Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Open Toed Shoe Pledge & Challenge


The Open Toed Shoe Pledge
As a member of the Cute Blogger Sisterhood, I pledge to follow the Rules when wearing sandals and other open-toe shoes:
REPEAT AFTER ME:
I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.

I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and chip-free.
I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe.

I will sand down any mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.

I will shave the hairs off my big toe.

I won't wear pantyhose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker, mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if I tuck it there.

If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.

I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr. Scholl's if my feet need him.

I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids' sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others. No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.

I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell and begin to look like Vienna sausages.

I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell her that her toes are as long as my fingers and no sandal makes creepy feet look good.

I will promise if I wear flip flops that I will ensure that they actually flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.

I will promise to go to my local nail salon at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $20 or $30 and worth EVERY penny).

I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear... nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals.

I challenge you to show off your open toed sandals and leave me a comment and I'll have a look at your toes and give you my score from 1-10. Be forwarned, I'm not a lover of the stinky little digits, so clean em up or hang ten!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is too cute. I was just looking at my toes wondering what to do. I tripped over my vaccuum the very day of my pedicure....yup big ol chip on my 3rd toe....was thinking of trimming as much as possible....and try to fix...guess not huh!!kimmer

ladybugmommy said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Too funny...I am not a lover of da feet either, and agree with all you say!
Jen

amy said...

what a cute post!

Stacy said...

You are so funny! How true all of these are!

I must be honest I have never been for a pedicure. I don't like feet very much. I do paint my toes, buff off dry skin, lotion, and repair corns, I still can't muster up the courage to go and have someone else touch my feet. I guess I can't take the pledge. ;o)

Jill and Jaap said...

That is so funny and true!

Janet said...

I can't take this pledge, you would give me a -1 for sure! My heels are as cracked as the Grand Canyon. I just don't have the time to do it all the time. I'm too chicken to get someone to touch them.....:-(

Truly Blessed said...

Okay, that is just too funny!

I'm feeling so guilty right now, I think I need to go someplace private and attend to my feet!

redmaryjanes said...

That is the bomb!! And I promise!!

Made in China said...

lol good one!!

BTW ... cute sandies!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Loved this post :) But not brave enough to show off my piggies!

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Loved this post :) But not brave enough to show off my piggies!

Nadine said...

This made me laugh out loud several times. I have to agree about the finger size toes - not pretty. Thanks for the laugh.

Doris & Dan said...

Too funny! I have big feet and even though they are pedicured, they are not being blogged.

Keep smilin!

nikki said...

I was just thinking today that I would LOVE a pedicure! (I've only had one in my life).
But, I think I'll just have to settle for painting them myself, but I doubt I'll be posting them. I have Flinstone's feet. fat big toes, but they are NOT hairy.
Lily's toes always look perfect and I'd be happy to post her cute feet.

Steffie B. said...

I thought this post was great! Cracked me right up! I'll see about doing it......maybe! ;)

Shionge said...

I am trying to repeat after you Debbie..so funny!

Lindsey said...

LOL love this post and i loovvve my flip flops <3 their a must for me in the summer (and winter sometimes lol)

Shannon S said...

Cracking me up! With the humidity on this coast, wearing pantyhose will kill you before the seam has time to surface! Lucky me...I just got three new pairs of sandals this week and I'm off to the nail salon this afternoon. Enjoy your weekend too!

Anonymous said...

Cute post.I'm not a fan of my footsies either but I just gotta wear the sandals.Wouldn't be summer without them.

Dolores and Shawn said...

Haha, that is too funny! I know people who have broken at least 3 of those rules.

Anonymous said...

I know I have ugly fett, but I am sooo grateful to have them, and like my thighs I work with what I got....have a grand Day Deb.

Jewels of My Heart said...

LOL Too funny..... I have been guilty of a few of them... hehee

Carolyn said...

What!?! You're suppposed to shave your big toe!?! Nobody ever told me that- LOL!
I'll have to fix my toe polish and take a pic, I guess... but no laughing at what my husband calls my "ET" toes!

Nikki & Larry said...

Great post, too funny! Now I must go attend to my feet and I may post a pic...maybe.

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Kristin said...

Hilarious! Very clever!

Alyson & Ford said...

So cute! I only have one challenge that I can't live without - I really do just touch up the big toes!! I may have to take you up on the challenge for a brutally honest opinion!
LOL
Alyson
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