I'm Quirky Like That....



Hubby gets a huge kick out of this, and it is only recently that I can really understand how funny (I mean KOOKOO) I have been about this but, here goes...

Remember this quote from Steel Magnolias from the great Dolly Parton as "Truvy":
"In a good shoe, I wear a size six, but a seven feels so good, I buy a size eight." Well, the opposite is true for me. I used to wear a size 7 shoe because I was a size 8, then I wore a size 8 because I was 8 1/2. Now, I have come to the realization that I am a size 9! What is my problem!

I remember playing lacrosse in high school and my feet would by dying. I thought it was normal for your feet to hurt in your running shoes! Hubby told me when we went shopping for sneakers "What are you doing? You need to get a bigger size!" I was horrified. I do not have a size 9 foot. I am a dainty, petite and feminine 5 foot 9!!!

It's not like I am buying some insane shoe like this:





I just want to wear shoes like this:







I think maybe in my past life I must have been a Chinese woman in the 1800's. I think I was binding my feet so they'd be a size 5.






So that's how I'm quirky. I'm tagging you. How are you quirky? Let me know if you post about it!!!

13 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

Be grateful you dont have pig trotters!

Angry Julie Monday said...

You are too funny....I have all kinds of quirks. I can't think of them right now though. My husband points them out all the time. One of my big things is I cna't wear fancy shoes. Wearing police boots for almost 13 years has trashed my feet and made them wider. If I wear leather shoes, it takes me a long time to break them in.

debra said...

I am an 8 1/2 at 5 foot 3 so I keep thinking that I have to grow taller. No one has a foot that big when they are that short, do they??? I may start binding my feet. If it's not too late...

Melissa said...

We are the same height and shoe size! :)

Travelbug Mom said...

I'm quirky in MANY ways, but the one that most of my friends bug me about is the fact that I always take my own sheets and blankets to hotels - no matter if it's a Four Seasons or the like - I know quirky right?

...just a note Snowflower and the Secret Fan was an awesome novel about foot binding...

Kiki said...

At 5'10" I wear a size 10....it's ALWAYS hard to find cute shoes in my size but I never go smaller. I stand for 9 hours a day, no way could I do my job in shoes that pinch!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

You are so funny! I was a size 9 or 9 1/2 (depending on the shoe) before I had my son and after I just kept wearing the same shoes. I finally figured out why my feet were hurting in every single pair of shoes I owned --- I am now buy a size 10.

Mrs. R said...

That last photo made my feet hurt!! Oh my goodness. Thanks goodness we do not have to do that.

Beth Dunn said...

I just love that movie and all the quotes from it. xoxo

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Headbands and Hand Bags said...

I just love Steel Magnolia's, a true classic! this is too funny, and my quirks are just far too many! I willl share here though that one of my biggest quirks would have to be that I keep my finger nails super short! Like no white on the tips short!

Maureen said...

I played along! Thanks for the inspiring the fun and for the Steel Magnolias quote - love that movie!

Brie said...

I used to do the same thing - always longing for smaller feet and trying to give the illusion of it in high school and paying the price in PAIN! Now I embrace my size 8.5 - 9 cause life's too short to have hurting hooves all the time!

I can't seem to walk up stairs without counting them (silently in my head of course - ha!)

debra said...

Posted my quirk today.