Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Why I Might Be Just a Bit Grouchy

I had this really terrific blog post planned for today. It included how wonderful my weekend went (financially and entertainingly), how Ben had gotten sick but managed by teamwork kept him from another Thanksgiving episode, how much better life has been the past two or three weeks, and how much I was looking forward to the weekend off so I could work in the yard. Post postponed.

For almost a year now I've had this "thing" on the digit next to my left foot's pinkie toe. I suspected what it was but this "thing" never gave me a problem. It just looked sort of gross and since most people are not focused (usually...unless you're really weird...like me) on someone else's feet I decided not to even deal with it.

Well a funny - okay it really isn't funny - thing happened within the last 24 hours. That particular toe is sore as hell! As in that it's painful to walk. The "thing" is most likely a corn and decided now was the time to make its presence known. Thankfully I have a weekend off to consider my options before daring my corn to make the 72 hours of my next festival miserable.

I tell you this not to be gross....okay...I lie. I really love writing about gross stuff that all of us can identify with but I need some information. Google gave me a bunch of really stupid remedies. I'll be going with the safe ones but if you have some more interesting ones then let me know. Also I need to name this little prick upon said toe. The best one gets an 8" x 10" giclee print; not of my deformed toe but your choice of a Ben & Bennie creation (voting is always a family endeavor).

Until tomorrow when I give you a terrific report about the weekend, all I can say is "Owww!"

15 comments:

Margaret said...

I have no idea how to get rid of it...but immediately the song "Jimmy Cracked Corn and I don't care" went through my head...

"Ben's got a corn...."

Shea's Mom said...

Ok. I can help with this one. Go directly to the drugstore. Look in the Foot care section. you will find "Corn pads". They are nice little felt do-dads that will fit over the offending area. But! Don't forget the little medicinal disk that goes underneath the cushiony corn pad thingy.

I laughed, I scoffed, I limped. Sure enough, they work! And, pretty darn quick too.

good luck!

Nurse Betty L. Boop said...

Cornelius!
The boy's name Cornelius \c(o)-rne-lius, cor-nelius\ is pronounced kor-NEEL-yus. It is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "horn". A famous Latin clan name, often used under the Roman Empire. Biblical: Cornelius was a Roman centurion who was baptized by Peter. Also the name of a third-century pope who is venerated as a saint. Railroad millionaire Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Ben and Bennie said...

Nurse Boop wins hands down. Stop by some time to pick up your corny print.

Kyla said...

Cornelius is perfect! But my suggestion is General Cornwallis. ;)

Ben and Bennie said...

Umm...Kyla makes it a two-way race now. We'll have a family vote or I might just have to award two prints.

Monika said...

Hey, Bennie!!!

I Stumbled you!!!! Hope it helps. After suffering with feet problems for years, I will offer one piece of advice - GO TO THE DOCTOR. Yeah, I know you can buy stuff at the drugstore, but foot problems impact so many areas of your life...in my experience, the suffering ends sooner if I let the pros take care of it :) Good luck, and thanks for sharing...got you bookmarked!

Monika

dancingbuck said...

How about Pelosi? That is something I would like to get rid of.

Stacy Arena said...

As much as I agree with "dancingbuck" & chuckled after reading it, I like Maizey, to feminize it a bit... Or there's always Demetrius, after Demeter, the Greek goddess of corn...

Michaela said...

Maizie was a little too obvious, but I think I like "The Kernal."

PS - delurked for this. Love your paintings. I see one in my future.

Anonymous said...

What about "The Great Cornholio" - Beavis' alter ego from Beavis & Butthead?

Jessie in B-Town

Ben and Bennie said...

You guys are awesome! I'm surprised Tony (Creative-Type Dad) hasn't suggested The Colonel.

Hey Mon! Welcome!

Gretchen said...

Emporer Cornstantine

Gretchen said...

Corn-Dawg!

Michaela said...

You have some K.A. funny readers here. Hope you're doing better.