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Friday, September 29, 2006
Bad Habits Are Hard to Break
I used to have a bad habit of nail biting when I was young, but once I got to college it stopped and I would only bite them when I got stressed or nervous. My nails grow really long and people are envious because I don't stylize them or anything. They go 'if I had nails like that I'd polish them, blah, blah'

I don't even put clear polish on them. I don't go to the nail salon and I only put cuticle oil on them when my sister give it to me. In short, I do nothing to my nails except not bite them and let them grow. I HATE fake nails. I can't stand them on my fingers. I got them for Prom and couldn't get them off fast enough. Never again.

The reason for this 'bad habit' post is because I do something that I don't if it's a bad habit or I'm a closet narcissist or what, but I seem to always turn a conversation about me and I don't realize I'm doing it until a little later or sometimes in the middle of the conversation then I feel bad.

Like if someone said, 'I had to spend $1,000 on a plumbing emergency' Then I'll start talking about something similar that happened to me. I didn't think about it until a friend from work was telling me something and I kept trying to tell my similar story and she said 'wait, I'm not finished' then I felt bad.

I'm trying to just ask questions and keep the story/topic on them instead of somehow turning it onto me, but it seems to be hard. And this is even funnier because I don't like the spotlight on me no way, no how. I'm comfortable yaking with close friends and relatives, but with people I hardly know I'm a mouse. Maybe this is why I keep butting in, I'm too comfortable talking. But it's not a good thing, I don't think.

Sometimes it works when you have to say what happened to you in order to help someone make a decision or something, but usually I feel it's just making the conversation about me which are not my intentions.

Okay, I'm gonna shut up now and let you guys talk. ;D

P.S. I missed you guys, hope all of you are well! I did a little blog stalking, nice to check in with you. Have a great weekend!
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 8:59 PM  
6 commentst:
  • At 7:32 AM, Blogger beadinggalinMS said…

    Hey GG!! Long time no see! Have a great weekend. :)

     
  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger Lori's Minute said…

    I have this habit of adding to the conversation and talking about what happened to me as well. But then at the end I say, "Oh, I am sorry, go ahead you were saying?" or "Oops, we were not talking about me....go ahead"

    Usually when you apologize, people appreciate it and finish their story while I try to keep my mouth shut for the rest of the time.

    Hope this helps.

    Oh, I never do anything with my nails either....my mother is always filing hers and I cannot stand the feeling of filing so I let them grow and them cut them all down when they start to annoy me.

     
  • At 7:18 PM, Blogger Mimi said…

    It is so funny you wrote this because I wonder this myslef a lot.I think we all do that to an extent. More so to let the person know we can relate to them, not just to talk about ourselves. I have often wondered if I do it when I make a comment on a blog. But if I do it is for the reason I said above mostly. As an example....

    I have the same nail issue! I do not bite them, but I can grow them real nice and long without doing much!And people always make comments about them. And I hope it sounds like I am saying this as "Hey me too! We got something in common." But I will wonder if it soundslike I wanna talk about me! LMAO! you know I love ya Gunngirl! We would have such a blast!

    ~BTW~Cordelia and Xander were just in a tv movie together. It was cute. But darn it now I can not think of the name or channel! AHH! And I just read Spike is gonna be in a major movie with a big actress and now I can not think of the name. My mind is failing me tonight big time! I think it is PS I Love You, or something like that.

    Ok, I will leave you be now!;)

     
  • At 2:34 AM, Blogger Catch said…

    yep...we all do it GG....you know that song " I wanna talk about me"....lol...well I wanna talk about me..dont worry about it. Just tell that girl you will listen to her when your done talking about yourself! lol

    I cant stand fake fingernails either, but I cant grow mine long either. I love long nails, but I dont have them.

    Hope you run into Apollo this week!

     
  • At 3:14 AM, Blogger Chana said…

    it is your blog, your thoughts, your room to vent and express yourself. nothing wrong with that. don't worry.

    i have always bitten my nails, since i was a toddler my mom said. it was and always has been a way to handle stress and insecurities..

    but i finally got something that works, i get my nails done every 2 wks and i love the way they look, gel overlay and guess who likes the look better?

    hope your work wk goes as well as possible.

     
  • At 6:56 AM, Blogger High Desert Diva said…

    Enough talking about "us", Gunny. Let's talk about you. What do you think of us?

     
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