Inconsequential Things I Feel Strongly About. Part 1

August 6, 2010


…er, “About Which I Feel Strongly”

Thank you for your great post ideas from before, guys. They are definitely in the hopper. I’ll start with one that Brad said – “Talk about a brand that you’re loyal to” or something like that. It made me think of something completely different.

It made me think of toenails. Nails in general, actually.

I strongly feel that the best time to cut your nails is after you have had them soaking in water for a length of time – after a bath, after swimming the English Channel, or after washing dishes (for your hands – or your feet, if you have some hidden talent I should know about). The nails are softer and don’t shatter into dozens of bits when they’ve been soaked.

(I should also explain that I do not have fragile, brittle nails. I have course, hoof-like nails that require soaking, so I might be a bit biased.)

There. I’ve said my piece and counted to three. If you’re a dry cutter, then consider yourself judged.

(By the way, don’t type ‘toenails’ into Google images unless you have a strong stomach.)

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5 Responses to “Inconsequential Things I Feel Strongly About. Part 1”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I cut my toenails before showering, so the clippings all fall into the tub, then I can wash them down the drain.


  2. Karla Said on:

    I don’t clip my fingers nails -- I file them. I used to use an emery board, but then I discovered crystal files and never looked back. Those are amazing. 🙂

    Oh, and I file when they’re dry. I have soft nail, so if I soak my nails they turn to mush.


  3. Beth Said on:

    I clip both my finger and toe nails. Whenever and wherever.

    Although, I agree it’s easier to clip them after soaking. Sometimes I just can’t be bothered with that step.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I’m a non-soaker. My fingernails are so thin & soft I could probably cut them with a sharp piece of grass.

    My toenails are a little stronger….but I have no trouble cutting them non-soaked. I never even thought about doing that. Hmmm….

    (btw: Great post….it made me laugh!)


  5. Gretchen Said on:

    I do not feel strongly about my own nails, but we have a very set routine for our children: Nails are cut after Saturday night baths. That way they look nice for church on Sunday. Previously I was all too often grossed out/shamed when I looked closely at them (usually during the sermon) and realized they looked quite unkempt. (is that a word? I think I might have just made that up.)


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