Tuesday, November 13, 2007

In which I accidentally glue my toes together

Running around over this past weekend, I spotted this:

A beautiful vision of perfect toes came into my mind. The fake nails weren't a lot of money, so I figured I'd try them out. You can try just about anything once, right?

So after Fly was in bed, I sat down with the nail kit. The creepy little disembodied toenails. The cancer-causing glue. The impossibly small nail stickers. I wasn't deterred.

The first toenail went on perfectly! The second one was a little crooked, but who would be able to tell?

By the third toenail, though, I was getting overconfident in my fake-nail-putting-on ability. I got cocky. I was a little too haphazard with the glue. And I darn near glued my forefinger to my ring toe. Then I really did it -- I glued my forefinger and thumb together! Ack! S l o w l y, I pulled them apart. Yikes! This stuff is really sticky.

I moved on to the other foot. I started with the big toe. It didn't look right. I compared it to the first big toe. Gah! There are two sizes of big toenails in the package! Now I had two mismatched big toes! One normal, one Shrek-sized. But there was no going back now.

Fingers and thumb covered in rough patches of dried glue, I finally finished!

And then I realized I glued two toes together. Great.

Glue issues aside, I was still worried the toenails would fall off in bed and I'd wake up to little toenail carcasses littering the sheets. So I put socks on and hit the hay. (They're still on.)

I promise this isn't turning into a foot blog....

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Blogger groovyoldlady said...

Well, they look pretty...

7:15 AM  
Anonymous jenn said...

:) Sounds like a fun adventure. They look good!

8:22 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I think they look pretty good. I would have never known it wasn't done by a professional!

8:51 AM  
Anonymous fidget said...



you are a nut! I could never do this b/c not only would I glue my toes together and my fingers to my toes, but inevitably I would be glued to whatever surface my feet were resting on.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Awesome Mom said...

Do they feel funny when you put socks on? That is one reason I would have avoided putting on fake toenails. Another is that I would probable end up glued to the floor.

10:52 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Wow. I had no idea that there was such a thing...I may have to look into that for next summer.

Nice toes!

11:23 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

I was looking at my toenails at the pool this morning and, wow, yours are seriously putting them to shame. It's fall here. I wear socks almost constantly. I don't need your pretty toenail peer pressure!!! (kidding. they're beautiful)

1:30 PM  
Blogger oh amanda said...

hee hee! Full bloggy disclosure, huh? I think they look great--as toes go!

8:08 AM  

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