Thursday, October 8, 2009

Happy Halloween (Archive)

The column found below was published in October 2009 on Wu's Feetlinks. With Wu's passing in 2014, I have decided to preserve these columns here on the all new Wu's Feetlinks Columns Blog as new columnists carry on with the new ones. Please note: Website URLs, e-mail addresses, and mailing addresses found within these republished blogs may no longer be valid.

Patrick, Editor
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Trick or treat, smell my feet. Give me something good to eat…Happy Halloween everyone!
This month holds one of my most favorite holidays of the year, All Hallows' Eve. Halloween received its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain [pronounced: sow-wen]. The Samhain Festival is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year". The ancient Celts believed that on October 31st, the boundary between the living and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires and costumes with masks. These masks were worn at Halloween to attempt to copy the evil spirits and to even pacify them.

For many of us, this time of year is perfect for trying polishes we normally would not including orange, green and black. Personally I wear black polish year round but this is the perfect month for those girls who are timid to try the new colors. You will want to remember a base coat when painting these darker colors as they are capable of staining the nail itself. We can hit any salon and get hand painted or air brushed designs of spooky cats, webs, spiders, ghosts, witches and even pumpkins on our nails. You can also find fingernail decals that feature all the classic symbols of the holiday.The ideas are really very limitless, so just have fun!

Also, our costumes usually include a pair of fishnets and some really wild shoes or boots. You cannot be Super Woman with out her killer boots, can you? Last year I learned a valuable lesson with the fishnets and boots combo I chose…you must wear socks! I walked for several hours and when I got home and popped off my boots I found I had cut the back of both of my ankles pretty badly. This can lead to scarring and we do not want that do we? The socks also help buffer the toes inside your boots and this cuts down on blisters from all of the walking. For those who choose to wear heels out all night, get ready to come home and SOAK THOSE FEET! Getting the circulation going and a nice peppermint soak usually helps aid in tired and sore feet.

Now onto sweet treats for our feet! Many of us enjoying being on both the giving and receiving end of some pretty hot toe and sole action and this holiday gives us sugar and candy to add to the mix. Candy covered apples can be a thing of the past if you get a kit to make the apples and instead use the sweet candy coating to dip and lick with toes instead! Again, your own imagination will lead you to many fun places, if you just allow it. I suggest feeding your footie partner his candy corns one by one with your toes, but that is just me.

One of the most well known symbols is the carved pumpkin (Jack O'Latern) on the front door step of each house. Prepping one of these can be a messy blast, especially for those who get a hard-on for wet & squishy food crush! Think about it... all those mushy pumpkin seeds and guts just waiting to be dug out and pummeled under a pair of sexy and strong feet. I don't think a gourd out there stands a chance!

After taking my mini-me out for her treats, I will be sitting with my feet up watching my traditional viewing of Rocky Horror Picture Show. What plans or traditions do you and your family have? 

Remember to dress up, get out there and have a spooky time... and most of all be safe!