Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails?

Posted by: ShiroKuro

Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:01 PM

For some reason I really want to paint my fingernails. But of course like most people my nails are very short. Will it look funny?? Any color recommendations that work better with short nails? I'm thinking a pale color to start with, but should it pinkish, or white-ish?? I'm pretty sure red would be distracting when playing!
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:05 PM

I paint mine black with silver glitter.
I might be wrong but I think wayne uses more sedate pastel colours.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:12 PM

Pink, I love it!
Posted by: Recaredo

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:24 PM

Are you serious?. I thought that only women painted their nails.

Maybe I'm getting old.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:39 PM

lol.... thank you for posting this!

I've been SO traumatized for the last year and a half, having to cut my nails so short!!!!!!!!

Really, I have historically had really incredible nails. People asked if I had a French manicure, but no, just my own nails.... and now, not even a glimmer of white.

I too have considered doing some polish but worried about getting it on the keys!!!

I'd go with what ever colour suits your fancy. I have bright reds, pinks, coppers and burgundies, ..... I just haven't worn them for a while.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:41 PM

I can't speak for anyone else, but I am female.

The last time I painted my nails was in 1999, a few months before I started piano. Actually, I had painted them for my wedding, a very nice sort of frosted, subtle pink-white color. But back them I had slightly long-ish nails (still short compared to fake nails though).

And let me just add that if any fellow wants to paint his nails, I think that's ok. Just no long nails please! Since I started playing piano, I have come to find very long nails kind of gross, male or female.
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:42 PM

Recardo, how totally sexist of you I am surprised.
I started painting my nails many moons ago to hide the dirt underneath them.
I was lucky , I worked respraying cars, in the days of good old cellulose paint, so had access to many good colours, Ideal for nails.
I progressed to ladies clothes just for special occasions, and then for piano playing as I feel that victorian replica corsets are excellent for posture.
I must warn you though they dont come cheap and have to be hand made.
Shoes are difficult, Heels are best, but one simply has to learn how to swivel them correctly on the pointed heel for best use of the Piano pedels.
I prefer a shorter skirt, I can get away with it as my legs have good form, and they allow more ease of movement on the Piano stool.
Theres just so much more choice in ladies attire athan mens don't you think? And of course better colours.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:48 PM

Casinitaly, so you don't think piano-length nails (i.e. very very short) would look bad painted?? I don't think the paInt would get on the keyboard (maybe if you were doing a serious glissando every measure). But I am pretty sure a bright or dark color would be distracting, so red and black are out!
Posted by: Recaredo

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:49 PM

Very good answer Rostosky. I like your British humor. It's really amusing.
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 06:53 PM

How can you say red and black would be out?
Suppose you wore gloves?
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 07:25 PM

Rostosky, you're not being helpful! I am definitely not going to play piano with gloves on! (Although I considered it when we were living in Japan and didn't have central heating)
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 07:48 PM

I know, this is what happens when you dont pay your electric bills.
How about if you wore fingerless gloves so that you could see your new nail polish better?
Purple would show your fingers off really well.

If your still cold from not having central heating, dont go for blue.

Black fingerless gloves with purple nails .
What sort of false eyelashes do you wear whilst playing the piano?
Posted by: findingnemo2010

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 08:13 PM

arent u a guy lol ......weird
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 08:28 PM

Originally Posted By: joeb84
arent u a guy lol ......weird


Me? No. Female. Piano player. Ergo, want to paint finger nails, don't want or like long nails.

Rostosky? Don't know. Piano player status assumed. But he's (or she's) just not being helpful, which is all I care about! whome
Posted by: ladypayne

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 08:35 PM

I think painting nails on short nails will look just fine. I got short nails too but I don't paint them lol. Anyone try playing piano with really long nails? Seems like it be really hard
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 08:42 PM

There's a pianist in Japan, member of S.E.N.S, can't remember her name. Anyway, she plays kind of new age-y/pop type music. And she was a guest on some TV program, the host admired her somewhat long nails and asked if that got in the way when she played. She then launched into a very long explanation (at the piano that was so conveniently available) about how she plays with what she called a flat-finger technique and so the nails didn't get in the way, and actually the nails helped her in then beginning when she was still getting used to the technique. I thought the technique looked absolutely awful, and I remember wondering if that why all of S.E.N.S music is slow and either ballad-y or slow-style new age-y.

Anyway, my reaction to her nails was they looked very pretty, but her playing was boring!


Can an OT thread be hijacked? And self-hijacked at that? grin
Posted by: HeirborneGroupie

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 08:44 PM

I like the look of painted nails when they are freshly painted. I gave up painting mine. By the end of my day, the paint would be chipped and look terrible.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 08:50 PM

Ooh!! I hadn't thought of that! Hmm.. well, it is the Fourth weekend, so I'll try it and if I don't like it, or it chips a lot, I can remove it.
Posted by: Michael Steen

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 09:39 PM

I paint each nail a different color. It helps tremendously with fingering!! Now, instead of having to remember the thumb is 1 and the pinkie is 5, I just remember that the pinkie is, of course, pink. I put little dots of color above each note in the score to help with remembering the fingering, and it works great!

Plus, the printed music is SOOO PRETTY now, visually as well as musically. wink
Posted by: findingnemo2010

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 09:53 PM

oh i get it now. great topic and thread thumbcontributes a lot
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 11:07 PM

Joe, can't tell if you're joking or not! grin

On the serious side, I do think a bold, bright color would be very distracting. Although I don't stare at my hands the whole time I play, if there's a jump, I look down...

Hmm, I'll have to pay attention tomorrow and see how much I'm looking at my hands. Although it does depend somewhat on the music. Some pieces I follow along more closely with the score, and of course in-progress pieces, I suspect I am looking up and down repeatedly... Maybe I wouldn't even notice painted nails... I guess I shouldn't assume either way.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 11:13 PM

Joe the topic is titled OT and says what it is about.

You may not be interested but for a lot of women the subject of finger nails and polish is great fun. And clearly it is for some men too!

