Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Kiss Kiss Kiss

Photo - complements of my amazing sis-in-law

I like feet. When I first possessed my own camera I was addicted to taking pictures of my feet or taking pictures of other’s feet. I like shoes better. Feet are beautiful though and everyone has their own unique feet. I believe shoe shopping is highly therapeutic and just plain fun. In my closet I have an amazing pair of zebra striped heels- I don‘t wear them to every event. But I have them!  In the course of a day one takes anywhere from 8,000 to 10,000 steps. That’s a lot of steps. Apparently if you’re going to shop for shoes, the best time of day to do it is in the afternoon. Our feet swell from those 8,000 steps and it’s best to buy our shoes when the feet have at least done half of their walking for the day.

How much care do you put into your feet? Personally, I don’t have a lot of spare time to spend on my feet. If I’m not working I’m studying. If I’m not studying I’m working. If I’m not doing either studying or working I’m probably sleeping/shopping/hanging out(or blogging). One of the last things I want to do is spend time pampering my feet. I hate spending the money on pedicures and manicures to. Pick your poison- I’d rather have that cute dress I just saw at New York and Company. However, if we didn’t have our feet life would be pretty strange. Perhaps we should rethink the amount of time we put into our feet.

PhotobucketOur feet are made up of 28 bones and they consist of 250,000 sweat glands. Ewww, smelly feet.

Reflexology, according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary is a: massage of the hands or feet based on the belief that pressure applied to specific points on these extremities benefits other parts of the body.

It really does work. I used to suffer from year round allergies and I discovered that taking clothes pins and attaching them to all of my toes relieved the pressure in my face to the point I could breath easier. And that’s reflexology. If you have a headache, applying pressure to your big toe is supposed to help relieve that too. However, when I have a headache, quick fixes that last for 2 seconds are just not going to cut it. I usually run for the aspirin.

By the way, just because you can walk on your foot does not mean you didn’t break it. I think people don’t understand that and thereby cause themselves excess problems and excess pain. Ouch. I really hope I never chance to break my foot. Now that I’ve said that….

What’s wrong with kissing someone’s feet or asking someone to kiss your feet? Perhaps there is therapy in that, who knows. Maybe instead of shopping we’ll all take to feet kissing.

Meet Difkat Khantimero, a Russian Official. He subbed for a PE teacher and had the basketball team all doing press-ups. At one point he made some mention of “kiss” and had the lovely basketball team members kiss his feet as they did pushups.  Maybe people are over sensitive now a days. I’ll admit, yes, it’s a little strange. But, it’s not like he was inviting each one to privately kiss his feet. He’s in a public area. There are babies walking around. I thought it was rather humorous actually. He did get fired over that stunt. Too bad he did not know in advance that he would be canned. Perhaps if he had, he would have at least made it worth it. Maybe a few more pressups?

Perhaps we should try to relax instead of always looking for something to have a problem with. Do you think that the boys are in need of therapy? Do you think that down the road they will say things like “If only he hadn’t made me kissed his feet, my life would not be such a mess.”  In life there’s a lot of crap that happens. I think we should be less concerned with finding issue in the stupid things and perhaps a bit more concerned with the things that actually matter.

And that’s Emily reporting to you live from rainy rainy Sk- Washington.

If you wanna check the 'kissing' movie out, here's a link.


  1. Nice shoes. I am not obsessed with my feet cause they are short and stout.TT

  2. 250,000 sweat glands? That explains a lot.
    P.S. I also have a pair of zebra and leopard print shoes. You can't help but strut when you where them :)

  3. Thanks, Glenys! :)

    ohhhh, I want leopard print shoes!! That would be fun. Especially if you had a purse that matched. *sigh* :)

  4. ...hmmmm...not a fan of feet, I have to say. I like them in shoes though! Does that count?

  5. I love feet! Especially male feet. S E X Y . :)

  6. hehe, I do know quite a few people who aren't partial to feet. So, it absolutely counts, Sandra! :)

    ooOooOlala, Lee! haha