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Two Things May 8, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor.

1.  It’s National Barefoot Day (a/k/a National “No Socks” Day) . . . a day to kick back, relax, and give your feet a breather!


2.  In many areas of the US, postal carriers will be collecting food for local food banks on Saturday.

NOTE: Thousands of local post offices will be participating in the program this Saturday, but not all. To find out whether your letter carrier is participating, contact your local post office.

For more information: Stamp Out Hunger

Aah . . . that’s better!



1. Don - May 8, 2013

What’s the connection between National Barefoot Day and the letter carriers taking food to the food bank?

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

No real connection, Don.

1. They’re both celebrated the same week.

2. I plan to take food to the mailbox on Saturday without wearing sock. But that’s probably just me. :mrgreen:

Don - May 8, 2013

Lol – admire your act of integrating the two

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Each has been featured as a post in the past . . . this year I thought they should share the spotlight. 💡

2. ericjbaker - May 8, 2013

My friend Rob will be upset. He has a bizarre aversion to feet.

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

That raises an interesting question ~ which is more bizarre:

1. An aversion to feet?
2. A foot fetish? 😉

ericjbaker - May 8, 2013

The first one is weird, given that feet come in handy (!) quite often. The second is weird because… they’re feet. I try to relate to or at least apprecicate the reasioning behind others’ views as much as possible, but this one sails right past me.

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Me too!

Feet are functional, but I’m not about to start singing, “I want to hold your fo~oo~oo~ot. I wanna hold your foot.” 😛

Just the hands, ma’am . . . just the hands!

Paula Tohline Calhoun - May 8, 2013

Or, truly bizarre, an aversion that is so extreme that at one point said person decides to cut off his/her own feet and have them for breakfast (if s/he can stomach them). Of course that is not more bizarre than anything else in the world today I guess. Like this: I’ve found a non-blasphemous expletive that I shall use the next time I am flummoxed by one of life’s situations: “Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit!” Fits, don’t you think?

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Just watch out that you don’t slide off your seat once your butt is buttered. 😛

As for cannibalizing one’s own toes . . . EWWWW!!!!!

3. suzicate - May 8, 2013

I celebrate bare feet often, but today gives me an excuse!

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Yes! I’m celebrating by breaking in a brand new pair of flip flops! Woo hoo! 😎

4. Paula Tohline Calhoun - May 8, 2013

I’m barefoot 22 hours out of most 24 anyway – and I don’t just mean that I don’t wear socks. As I am allowed outside more and more in the coming days, I shall have to put up with putting on socks and shoes. Or having them put on me, I guess. . .Well, “Kiss my grits!” is all I can say (for a while, anyway). BTW, do you read the “Toemailer’s” blog? Silly fun, and you will love it – especially in light of your post today. Here’s the link


nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Oh, I hope that whoever puts on your shoes and socks remembers to put them on in the right order. 😛

I’ll check out the link.

5. Three Well Beings - May 8, 2013

Thank you for reminding me about the post office pick up! Usually I see a notice from the mail carrier, but it’s likely in that huge pile of mail I haven’t even looked at yet this week. I think this is a wonderful way to give. Very easy for me, but I always feel a little bit of sympathy for my mail carrier! 🙂 And I will kick off my shoes right this minute!

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

We got an empty bag to fill up and set out by the mailbox with our mail today . . . maybe you’ll get one tomorrow or Friday.

6. kateshrewsday - May 8, 2013

There now, you’ve answered a question for me, Nancy. I was about to blog about the growing need for food banks here, and I wondered if the US was experiencing the same. Clearly food banks are a thriving concern there.

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Food banks are doing a booming business due to the economic “fall out.” And they make a real difference to recipients.

7. toemailer - May 8, 2013

You caught us off guard here, we should already have the party going! 🙂

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Yes . . . let’s get this par~tay started! :mrgreen:

8. Pix Under the Oaks - May 8, 2013

I spent a big part of the day barefoot! I was trying to get my feeties tan like yours!

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Your little toesies will be tan in no time . . . now that Spring is in full bloom. 😀

9. riverfinity - May 8, 2013

Reblogged this on Let's put colors to our life!☺ and commented:
This is nice. Bearfoot ❤

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

Thanks, Bearfoot!

10. viviankirkfield - May 8, 2013

Thanks for the heads-up about the food drive, Nancy…we have substitute carriers most of the time – I haven’t seen a notice about it.
Regarding barefoot, don’t you think one of the most amazing feelings is to walk barefoot in the sand near the water…a combination of hot sand and cooling water…aah…that truly is better. 🙂

nrhatch - May 8, 2013

I love walking barefoot at the beach . . . aah! That IS better! 😎

11. Patricia - May 8, 2013

If people were meant to wear shoes we would have feet without lumps and bumps.

nrhatch - May 9, 2013

That reminds me of Oh My Darling, Clementine . . . and her boxes without sockses, sandals were for Clementine. 😀

12. Grannymar - May 9, 2013

I am not a barefoot person myself, simply because my feet are always cold. Mind you, I am not adverse to admiring a well turned ankle and lean tootsies, on others. I love the idea of the food drive, the first I have heard of it.

nrhatch - May 9, 2013

Going barefoot, if my feet are going to be cold, is not much FUN. They’ve been doing the Stamp Out Food Drive for a number of years and they collect TONS of food.

13. colonialist - May 9, 2013

Worthy cause, indeed!
In my case, perhaps I need a National Shoes and Socks Day. I am usually more often without than with (our location fits it).

nrhatch - May 9, 2013

Same here, Col. I wear socks when hiking and on a few cooler days mid-winter . . . the rest of the time, it’s flip flops or sandals.

14. jannatwrites - May 10, 2013

I’m a day late, but I didn’t wear socks yesterday (or today) – which means less laundry 🙂

I’ve done the food drive in years past, but I hadn’t heard anything about it this year – thanks for the heads up!

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

I wonder if some places are doing it a different date due to Mother’s day? Or if some PO’s have stopped participating?

We got a bag delivered on Wednesday. I’ll fill it today and set it out tomorrow.

15. sufilight - May 10, 2013

I wasn’t aware there was a national barefoot day, sounds like fun! I haven’t heard of a local post office drive but our grocery store has a daily drive for food.

nrhatch - May 10, 2013

The grocery store bins make it easy to contribute on a regular basis. We also have a Food Bank close to us where we can drop off food for the hungry.

16. Barb - May 13, 2013

I was in yoga the other night, bent over, and staring at my toes. “Good grief. i need to wash my feet and paint my nails.” National Barefoot Day was made for us folk who ignore our ugly digits. Thanks for the nudge.

nrhatch - May 13, 2013

Yoga can be quite the eye-opener, eh? 😯

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