Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Finding a Fix for Fingernails

One of the hazards of the writing profession is being forever doomed to short fingernails.

Apparently I haven't been doing enough housework or something this summer because the fingernails on my left hand are really long — I mean two of them are 6 mm long. And I've been holding off shortening them because it's kinda nice for once to have these elegant looking things belong to me. But I'm getting mighty tired of the fingernail induced typos. I'm sure I've fixed over 10 errors in this short paragraph alone due to the fact that my nails keep hitting the keys I'm not intending to hit.

But with each day that passes, actually getting out the file or trimmer is seeming more and more like an act of destruction than an act of mere practiciality. So what's a writer to do?

I keep hoping that having to tie up my kids' skates again will make short work of them since that's usually good for snapping off even two short ones at a crack, easy. But so far no go, and I've been skate tying for a month already (that in itself is a scary statment but I won't go there).

Maybe now that the start of school is impending I'd better step up the work cleaning the house. Meanwhile, guess I'll just let spellcheck clean up my documents.

2 comments:

Rebecca said...

I have seen some women with seriously long nails typing away with no problem. What's their secret? Long nails mess everything up for me. If I happen to be lucky enough for them to grow long, they're too much trouble to be worth it. But they do look nice...sigh.

Enjoy your long, glamorous nails while you have them.

Lizann Flatt said...

You're right about how some women can type away with seriously long nails. I have no clue how they do it either.

And actually, I am now without those nuisances. They both broke separately over the weekend. One from skate tying (apprently just needed to give that one time) and the other from weeding my garden.

Back to typing at my normal typo rate!!! Yay!