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November 12, 2012
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Holy crud it’s been awhile (and boy do my nails show it!).  I didn’t want to launch right in to anything complicated or, you know, actually designed, so started with a two coat base of OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest.  It’s a way-dark purple-hued number with a bit of shimmer; unfortunately that didn’t really shine through today given that the sun is on retreat and it got wicked dark by 4pm (curses, Daylight Savings!!!).  And because I’m in a mood, and needed to get reacquainted with some brushes, I blasted in some color bursts in red and yellow (inspired by staring at those punching bursts in the Wii Boxing program) and added a weak-fonted F and U to the first two nails.  It ain’t perfect (this is where sketching things out first makes sense), but I like it better than that cotton candy “F*ck You” nails Lindsay Lohan threw out in court years ago, cuz it’s DARK and RAWR.

The B*tch is Back Nails

OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest

nails Lindsay Lohan

f*ck you nails


If you’ve sent me an email or a text in recent months, or think I have your email address/phone number:
I don’t. Because my life can’t go kerflooey in any quiet sort of way, my digital world got rocked pretty hard by some technical difficulties, leaving me to sort of start over from scratch with some things.  I apologize — I know I already had a backlog of requests and emails and basically stuff that should’ve been taken care of ages ago… it’s a bit of a clean start in Nail Nerd World.  Hopefully I’ll have a few legal cases settled soon and can pick up a new computer with that much-needed cash, but in the meantime email IS working again, so feel free to hit me up and I’ll do a better job this time of managing my junk.


No foolin’, this last year goes down as 3rd most difficult to date (my birthday is right around the corner so I tend to take stock of years around that vs. Jan 1, it keeps life and lessons a little more personalized).  Because apparently it’s true, no good deed goes unpunished — and that sucks.  A lot.  The gnarly bit is that I internalized so much of that damage, and it really messed me up for a spell; by nature I’m a pretty giving and caring person (my ex bestie used to joke that he only kept me around because I was the nicest person he ever met), but I’m learning that it can also leave you open to a ton of heartache and loss, especially when that giving and caring is done in advance of your own needs.

Having stopped internalizing, I’ve now moved back to the old reliable walls — and that pisses me off too; while I’m damn good at it, I don’t enjoy being in b*tchy mode… it’s pretty high-octane and not a lot of fun, but it’s always been a decent survival mechanism, so here we are…  I won’t go into too much detail because I know some of the people I’ve come up against check this site (and really, shame on y’all e-stalking for want of watching my world fall apart, that’s something dark inside of you that should be addressed), but having finally bottomed out on things, I know this much: I don’t have anything left to give, the well is dry, and from now on care and trust will only be given where it’s been earned (endlessly grateful for those in my life that are already on the inside and loved)… and that I’m not going to let everything that’s happened in the past year crush me.  My karma’s clean, I’m still in one piece, and heaven help you if you’re ballsy enough to get in my way right now.

Basically: F*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you, you’re cool (cuz you like nails!), and f*ck you, I’m out!

(gotta censor a bit for the advertisers, I’m usually not this squeamish with my words…)

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10 Responses

  1. Skye says:

    Wow, I love the way you write! And of COURSE I quite enjoy you and your awesome nail skills. Glad to see you’re posting again, and I sure do feel sympathy for your situation. Sending good vibes your way! :)

    • the nerd says:

      Thank you Skye! Hopefully this is the last I have to even talk about it — I’m just working through exorcising all of it so I can move on to the next chapter, you know?

  2. Gottwinkies says:

    Kick some ass, Lady! There are definitely times when it’s appropriate to open up a can of whoop-ass. Good to see you back-I missed your fun manis. Take care, be easy on yourself and don’t give up on people entirely….

  3. T.A. says:

    Ladies and Gentleman, she was gone but now she is back with a bitching BANG! Whoooooo! Glad to have you back lady! Purge out all the bad juju and go on with being awesome! I know I speak for stax of ladies when I say we love you and will be here for support, even if it’s just from the sidelines! Now go kick some ass!

    • the nerd says:

      Aw shucks, thank you doll! I seriously appreciate the good juju — it works wonders, and definitely feels good. It’s good to be back. ;)

  4. Helga says:

    Hear hear! I’m glad that you’re back. I really like your headline “nail art for nerds”. Makes me feel like I’ve come to the right place ;D

  5. I’m so sorry that you are going through such an unpleasant time, I hope you come through it stronger than even…
    The mani you chose is great LOL

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