Shirokuru - I do think polish looks fine on short nails. I also agree that darker colours would be distracting if you were playing.
It would drive me a bit batty to see flashes of colour while I was playing!
Save the darker colours for non piano evenings!
I too hate to see chipped polish. I think it looks tacky.
I used to carry the polish in my purse for emergency touch ups.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/01/11 11:39 PM

Ok, this might end up being an expensive experiment (if I end up removing it right away) but I am going to get some nail polish tomorrow. I'll post before and after pics. smile
Posted by: TX-Dennis

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 02:11 AM

I've never really seen the point of painted nails, although I don't find them objectionable. Women do seem to enjoy painting them, though. Some young men paint their nails these days as well. I am accustomed to seeing upper income men with manicured nails and clear polish (not me, mind you), but I'm too old to think colored polish on men is normal. I suppose change in what is fashionable and acceptable is inevitable.
Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 06:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Recaredo
Very good answer Rostosky. I like your British humor. It's really amusing.


So that's what that is...it was hard to tell...but finding that "really amusing" is in itself really amusing laugh

What we need here instead is helpful...this is serious girl-stuff...my only suggestion then is that if and when you decide to take off the polish do so outdoors out of consideration for your husband's nostrils because (as my wife has amply demonstrated) the smell of the remover is worse than the pungent aroma that permeates the region around a paper mill (although it's not quite as bad as that surrounding the typical hog farm).

Trap
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 06:58 AM

TJ, I actually don't much care for the smell of nail polish itself, let alone the remover.

While I don't go outside to put it on or take it off, I do make a point of not inflicting the "aromas" on anyone else.

I remember when I bought my first guitar, I had rather long nails, and a rich wine shade of nail polish.

I learned quickly that for guitar you have to cut your nails (unless you are Dolly, I guess), and that nail polish does stick to guitar strings.

ShiroKuru, I have found that putting a final coat of clear polish can help reduce chipping - or else.... invest in a high quality nail polish - I had one I bought here in Italy that would last for a week without chipping. Most unusual
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 07:14 AM

Shirokuro,
I know this is an extremely life threatening decision that you are having to make and much of the fate of the western world depends on it, so I will stop joking and be very serious.

(Not just yet though , maybe tommorrow around dinner time when we have Halibut)

Nail varnish, I agree is nearly as expensive as a new car, in the UK a Renault Clio can be bought new for £13,200, but that includes number plates and tax, it is an "on the road price"

The average cost of a modest dwelling (dependent on location)
seems to be a little more , coming in at around £246,000

I need my paraboots re- sole-ing, this will cost £40.00, but I have had them 8 years and they are a very rare and hard to get old style paraboot that arn't made anymore.

Even though Trapper john said I was not being helpfull or funny (He particularly likes opportunities to mention this again) at least I never mentioned "slurry" like he did, vis a vis the "smell of hog farming"

So, to help you out I went and had a look on ebay, and guess what? nail varnish was not quite as expensive a trial product as we first thought it to be.
In fact imagine my surprise when I found it could be got for much less than a country estate like Chatsworth House, or even cheaper than importing a generator and a small elephant from Rhodesia.

I didn't look very far to find a pack of twenty four DIFFERENT colours for just £6.95. (UK sterling, or paypal no euros because of greece)

I had to get my calculator out to work out just how expensive each bottle of fun fluid is, but here goes.

24 divided by £6.95 = 3.45 pence each.

Thats three point four pence per bottle, Now if that is not helpfull I do not know what is.

If this still leaves you broke, (major investmensts sometimes do) You are more than welcome to come round to my house and have dinner, we are having Halibut tommorrow, there will be more than enough to share, and you can play my piano should you wish:
regardless of whether you want to play it with or without nail varnish on, I dont mind, If it chips and goes inbetween the keys, that is not a problem, I will just give the keybed a quick once over with the hoover.

We could try all the different colours together, and comment on whos nails look bestest, I will probably say yours do to make you feel good, and we can giggle and stuff.
If you prefer we can test the nail varnish colours on your toes first, that way, if you find a bright colour distracting, you can just hide your toes under my piano whilst playing.

I really hope this helps, I have tried, and searched ebay for 32 seconds, and offered you a nice dinner and a go on a good piano.

Also, I have a spare pair of fingerless gloves that are yours if you should change your mind, winter is not nice in the Uk and its good to think ahead and plan in advance.
Here is the link to the nail varnish for 3.4 pence per bottle:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-24-COLOUR-...=item5199e8dfec
Posted by: Bob Newbie

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 07:34 AM

I was going to mention Dolly Parton..when I played fingerstyle guitar I used to clear coat them with a hardener..it looked fine on the right hand, but weird on the left, because the nails were short.. quite a number of ladies admired my nails..asked what I used..LOL!..unfortunately I had to give up guitar..tendon inflamation in the left forearm griping the neck..I think its what violinsts get.. so I switched to piano..no need for nails then..or polish..
although I loved the attention from the ladies about my nails..it was a great conversation starter..LOL smile!
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 08:13 AM

There are so many factors to juggle here. I hadn't thought about the smell either!

And in spite of Rostosky's findings about the price, if I pay between US$5 and $15, but I only use the products once, in my book that's a little bit expensive. I end up thinking about what else I could have spent that money one. Like sheet music!

In any case, this has all been fun, and I'm going to go loom at polish today! grin
Posted by: Canonie

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 08:23 AM

Rostosky, your maths is terrible.

ShiroKuro, a number of my teenage students sometimes wear nail polish on their piano-short nails; often striking dark colours like blue, green or black, often with sparkles. Piano playing is so difficult anyway that the tiny surprise of dark nails is soon filtered and ignored by the brain. I don't think it will stuff up your playing (never seems to bother my students).

I'm not the kind of teacher that bans the use of nail-polish by students. I've always taken the view that we have bigger fish to fry. omg I really didn't mean to reference halibut.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 08:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Canonie
I've always taken the view that we have bigger fish to fry. omg I really didn't mean to reference halibut.


