Please pick my nose

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Once you mention that something is your favorite or use a superlative like “best,” you’re headed for trouble. Hard feelings follow; your furniture gets upset or your facial features get up in your face.

I should know; both of these things have happened to me. A few months ago, I wrote an ode to my dresser. It holds a special place in my heart because it stands by me through the night, holding up the mirror while it reflects on the day, and discretely hiding my unmentionables. After that, both the chest of drawers and the nightstand got upset, and even the bed seemed hard to sleep with.

Yesterday I wrote about my nose and said that if I had to choose a best feature, I would pick it. I got grief about it all day: my eyes cried, my hair stood straight up and wouldn’t settle down, my teeth bit the inside of my mouth, and my ears (which I had failed to mention) refused to listen to my explanation about why I didn’t write about them.

In order to appease them, I decided to let them speak for themselves and ask the readers of the blog to pick.  I hope after this, I can convince them to settle down. Here are their pictures with their comments, appearing in alphabetical order that has nothing to do with any type of preference on the part of any person, living or dead.

✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤

My ears are good listeners, like jewelry, and along with my hips believe you should keep growing all of your life. (Please excuse the absence of the left ear; she’s camera shy.)

✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤

My eyes are observant, opinionated about things like beauty and color, like to wear green, and enjoy traveling and seeing new things.

✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤

My hair likes to stay on top of things, doesn’t care for windy weather, and believes everyone should know more about their roots.

✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤

My nose has an excellent memory, likes being in the center of things, and enjoys running in the winter. (She wanted to show you her running shoes.)

✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤

My teeth are homebodies and don’t like going out; they like to do crunches, and have taken a shine to my dentist.

         ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤ ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤  ✤

(Note to reader: This second post about nose-picking is not my fault. My blog friend worrywarts {click here to meet her} misread yesterday’s title, made a comment about it, and planted an idea in my head. You can register your complaints on her blog. I almost promise not to write about things like this again.)

37 thoughts on “Please pick my nose

  1. If I had to pick, I would probably go with your nose. I also like your hair, your eyes, your teeth, and your ears. I can muss your hair, cover your eyes, break your teeth, and cuff your ears. I can do nothing about your sense of humor. I love it, so, the way I see..you edge out the competition by a hair, and win by a nose. Do your hear me.

  2. Well, I was considering picking your eyes or your teeth, but since you mentioned me regarding your nose picking post, I guess I have to pick your nose now.

    Speaking of picking, I hope you will pick a post (or two or three) from year-struck to add to the favorites on my YRU Saying this page. Pick a post, please (I’m trying to bribe you with alliteration)!

    • Your comment and the the wonderful idea it included has allowed me to say several times today, “Thank you for picking my nose.” I can’t tell you how much that pleases me. Thank you!

      You are going to make me pick a post? I thought it was your turn to pick. I thought I picked last. And picking is so hard. And I always pick the wrong thing.

      I will try.

  3. Harley Kizziar

    Ya know, you put me in a quandry! Most of my life I’ve lived comfortably along side the old saying, “You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can’t pick your friends nose”. Now you’re asking me to undo that?! I picked you as friend many moons ago and thus never gave your nose a second thought, or glance, or any other consideration that would require any sort of picking. I’m just too pickey for that.

    • So, what your saying is that you don’t pick my nose. It’s a bit disappointing, but I understand. I’ve had that pleasure from a number of other people; something I never thought I’d say.

  4. My nose is running right now. Do you think it has a snowballs chance in H E double hockey sticks of catching up with yours?
    Thank you for the laughter, it may be better medicine than the Ginger tea I’ve been taking to assist my running nose to quit the habit.

  5. This nose picking of yours will likely start a huge nose picking fad. Now, while I don’t pick my nose, my husband does pick his, as does my sister. I’ll have to tell them to keep picking their respective (and respectable – like yours) noses and to pick them often and publicly.

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