And I almost forgot--I got new shoes! So, all my life I've had a single pair of shoes for day-to-day wear, and a pair of dress shoes that I kept under my bed in case of weddings. In high school my day-to-day shoes where sneakers (it was always vitally important that they be Bright Colors, not simply dull blank or boring white) and then when I went to college I bought a pair of boots in a thrift store for $5.
I love boots.
Anyway, since then I've had quite a number of boots, and a smaller number of dress shoes, but it's always seemed more than a little decadent to own anything more than that. A little marcovian, to coin a phrase. But for the first time ever back in February I bought a new pair of boots before my old pair had completely given up the ghost. This means that I now own my old Fluevogs, but also my new pirate boots.
On days when I know no one will be in the office (such as today, since my boss is in Botswana) and I am not expecting to see anyone after work I sometimes where the Fluevogs, as they are (to my great sadness) more comfortable, though less awesome.
But OMG now I own a third pair of shoes, and they are a Major Brand Name ('crocs'), too.
Where was I? Oh, yeah, I bought a third pair of shoes, and I'm wearing them right now. They are sandals, which is perhaps a mitigating factor, given that all weekend long the temperature was over 90. I went dancing last night, and the heat index (taking into account the humidity) was 108 degrees. So, yeah. Here are my new shoes:
Sad to say, on the way to the bank this morning the left Orange Baubel fell out into the grass and was lost forever.
*Who, incidentally, has a really weird website. What the hell? Did I miss something somewhere? Where's the soft-core pornography and the aggressive commercialism, and what's up with her 10th grade goth poetry?
No more chains And I totally understand that it isn't fair to pick on Britney Spears, especially what she writes in a section called "Stream of Conciousness". I mean, I have all sorts of really stupid stuff in various journals... although admittedly I don't hire marketting agencies to publish them on the web.
That you gave me
Enough of pain
Now I'm craving
Nonetheless, I think her exegesis on Blake's "Tyger" is pretty incredible. "In some ways, people are a lot like animals. We all hunger for the same things..." I'd link to it, except her site is entirely in flash. So there you go.