Friday, October 1, 2010


Hi Everyone that is still around this pathetically neglected blog of mine. I am so sorry I've neglected you all by not posting anything here.

Life got pretty out of hand there for a while and it's currently showing no signs of stopping but I'll do my best to post at least once a week. Ok?

Life has tossed me into the abyss and I'm doing lots of fun things to keep from getting sucked in but some days, it's difficult. I won't go into the challenges, only the good stuffs though.

Good stuff number one: I'm finally learning how to play the piano and really truly read music. This is something so close to my heart, so deeply ingrained into my very being, that it is amazing to me that I've taken this long to do it. But here I am, and I am HAVING A BLAST!!! Granted, I can only play Mary Had a Little Lamb and other very simple songs using both hands, but I can PLAY and I'm learning fast.  Unfortunately, as a part of this, I've had to resort to nubbins. (Sad Face Goes Here.) They are, of course, polished, but they are, most definitely, nubbins. Once I'm done learning to play the "Piano" I can grow them out again and play the "Keyboard" without having to worry about the nails. For now, those weighted keys are hard to play correctly with the talons. I did try to go with short rounded, but even those were too long. (Another Sad Face Goes Here.)

On top of that, I am taking a song writing class. Haven't written anything yet, but I think it's due to all the STUFF going on in life right now. I had to re-commit to sitting down for 30 mins a day and just writing. whatever. comes. up. So far, just a bunch of whining and garbage, but I've done this part before, so I know the gem will show up. Hopefully more than one. And this time, I'll be able to write some accompaniment.

You've all seen this one before but it's gorgeous, even on my shorter, almond shaped nails. This is prior to the major chopping I did just last night before the mid-term exam. :)
Orly Space Cadet
Look at it! It's simply gorgeous. This is under incandescent lighting at night...this color is just amazing and it's in my top 5 of all time. Orly sure got this one right in my opinion. From the application to the wear, it was amazing.

Currently, I'm sporting Sally Hansen Xtreme Purple Gala and it's almost a kissing cousin to Space Cadet...but it's a dead-on dupe for Hard Candy's Mr. Wrong. (I finally got one of those a couple weekends ago so I've compared and it's true!)  Without further ado, I give you my NUBBINS!
Sally Hansen Xtreme Purple Gala
Also taken in incandescent light. Heh! My husband said this was subtle! Then he qualified that by adding, "to what you usually wear." heheheh Yeah, that's me, Mrs. Subtle. 

So, I'll be nubbinsy for a while, but I'll be around. Hope you enjoyed the post and I have a question for you all: If you could do ONE thing that you've always wanted to, but couldn't...and you were the prettiest princess in all the land, so there were absolutely NO LIMITATIONS on what you were able to do...what would you do? Please share! I'd love to read your comments.


  1. Welcome your nice nubbins too!! Congrats on your piano lessons, I think it's great to fulfill our long-wishes desires (even if you have to file your nails in the beginning ;-)).
    My unfulfilled wish: follow classical ballet classes (I love the grace of dancers but I should have started...30 yrs ago! :-P ).

  2. I miss you! i have been venturing on to the NB once in awhile to see if you are there. glad you back!

  3. Good you're back!I actually had to think about you today, because on the Oprah show they were talking about the book you recommended to me: Women, food and god. Now I really got curious about it;)
    I was a very good piano player when I was younger, but unfortunately I stopped practising at 14 years, and now I can only play "Für Elise",LOL. You really need to practise every day!
    Oh, and if there were no limitations, I would tavel all over the world for a couple of years with my hubby, daughter and dog. Sigh....

  4. Yay piano!!

    Ooh for no limitations... first of all, I'd find a way to cure The Mate's back pain completely. Then I'd find cures for the diseases that affect those I love. Then I'd get a pony!

  5. Welcome back! As for the wish...I started learning guitar last week! I'm pretty excited. Also want to become proficient in piano. And to be able to write music.

  6. oh, if there were no limitations, I would get married to my guy right away, start studying medicine and design my own nail polish brand, with all the names and bottles and seasonal collections =D

  7. I think your nubbins are cute! :) Congrats on your lessons!

    ♥ SailorWifey

  8. i'm so happy you're back! i think your nubbins are lovely and way better than any nubbins i've ever had! the colour is beautiful. congratulations on the piano!!


  9. Hi, so nice to see you back!.
    I was away for a while but I am back ^-^.
    I found a dupe for Space Cadet!, it's one of the newest Hard Candy, I made a post about it on my blog.
    Love that you are playing the piano now.


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