can't believe 24,000 people took the time to answer that burning question. wow, i always love surveys so i had to. but boy do i feel stupid for answering that kind of question. geez, do i have no life. guess not.
Look like you are using a cell phone, but you could be doing something to your hands.
Cleaning your nails.
I think you are getting butter or something from under nails! I have to do that whenever I bake!!! Its gross but has to be done:-)
I think you are fixing a fingernail you nicked with a knife; happens to me all the time too,
I love your Kitchen!
Taking a moment to text MM a "honey do" list in his spare time:)
It looked like fixing nail that got nicked with knife.
It could only be butter!
See most of them are saying the butter thing, first glance just thought you were busy thinking.
At firt I thought you might be texting but I really think you are getting butter or biscuit dough out from under your nails. Been there, done that!
I think you are filing! Skinny-Minny-looking fabulous!! How do you do it????
I think your texting, BTW I love your kitchen
I actually thought you were peeling something small - like a shallot. See the salad on the counter!!
Gotta be the buttah! haha You look so good in this photo.
What is the secret to being so thin? :)
Knicked a fingernail.
I was thinking it was dried dough, like from mixing biscuits, but I'll go with butter.
I too was ready to select "Chipping Nail Polish", what a surprise to find it not there...LOL
Good thing you gave us choices. I was going to say getting " stuff" out from under the nails.
F.) Peeling off your Shellac nail polish?
What did you give up for Lent? Looking good Ree! Whatever you are doing hope it did not involve pain!
All sound like possibilities. But I like the first one, texting your MM, the best
Have you lost weight??? looking skinny.
Scraping butter out from under your nails....know it all to well...I can't stand when stuff gets under mine!
My first thought was texting but i zoomed in and theres no phone i your hand. So I was thinking cleaning something off your nails or fixing a bandaid on your finger.
I still think texting and you do look marvelously thin!
Filing your nail...
Looks like filing! You look great!
"itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout"
Maybe you're taking a quiet moment just to b-r-e-a-t-h-e . . .
I just cut into my thumb nail the other night, so I'll go with that guess.
I agree, I noticed that you were looking way thin in this photo.
I really think you were texting a love message to Marlboro Man but thought that would be too obvious!!
Filing your nails...Looking good! It is very noticable in the photo!
My vote was for filing the rough spot on your nail since I can totally relate to that but whatever you're doing, I agree with everyone else (and Billy Crystal) "you look marvelous, darling". (I've got to move to a ranch - sure works great for you!)
I think if it was butter, your finger would be in your mouth. You aren't one to waste butter...so I think you are filing a rough nail.
I'm guessing something is under your nail because you'd never be filing a nail in your pristine kitchen! ;) By the way, you are looking fabulous!!!
You look super skinny in this photo! :) Question about your sink: What do you use the small side for? I find mine so annoying... My next sink is going to be one big gigantic farm sink - with NO small side. :0
Your website isn't letting me Vote. Please give me a second chance : (
I think you have butter under your fingernails!
what's the answer??
This was great. No butter in sight, nor dirty countertops. Loved the idea of you texting Marlboro Man. No fortune cookie wrapper lying about so it came onto the last two choices. I simply can't imagine you trying to look busy. You seem to always be busy so I'm going for the fingernail filing thing. :)
I think it's butter under your nails....
Can you tell us more about the part of the kitchen directly behind you in this pic?
It's got to be butter.
Btw- my 11 yr old daughter/chef, josie, and i enjoy watching your show together.
we enjoy watching you make everyday food that regular folks actually eat (and ya'all actually DO EAT the food on the show)! thank you.
Well, whatever it is , you look fabulous doing it! I want to be you for just one day!
before I saw the choices I thought you were picking biscuit dough out from under your fingernails, so I had to go with the butter option, but like someone else said, wouldn't you just lick the butter off? PS: how much do you think it would cost to ship your kitchen to my house?
You look so THIN.... how much weight have you lost? You look awesome!!
I want your kitchen!
You look skinny ! nice shot !
I will go with, filing a fingernail, and that's a wrap!!
Boy, did I have a hard time with this! The Always-Have-To-Have-The-Right-Answer Me had to go with filing the nail. The Me I Wish I To Be wants it to be the haiku, or a "How do I love thee, let me count the ways" moment.
Wouldn't butter under your fingernails melt under all the hot camera lights? Also, wouldn't you have your fingers in your mouth if it was rich, yummy butter? Just askin'.
Filling your nails, and you do look great!
Looking young, trim, and stylish is not an option?
I was thinking picking nail polish off but ill go with butter.
When I zoomed in I couldn't see a nailfile...so I'd guess by the position of your fingers and lack of item in hands that you're scraping/picking something out from under your nails. :-)
The next poll should be about how many of us have thanked every deity we could come up with for inventing fingernails that get nicked instead of our actual fingers getting cut...
(And then you need a run on sentence contest.)
I am always snagging a nail and keep nail files in every room!!
Well-----------to me it looks like a file job !!ohhhh dang%$&(&%$!
My first thought was, you look fantastic (as in, have you lost weight?)! Whatever you're doing, keep it up.
I don't know what you are doing, but you look SOOOOOOOOO thin! You been working out? Jealous!
The itsy-bitsy spider went up the waterspout...
A bit small to really see what you are up to so my guess is filing your nail. Something about the angle of your hands and that there are no traces of food preparation happening makes me think that is the case. Yes?
Actually it's probably not butter but something like dough, etc. I use my hands over utensils to bake and I'm always doing this after. Kinda gross if you really think about it. haha!