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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Planter's Feet

I had no idea how many horticulturists were also NeighborGoodies Enthusiasts! As many of you pointed out, the mystery item posted yesterday...


...is actually a pot used to plant herbs or strawberries:


Photo Courtesy of Lucia Pamela, via... the web or something.

You can add it to your little garden! Adorable.

But, as you know, I have a strict policy against taking anything remotely having to do with consumables from the NeighborGoodies table: No foodstuffs, no plates, no cups... basically, any Goodie that could end up in your kitchen or in your mouth should be regarded with nothing less than abject terror.

And here's why:
Today on the table, we've got some well-worn sandals....

...another pair of disgusting shoes, along with some exceptionally hideous socks...


...and these mystery podiatry items:


Now, I know we don't have to go into how unbelievably dirty and disgusting used shoes are, because you're a reasonable adult, and you know better than to take shoes from strangers--especially the ones in this building.

However, I want to discuss these rubbery blue... things.

They are slapped with the Ped Egg logo...

...but I can't for the life of me find anything about them on their web site.

I'll admit, I was only barely aware of the Ped Egg. For those of you who don't know, my friend Jon describes the Ped Egg as a "Cheese-grater for your feet." It's purpose is to remove dead skin as if you were having a pedicure! ("They make your feet bleed," he reports.) The Ped Egg-as seen on TV--looks like this:


But after hours of research (googled twice) I can't seem to find anything about the blue rubbery Ped Egg accessories. Are they part of the Ped Egg kit? Do they go inside your shoe? Probably not, since they are extremely thick, and would leave little room to wear your shoes comfortably. But they are unmistakeably shoe-shaped... So are you just supposed strap them to the bottom of your feet and walk around with them instead of shoes? That hardly seems safe... although you'd be less likely to slip on smooth surfaces.

And since you all were so smug and smart about the planter yesterday--maybe you can help solve this all-new NeighborGoodies mystery as well! So, anyone care to hazard a guess? What are those little blue rubbery things??



7 comments:

Sara Reddy Coyne said...

I think there should be some kind of disclaimer on your site to warn us when shoes or mystery feet items are featured. I would have waited until after breakfast to read the words "cheese grater for your feet," had I been given the option. And, seriously, what ARE those blue things?

Ludovica said...

Here they are!



http://www.splendicity.com/files/359/2008/12/pedegg-pampered-toes-thumb.jpg

Ludovica said...

Having now found the purpose of these items I am actually laughing out loud imagining the look on your face when you realise you were so close to toe-jam city

Jeff! said...

Jesus... A: I can't believe you found those and B: UGH!

jennis said...

bummer Ludovica beat me to it.

However, you need to read the description for the Pampered Toes Ped Egg product. Wow. I don't know why someone would want to get rid of this miracle product.

http://www.asseenontvguys.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=431

"From the maker of PedEgg, Pampered Toes is designed to relieve sore and aching feet in minutes. Similar to a yoga-stretching exercise, Pampered Toes reduces pain and improves the condition of your feet."

"Do your feet feel sore and swollen at the end of the day? Now you can treat yourself with Pampered Toes, the new miracle foot therapy that soothes and revitalizes tortured toes. Pampered Toes are like spa therapy for your feet, gently stretching and relaxing your toes. Wear them for just 10 minutes and your feet will feel healthy, refreshed and revitalized. The secret is the cool, flexible gel that gently relaxes stiff cramped joints, muscles and tendons. Wear these rejuvenating toe stretchers while watching TV or just relaxing.

New from the makers of original PedEgg - introducing Pampered Toes, the ultimate treat for tired feet. Every day, we cram our feet into tight, rigid shoes that cramp and irritate our toes, and after a long day of shopping, traveling, or working, the pain can be unbearable! Now with Pampered Toes, you can relieve your sore and aching feet in just minutes!

It's the most soothing solution for swollen feet. Try them while soaking in the bathtub or relaxing on the couch after a long day on your feet for the most sensational spa experience. Finish with Soft Silky Soles, the new Miracle Foot Repair Cream (Sold Seperatly on our website) that soothes and moisturizes even the driest, most painful feet. Best of all, Pampered Toes are sized to be portable, so you can turn your cramped toes into pampered toes anywhere. Kick off your shoes now and treat your feet to Pampered Toes today!"

Ludovica said...

Thanks Jennis! No matter what the website says its still just a crappy ice pack for your toe-jam Yumyumyum

ErikJ said...

i enjoy my ped egg and have yet to grate my feet enough to bleed....

i have smooth and supple feet that any korean woman would be proud of....


i could really go for some pampered toes tho......