Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Balsamic and raspberries

In eight grade I broke my toe playing soccer in gym class. Now, according to my own self diagnosis, I have a bone spur on the second toe of my right foot. Usually it doesn't bother me. Just a bump that precludes me wearing exactly 2" heels. (higher or shorter is just fine).

Anyway, Sunday I was messing around and bumped that toe strange. As shooting pain leapt up my entire leg I looked down and my foot looked like this:

I reached down and snapped that second little guy back into it's normal, straight condition, and thought nothing of it.

Later that night, when my foot began to swell up like the Goodyear blimp I wondered if I had done the right thing in practicing my own metatarsal orthopedic. I couldn't walk up the stairs to my bedroom, so the ear doctor got the chance to practice his fireman carry and took me to bed. I couldn't sleep well. I had to keep little righty hanging out the side of my bed because the weight of the sheets was painful.

The lack of sleep meant that Monday I was in a C-R-A-P-P-Y mood. I just couldn't get myself out of my lame funk. I called up my friend to cancel the plans we had for that evening. I didn't really think that it would be that fun for her to hang out with my in that state.

Luckily for me, she's not the type to take no for an answer. She and her rockin husband brought me Hagen daas ice cream with raspberries and this amazing balsamic vinegar they got last month in Rome. When they told me to just pour the vinegar onto my berries and ice cream I felt a little doubtful, but what the heck.

It was surprisingly GREAT! However, I wouldn't try it unless you have some really nice balsamic to use.


Maggie said...

Maybe I'm a horrible sister, but the thought of you just reaching down and resetting your toe made me laugh out loud! That little weakness of yours has always been around, maybe it's time for you to get it looked at by a professional? (Or are you waiting until Dan can look at it for free? That'll only be five more years or so. It's not like you haven't waited enough already.)

girl from florida said...

Yuck, that sounds awful!!! Both the toe cracking AND the balsamic on ice cream. Particularly the balsamic. But I totally trust your judgement chica :)

k said...

i hope your toe feels better!

i love ice cream and i love balsamic vinegar... but i just don't think i could do it, regardless of your recommendation.

Cory P said...

I've had one other strange combination like that... I recommend lemon sorbet and black pepper. Surprisingly good.

Courtney said...

Ummm, I hope you got your foot looked at by a PROFESSIONAL!! Yikes!

And the ice cream and vinegar thing sounds yummy - I will totally try it.