May 27, 2011

Quick tip

Sorry for missing a few weeks of blogging. With a funeral to attend, a 5-day drive from my old home of Mount Vernon, WA to my new home in Tulsa, OK, then unpacking and getting my bearings, I haven't had much time to think about blogging. I promise to get back to it ASAP.

Here's a quick tip. An hour before my guitar duo's last gig, I had a mishap with my nail file and basically stabbed myself in the quick, under my left pinky nail. It was painful and bloody.

I took my duo partner's advice and put vitamin E oil on it, including under the nail as best as I could. It helped the wound heal within the next day, but it also dulled the pain considerably. I was able to play the gig without any trouble.

1 comment:

  1. Credit to the late, great Jerry Glassel(Jackson, MI)for the vitamin E tip, it was a show saver he passed on to me when I injured my fingertips just before my senior college recital. I keep a few gel caps in my guitar case and just bite the gelatin to open them when I want to get to the oil. Much easier than using a bottle which can come open and make a mess.