Wednesday, December 15, 2010


So, yesterday my roomie convinced me to go get a manicure with her. I don't know why, but I'm really weird about my nails. Normally, they are cut down to the nub and painted bright pink (I work with children...), but Danielle convinced me that I need to be fancy for the holidays. I have no idea why this made sense at the time, but I decided to go for it.

I got acrylics with white tips (whatever that means. Danielle just walked up there and told them what to do). I'm still not sure how I feel about them. When I was little, I used to beg my mom for those fake press-on nails from Walgreens and she would never get them for me (rightfully so...they're pretty ridiculous. I always wanted the super long ones, too). Now I'm a grown up and can get them whenever I want! It's kind of like how I used to think: "When I'm a grown-up I'm going to buy Gushers every time I go to the grocery store!" And now that I have that power, I never buy Gushers. I do buy ice cream, frozen pizza and beer every time I shop, however. Those cashiers definitely judge me.

Anyway, to decide how I feel about them I've made a pros and cons list:

  • They make me feel more like an adult. I mean, I am 25 years old. I'm closer to being 50 than I am to my birth! I can have fake nails! I AM AN ADULT!
  • They make a clicking sound when I type. That's kind of fun.
  • It feels like I'm getting a massage when I wash my hair. And since I hate taking showers more than anything, this makes showering more bearable.
  • I baked some cookies called Melt-aways today and aside from being some of the most amazing cookies I've ever tasted, they also matched my nails. That was nice.
  • They glow under black-lights! And you may be wondering: how often are you under a black-light? Well, as a matter of fact, I went Galactic bowling last night and I had the brightest nails on the lanes!
  • I guess I look fancier.
  • They make me feel more like an adult. I'M OLD!
  • They make a clicking sound when I type. I mean, it's fun for a little bit, but now I'm afraid I'm going to damage something with my intense typing. I'm a great typer, not to brag or anything.
  • Texting is hard. I mean, look at my fingers. They're chubby. I already have enough trouble typing the correct buttons without fake nails to deal with.
  • Bowling is also hard. Of course I go bowling the day I get fake nails.
  • My sister judged me. I'm going to make her come and get them with me next time (if there is a next time).
  • They cost money. I'm living on a graduate student stipend.


  1. I can't do fake nails, I'm always scared of what my real nails will look like when they come off.

  2. def make rach go next time. i can see her with those babies right now. HAHA

  3. Pretty! I like those nails too when I feel like being fancy, but after about a week I want to rip them off. And putting your contacts in or peeling tape is REALLY HARD. I peel tape a lot.

  4. Bwahaha. I'm so glad I rediscovered the stylings of Julie=Cool. (Which is how you are still listed in my phone, btw.) Your nails look lovely. I'm rather addicted to having my acrylics on. I just got mine filled today. Love you lady!