Memorial Day is just about here!! Time to say "Hello Summer!" You're either digging out those strappy sandals and flip flops that haven't seen the light of day since Labor Day OR headed to by some new ones!! As your radio "sistah", I'm asking that you take this pledge on behalf of your feet and the rest of us who may see them!
The Summer Sandal Oath
I promise to always wear sandals that fit. My toes will not hang over
and touch the ground, nor will my heels spill over the backs. And the
sides and tops of my feet will not pudge out between the straps.
I will go polish-free or vow to keep the polish fresh, intact and
I will not cheat and just touch up my big toe. I will sand down any
mounds of skin before they turn hard and yellow.
I will shave the hairs off my big toe.
I won't wear panty hose even if my misinformed girlfriend, coworker,
mother, sister tells me the toe seam really will stay under my toes if
I tuck it there.
If a strap breaks, I won't duct-tape, pin, glue or tuck it back into
place hoping it will stay put. I will get my shoe fixed or toss it.
I will not live in corn denial; rather I will lean on my good friend Dr.
Scholl's if my feet need him.
I will resist the urge to buy jelly shoes at Payless for the low, low
price of $4.99 even if my feet are small enough to fit into the kids'
sizes. This is out of concern for my safety, and the safety of others.
No one can walk properly when standing in a pool of sweat and I would
hate to take someone down with me as I fall and break my ankle.
I will take my toe ring off toward the end of the day if my toes swell
and begin to look like Vienna sausages.
I will be brutally honest with my girlfriend/sister/coworker when she
asks me if her feet are too ugly to wear sandals. Someone has to tell
her that her toes look like they've been dragged behind her car on the
way to work and no sandal in the world is going to make her feet look
I will promise if I wear flip flops, that I will ensure they actually
flip and flop, making the correct noise while walking and I will swear
NOT to slide or drag my feet while wearing them.
I will promise to go my local beauty school at least once per season and have a real pedicure (they are about $15 and worth EVERY penny). I say spend another $15.00 and get a even better one.
I will promise to throw away any white/off-white sandals that show signs of wear...nothing is tackier than dirty white sandals...
For all our sakes, please don't keep this to yourself - share it with your "sistahs" and keep YOU and YOUR FEET happy this summer. :)
I'm guessing in an email deleting flurry, you may have axed the recent YELP eBlast listing the cheap eats in Nashville! Here's where you can find dinner for less than $10!!
Thank you YELP for showing us where we can eat more for less!
Edley's East BBQ (East Nashville)
An Alexander Hamilton will score you two sides and a "Tuck Special sandwich" that reminds Samma A "of offbeat Austin 'que." This brisket sammy "includes a flat egg, pimento, pickles, and red & white sauce in one sandwich." And "what a sandwich!"
Kien Giang (Charlotte Pike)
Cash is king at this Vietnamese joint, and the food... "it's fantastic." John S's "favorite combo is a bánh mì and a small pho, which comes out to about $7, and is actually quite filling." If you have the room, you'l still have the dough left to share a Chả Giò Chay appetizer!
Riverfront Tavern (Downtown)
Denise M has "never had a bad item off the menu" and her favorites are all under $10! What to order? "Definitely the nachos (Huge!), honey mustard chicken wrap (I come specifically for it all the time), and the lobster pizza."
Rotier's (Elliston Place)
The vast array on the Daily Specials menu here top out at less than $8. Emily W promises: "One of my top five burgers in Nashville." It'll only set you back around $5, so "if you're in the mood for a darn good burger, stop in and experience the greasy 'dive' factor that makes them so irresistible."
Kay Bob's Grille & Ale (Hillsboro Village)
Not. Just. A. Lunch. Spot. Esther L's "recent visits have been in the evening. Clocking in right under $10, try the Kubideh dinner platter. "I was impressed with the seasoning of the meat, and the generous portion sizes." The savings continue with the beer pricing. "The selection is expansive, and the $2 special is a great deal for a microbrew."
I hope that you are proud to be a part of the country music family! It is truly inspiring to see how our artists are coming together to help the relief efforts of the devastation that has hit Oklahoma.
Grab a tissue, and most importantly, click HERE to find out how you can help!