Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Like I promised--my toenail picking update

If you are reading this post because you came upon my blog after doing a google search for something having to do with toenail picking, then I am talking to you. You don't have to feel alone and embarrassed any longer. We are in this together. Even if you, like me, witnessed and then took up toenail picking at a young age, there is still hope. We can all come together to offer support and encouragement to one another, and together we can beat this destructive addiction. And it's simple. There is just one simple step on the road to recovery. What is it, you're dying to know? It's called socks, my friends. We need to wear them. All the time. I'd been good for months until about a week ago when I got too cocky and took off my socks as I curled up in my favorite chair. And yes, the temptation to pick was still too strong. I lost a couple of strong, grown-out toenails that night. But don't despair. I didn't throw in the towel. Rather, I threw on my socks. And you can too. Yes, I know summer is upon us and it is so much cooler and more comfortable to wear sandals. And, you know what? You can wear them. Wear them to the store. Wear them to the movies. Wear them shopping. Wear them where ever you will not be tempted to pick. But when you return home, put on your socks. Your feet will stay clean, your carpets will too (did you know that the oils in your feet are transferred to the carpet--making perfect sticking spots for dirt?), and your toenails will not be picked. Seriously! Look at my toenails! No more painting faux-nails for me! I actually have that white strip at the top of every one! Granted, I'm now realizing that picking my toenails is not my only problem. How in the heck am I supposed to get rid of that crusty white stuff on the sides of by big toenail? Do I have to use files and lotions and stuff?! I hope not...but anyway....I'm on the road to recovery and you can be too. Hang in there...
P.S. Yep. In honor of my new look, I even put my toe ring (which I took off right before the marathon in 2006) back on. What a reunion...

39 comments:

Talltiffany said...

Your toes look great, and thanks for the laugh. You are awesome!

Lisa said...

Ann - cool artwork. I too would like to know how to get rid of the dry white area on the side of the large toe so if you figure it out please share!

Audge said...

Hahaha nice. Wait you mean to tell me you always used to wear a toe ring up until your marathon? Even with regular shoes on? Well anyway, why is toenail picking such a bad thing? I mean it can't be that bad if there isn't really anybody around and you pick it so that it is an appropriate length and not some sick nasty toenail that is curling over your toe. Right? I guess CLIPPING them is the better alternative. Ok ok. You are right. It's pretty gross. Well, I'm leaving now. Love you.

Oh yeah...peace in this nation.

Laura Hendricks said...

it all started with pops. he's the number one toe-nail picker.
speaking of marathons...hey ann, remember when we both ran the st. george marathon? that was pretty cool. (i still find ways to fit that into conversations).

Laura Hendricks said...

p.s. wish i was there :(

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