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Elvis has left the building

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I have used this phrase in reference to my hands and feet often, but this time I am referring to my nails. 
They seem to be leaving the building. As in, 'Elvis has left the building'.

I've noticed that I dwell on this recent occurrence more than I should.
By then again, how can I avoid it? My hands are right there in front of me. I generally cover my legs with a pair of black tights and a skirt, so that doesn't nag me too often. But my nail-less fingers...it gets under my skin.

I needed some distraction from my nails, or lack there of. 
Rather than focus on all of the things I have not been able to do for quite a while with the frail and now some missing nails (like opening soda cans, picking up a penny from the floor, actually pushing those 'push' buttons, etc. why not think up some fun benefits that warped and/or nail-less fingers CAN do?

Yes, many of my nails have 'left the building', but it was time to put a twist on this reality. It was time to get my giggle on. Check out what I came up with, Elvis style.

I visualized myself in metallic gold shades, flaunting a frothy pair of unaffiliated side burns. 
Then I surfed my own personal wave of a Blue Hawaii daydream, as if channeling The King:

I could stir the peanut butter in the jar with my index finger, not having to worry about getting it stuck under my finger nail before making that fried PB and 'nanner sandwich. 
Don't worry! I haven't actually done this. I'm just dreaming about it. 
Mmmmmmm....drool drool drool.

I could play a guitar with a guitar pick, and not worry about using nails here either. I just might belt out, "All Shook Up" though. So be warned, I can't carry a tune!

I would have no problems hopping into and out of those polyester sequined jumpsuits since there are no buttons. Yay for giant zippers!

I took the shiny gold shades off and came back to reality. I seems that Elvis Presley is a good fit when I need a good distraction.

Bonus of Elvis daydreams: the rhinestone clad wardrobe distracts anyone (even myself) from seeing those mangled fingertips. Nice!

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    good 4 u.
    2295 days ago
    Your smile comes right through this post. I love it!

    Hang in there!

    2360 days ago
    No dirt to pick out from under your nails either... emoticon

    I'd miss them too.
    2423 days ago
    You can spin a quarter! No nails to slow it down. You can turn laundry right side out with no fear of snags. Ooh ooh, your tights will all last longer! You could take up piano. But I still hope they make a reappearance because I know they're important to you. Does the nail bed hurt as much as I imagine?! Yikes, I started out trying to be funny and here I am getting all mothery on you. Be better!
    2427 days ago
    Not having fingernails would suck, but peanut butter stir sticks - an awesome advantage! Ooooh, you could use them as kebab skewers without having to worry about poking or scraping the roof of your mouth.
    Do something extra good for yourself, maybe give yourself a bouffant combover, ok?
    2428 days ago
    Maybe you can rock long, silk gloves? Those look so retro and pretty with the right outfit. Sorry your hands are giving you a tough time. emoticon
    2428 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/28/2012 3:06:18 AM
    You are fabulous girl! Know that!
    2428 days ago
    I can just picture you swiveling in your gold lame". Bren, you are an inspiration to us all!! emoticon emoticon
    2429 days ago
    emoticon I love the way you share such a positive attitude
    2429 days ago
    Gardening without getting dirt under your nails that stays there for days! ;)
    Making anything dough related and really being able to dig in there without worrying about it digging in your nails!
    Finger painting!! Fun!!
    emoticon you Bren! You always bring a smile to my face. God knew what he was doing when he made you.
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    2429 days ago
    Bren, or should I say "Elvis," you are the most awesome girl on the planet. Now, without nails, if your hands were working well, would be the ideal time to play a stringed instrument. Nails just plain get in the way when you're playing the violin or cello, let alone the guitar or the banjo. If you had nails, you'd have to be filing them all the time. So I say, take up the cello, like me! Air guitar or air cello work too!
    2429 days ago
    You're giving us lessons of positive thinking every day!
    I really hope they grow back.
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    2429 days ago
    2429 days ago
  • MOMKAT4310
    Your sense of humor will continue to carry you far. Sorry about the nails, but there is so much more to you than finger nails. Love and Hugs!
    2429 days ago
    emoticon Chris
    2429 days ago
    Love your heart
    2429 days ago
    You poor thing!

    Nail loss would drive me right around the bend, I got freaked out enough when I had to have a toenail removed for my most recent surgery!

    I hope they grow back!

    But....imagine how silently you could keyboard, no clacking nails.

    Plus the major $$$$ you will save on nail polish, and files, and strenghteners.....

    You could start a new trend!

    Seriously, your positive attitude elevates me every day, hope the things grow back!

    2429 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    hugs emoticon
    2429 days ago
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