October 06, 2005

Kermit for President!

Alex of Just Us Chickens occasionally does a post like THIS one where she shares with us about her Mom, English being her Mom’s second language, and the amusing things she says unintentionally. They’re always funny.

Today I went to see my manicurist. I go every two weeks and before anyone gets all up in arms about how could I possibly be a low maintenance woman and get my nails done, allow me to explain. I have a HORRIBLE habit of picking at my hands. I was a nail biter as a kid and although I am no longer, I still pick at them. I am the worst when I’m either very nervous or I’m lost in thought, which is most of the time. (My other bad habit is biting the inside of my cheek, which I found myself doing right now as I typed this.) I will pick at my fingers until they bleed. It is that bad. And what makes it worse for me, is I have a thing about hands. I watch people’s hands. I notice them. It is one of the first things I notice about people.

I have found, however, if I keep them manicured (I don’t have acrylics, they’re mine) and polished, I’ll leave them alone. That’s it. If I keep them manicured, unless I’m really wigging out, which has happened, I won’t pick at them. So every two weeks I get her to shape them and get them looking beautiful, and the off week, I can keep them up.

And yes, my manicurist can tell when I’ve had a tough couple weeks. She’ll take one look at my hands, head bent, looking over the top of her eyes and say in heavily accented English, “You have tough weeks since last I saw you…” and she’ll shake her head.

I’m not even embarrassed anymore. We’ve been doing this for two years.

She is Japanese and during my half hour we talk about her family, my family, and… politics. I don’t talk politics on my blog, but I talk them to my manicurist.

Today we were talking about who could run from both parties in 2008 for President and she said to me, “Oh that Hillary Clinton. I do not like her. If she gets in… she’ll be nothing but a muppet for her husband.”

I sat there for a minute and thought, “Muppet?”, but then had to laugh. Actually, I think Bill was probably more of Hillary’s ‘muppet’. Either way, I kept picturing Kermit the Frog as President.

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Comments

I do the cheek thing too.

Posted by: Sissy at October 6, 2005 09:58 PM

I kind of like that visual!

Thank you, lady.

; )

Posted by: alex at October 6, 2005 10:09 PM

OK...coming out of the closet......

My name is AWTM and I too am a cheek biter.....

wonder what is up with that.....it is kinda pyscho....and 3 of us....? Who would have thunk.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at October 6, 2005 10:26 PM

Yep! Cheek Biter, and when I am really nervous or whigged out, I bite the skin around my nails instead of my nails.

Posted by: oddybobo at October 7, 2005 08:53 AM

I too bite my cheek. I'm also a low maintenance woman, but I try to keep my nails manicured - although I always do it myself - so I won't pick at my cuticles. My nails haven't been polished for two days; I currently have two bloody hangnails.

Posted by: Jenna at October 7, 2005 11:04 AM

Nail biter since childhood. I normally do my own manicure but I "have tough weeks since last I" manicured.

That was good!

Posted by: michele at October 7, 2005 09:59 PM

Hillary as a muppet?

I'm thinking more Miss Piggy :-D

Posted by: Harvey at October 9, 2005 11:21 AM