Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Left Foot

What is going on in the blogosphere? I've seen more photos of feet in the last month of blog surfing than I've seen in a lifetime. It's certainly a podiatrists dream.

It seems like every other blog has pictures of people pointing the camera at their feet, or someone else's feet. This is all very unsettling for me because I hate my feet, and my hands too, but that's another story. I hate, hate, hate my feet.

The only beautiful foot I ever saw belonged to my former co-worker Cheryl. That's because her feet had been pampered with a lifetime of $60 pedicures and they were always cradled in $700 Manolo Blahniks. That explains alot.

I haven't seen so many people looking at their feet since I was a kid. We spent alot of time looking at our feet back then, but that was only if we were having an attack of shyness, or lying. Certainly hundreds of bloggers can't be lying and if you're blogging chances are you're not shy. So....what is it? A trend that's just spreading like wild fire?

I'm not one for conspiracy theories but I'm thinking that Payless Shoe Source is behind this trend. Yeah, that's it. They're paying bloggers to take photos of their feet and upload onto their websites. And there's subliminal messages in there I'm sure.

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....you feel very sleepy, and a strong desire to go shopping for cute little red flats.

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Or adorable lace covered shoes with matching purses.

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Or how about mules with kitten heels and silver buckles?

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It must have worked because in a mometary lapse of judgment I bought those mules. The Manolo Blahniks worked for Cheryl too. She sold advertising to car dealers and let's just say they were putty in her hands when she walked in wearing those and the newspaper was chocked full of ads for luxury cars.

The only place I dare to wear those silver buckled mules is at an event where people will be drinking heavily. It's only the rare drunk who will humiliate you by laughing at your ugly feet.

Just because my camera took pictures of my feet does not mean I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I was simply trying to make a point. But as Gilda Radner used to say.....NEVERMIND.

DO ME A FAVOR - Pop over to Mark's World blog and check out his Tiki Bar. Mark was my former publisher and the best boss I ever had..... and in 40 years I had alot of bosses. Anyway, a jump in traffic and comments on the site will not only thrill him, it will drive him crazy till he figures out where it's coming from. Thanks.

14 comments:

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

:D Thanks for the warning yesterday! I had no idea that this taking pictures of one's feet had become a trend. What is it exactly that's wrong with your feet? They look perfectly nice to me!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Suanne, thanks for stopping by! I love shoes too, but haven't bought any lately. Didn't know about the Payless thing so I'll have to pay attention to other blogs. My feet use to be prettier before I got bunions...uggghh! A short stint in retail ruined my feet.

Shoes are fun though!

Rhoda

Suzanne said...

Vee - let's just say that when I was a teenager a very cute guy told me I had "beep-beep toes"...whatever that means. Scared me for life!

Suzanne said...

Oh Rhonda - I did retail too. A killer on the feet for sure.

Mary said...

I think we should all do a "feet" post, or perhaps "shoe" post. Wouldn't that be a riot? (Or maybe it's just the lack of sleep talking...)
xoxo,
Mary
And hey, your feet look fine to me, too!

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

Hi Suzanne--thank you for stopping by my blog; What a pleasure to find you! Your blog is so funny and so "real". I love SARK! And I, too, am in the middle of the very transformation of which you describe. Thanks for the great post about shoes. Maybe a new pair would cheer me up. If I find some, I'll take a picture and post it. Stop by again soon! ~Kathy

C.C. said...

Hi Suzanne! Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my blog today - I'm so glad you stopped by. I knew a girl in college whose feet hurt when she wore flats because she was so used to wearing really high heels all the time...something about her tendons being stretched out...yikes!

Sabina said...

You are as always... ever amusing!! I was just thinking myself of doing a shoe blog. I love Zappos!! My foot is a very true size (I've been told) so I can shop online. I'm not typically shoe obsessed woman but there has been something in the air that has got me thinking of shoes!!

willow said...

Great post and cute shoes, too! I love Daniel Day-Lewis' performance in the film "My Left Foot", BTW.

We are all thinking about feet because they have been in hiding all winter...spring is like a big coming out party for feet. ;)

Deborah said...

Cute post! I don't like my hands and feet either! I dread summer with everyone wearing their cute little sandels.

OH! Have you seen the video on my blog - OLD SHOES? The whole mini-movie is just FEET! Really!

happyone said...

I love shoes and love going to DSW!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
My car is a 2002 and my dream car.
I washed her today and posted a couple of pictues.
My husband has a yellow 2005 Vette and there is a picture of his there too.
Do you have a Vette too?

BittersweetPunkin said...

I hate my feet too...LOL...you won't ever see a pic of my feet on my blog...or anyone else's..
Hugs,
Robin

Suzanne said...

Mary - yes, you should start the shoe posts.

Kathy- Good luck swimming the soup. At least I know I'm not alone.

C.C.- Yikes that sounds painful.

Sabina, seriously I need to stay away from Zappos. I got into some spending trouble there once.

Willow, Daniel Day-Lewis. Forget My Left Foot, did you see him in The Last of the Mohicans? WOW.

Happy One - I had an orange 1974 Vette. It was fun. But the one that got away was my 1970 Chevelle SS396. I'm still crying over that one.

Robin, I swear I won't make you show your feet. I feel your pain!

Suzanne said...

Mary - yes, you should start the shoe posts.

Kathy- Good luck swimming the soup. At least I know I'm not alone.

C.C.- Yikes that sounds painful.

Sabina, seriously I need to stay away from Zappos. I got into some spending trouble there once.

Willow, Daniel Day-Lewis. Forget My Left Foot, did you see him in The Last of the Mohicans? WOW.

Happy One - I had an orange 1974 Vette. It was fun. But the one that got away was my 1970 Chevelle SS396. I'm still crying over that one.

Robin, I swear I won't make you show your feet. I feel your pain!