That's hysterical! grin
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 10:21 AM

OMG, yes a mathamatical error was perceived correctly.

The bottles work out at a staggering 28.95 pence each.
That is a whole 25.5 pence more per bottle than my calculator first said it was.

In my defence my calculator was made in Japan, and as such may have issues.

Before you say Shirokuro was also made in Japan, Don't.

Shirokuro, If you are worried about the nail varnish being expensive if you only use it once,
All you have to do, is put the top back on and give it to someone for a Christmas present,that way it works out cheap.

I often do this with chocolates, I open the box carefully, eat a couple of the good ones (the soft strawberry flavoured milk choccy ones) then carefully seal up the box, and give it someone like my mum for christmas.

Canonie, I am glad you dont ban nail polish, it is good to see Australians have no need whatsoever to act like fascist dictators, this revelation has added to my folder entitled "why I have massive respect for Australians without reference to over eating barbecued fish "

Could you let me know if fingerless gloves are also not banned in Australia, and just for reference, the use of false "additional fingers" especially in exam situations.

In my first reply I said black with sparkles too.

I like Australians a lot because they agree with me often, and also have an excellent sense of humour.

I like Australians because If I went there and they liked me, they would say things like "Gooday Rossy you utter Ba**ar*" And call me many other great names based on swearing.
You just cannot do that in the USA, only in Australia and Britain. Its either because in the USA there is no sense of pseudo insulting humour, OR because both Australia and Britain share the same Queen, who is known for her foul mouth. USA folk are jealous of us having a queen, they only have presidents to swear at.

If I went to Ozz , I would get some tinnys to blend in, and then go for walkabouts in the bush with some aboriginal folk to learn about the ozzy culture first hand.

Political correctness gone overboard does not seem to have affected ozz quite as much as everywhere else, This is because everyone in ozz is descended from british criminals, and are not prone to putting up with BS.

I would avoid rolf harriss's wife she freaks me out a little.
I would be heard to say "How ya doing sport" on every possible occasion.
Posted by: Lain

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 10:34 AM

No.
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 10:43 AM

why? is it because its too expensive?
Posted by: jazztpt

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 11:12 AM

Rostosky - Very british humour , as I am British I get it , very funny old bean , made me lol as they say on this new fangled interweb.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 11:46 AM

Originally Posted By: ShiroKuro
Ok, this might end up being an expensive experiment (if I end up removing it right away) but I am going to get some nail polish tomorrow. I'll post before and after pics. smile


That's today right? Waiting in anticipation! smile
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 11:49 AM



I wonder if this lady(or gentlemen) wanted the extra legnth to increase the overall legnth of the fingers. I can't see any problems here that would affect his/her piano playing. smile
Posted by: jazzyprof

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 11:54 AM

Shirokuro, have you considered painting alternate fingers black and white, as on the keyboard? grin
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 12:00 PM

That would mean buying TWO nail varnishes, and a nail varnish remover.

Do you think Shirokuro's made of money?

(unless she's got some spare "Tipex" laying around)
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 01:20 PM

Shirokuro might be a millionairess, and just be very tight about the amount of money she spends on "products" it is hard to tell.
I know they cut off her central heating for not paying the bills, and she nearly froze to death last winter.
She is still a little bit blue in extreme corners.
This is why blue nail varnish would not suit her too well.

Its probably best not to mention last winter too much as she had difficulty playing the Piano it was so cold.

I found some cheap nail varnish for her on ebay, but it was not good enough and she wanted to pay more.
I even offered to paint her toe nails, but got knocked back.
I offered her Halibut, and got no thanks.
I even said she could play on my Excellent Piano, and she never even said "thats kind"
If I would have said "and its not a Steinway, but a proper Piano" I bet she would have been round straight away.
I enclose a picture of my nails.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 02:42 PM

You look great as a women Rostosky, clever disguise of the tatoo also, that must be good quality foundation, no scrimping on cheap ebay cosmetics there! errrr, go steady on the lip-liner though mate!
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 02:52 PM

The lippy liner is to hide or try and conceal my man hairs on my upper lip, electrolysis costs more than a cheap steinway.

In a packet of ten disposable razors there is one razor that lasts forever and ever, and nine that are total garbage right from the start.
The trick is to remember which is the good one when you have found it, I should mark it with tipex or black gloss piano paint.

Mr.s Rossy must not find the good one or she does her armpits, undercarriage, and back.
It is still sharp after that, just bunged up a tad.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 02:53 PM

まだ写真を待ちます ShiroKuro
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 02:54 PM

whats that?
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 02:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
The lippy liner is to hide or try and conceal my man hairs on my upper lip, electrolysis costs more than a cheap steinway.

In a packet of ten disposable razors there is one razor that lasts forever and ever, and nine that are total garbage right from the start.
The trick is to remember which is the good one when you have found it, I should mark it with tipex or black gloss piano paint.

Mr.s Rossy must not find the good one or she does her armpits, undercarriage, and back.
It is still sharp after that, just bunged up a tad.


ah ha, a use for you're nails, clearing out a bunged up disposable razor!
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 02:57 PM

just telling ShiroKuro we still waiting for her pics!
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 03:26 PM

what were the pictures of? nails, pianos, ebay, nail varnish, central heating boiler?
I hope Shirokuro puts up some pics of Halibut, I know I would.
In fact I will,
Here is a picture of Alfred, he was my favourite Halibut, I loved him, I kept him outside in a specially adapted heated pool.
One bad winter, Mrs. Rossy had accidently spent all the housekeeping money on nail varnish, and the electric company switched off our electricity, we had no central heating, after burning all of mrs rossy,s unwanted shoes in the grate ( 32 pairs of platforms from the seventies) we were so cold and hungry, alfred had to sacrifice himself for our survival.

I miss him so much.

Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 03:46 PM

Nice fish! Shame! I hope ShiroKuro will upload a video of her playing her version of Nikko Gray's, Nail Polish song! (with full view of her newly painted nails). It's nothing personail, but pics of the boiler are unlikely to be entertaining!

(This is getting redic' lol, nobody in their right minds gonna comment on here now pmsl)
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 04:09 PM

Wayne there are some very interesting pictures of boilers, take this one,it has a triangular label on telling folk it has been condemmed and must not be used.
It could be dangerous and give people carbon monoxide, nobody wants carbon monoxide as it is called the "silent killer"

Every body wants their particular killer to make loads of noise, apparently, I think this is conditioning from films like scream etc, where the killer jumps out and shouts at you first.


If you get no happiness from this picture while we are waiting for Shirokuros to materialise, then here is a fluffy one that will appeal to the girlies as well as us mere men.

It is of little "Johnny poke nose"
My daughter loved little johnny poke nose, she called him, warm, cuddly and inspirational.
she used to have him on her pillow at night and make up adventure stories were she and johnny were the main cast.

sometimes, she would paint his nails, in different colours just to see which looked best.

One particularly hard winter, when it was cold, we had eaten all our halibut, and little johnny decided he would sacrifice himself for a casserole.
It was sad and I miss him. He tasted of chicken and nail varnish remover.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 04:30 PM

If u don't mind, I'm quite parshall to the odd 10mg carbon monoxide intake, poor johnny, bet he wishes he'd never poked his nose in!

I suspect Shiro.yoko.Kuro.ono isn't gonna surface frown
Posted by: Crippy

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 04:45 PM

Now I'm more confused than usual. Why would anybody invite somebody to dinner and then get their halibut stuck between the keys of their piano..or was it chips? Or was it a hamster's pokey nose?

This is just scaremongering. I have carried out a risk assessment and the likelihood of getting anything stuck between the keys is negligible..... varnish or no varnish.

Crippy
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 04:59 PM

It was YOU getting your nail stuck in the keys, I think after the accident, you're developing alzheimer's
Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By: jazztpt
Rostosky - Very british humour , as I am British I get it ...


Unfortunately he hasn't absorbed the first critical lesson of humor expressed by another English writer/humorist a few years (or was it centuries) back: brevity is the soul of wit.

Trap
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 05:05 PM

shut the trapper! (in yorkshire tongue) (lol, really only joking john :))
Posted by: Crippy

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: wayne32yrs
It was YOU getting your nail stuck in the keys, I think after the accident, you're developing alzheimer's


I don't remember that but I'm sure I've never had anything fishy caught between the keys. I mean...what would the neighbours say?The smell would put me off my practice and attract seagulls.

Crippy
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 05:34 PM

Sentence edited, wasn't funny, should'a kept me Trapper shut!
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 06:13 PM

I can see your camping trips will be fun, all stories round the campfire confined to mono-sylables, or single sentences.

It was unfair to bring up "Breville The Soul of What"

For those who do not know what a Breville is, it is a device for cooking fish. here is a picture of one.

My other daughter had a pet sole that she called "Soul of What" this was because she loved it , and not just any sort of love, but obsessively, every morning she fed it, and every night she told it bedtime stories. She only ever drew pictures in school of one thing, yep you guessed it was "Soul of What" She composed three overtures for Soul of What, one was called "Oh flounder of mine, you are my very bestest friend for ever and ever overture"

I pointed out that this may be an illegally long title for an overture, as expressed by an as yet unamed English writer/humourist that is oft quoted, but she just said "dad you know you cannot just quote willy nilly, unless you can name the source of the quote"

Rubella (thats her name) is so clever for a seven year old, and so persistant, I just had to let the title of her overture to Soul of What stand, as I could not name the english humourist/writer who made the unsubstantiated claims over amounts of words used in creating witicisms.

That said, we now move onto the traumatic incident that caused The Soul of What to chance upon the Breville.

It was a very hard cold winter, even the corvids were huddled together in bunches in the back of my car, to say it was bleak would be an understatemnet.

The electricity had been cut off, we had no central heating, and the only way we could power the generator was to squeeze the oil from the last 16 halibuts we possesed to run it.
The generator supplied electric to the house,which included the Breville in the kitchen.

Rubella had left Soul of What asleep in its casserole dish on the kitchen worktop when she went to school,next to it she had left a home made birthday card that read "Happy 11th Birthday Soul of What, I love you more than I love mummy and daddy, because you dont swear at me as much"

Rubella had put on extra bright red nail polish to celebrate soul of whats birthday.

The breville had been switched on to fry our last two slices of stale bread that we were going to have with some bird seed that we found in the bird feeder.

I can honestly say that I have no Idea just why we decided to weigh Soul of what on the kitchen scales, it's so traumatic a memory now that the incident is shrouded in a sort of mist.

Suffice to say we were just in the process of weighing soul of what on the scales, when either mrs Rossy OR me, dropped the biggest weight of 2kilos on the other side of the scales.

This actually catapulted soul of what directly into the breville, splashing hot fat onto the dogs genitals, and then all Hades broke loose.

In that horrific instant,double jeopardy came into play, what to do, what to do? Do we attend to Soul of what OR the dog?

A cursory glance of the dog indicated that he was attending to his burns in the correct manner, by applying copious amounts of water, saliva dripping from his tongue, but then again he always does that, panic, panic, but what of soul of what? panic, panic...

The sizzeling noise from the Breville combined with the sheer height of the boiling oil,left no doubt at all, it was just too late for Soul of what, even though we have some cream for burns from the chemist, it was concurred that this wasn't going to help in this instance.

We switched the Breville off, and fished out soul of what, and placed The Brevilled Soul of what on a plate.

We both agreed that Brevilled is the soul of what.

which Is I must agree very close to what Polonius said in Hamlet. From Shakespeare's Hamlet, 1602:

LORD POLONIUS
This business is well ended.
My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
Why day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day and time.
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief: your noble son is mad:
Mad call I it; for, to define true madness,
What is't but to be nothing else but mad?
But let that go.

