Thursday, September 23, 2010


One of the more existential experiences we human creatures face on a semi regular basis is the clipping of the toenails. Ahhh, yes...such a necessary and completely unavoidable event for all of us. Oh, I suppose there are a few people in this world who do simply refuse to trim them. I have seen pictures of lengthy, moldy toenails, and I can testify that they are not a pretty sight.

We are fortunate that toenails seem to grow more slowly than their fingernail cousins. I can get by with not clipping my toenails for about two weeks, while my fingernails need trimming every week.

The big problem with toenails, of course, is the fact that they are hard to get to. Especially when you get a little older. You gotta scrunch down, back hurting, and contort yourself to where you are in a good position to attack the nails. It doesn't take long to do, but it is uncomfortable.

I was reminded of this today while I was sitting at poolside. My feet were dangling over the water, and I saw that it was toenail time again. How are YOUR toenails today? Don't procrastinate!


  1. Sittin' here laughing my head off ... what will you come up with next!?

    But then again, it's all part of the human existence. :-)

  2. Yep! Good ole toenails! :) Thanks for pointing me back to this post! Have a great day!