Tuesday, May 1, 2012

nailaholic stripes

This is a public service announcement to alert you all to the best show on television: Workaholics. It's on Comedy Central (and also Netflix because who has cable in this day and age, anyway?) and is like Office Space on nitrous oxide. If you like bear puns, wizard rap battles, and "dropping shrooms," then it's the show for you. ANYWAY, since you're probably wondering why I'm ranting about this show, I'll cut to the chase: in the opening sequence of Workaholics there's a shot of a black and white striped coffee mug (with a plastic frog swimming in it, but that's beside the point). I used to have said mug and I loved it oh so much, but while unpacking in January I dropped it on my foot and it shattered everywhere. So now every time I watch Workaholics, I'm reminded of my poor deceased mug. 

Lil babby 18-year-old me holding said mug. I guess I loved it enough to have a Photobooth sesh with it...
And without further ado, here is a manicure inspired by the mug's irregular stripes!

I started with two coats of OPI Did You 'Ear About van Gogh? and then put on a coat of Seche Vite because, as I've said a zillion times, I'm too impatient to let polish dry naturally. Next I cut three strips of tape, all thin but varying in width. I used the same three strips for all nails, because I am lazy and cutting 15 tape strips sounded hellish.

Going one nail at a time, I applied the tape and painted over the nail with Wet n Wild Black Creme and then immediately pulled of the tape strips. I put on the tape in different orders/patterns on each nail, so the stripes would be irregular.

Also, I should probably thank those of you who read this blog for actually, you know, reading it, despite my tangents about TV shows and broken dishes. So thanks! All the support I've gotten for this silly habit of mine has been really wonderful. Y'all are da best.


  1. So I was looking up pictures of Workaholics-themed T-shirts online when I randomly came across your blog. Next thing I knew, I had read through ALL of your blog entries. I think it's important now that I mention I am a 24-year-old straight guy from Texas, and the fact that I continued reading through your posts for a half hour is a testament to your skills for taking something most people in my particular demographic couldn't care less about and making it interesting. Having said that, I have a few comments about some of your past posts:

    -Your Van Gough joke was probably a lot funnier to me than it should have been, and I wish I had a Cockney accent solely for the times I know I'll repeat it.
    -I think it's safe to say that Easter is the tackiest holiday. I have to agree though, the candy is delicious. One year I tried a '50 Peeps Challenge.' I stopped eating after 28 though, because I wanted to die.
    -The fact that you managed to mention 'The Lorax' and Christopher Hitchenns' 'Letters to A Young Contrarian' in the same blog post is kind of badass.
    -The Hubble telescope owns.
    -The founder of your college sounds like a sir! I doubt the man or woman who founded Amarillo College is anywhere near that level. I doubt it so much that I refuse to look up whether the founder was a man or a woman.
    -Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band goes way too hard...almost as hard as Monsters of Folk.

    Lastly, to paraphrase the Workaholics gang, your blog is totally tight butthole. Keep doing what you're doing!

    You can delete this msg after you read it since it's really long, and I used some 'frank language,' and didn't mention anything about nails or nail polish, and also because it's your blog.

    1. This comment is, without a doubt, the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me on the internet and I will NEVER delete it. (Actually, I creepily screencapped it and posted it to Facebook for posterity...shhh)

      Seriously, making boring things interesting is all I aspire to do artistically/in life (for example, right now I am in the library [boring], and so I'm blogging instead of studying [interesting!]), so I'm beyond happy I succeeded in luring you into my silly little world of nail polish and bizarre cultural references.

      Thanks for reading, man, and stay tuned!