Of course we had to insert a terrapin into the caserole dish so as to fool Rubella when she returned from School.
We convinced her that This is what happens to sole on their 11th birthday, and she believed it, she has called the terrapin "Souly terrapin of what" and she loves it.
Here is a picture of what Soul of What looked like PRE-Breville.
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 06:14 PM

Originally Posted By: casinitaly


Really, I have historically had really incredible nails. People asked if I had a French manicure, but no, just my own nails.... and now, not even a glimmer of white.
Mine were always like that, too. Somewhat of a waste now.
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 06:34 PM

Haven't you girlies heard of false nails?
you puts them on, you paints them, you looks trendy with mates.
You takes them off, you plays the piano, solved.
Its not the same as being in a big pit holding a poodle whilst someone says:
"It puts the lotion on"
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 06:54 PM

Some of us are too lazy to put them on and off or to even paint our real ones. That's what made having such good nails nice. I have way better things to waste my time on than painting my nails...like typing about how I don't paint my nails. BTW, hypo-allergenic lotion next time, the poodle still has a rash although her nails are quite stunning.
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 07:09 PM

You are trying to get me to offer to stick your false nails on and paint them for your aren't you?
Next it will be Halibut at dawn.
Then you will want a go on my excellent Piano that is not a Steinway.
Okay,
If it will make you happy, I will do these small things, but you have to explain why you chose little blue engine as a username.
If it is because Like Kiroshuro you are actually Blue with cold, thats Okay, I have some fingerless gloves left over from an unwanted gift.
If it is because you swear a lot (blue) then thats okay, all my family do.
If It's "little" like a dwarf thats cool.
And if its engine because underneath your verticly challenged blue exterior you are a real powerhouse fulll of engine like energy, thats ok too,
come on earn your halibut, dont be shy, explain.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 09:11 PM

お待たせしました!

Before:


After:











I couldn't decide which color to get, so I got two colors. I think the purple (left hand) shows up in the close up photo here pretty close to its real color, but the pink (right hand) is pinker in real life than it looks in the photos. Still it's a pretty subtle color.

Now the moment of truth! Piano practice time!!
grin
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
You are trying to get me to offer to stick your false nails on and paint them for your aren't you?
Next it will be Halibut at dawn.
Then you will want a go on my excellent Piano that is not a Steinway.
Okay,
If it will make you happy, I will do these small things, but you have to explain why you chose little blue engine as a username.
If it is because Like Kiroshuro you are actually Blue with cold, thats Okay, I have some fingerless gloves left over from an unwanted gift.
If it is because you swear a lot (blue) then thats okay, all my family do.
If It's "little" like a dwarf thats cool.
And if its engine because underneath your verticly challenged blue exterior you are a real powerhouse fulll of engine like energy, thats ok too,
come on earn your halibut, dont be shy, explain.

Because "I think I can"...everyone within earshot may think differently... wink
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 11:21 PM

Hmmm, just got done practicing and playing... When I played pieces that I don't play from the score, I found myself looking at my hands (mostly purple nail hand) a lot and it was distracting at first, mainly because I thought it looked very pretty, and like someone else's hand! grin I was also thinking that black would actually look really great with the piano keyboard!

But after playing a bit longer, I mostly got used to it. The pink is hardly noticeable at all.

So this has been a fun experiment. Now I am going to be still with purple on left and pink on right. I have a feeling it's going to stay that way for a bit...

BTW, two colors of polish, a quick dry top coat and remover came to $20. Probably a bit on the expensive side, assuming that I will probably not be a daily polish-wearer... maybe not though, I really like it.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/02/11 11:27 PM

Okay, so I'm pretty sure that was "the heart asks pleasure first" sheet music in all the 'after' shots, but what was the piece in the 'before' shot?

--Monica, who decided that life's too short to polish nails. whome
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 12:19 AM

Monica, great eye!! The "after" pics are indeed THAPF, which I currently have on my list of almost-ready-to-record pieces. (that almost bit lasts forever!!!)

But the "before" picture, which was actually taken last November (I can't remember why I took it even) is the score for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, by Ryuichi Sakamoto (I recorded his "Energy Flow" for an ABF recital a while back). I have been wanted to play this piece for a while now, and I guess it was in my practice menu when I took that photo, but it slipped off my practice menu pretty quickly and I still don't have it in my fingers. Here is the original, if you'd like to take a listen. smile

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Posted by: jazzyprof

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 12:47 AM

I really like the purple!
Posted by: Lain

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 01:37 AM

Thanks for sharing the photos. Piano eyecandy ha
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 03:51 AM

Very pretty Shirokuro!
I like the darker shade too, but take your word that the pink is more obvious "live" thank in the photo.
I like pinks but they have to be fairly "robust" pink.

I'm very tempted to play with some nail polish this week...........
Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 05:55 AM

Originally Posted By: ShiroKuro


BTW, two colors of polish, a quick dry top coat and remover came to $20. Probably a bit on the expensive side, assuming that I will probably not be a daily polish-wearer... maybe not though, I really like it.


It might be a tad expensive for "do it yourself" but my wife pays $60 at a local spa to get pampered with a manicure & pedicure and all 20 nails polished (matching color) - I'm sure you could easily pay more in "the big city" or at a resort location - I usually have to open cans and bottles for her for a few days afterwards since she's afraid she's going to scratch or chip the polish (at other times her excuse for asking me to do so is that she's just not strong enough) - I keep mine as short as possible to keep out the dirt that would lodge there from all the gardening/landscaping I do - when I used to play classical guitar my right one's were always longer and filed constantly and strengthened by eating gelatin.

What concerns me most here though is that I'm posting serious comments in a thread about polishing one's nails...

Trap
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 11:29 AM

The purple looks excellent, it will definately help you improve faster on the Piano. The pink is too sedate and doesn't compliment your complextion as well.
Have you done your toes yet?
I would, if you did them in day glow or luminescent colours you would be able to pedel the piano in the dark.

