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I Keep My Nails Short

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    Nails Always Short

    I can't stand to have my fingernails long. It just bothers me when my fingernails and toenails grow. Stuff gets under my nails and that's why it bothers me. I always keep fingernail clippers close by. I always take clippers on a vacation. Now, I have to keep them short. I have a...
    flower4life flower4life 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2011

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    Way More Practical..

    First of all I hate typing with long fingernails, my fingers have to touch the keys, not only the nails! Apart from that it's not handy at all to have long nails when you want to play the guitar or play the piano. And last but not least I always end up with a my nails looking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2008

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    Bad Habit

    They're short because I bite my nails. It's weird, people assume I'm always nervous or something, but it's just a habit. I bite them all the time. Plus, long nails creep me out. I think it's kind of gross.
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322 22-25, F Jun 4, 2013

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    As Always....

    I always keep my nails short,,For others it is really funny to trim or cut nails every 2 or 3 days but I always do,I always trim my nails I cant stand it when I seen some dirt or cut skin around my nails..I feel uncomfortable if Im not contented the way its look. =)
    tummytum tummytum 22-25, F May 10, 2013

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    Short Nails For Nursing

    I keep my nails short due to the fact that I'm a nurse and work around alot of older adults whose skin is extremly thin. They get enough skin tears as it is and nothing makes me madder then seeing a nurses assistant caring for a patient with long nails. I'm mean come on you know...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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    Short Nails For Nursing

    I keep my nails short due to the fact that I'm a nurse and work around alot of older adults whose skin is extremly thin. They get enough skin tears as it is and nothing makes me madder then seeing a nurses assistant caring for a patient with long nails. I'm mean come on you know...
    nurse2nice nurse2nice 31-35, F Jul 14, 2008

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    Short Nails For Typing

    I type for a living, so I have to keep mine fairly short.  Just past the end of my fingers is long enough.  I have to be able to touch the keys with my fingers.  I have tried it with longer nails but my fingers get very sore from all that abuse, and I make a lot...
    soonermom soonermom 41-45, F Jul 14, 2008

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    Short

    I am a guy it would look weird if i didn't. Either way i would cut them short. They bother me to look at big.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Have No Choice

    For two reasons:  They don't grow well, they are very soft.  I can't afford to get manicures right now.  Since, I am going into the medical profession, short nails are more practical and professional.  Long nails tear fragile skin and poke holes in latex...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    Short Toe Nails

    As I was growing up, I used to leave my nails slightly long. When I started wearing stockings and pantyhose, my mother would buy them for me. At first she was buying the type with reinforced toes for me to keep them from getting runs. But I kept getting them in the toe area so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 21, 2011

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    The scenery around Pittsburgh is starting to look much better. I've noticed more and more girls and women with short hair lately and a lot of them are clipper cuts. I saw three...
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    My girlfriend likes to paint her nails and I'll admit that I love the colors she chooses. One day we were watching tv and she put her hand over my hand to pretend that her nails...
    Badalala Badalala 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I am a 30 year old guy, a couple of weeks ago I was getting a mani pedi at my local salon when the woman out of nowhere said she wanted to do long acrylic nails on me, i laughed at...
    Spiit10 Spiit10 31-35, M 1 Response May 10

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    I'm a straight male and like to wear my shorts really short. I have purchased some, in the past with a 1/2 inch to 1 inch inseam. For a number of years now it has been hard to...
    jeanshorts jeanshorts 66-70, M 5 Responses May 5

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    As you are contemplating which prom dress to pick, this year you may consider going for short dresses. Short prom dresses are getting stylish day-by-day, in addition they look...
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    I wish I had the balls to do what a guy I seen yesterday in the grocery store do. he was walking with his wife and new born baby and he had the prettiest peach colored toe nails u...
    denise51 denise51 61-65, M 5 Responses May 4

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    It's why I have long nails. Sometimes I even file them to points. They're thin and sharp, and I've made more than one person bleed before. It's quite amusing. cx
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F 2 Responses May 13

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    Painted my nails for the first time!!! Love them!
    Tigerbentz Tigerbentz 16-17, M 1 Response May 16

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    lunamoon12 lunamoon12 16-17, F 1 Response May 11

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    When I am on vacation, I don't feel the inhibition of wearing short shorts that I do when I am at home.This was from my trip to Miami. I felt so relaxed wearing short shorts. ...
    scrubbe scrubbe 31-35, M 4 Responses May 15

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    How I wish that the classic Beckenbauer shorts by Adidas would come back! The seventies and eighties when shorts were really short and all men and boys were wearing then. Back then...
    Michi62 Michi62 46-50, M 6 Responses May 1

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    I love shorts weather. Tight little short shorts are the best.
    Padrinho Padrinho 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    My short shorts are really short cutdowns . Cut below the pockets back and front and just a seam back to front . So if I am stiff or sat down there is no way to hide my junk .
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    Secrets are safe with me since I tend to forget them shortly after being confided in. If reminded, I remember, but I do not usually think anymore of what people confide in me...
    OldPrepper OldPrepper 70+, M 1 Response May 1

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    I remember that as a child when longer hair was fashion I hated to go to the hairdresser and have my hair cut short. But today I am really looking forward. I love it when he cuts...
    Michi62 Michi62 46-50, M 1 Response May 2

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    Who knows when it will end I just have to keep moving.
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 May 4

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    When people call me short I always say "I'm not short I'm fun sized." And I have to perk of guys never being shorter than me.
    hannahboo1614 hannahboo1614 16-17, F 5 Responses May 4

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    WitchOfWoodStock WitchOfWoodStock 31-35, M May 5

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    introverteddementor introverteddementor 18-21, F 3 Responses May 5

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    it's all over. I look around at the dead and the dieing. we had won but at a terrible price.i look out to the setting suns in the west.shadows outlinded in the night sky like giant...
    broken8888 broken8888 26-30, M May 6

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    Namely because I have poor short-term memory! If I don't forget the secret tomorrow, I will forget before the week is over.
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    Until now, of course. I have been through a lot in a short time period. I am not boastful or proud person but I want to get somethings off my chest. There was a time in my life...
    RedefiningLife RedefiningLife 36-40, M 1 Response May 13

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    In the summer I don't wear underwear I no sometimes woman and only woman I let them look up my shorts. Do girls like this as I think it's hot if I see up a woman s dress or am I...
    wayno4 wayno4 46-50, M May 15

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    I'm too old to fancy them now, but I do think boys in their teens look cute in shorts. There was one boy yesterday I saw whose shorts were a little shorter than the skirt his mum...
    smoothlegs smoothlegs 41-45 May 16

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    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 5 Responses May 17

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    That is so true. In real life and online. I have a very short fuse when it comes to downing me, calling me names, or anything just to make your point. I will block you if you do...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F May 19

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