Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Many Uses of Toothpaste

This morning I woke up and was unable to brush my teeth. I had completely depleted my traveler size toothpaste the night before on something far more important than clean teeth and pleasant smelling breath. Bug bites. If you’ve never heard of this home remedy it’s probably because you’ve chosen to go the commercial route and buy something from the store that actually says on the packaging it relieves itching from pesky little tropical critters who’s main purpose in life is to drive you absolutely bonkers. But I didn’t have the luxury of a store. What I did have was a computer and an internet connection. Turns out there are a ton of common household items that will relieve itching, but since I also didn’t have a household, my choices were limited even more by what I could find in my toiletry bag. It was either toothpaste or nail polish. And while nail polish would have been a less needed commodity for the rest of the trip, I only had hot pink. I’m not above plastering myself with hot pink circles for a little relief, but I figured I would go the minty freshness route first that at least I could wash off come morning.

I don’t really know if the relief was real or imagined. It certainly didn’t make it disappear altogether per say, but I felt like I could at least manage it and fall asleep. In fact, I woke up in the middle of the night in complete panic as my middle toe was on fire (it seems I accidentally skipped one) and hurriedly tried to squeeze the last bit from the tube so I could cover my toe and fall back asleep. It worked.

Today I will walk until I find a pharmacy. Either that, or I’ll stop by the store and get a larger tube of toothpaste.


Bianca said...

1. I love that you posted a picture of your nasty feet.
2. It's per se, not per say.
3. Call me Melanie.

Dust said...

I see the pedi-cure you earned a couple points Bri.

Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
Be sure to floss between the toes!

There was a line in Space-Jam (remember, I’ve had little kiddie’s, ok?) about “Minty Fresh” …

Brianna said... feet are heavenly

@dust...yes, but it's a little old. :/

@daniel...i stay far, far away from space jam.

Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
An who is that beautiful woman sitting beside you in the "I'm doing a radio interview" picture?!

Dexter said...


Unlike Mel, I think your feet are kinda cute. Maybe next time I take pictures of you, I'll ask you to take your shoes off! haha!

(And NO, it's not a foot fetish) :-)

Anonymous said...

Please leave an update as to the changing of the bed linens! Sheesh! I wonder what bugs are in the pillows ... [shudder] The more seedy side of international competition.

Brianna said...

@daniel... a local 16 year old track star. sorry sure about that. you've grossed me out. :/

Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
Now I’m totally embarrassed, lol. (Not like I don’t do that routinely). It’s one of the “problems” with the special beauty of women with darker completion – sometimes you can’t place the age-range accurately. I’ve made a fool of myself (nothin’ unusual, huh?) “casually” chatting up everything from 19 to 58!

So sorry about asking that now. Your answer kinda even gave me that creepy-old-man feeling.
I bounce back fast though, LOL!

And the word-verification thingy says: "searin"; yep, that's me, no doubt!

Daniel said...

And I gotta turn OFF my Auto-Correct!

That word is to be "complexion".

Geez, you'd think they new what's I ment.

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Anonymous said...

Now what I tell you about a backpack!
Travel with camping gear you would have been sleeping pretty. Main reason I take a backpack is my sleeping bag. Call it a tropical island hotel bed condom. Practice Safe Slumber.