Tuesday, May 19, 2009

PEDICURES AND PERKY TOES


Hello! I'm Nan and I blog at Mom's The Word and I'm excited to meet you all. I will be blogging on Tuesdays, and I'm just going to jump right in here with this blogging thing and you'll get to know me as we go.

In the past I have posted about things of earth-shattering importance, such as the battle of the leg hair or waxing my upper lip. But I have never tackled the final frontier.......a pedicure.

I used to think people who got pedicures were a little, well, prissy........until I had one. Oh. My. Word. The song "A Whole New World" comes to mind but I won't sing it because then you will run away screaming, and I want you to stay so we can get to know one another better.

You know, there comes a point when your leg hair gets so long that you either need to mow 'em or grow 'em, shave 'em or braid 'em. I decided to shave them before my pedicure as I didn't want the gal to be blinded by a stray leg hair while she was clipping my toenails and actually cut off a toe or severe an artery or something.

So the day came. MY FIRST PEDICURE (cue music). I put on my shoes and socks and headed out the door, then realized that perhaps I should wear flip flops so as not to ruin the pedi. I drove to the mall and met my friends there. After all, you can't get a pedicure alone can you? Can you?

We all sat in the chairs and I removed my flip flops and tried to hide my ugly toes by putting my feet in the lovely, blue swirling water. As I put my feet in the water it occured to me that I needn't have bothered shaving. The water was so hot it would have boiled the hair right off my legs (and some of the skin too) and saved me alot of trouble.

Once I got used to the steaming caldron I began to enjoy myself. That is until "she" came. I call her The Torturer.

She sat on my chest so I couldn't breathe, grabbed my leg and bent and twisted it as hard as she could, laughingly manically at my sobbing......the pain was overwhelming......I couldn't breathe.....I.......oh, sorry, I guess I got a little carried away. Never mind.

The massage was nice. When she started using the smoother-thingy (I am really up on all this stuff, aren't you thrilled?) on the bottoms of my feet, it was all I could do not to squirm away. What can I say, I am very ticklish. I darned near kicked her teeth out trying to get away, poor thing. I hope she has insurance.

Then, Miss Torturer decended on my poor little toes with her torturous, sharp, whirrring table-saw. She called it a nail file but I know what I saw. Whatever.......

As the sharp, dangerous blade nail file came close I flinched smiled, after all how bad could it be? As I watched the lady saw my toes off, one toe at a time, I begged for mercy, sobbing "stop, please, stop!" But she showed no mercy. It was really a piece of cake, no problem at all and I will never go again I would definitely do it again!

The funniest thing was, the rest of the day I could hardly keep my eyes off of my perky toes! I heartily recommend a pedicure if you haven't tried one! Then you can have perky toes too! Just give me a call and I'll run away screaming in fear be happy to go with you!



35 comments:

  1. I've never had a pedicure, and now I'm not sure if I ever want to have one! LOL!!

    All that and no picture???? We wants to see!

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  2. Oh you gotta share a pic of those pretty little piggies now huh?!

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  3. Wow, I am a little scared now..... ;) hehehe

    I never had one but everyone tells me is a must... here you only get them if you go to a spa, so I will probably wait until I go to the States. Don´t get me wrong, I would love to go to a spa but...... :)

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  4. Yikes! All that torture for pretty piggies? The things we must go through! Although, I've never had a pedi either! Maybe some day...but definitely not the same place you went! LOL!

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  5. WOW! Nan! Ive never been either, and don't think i'll be signing up soon!!! I love pretty toes, but there is a limit to the pain i will endure for beauty!! :)

    It is good to meet you!

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  6. That was a scary, I mean enlightening, description of a pedicure. I have had a couple, maybe 3, in my life and they are slightly uncomfortable in parts. I am very ticklish as well, and squirm at the same part that you did. I think I'm going to get one in a few weeks before we all go on a cruise.

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  7. I need one so bad, but I think I'll stay away from the place you went to. ;o)

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  8. ROFL! Nan, my daughter just said, "What's so funny?" because I was laughing out loud. You are a MESS. Where is the picture of the beautiful new toes?!?!?!?

    I have yet to get a pedicure. I am ticklish too and I don't know if I can stand it. I'll let you know if I decide to do it.

    You're too much. Ha.

    Love!
    Beth

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  9. I had a pedicure for the first time in years this past Saturday with some girlfriends!! Such a fun thing to do!! Especially since I only have boys!! My problem is that my feet are soo ticklish that I can barely sit still in the seat! She had to finally just stop buffing my feet and get straight to the massage!! Which was fine by me!!

    I also always wonder where they come up with name for toe polish! The color I picked out was a beautiful pinkish-red (very flashy for me) but the name was "Cajun Shrimp"! Kinda gross!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. SUPER funny!! I felt the exact same way when I got my first pedicure...but when you are 9 months pregnant and you haven't been able to reach your toes for months and your hubby doesn't do such a great job with the toenail painting, you will endure the torture to have nice toes for a few weeks!! I have gotten a few more pedicures since my first...but it still feels a little like torture to me too {especially the tickling part!}

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  11. Oh Nan, you've painted (pun intended) such a gloomy picture of such a WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!! ha ha ha ha

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE getting pedicures. I think they are SOOOOO relaxing! All of you girls that have never had one, MUST GO GET ONE FOR YOURSELF!!!!

