Oh, and new shoes!

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. , I don't know what's to become of me. Soon I'll be listening to Britney Spears* and gossipping about American Idol.

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
That you gave me
Enough of pain
Now I'm craving
Something sweet
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.

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.