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Thu Oct 29th, 2015

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09:56 pm
The night smells of fallen leaves, but not the usual leaf smell. Something much longer ago and possibly not here at all- an open country smell, as of farms visited in childhood. I of course am zonked after a shift and a general meeting, which allows me to almost-remember the place where the leaves fall with that special smell. Exhaustion does much to erase any sense of Now, which is why I cultivate it.

Also while putting summer pants in store-drawer, find a page describing how to inset a tampon in Japanese. Why did I keep that? Why, because the other side of the page has 'you never know when they'll come in handy' thin vinyl fingercots- which the Japanese have because dear god you wouldn't want push a tampon in with your naked finger, surely? (Which is not quite as bats as it sounds. Walking about with a bloody finger in a public washroom would be embarrassing to some people, is why I used applicators back in the day. Plus- well, *I* wouldn't have wanted to insert a tampon with the kind of fingernails Japanese women cultivate. You could damage yourself severely
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Date:October 30th, 2015 11:32 pm (UTC)
After a day working in the garden, I'd prefer a finger cot. Even after scrubbing under my nails with soap and a brush, they're a bit skeevy. I always hesitate when I have to handle my contact lenses and my nails look like mud.
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Date:October 31st, 2015 12:37 am (UTC)
I think that's what gardening gloves are supposed to be for, great unwieldy things that they are. But these finger cots would slide off in a minute, and the latex ones rip. I'm afraid there's no cure for the Black Fingernail.
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Date:October 31st, 2015 02:49 am (UTC)
Not for the gardening, the garden gloves do not prevent black fingernail, for me. But for the doing delicate sanitary things after contracting black fingernail.
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Date:October 31st, 2015 01:38 pm (UTC)
I see. But I'd hate to handle my lenses with cots on my fingers. Bad enough getting them out with skin. Then again mine are disposable cling-film. Regular lenses might be more amenable.

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