You could even do them in UV colours and then play under a UV light .

Do you like Halibut?
Posted by: Sly Cat

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 12:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
Recardo, how totally sexist of you I am surprised.
I started painting my nails many moons ago to hide the dirt underneath them.
I was lucky , I worked respraying cars, in the days of good old cellulose paint, so had access to many good colours, Ideal for nails.
I progressed to ladies clothes just for special occasions, and then for piano playing as I feel that victorian replica corsets are excellent for posture.
I must warn you though they dont come cheap and have to be hand made.
Shoes are difficult, Heels are best, but one simply has to learn how to swivel them correctly on the pointed heel for best use of the Piano pedels.
I prefer a shorter skirt, I can get away with it as my legs have good form, and they allow more ease of movement on the Piano stool.
Theres just so much more choice in ladies attire athan mens don't you think? And of course better colours.


I don't know about the rest of you, but I SO want to see a picture of this.

And NOT some "nabbed off the web" one either - Mr R in the above outfit. No substitutes accepted.

Oh yes... cool
Posted by: jotur

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 01:14 PM

I really like the pink. But then, I used to wear baby blue, so maybe pastels are my thing in nail polish. Very pretty.

Cathy
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 01:22 PM

SlyCAt, this will cost you.
You must offer me some sort of incentive.
Have you got any pics to "trade"

No Euros either way.
( I am not racist against the Greeks, its just when I was kid, I was told by my parents, "If you borrow money and you dont pay it back, you will not be allowed to borrow any more" This law apparently does not apply to Greeks.)
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 01:48 PM

I think the purple suits you best ShiroKuro.

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
SlyCAt, this will cost you.
You must offer me some sort of incentive.
Have you got any pics to "trade"



I hope the trade is going to be public, and not private exchanges!
Posted by: Sly Cat

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
SlyCAt, this will cost you.
You must offer me some sort of incentive.
Have you got any pics to "trade"


Oh, come on. People don't go to watch a film based only on hearsay, do they? Nah, there's always a trailer first. Coming attractions and such.

So, let's have a sneak preview and maybe...just maybe...I'll exchange some sea-side pics (taken when I was five years old and wrapped head to foot in a towel, but never mind.)

Sounds fairly reasonable to me. grin
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 02:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Sly Cat

So, let's have a sneak preview


Sounds fair to me.
smile
Posted by: HeirborneGroupie

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 04:15 PM

I love the purple color. Great choice.
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 06:14 PM

No, you must not post on the internet pictures of children dressed in swimsuits. This is actually very bad and you didn't think it through properly. Gary Glitter did this, and now its uncool to sing "do you want to be in my gang" anymore.
Actually, it always was uncool to sing that song.

You must rethink your offer.

No euros either way.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 07:05 PM

Come on Rostosky, hope that's not a cop out!
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 07:12 PM

No just saying.
I will go and hunt some pics off my camera.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 07:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Sly Cat
Originally Posted By: Rostosky
Recardo, how totally sexist of you I am surprised.
I started painting my nails many moons ago to hide the dirt underneath them.
I was lucky , I worked respraying cars, in the days of good old cellulose paint, so had access to many good colours, Ideal for nails.
I progressed to ladies clothes just for special occasions, and then for piano playing as I feel that victorian replica corsets are excellent for posture.
I must warn you though they dont come cheap and have to be hand made.
Shoes are difficult, Heels are best, but one simply has to learn how to swivel them correctly on the pointed heel for best use of the Piano pedels.
I prefer a shorter skirt, I can get away with it as my legs have good form, and they allow more ease of movement on the Piano stool.
Theres just so much more choice in ladies attire athan mens don't you think? And of course better colours.


I don't know about the rest of you, but I SO want to see a picture of this.

And NOT some "nabbed off the web" one either - Mr R in the above outfit. No substitutes accepted.

Oh yes... cool
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 07:30 PM

OK OK OK.
This was taken before I had my tattoo, and yes, its a wig before you ask.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 08:08 PM

Very good! although, if the piano lid was open, would av bin so much better!

For the record, if you would 'av posted a genuine photo, I really would av bin pmsl, lol smile
Posted by: Sly Cat

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/03/11 08:09 PM

(hides non-childhood picture trades)

Pfffft.

Cop out.

We were promised corsets and everything! And where's the gloves? Hmmmm?

Btw, just to stay on topic, I find that more subtle colours look better on shorter nails. But then, I don't wear corsets when playing the piano either. It interferes terribly with one's natural rhythm.

And no, you may not ask how I know that...
Posted by: polyphasicpianist

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/04/11 02:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
OK OK OK.
This was taken before I had my tattoo, and yes, its a wig before you ask.


Quite seriously, I expected Rostosky to look something more like this photograph: . . . wink


Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/04/11 07:01 AM

OMG , I am so sorry, I got the link wrong,
That was actually a photo of a friend of mine after they took delivery of their new red piano. Sorry folks.

Here is a photo of me when I had been very bad and had to be a cocktail waitress for the day for mrs. Rossy. ( seated in photo)
This should fullfill all of Slycats requirements.

It is not easy wearing or walking in ballet boots either, so I hope you are very gratefull.
Posted by: ShiroKuro

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/04/11 08:59 AM

I'm sad to see that a thread I started has degenerated into this. Ah well, that's what I get for an OT thread.

Some of youu might be interested to hear that I removed my nail polish yesterday morning (so it wasn't even on 24 hours!) the pinkwasnt done very well and OT really my style, although it was barely noticeable when playing. The purple, which I loved, was extremely distracting when playing, especially music that I know well, since I don't need to follow the score. So although I loved the way the purple looked, especially on the keyboard, it just was too distracting.

Conclusion: the fingers of a pianist are tools, not accessories.

Still, I think my $20 was well-spent. Now if I have an occasion to dress up or something, I will probably do my nails, and I have the polishes and remover to do so. For those of you who joined me on this journey, thank you. For those of you just here to watch Rostosky, carry on.
Posted by: Trishiedear

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/04/11 10:38 AM

Sorry to see the original OT thread become so OT. I've just discovered this topic and read most of it.

