Monday, June 10, 2013

Followers Blog Hop

Thanks to Mel Chelsey for her blog hop.  It's an opportunity to meet new people and gather followers.


Times they are a changing.

Back in the day if you saw my toes in the summer all you would see is a peek of the big toe, maybe its sister. I had the hardest time buying sandals that covered more than they revealed. In my estimation I had troll feet. These things should not be shared. There is not a pedicurist in the universe that can fix troll feet.

I mentioned my paranoia to a co-worker several years back. She laughed at me and said, "Troll feet? Do you want to see troll feet?" She slipped her toes out of her skimpy sandal and displayed for my viewing pleasure her troll feet. Amazingly, they really were.



Do you remember troll dolls? She had their feet. She slipped her foot back in her sandal thinking she had quashed my fears, but alas I was still too timid to share my feet.

This morning as I was deciding what to wear I realized that at some point I vaulted passed the troll foot stage and into the here are my toes, love 'em, hate 'em, ignore 'em. Doesn't matter.

 
One day I hope to achieve this same sense of:  Here it is, with my writing. 
 
 


31 comments:

  1. Your toes are fine! Love those sandals, too. But after reading this post, I am reminded me that I really need to go get a pedicure.... :)

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    1. ahaha that is awesome. My daughter and I are going this Saturday.

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  2. Hello, Jai! Lovely to meet you! Here via the Followers Blog Hop and delighted to be connecting with another wanna-be writer.

    I SO relate. But you know what's been helping me? Writing! Much like wearing sandals until the anxiety of doing such vanishes, writing and sharing it with everyone has been inoculating me against the fear of sharing my writing, and even starting to give me confidence that my writing isn’t so troll-like after all.

    So were those sandals and share those stories. The more you do it, the better you’ll feel!

    Thanks,
    Bev
    http://bev-thebevelededge.blogspot.com/

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    1. Will do.
      Thanks for the encouragement.

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  3. Cute feet. haha. Great introduction, nice to meet you. Look forward to reading more of your post. I am following you on bloglovin.

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    1. Nice to meet you too. I think I already follow you.

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  4. Your feet are fine! I grew up barefoot, so I never cared what they looked like. But it is funny how many people are embarressed by their feet. I used to LOVE those troll dolls. My mom came across one with blue hair in her downsizing & I refused to let her part with it. So it is living in a teapot... Hiphopping around today & you are my first stop of course!!

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    1. I grew up barefoot too. I'm not sure at what age I decided my feet were unacceptable.

      I always loved those troll dolls. Glad you were able to keep your blue haired lovely.

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  5. I thought I was the only one! (My husband calls them Barney Rubble feet, though)

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    1. Barney Rubble feet. YES!! That's hilarious.

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  6. Aww, I don't think they are troll feet. I have freakishly long toes, make my feet look like an extra pair of hands. xD Thanks for being part of the hop!

    Mel at Writings Musings and Other Such Nonsense

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    1. An extra pair of hands can come in handy. ;)

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  7. You're feeties look like they're dressed for Florida. =)

    I think we're all hoping to develop that sense of confidence with our writing. It'll come, eh?

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    1. It will come, "all in good time, my pretty" evil witch laugh.

      I think it will when we least expect it. Just like my Florida feet. It would be great to be on the beach right now.

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    2. LOL. Well jet on down. I'll supply the hotel. ;)

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  8. I may not have troll feet, but my toes are not straight and that's not a pretty sight either. Everyone in my family has it.

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  9. I don't see anything 'trolly' about those feet. And I like the shoes :)

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  10. HAHAHA! Great post and no, you do not have troll feet. Shy feet maybe, but not troll feet. Love your blog.

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  11. LOL, I don't think you have troll feet. And in reality there are very few people with cute feet. I have stubby little toes and callouses from running. Enjoy flipflops and sandals anyway!

    I've followed you here and on twitter. Nice to meet you!

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  12. Haha! I'd rather hobbit feet than troll feet! Great blog hop!

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  13. My daughter used to collect this little trolls, your pic made me smile :) Paint your toenails and show 'em off!

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  14. ::sniffle:: i'll be glad when i get to that stage in my writing. I'm blog hop'n, btw.

    http://www.constanceburris.blogspot.com/

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  15. time is a never ending change.. Isn't it Jai :)
    lovely space u have !!

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  16. Oh how funny!! Troll feet! If those were your feet in the picture, they didn't look like troll feet!! I love my feet! Ha Ha I have a thing about not getting them dirty, and my feet must always be cleaned before I go to bed. Weird, but I don't sleep well with dirty feet.

    Cute post, and I joined!

    sandysanderellasmusings.blogspot.com

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  17. Troll hair would be worse, no? lol

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    1. Troll hair would be way worse!!!

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  18. Hi, Jai, it's nice to meet you! I'm from the blog hop as well. LOL I remember those troll dolls from WAY back in the day. I've never really had an issue with showing my feet in public, though they aren't my favorite part of my body.

    Hope you're having a wonderful week!

    ~Wendy Lu

    The Red Angel

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  19. Hey my lovely, just catching up on the blog hop. About to follow you. Looking forward to reading more. xxx nisfornails.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. Life's been nuts here the last couple of days.

    Thank you to everyone that has commented and joined.
    I will be hopping around the blog-o-sphere the next couple of days catching up.

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  21. I have Flintstone feet myself. Maybe Bigfoot was a second cousin of mine or something! :)

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  22. I'm glad I'm not alone ;)))

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