick at them with my other nails all the time. I don't know when, but sometime in college I stopped doing that...

Ale said...

OH NOOO! you broke a nail???? awwww

(u rock!) just one time they had to be grown out now that you know its possible, it'll be a sinch to grow them out again.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I kicked the nail biting habit. But now I keep 'em short in the vain hope that I'll pick up my guitar and play.

*~mad munky~* said...

My parents put that vile stuff on them - it tastes bitter so is supposed to stop you biting them. It worked for me :oP

I keep them short now - far less hassle!

xx