Feet

I like to collect good tips, on anything that might come in handy someday. There are how-tos, diys, and homemade instructions all over the internet. That is how I found the instructions on how to build my simple rocket stove, produce aqueous oxygen as a septic-system friendly cleaner, and how to prepare clothing for venturing into mosquito infested woods, among other things.

I recently visited a site that had me shaking my head. The tip was a good one. The person giving the tip caused me pause though. She was youngish, thirties probably. She claimed “godliness”, and selfied herself in heavy makeup, her body language typical for internet presentation, smiling and in the know. That, in and of itself was not offensive, but I found it a little bit sad. What was offensive was her statement about using a product she did not approve of.

She said; “That is so redneck.”

What! Did she just make a politically reactionary statement about people defined as being politically reactionary? To me is sounds like the pot calling the kettle black!

redneck: “a working-class white person, esp. a politically reactionary one from a rural area.
ORIGIN from the back of the neck being sunburned from outdoor work.”

the pot calling the kettle black: something that you say which means someone should not criticize another person for a fault that they have themselves

Today the temperature are predicted to soar to 30C! Because it remains cool at night, I welcome this development. The black fly and mosquito populations suffer significant losses in the heat. And while I prefer the daytime highs to hover around 24C, a hot day to beat the bugs seems wonderful.

Here is my left foot a Harriet’s cottage. My favourite part of my body is my feet! I love them. They take me everywhere I go, and I take them everywhere I go. During my youth, when men stared at my chest, or my derrière, I felt sorry for them, because they were missing the best part of me, my feet!
My Grandpa always told us, if your feet are good, you’re all good. That was something he learned in the army during the First World War. It was good advice.
Footatharrietscottage

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Weather

28°C
Date: 2:00 PM EDT Tuesday 22 July 2014
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Pressure: 101.6 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: 27.8°C
Dewpoint: 17.4°C
Humidity: 53%
Wind: SSW 21 km/h
Humidex: 33

Quote

“He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.”
Douglas Adams
1952 – 2001

4 comments to Feet

  • Oh! My feet and the rest of me want to be where your left foot is! That looks so lovely and relaxing.

    You’re so right about the importance of feet, too. Between being hypothyroid and having “Greek feet” with bunions, I have balance issues at times. If it weren’t for wider flip flops and shoes I think I’d lose my balance quite often. I’m so thankful for wider shoes!

    *grin* Just noticed, you have Greek feet, too! You’re big toe is shorter than your next toe.

  • Bex

    I have Greek feet too! And I totally agree, when your feet are good, you are good. I also have to add legs to that statement, as my legs are not good, my feet are not good, and I am feeling the truth of that statement.

  • The lakes on the Canadian Shield are very beautiful, TopsyTurvey, aren’t they!

    Wow, although I have always known that my big toe was shorter than the next toe, it never dawned on me that this phenomenon had a name, or that it might be the source of problems. In my family I think it is the Celtic blood line that passes this down, as my maternal family is descended from Scotland, and my Great Grandfather is said to have spoken the Celtic language… I know I spoke with an “accent” as a small child, being ridiculed at school for my pronunciation of words like calm.

    I notice that a lot of Roman Emperors had the same kind of toes, http://romeartlover.tripod.com/Feet.html.

    Luckily I have not yet suffered from any of the common problems associated with Greek Feet, but I do know my Granny had all kinds of trouble with bunions!

  • Bex, Greek Feet, who knew! I am lucky in that my Greek Feet haven’t caused me any problems, but I am “young” yet, so time will tell!

    Sorry to hear you have challenges with your feet and legs, that is no fun!