August 2, 2015
Ah, so…story time. When we were filming this, we kinda had a take that didn’t make the final cut. When I first reveal the foot bath from behind my back, I throw them on the ground for effect. We cut that part out, because I actually wound up throwing it on Martina’s toes. AH! And because the bottom of them have a gridded hard plastic pattern, it totally scraped the skin off of Martina’s toes. She was not too impressed. HOWEVER, when we did the second take, and then put Martina’s feet into the foot bath, the cool water in the foot bath was very soothing, and her toes didn’t hurt anymore. So that’s a strong selling point that we didn’t actually plan on, but fortunately came across! I know Martina sometimes wears shoes that tear at her toes (why girls go through such pains to wear uncomfortable shoes is beyond me), so this foot bath will actually be used by us in the future! And it can be used by you as well, if you tear your toe skin as well. Yep.
Otherwise, I’m starting to get a lot more comfortable with being embarrassed in public. We shot this on a Monday afternoon, and it should have been empty and quiet in the free park, but for some reason there was a whole lotta foreigners walking by at that time, and we could see them staring at us as we walked, hand in hand, with Martina dragging her giant bathtubs on her feet and making puddles along the way. Subtlety was never really our strong suit. For those of you who are coming to our Meet Your Kimchi events here in the US and we talk about being embarrassed filming in public, here’s another one for the books :D
Also, even though we kinda poked fun at this item, we could really use it right about now. We just landed in Atlanta (see you Atlanta Nasties tomorrow!) and we have a porch that we can sit on – our first porch during our trip – and I’d really love to sit down outside and have a good foot soak. It’s hot here, but not nearly as hot as Houston, so sitting outside with a cold beer and a pink foot bath seems like the best thing a man can do right about now.
But first, time to find one of those chicken and waffle places everyone keeps telling us about. Let’s see what all the fuss is about. Woohoo!