    Super funny post though. Good job, Nan!

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  12. Isn't it weird how something can be so miserable and so wonderful all at the same time?!?! LOL!

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  13. Hey Nan. I've never had a pedi. I don't know why. I keep hearing my toes screaming at me saying "PLEASE WE'RE HIDEOUS. DON'T YOU HAVE A HEART?" But I just say "NO. I'm the boss of you and when I say no, I mean it." When they learn their lesson I'll treat them to a pedi. OR....this could be their punishment, since you made it sound like such torture. I guess you could say that pedis are like tough love, huh. Well, that's my silly comment for the day. Hope you have a good one, Mom!

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  14. Cute!!! I had my first pedicure last year and I must say it was devine!! Looking forward to keeping up with this blog!! Great idea!

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  15. Seriously, I am confused. Maybe it is because I haven't finished a cup of coffee yet!! Would you get a pedicure again or politely decline?! I simply love getting a pedicure. It is not something that I do all that often. I don't think I got one last summer... wait, maybe one. I am thinking about that now that summer is fast approaching.

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  16. This was great... I do have to admit that I felt the same way the first time I had one. It hurt like crazy, but after your initial pedi, it is much easier and they don't have to do as much extensive surgery... hehe... It feels great... I so want one!

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  17. I, too like perky toes...andrea

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  18. I did not used to be able to fathom the idea of someone else messing with my feet. It just seemed so arrogant to think that i would go to someone else to do that. UNTIL......Wow! I allowed one of my friends who gave pedicures to convince me to come for one as a gift from her. And now, I am hooked. My feet used to be so ugly and now are so nice and my toes, so perky. :)

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  19. Melissa, I can't access your webpage so I'll write your comment here. Actually it never occurred to me to take a picture, isn't that funny! However, I am sure one of the other five moms would have offered to be a perky toe-stand in if I needed, lol!

    ~ Nan

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  20. I've never had a pedicure either. I'm too embarrassed that I may indeed have the most dry callused feet in the world. IF ..I ever DO get one I have vowed that I will give myself my own mini pedicure before I go in that way the poor pedicurist has much less work to do, and I'm much less embarrassed. :)

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  21. It's been five years or so since I've had one, but I guess I did enjoy the torture! All but the awful smell of the place! To me manicures are worse, but I do desperately need one!

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  22. I love my pedicures. I get them about once a month. Just divine...funny post and nice picture.

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  23. I also love pedicures, my girls had their first one back in December and they too love them :) Thanks for sharing your funny story and WELCOME to the world of CUTE FEET!

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  24. Yeah, I love Pedicures...NOW, the next time you go you MUST have the Spa pedicure...it is $10.00 more and they put this mint stuff on and put your legs in warm towels and massage...pure heaven I tell you!

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  25. I've been thinking of taking my mom to have her toenails prettied up, but I certainly won't let her read this! She's run the other way =)

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  26. I definitely need something done with my feet!
    Love the new blog and it´s a great idea! Join forces! Wish we could do this in the real world and in our homes sometimes but then we would probably not cope so well. So now we have the best of both worlds! Bloggy Team Homemaking!LOL
    Love the colors and the cartoon header!! so cool!

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  27. Love pedis! Love love love pedis!

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  28. I am right there with you...mixed emotions. Its pure pleasure one moment, just as quickly to be replaced by almost pain like feelings.

    What's a womans suppose to do...we all want "perky" feet. Guess its that time of year...maybe I should make an appointment...then again, maybe not. ;o)

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  29. You are a riot.

    Loved this post...now I want a pedicure!

    Gotta go shave ;)

    ~Julie

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  30. Nice to meet you Nan! I am best friends with MiMi, so I was so excited to see that she had a new blog with other moms! I live in AZ so pedicures and pereky toes are my FAVORITE things in the whole world(well one of them anyways!) I have blogged a few times on my tooties! Next time you will need to get a few pics! Looking forward to more of 5 Moms & a Blog!

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  31. LOL! Too funny! Pedicures are fun, but I only get them when we have family come in town for a gals fun day. It is the only time I shave my legs. LOL! Just kidding!

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  32. That's funny because I just had my first pedicure and recently blogged about it too. If you feel like reading my experience it's here. http://homesteadersheart.blogspot.com/2009/05/its-been-38-years-298-days-since-my.html
    Have a blessed day.
    Kim

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  33. Never had one, but I must say....I am scared to have one with these 30' something year old feet. lol

    Great post!

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  34. A very nice Treat Yourself Tuesday...I am glad you took time for yourself.
    Did I mention I don't grow hair on my legs...smooth as silk maybe shave them once a year. I am glad I am on the computer because when I tell people that they usually want to hit me.

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  35. Well, I read about your lip waxing just now and …OUCH…I do not think I would do it, even though my son said that I have more hair on my upper lip than he does…OUCH! I just cannot stand pain and will usually avoid it at all costs. (I only started plucking my eyebrows at 37 in absolute desperation to do something about my sagging eyelids!)

    I know how much fun it is too look down at pretty nails because mine are not that pretty most of the time, but when they look a bit decent, I constantly admire them. I have never had a pedicure and probably will never have one because I would have a difficult time with spending money on myself like that…and speaking of that…you, you little money pincher, surprise me! *smile*

    Well, I see you already have a lot of followers to this blog…oh my you girls are popular!

    Love you, Nan,
    ♥Hope

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