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March 29, 2010

My First Pedicure

Tags: metrosexual, nails, pedicure

I traded in a good portion of my “man-card” yesterday, as I went with my wife and mother in law for a pedicure.

True, my feet were all sorts of nasty, discolored, rotten and just plain gross, but it was still a tough decision to go along with it.

[For those wondering why I would blog about this experience, I made a promise to my wife that I would.  Man of my word.]

This decision did not take place in a vacuum.  On our trip to Thailand last year, I had a foot scrub mishap, which led to over two DOZEN burns in the bottom of my left foot.  It was the most painful experience I could ever remember, and four months later, it still hasn’t completely healed.  Needless to say, I was skeptical about having treatment on my feet, but after my wife offered to pay for it and an hour spent staring at my grotesque toes for a bit, I decided to give it a go.

I’m not going to give play-by-play of a pedicure because, well, I’m sure the women reading this know about it and the men reading don’t really care.  Just know that they used several sharp blades, countless lotions and a hot stone.  And now my toenails are shiny.  Who knew?

Overall, the experience was nowhere near as emasculating as I thought it would be.  The massaging chair was phenomenal and the rubs felt pretty nice!  I don’t think this is EVER a service I would regularly get, but maybe once a year, it isn’t the worst thing in the world. [Insert your own metrosexual joke(s) here.]


My mother in law laughs for my embarrassment.

So fresh and so clean!

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  • OnlinePRNews
    Too funny! I don't get a lot of pedicures either -- I am so ticklish that it is like torture. I am not sure I would have been able to brave it after your Thailand experience. That sounds harsh! Glad it turned out well. And your man card is intact as far as I am concerned. :-) -- Tara
  • you are now flip flop ready! Glad you could share your man-pedicure experience with us :)
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