I'm in the "Life is too short to NOT paint my nails" group. I have an extensive collection of polish, and find it relaxing in the evening to change the color, once every week or two. Right now they are bright metalic green. My nails are very short, but that helps keep them from chipping. I don't find them distracting when I play, and I enjoy watching others play with bright polish. And I'm definately an adult. grin
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/04/11 02:31 PM

Shirokuro, It's still totally on off topic.
For instance, as I am posting this I am filing my nails, in much the same way as a secretary does in the office whilst waiting for the telephone to ring.

I have really enjoyed coming on this journey with you too, it was good of you to say. Thank you, I hope we can go on many more journeys together.
In the UK we have a very long history of journeying, I read many books about it when I was little and was enthralled by great journeying heroic figures like say Sir Ernest Shackleton, who went on a similar journey to you. I was allways in Awe of Sir Ernest, A real leader of men, and vowed that one day I too would go on such a journey.

Sir Ernest realised the value of extreme "Off topic" humour, especially on prolonged polar expeditions, when things did not always go to plan.
This is where moral boosting Humour came into play, much like on your journey, where you may have just given up after one application of colour, had not folks encouraged you on, and pushed you to new limits of colour exploration.

I think it is important to not underestimate the value of sponsership in these journeys, Sir Ernest of course spent a lot of his sponsership money on teams of dogs, ponies, food, supplies and of course a sailing ship which didn't come cheap. Shackleton named his ship "Endurance" from his family motto which of course was "Fortitudine Vincimus—" (by endurance we conquer)

I feel this is quite fitting in relation to nail painting journeys, what with having to endure painting it on and then taking it off again to put more on.

Have you considered finding a sponser to help with costs?
Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/04/11 03:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
Shirokuro, It's still totally on off topic.



No it isn't - it's way far off "off topic" - in fact it's so far off that it's gone off the deep end...if you absolutely insist in engaging in a steady stream of inane, asinine and nonsensical banter please have the decency and respect and courtesy to start your own thread instead of hijacking a thread of someone else - better yet, in the future how about spending the majority of your humor-starved posting time and effort over at some chat room requiring only an age and/or IQ in single digits...

Thanks for your congenial cooperation,

Trap
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/04/11 03:49 PM

Well someones lost their nail varnish altogether haven't they?

No matter:The OP stated "somewhat" off topic.

I checked the dictionary, just in case anyone was a stickler for accuracy, and this is what it said:

Pronunciation:/ˈsʌmwɒt/
adverb

to a moderate extent or by a moderate amount; rather:matters have improved somewhat since then[as submodifier] :a somewhat thicker book

Phrases

more than somewhat
informal very or very much:it must have changed more than somewhat since then
somewhat of
something of:it was somewhat of a disappointment


As you can see , I have followed the first rule, "To a moderate extent"
I could have taken the off topic off to the maximum extent, but stayed within the rules of "moderate".

I mentioned "nails" which you just didn't.

IN answers to your questions Trapperjohn:
(1) Halibut.
(2) Maybe, maybe not.
(3) Once when I was small but I didn't get caught or tell anyone.

(4) Highly unlikely.
(5) No I don't appreciate seeing your nude pictures in my pm's or emails.

(6) Anger management worked for me.
Posted by: TrapperJohn

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/05/11 05:52 AM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky


IN answers to your questions Trapperjohn:
(1) Halibut.
(2) Maybe, maybe not.
(3) Once when I was small but I didn't get caught or tell anyone.

(4) Highly unlikely.
(5) No I don't appreciate seeing your nude pictures in my pm's or emails.

(6) Anger management worked for me.


Nice try at creative character assassination but posting fake answers to imaginary questions that I never posed to you just isn't going to cut it - if I had asked you questions the one's that would best match your made up answers are:

(1) Do you have the intelligence of a flounder or halibut?

(2) Are you always such a devious person?

(3) Did you ever steal money from the cup of an old blind beggar on the street?

(4) Will you ever make a post to PW that actually contains some real humor?

(5) Why are you sending me nude photos of yourself? Would you appreciate it if I emailed or PMed nude photos of me to you?

(6) Which worked for you - anger management or sanity management?

laugh

Trap

Maybe the mod will thankfully close down this thread now...
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/05/11 12:11 PM

Having considered you questions very carefully for a few nano seconds that could have been put to better use lighting another cigerette, I can now furnish you with definative answers in a clear and concise manner.

Question (1): I do not have the intelligence of a flounder, it has eyes on the top of it's head and can see all around it, well from below anyway. Much like Elvis used to be able too.

Question (2) I am usually a devious person when dealing with the law, or authoritarian types who take it upon themselves to tell others what they may or may not say or do.
As an example of this deviousness; I once hid a mars bar in my underpants , just so that when the police searched me they couldn't find it, to confiscate it, because it was "off topic"


Question(3) It was me who accidently blinded the begger in the first place, I only meant to poke him in the eye gently, but underestimated my own strengh, and he had owed me the money for ages, and was sat in my busking spot drinking special brew aggressively.

Question (4) Your username came from M.A.S.H. and you are asking me that? ( I am sorry you got replaced early on in the series) I will endeavour to make some humour based upon surgery done in the field under battle conditions for you, as we are now bestest friends.

Question (5)Yes, Both me and mrs Rossy would appreciate this,
we allways welcome material that will provide fits of hysterics.


Question(6) In all honesty, both were money well wasted.
I did get a lot out of "nail classes for adult fringe monkeys" though, do you have these classes in the USA?

They are quite new in the UK and can be expensive (approx £17.45 per session) I met loads of folk, many with different opinions than my own, which was both a magical and beautifull experience at the same time.

Could you let me know by the 22nd if you will be coming to my sisters party? I dont want to appear pushy, but mrs Rossy needs to know for something she calls "the numbers" I think its something to do with "place settings" or some other such thing that the girls like to organise.

