Friday, January 26, 2007

Facts for Friday

1. As a kid, the older brother my brother's best friend who lived up the street used to babysit us on occassion. We had a pretty close relationship with him, and would hang out with him even when he wasn't required to take care of us. Our relationship was so close, in fact, that one night when he came over to babysit and he had this wicked sunburn on his back, he let us peel it for him. We sat in the living room, an old yogurt container ready and waiting as a recepticle for his dead skin, and went to work.

It was like a special treat.

2. I'm currently growing my toe hair out so I can photograph is and post the results on the blog. I don't have much, but it's really long. I feel like I should embrace the strangeness of this, and try and diminish the embarassment I've always felt.

3. Last night Alice and I went to get pedicures on the coldest night of the year. Before we put on our socks to leave, they saran-wrapped our toes to protect the polish. I enjoyed the sensation so much that I'm tempted to wear saran wrap under my clothing on a regular basis. Alice confessed that she wore the plastic wrap for the rest of the night.

4. I hate purses. I only own one that I regularly carry, and it has a broken zipper. I kind of wish the human body had carrying compartments built into it. I don't like the fact that I have to carry "stuff" around with me.

5. I'm not a big fan of slang either. One might even say that I'm anti-slang.

6. It's a common misconception that eczema is just a rash. The truth is that as a skin condition, it can also involve covering the skin with what I fondly refer to as "pus balls." Basically this means that underneath the top layer of skin there is surplus of pustules that, when popped, become painful and itchy. Fun. (Wikipedia, although faulty at times, leads me to believe that I have Dyhidrosis eczema. Apparently pustules and small blisters are unique to this form of eczema and it only affects 20 out of 100,000 people. Doctors have never mentioned this to me, but then again, they always told me that I would grow out of it. Also, I was grossed out by the picture on the Wikipedia link until I realized that my right hand frequently looks exactly like this.)

7. My parents' computer literacy usually blows my friends away. In particular, they think it's really cool that my Dad has his own msn picture (and has had for about two years now). In fact, he has a selection of msn pictures to choose from. And a couple of weeks ago, they found this blog and now read it. They're welcome readers (hi Mom and Dad!) but it makes me wonder if their hearts really surge with pride when they realize their daughter is using the Internet as a means to rant incessantly about pus, peeling dead skin and toe hair?

You learn something new every day. Today, you all learned 7 new things. This has been Facts for Friday.


  1. I fully approve of growing out your toe hair. Not everyone has such a talent, and if you're not taking advantage of it, you never know what disastrous punishment the fates could lay down for you. Plus, I have it on good authority that that particular shade of red polish goes best with hair.

  2. If you wanted "carrying compartments buit into" you, consider that as a positive potential of transhumanism.

    You only think that you have a unique eczema because you like to be special. You are special, but it's not likely that your eczema is too.

    I only learned three things new things today. Well, at least from this post I did.

  3. tell me more about what is good feeling about saran wrap on your toes...

  4. your toe picture looks surprisingly similar to kathryn's.

  5. Anonymous8:15 PM

    I really like that picture of you its different then the typical ones. Oh, and good luck with the toe hair growth...