Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Kick off your Sunday shoes

I have horrible feet. I can't remember a time I've haven't ever thought so. They're about one size too long for my height, and plenty of other angst-causing flaws that I won't go in to because it's just too much information. So I cope the best way I know how. I ignore them.

Most of the time, this situation works well enough. I keep the nails tidy and painted, they get washed every morning in the shower and that's that. But then Summer rolls around and out come the flip flops and slides and sandals and my toes are peeking through, getting some sunshine and we're all happy for about a week.

Then my heels get dry and start to crack. I've endured the searing pain of fissures before and I don't want them again. The problem is, I'm highly allergic to most of the drugstore creams and remedies. I'll break out in hives around my ankles because of the fragrance or one of the ingredients. Sometimes the smell of the product is so very bad that my dogs and cats try covering up my feet in protest!

I Googled for a scentless homeopathic remedy and got a plethora of information about how to take care of my tootsies. Some of it was stuff I knew already (Well if you already knew it, then why haven't you done it? -- I'm LAZY, that's why!) and some of it was new and quite "interesting."

For example:

Never wear shoes with wet legs and never wear wet soaks. [sic] Uh huh, just for the record, I rarely run around with wet legs and I think if you're soaked, you might as well take off all your clothes and shoes anyway.

Walk on the grass barefoot early in the morning. It rejuvenates the feet and improves eyesight. Well, I never knew my feet could see. Maybe that's why they're cracked, they can't see themselves!

I did find a suggestion for wrapping my heels in Vaseline and Saran Wrap at night, which was guaranteed to soften up the dry skin after a few consecutive times. Either that, or the next post will be about how I ended up with a fractured arm from sliding down the hallway because I forgot to unwrap the gooey mess before I got out of bed!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mama said knock you out

I had a lovely Mother's Day weekend. Did you?

My son and I went to the movies to see Iron Man. It's totally worth the ridiculous movie house prices, y'all. It's got many, many superhero-themed movies beat down! BLAMMO -- Into the ground!

Except maybe the new Batman movie, which also looks quite tantalizing.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tasty treat

I enjoy watching tv shows online. I can't wait for Fridays because I can watch LOST and Grey's Anatomy on the ABC website. Similarly, on Tuesdays I got hooked watching NBC's Medium.

The other day, I was on YouTube just looking for various clips and I stumbled onto a link for Hulu, where my dear friends, you can watch various tv shows AND movies for FREE -- that's zilch, nada, nothing. And it's also practically commercial free too.

Wow, that was like setting a 2 pound box of Godiva chocolate in front of me and telling me to eat all I want because it was calorie-free!!!

Mmmm, Hulu.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Besides, you knew the job was dangerous when you took it

Hello gentle reader! I'll be casting my blog into the sea of millions of others today.

I can't promise I'll be funny, witty or worth your time, but I will be myself. So when you've spent your day reading and rereading all of your favorite blogs and no one has updated in a few days because they're off filming interviews for TV, or promoting books, or becoming a celebrity, you can always turn to me.