Also we ask that you mark the choice of Halibut or Gonads clearly so as not to institute any misunderstandings over menu requirements.
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/05/11 01:06 PM

Your're right, shouldn't have stooped to that level!
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/05/11 01:35 PM

Guys....... let's not get carried away.

Maybe it is time to just let this one go? It is starting to be OTT (over the top) rather than simply somewhat OT as our OP intended.

Let's leave the snarkies and insults to that other forum which shall remain nameless and do our best to keep the ABF the happy friendly place it generally is.

Pretty please.
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/05/11 01:43 PM

Ok Cas, as you so politely asked, I will let this go, even though I am being internet stalked because I am Mexican.
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/05/11 01:52 PM

Thanks Ros.
Posted by: griffin2417

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/05/11 03:10 PM


HOORAY!!
Posted by: ChopinAddict

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/06/11 06:33 PM

I can't paint my nails because I bite them... frown
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/20/11 12:16 PM

Well, it took me a while, but I finally got around to doing it smile

I wonder how long it will last......(and I haven't played yet, so I have no idea how distracting it will be!!!)

Posted by: apple*

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/20/11 12:48 PM

i found that covering the nails and polish, with sparkle polish (not so good looking - I look like a fairy) enables the polish to last forEVER,
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/20/11 01:20 PM

Wow, nice looking fingernails, ladies!!! Such pretty hands too!

Wana see my biceps? Never mind... I got into trouble for that over on the Piano Forum! laugh

Take care!

Rick
Posted by: casinitaly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 07/21/11 02:54 AM

Apple, I don't have sparkle polish, but I have found that a layer of clear on top of the colour helps. Also, putting a layer of clear on first helps keep the whites of the nails from staining - however, now, with my pianist-short fingernails that is no longer a concern.

I played last night and didn't even notice the polish. zero distraction smile smile

Thanks Ricky .....and hey, I caught that pic .... nice biceps.
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 02/26/12 02:49 AM

Those colours are so "last year" now.
Posted by: bluebilly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 02/26/12 04:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
OK OK OK.
This was taken before I had my tattoo, and yes, its a wig before you ask.

I posted a pic like that once...I got banned from the PW forums for a month for "Posting Nudity", the upload was intercepted, it never actually got posted. Anyway, what's wrong with early beginners painting the fingering numbers on their nails, i.e. RH Thumb = 1 and so on?
-
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 02/26/12 05:53 AM

That picture of my sister with her new red piano, is very very far from nudity.

In fact the Daily Express ( which is the benchmark in the UK) has printed more risk-ay.
Absolutely nothing wrong with anyone painting there nails,especially as you suggest with numbers, I totally agree.

Incidently, the red piano was cross threaded with another thread, and has to be seen in context with that one.

In the picture, nothing can be seen at all of the human body that could give offence, you actually see more of most builders bums in the street when they are working. It is tastefully artistic.

I cant imagine what you may have tried to post, but i hope it wasnt some of my sisters more saucy pics.
Posted by: piano joy

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 02/26/12 10:21 AM

Really? Your sister?....Hmmmm and she just *happened* to send you that picture, revealing her tush. Very interesting.....

I *hate* nail polish in general- makes my nails feel "heavy". Seriously.
Posted by: jotur

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 02/26/12 10:50 AM

You know, I suspect this got revived from over a year ago because it was linked to from a thread in the pianists corner. I think the ABF does a pretty good job of deciding for itself when threads are relevant and when they're not, and are pretty respectful. I'd hate to see this one turn into a silly, or mocking, or disrespectful thread. The ABF at the time responded in the way the ABF thought was appropriate, it didn't get totally out of hand, and it wasn't moderated. There may be people who disagree with that, because generally speaking there's never complete agreement about anything.

But each forum in PW has its own flavor, knows its own members and its own interests, and the ABF is, IMO, the best of them in that sense, and our moderators for the most part leave us to ourselves. So our collective perspective on this thread was that it was fine.

I, for one, would really like to keep it that way.

Cathy
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 02/26/12 11:09 AM

Indeed Cathy, I actually was reminded about this thread from last year, and it was Mrs R that pointed out to me that any nail varnish colours discussed last year would now be very much out of date.
Apparently, it's a "girl thing" like not wearing the same dress at a party as someone else.
Or being seen in public in the same pair of shoes on more than one occasion, specially important to minor celebrities.

I have absolutely no problem with abiding by the moderators decisions,whether I agree with them or not is irrelevent, they have the final say , and thats how it should be.

You are reading way too much into any connection.

Like I said PPP put up a link, I followed it, and remembered the humour here, which I hadnt thought about in ages.

And then was informed that last years colours of nail varnish are innapropriate for this year.
Simples.
Posted by: bluebilly

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 02/27/12 04:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Rostosky
That picture of my sister with her new red piano, is very very far from nudity.

In fact the Daily Express ( which is the benchmark in the UK) has printed more risk-ay.
Absolutely nothing wrong with anyone painting there nails,especially as you suggest with numbers, I totally agree.

Incidently, the red piano was cross threaded with another thread, and has to be seen in context with that one.

In the picture, nothing can be seen at all of the human body that could give offence, you actually see more of most builders bums in the street when they are working. It is tastefully artistic.

I cant imagine what you may have tried to post, but i hope it wasnt some of my sisters more saucy pics.

IMO the picture I tried to upload was no more risque than the one posted in this thread, mine was the one used a couple years back in publicity for the "Calender Girls" stage show here in the UK, most of the ladies were discretely hidden behind a piano, the lady pianist was showing no more than the lady in the present example. It may have been the caption I posted alongside it, "My kind of piano teacher", which caused offence.
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Posted by: BB Player

Re: Somewhat OT: Do you paint your nails? - 02/27/12 05:29 PM

Rather than continue this year old, off topic thread with a discussion of whether a picture is or isn't too risqué for the forum and perhaps tempting others to push the envelope of what's acceptable, I'll just close it now.