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I Keep My Nails Short

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jul 14, 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 18-21, F Jun 4, 2013

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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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    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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    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Jan 1

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    Not sure if 5'2 is considered short, but compared to my bf I am lol! He's actually 5'8 :c #thestruggle
    kadinadcoxx kadinadcoxx 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I do my own nails to distract me from my troubles. Some people say I'm really good at doing nails and that i should start doing peoples nails for money. I feel like there would be...
    Knightt15 Knightt15 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I feel so ugly and dirty I think I just be looking so plain I hate that feeling thats why I try to keep my hair and nails done
    amberloves16 amberloves16 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I didn't like long nails when I was young so I would always bite them off. Over the years it became an bad habit. I would always bite them when I was bored or nervous. Even my...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Hate unclipped nails and just nails growing to they are white. Hate it!
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 20

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    Yes I can keep secrets. Just tell me that I should never say it to someone else and I will keep it for me. Trust me. :)
    BiNiceBoy BiNiceBoy 22-25, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Well, I'm trying but I'm having so much anxiety for it. The good news is that my nails havent been so long since years.
    Mikaela1920 Mikaela1920 16-17 Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm a straight guy, and I really just want to start painting my nails. I've done it before when my family's gone, and have liked it, but have never let anyone see. I know I'd be...
    WalterStuart22 WalterStuart22 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    don't do anything to my nails, though. they just grow, long, hard, and fast. reason i don't cut them regularly: 1) they're pretty cool 2) I'm too lazy 3) they're more like claws...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival 13-15 Jan 3

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    Color of the sky. M: What color beautiful color the sky is showing today! F: can't see I'm blind. Haha M: all these years, I do keep forgetting, it's blue, grey, cloudy, let me...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    My nails are painted yellow today. What color are yours?
    alison56cd alison56cd 56-60, T 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I feel the sudden urge to paint my nails red!
    sailorsgf0314 sailorsgf0314 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I did for. first time 3 months ago I started with a nice red polish it popped with a clear coat I did well for my first time. I have built up the confidence to do a clear...
    Mrbacondude Mrbacondude 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I like to think that I keep an open mind about anything sexual. I know I would enjoy trying a lot of the things mentioned and have yet to find one that I thought OMG - no
    willylover1 willylover1 61-65, M 17 hrs ago

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    I have always been easy to talk to and for that reason I have developed very good secret keeping skills! I'm very open minded so I do not judge! You can tell me anything!
    sallypaige sallypaige 22-25, F 10 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Yup, I'm good at keeping secrets.
    Soleil05 Soleil05 70+, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I've had such a makeover and I must admit it was the best thing I've ever done. The idea is terrifyingly intriguing but if you do want it done then be realistic and do your...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I went to school in the 1960's and actually didn't mind wearing shorts. At Junior school, which I left when I was almost 12 in 1964, as I was one of the older pupils with a...
    maxwatson maxwatson 61-65, M Jan 9

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    I was recently asked why I love short hair on women, here was my response...Its not so much the looks as it is the esthetics. I love the individuality of short hair in the endless...
    hairitgoes hairitgoes 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    I was recently reminded that wearing short shorts should not be limited to just the warm months.I noticed that my neighbor was all bundled up as she headed out. All bundled up...
    pilotpro pilotpro 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Following my recent post on short shorts, here are some running shorts - well - actually split side shorts I use for walking.
    Benxyz Benxyz 61-65, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I commented on a similar experience, but I have tried for years, in different online communities to meet fun loving, like minded friends. And if I should be fortunate enough to...
    myzterieboy myzterieboy 41-45, M Dec 28, 2014

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    My secret is that I really get off wearing white transparent running shorts in public that I have cut the inside liner out of. I like the response from both men and women. I'm a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Taking a short break from ep. Not sure how long it would be.
    vin123123 vin123123 31-35, M Jan 6

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    little bird watched the soaring ones... He shrugged and continued happily hopping along the ground. He wondered why the others put such effort into flying when everything he wanted...
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    "Maggie? Maggie, are you there?" God, if she doesn't keep her bloody voice down she'll have the whole street wonderin' what's going on. An' all cause she wants a bit o' gossip...
    ClaireyLou ClaireyLou 18-21, F Jan 13

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    She was in love with two men. One was her daughters father and one was her son's father. Let's call them M&L. M was handsome and L was average. M had a hard time keeping a job...
    nyteacher2005 nyteacher2005 26-30, F Jan 14

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    some people might think im crazy. this is why im saying it here. you may not trust what i am about to say. and honestly i dont blame you. i didnt trust myself either. i have two...
    darkwhispershadowsoul darkwhispershadowsoul 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 19

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    Weigh In I'll be happy when I'm dead and buried Closer to the center of the world In fact, just grind my bones into ashes Let all the winds prevail I'll be glad all over when it's...
    tralfamadorianwannabe tralfamadorianwannabe 26-30, M Jan 19

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    Wolf's Lullaby Part 1, Chapter One, continued Emerald Franklin was a butcher by trade. Never had many jobs. But when he did, he spent his money like water - mostly on Rosey. He...
    SheWolfII SheWolfII 70+, M Jan 19

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    I keep having to use my own :-(
    christeaser christeaser 46-50, M Jan 20

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    I have written in this group before, but thought I would share this montage with all - all pictures taken by whoever I was walking with - mainly in Tenerife - where it is always...
    Benxyz Benxyz 61-65, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Thought I would share this montage with all - all pictures taken by whoever I was walking with - mainly in Tenerife - where it is always warm enough to wear as little as you dare...
    Benxyz Benxyz 61-65, M 5 days ago

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    Thought I would share this montage with all - all pictures taken by whoever I was walking with - mainly in Tenerife - where it is always warm enough to wear as little as you dare...
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    psycruler psycruler 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I really don't mind being short. I mostly don't even notice that I am short unt