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Friday, May 24, 2013

The Disorder of the Day.


There is no order or reason to this post.  Just thought I'd be upfront about it.  The picture above was taken in a brief non-raining moment, on top of my mountain, above one of the many little lakes that I drive past.  There were two rainbows - you can see the other, fainter rainbow to the right.

Sometimes, no matter how frugal, tight, miserly, and cheap that I am, it pays to pay out.  I would rather shop in friends' closets than in the store.  And I have been mighty lucky in that respect, over the years.  However, even though this largess often included shoes of a quality and price that prickled my shoe envy something fierce, gently used shoes are not good for my over used feet.  Gritting my teeth and clutching my new Etsy wallet tight against my chest, I parted with a great deal of money (for me) and bought a brand-spanking new pair of Dansko shoes.  And not even my usual serviceable, boring but comfortable clogs.  These are fancy!  And they have heels!  I thought I'd have a nosebleed there for a while, but I rallied and regained my balance and poise.  Looks like charm school wasn't a total waste...and these babies are comfortable!


I was going to take a picture of me standing in them, but I'm not double-jointed.  I really was going to take perverse pleasure in including the gruesome scars from my broken ankle surgery - which rise rather fetchingly above the side strap, but thought I'd spare you, in case you haven't had your morning coffee.  That's right:  two metal plates and 14 screws worth!  I tell you, I can really get security excited at the airport!  I have to carry a card telling them that, yes, I am bionic, and no, I am not a terrorist.

Under the "and they wonder why I'm single" category:  The building superintendent at my office building has been flirting with me for years.  While I appreciate the attention and the fact that he can do all kinds of useful handyman-type things, I don't flirt back.  A couple of days ago, he swaggered into my office and led off with one of his usual lines:  "I bet it's nice and quiet on the farm.  Let's go find out."  Then he added, "You know, we could have some fun, being as we are around the same age and all."  I then told him my age.  Which is three years older than he is.  He jerked back as if I had hit him and said, "WHOA!"  Then made some weak comment and beat a hasty retreat.  Today he was back and said we could "still have fun."  I told him I thought he was probably a really nice guy and lots of laughs, but I was looking for someone less shallow.

I am always so happy to go home to my dogs.

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  1. May I add, "Snort, snort!"

    About your ankle . . . how did you get such a nasty break? Fall off a new pair of heels? (That was bad. Very bad.)

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    1. Mama Pea - And I didn't even add that I was also looking for someone without the 30# beer gut. I thought it, but didn't say it. Does that mean I'm shallow, too?

      It was a freak accident. I had twisted my left knee on an icy deck, then refused to wear a knee brace, then went out to lock up my ducks (in my previous life), then leaned over and my knee went one way, ankle the other. Snap! Weird. Weird and stupid on my part. Lesson learned.

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    2. No, the fact that you didn't SAY it means, once again, that charm school did its good work. (Although you *could* point out to him that the 30# beef gut would get in the way of the "fun" he wants to have.... And that's not shallow, that's just logistics! heh)

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  2. I guess that picture makes up for the fact that I'm always making fun of your frigid weather.

    And those shoes are quite biker-esque if you asked me (which you did not, but who am I to shut my yapper) and in a good stylish YOUNG kinda way. I, however, would not be able to maneuver in those and break bones. I'd be right next to you at the airport showing the TSA my doctor's note with my bionic ankle.

    Well, I suppose you could have taken that "WHOA" as a compliment...meaning he thought you looked much younger than your actual age.

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    1. Carolyn - That's okay. It is STILL frigid. But I will use that fact to rub it in when you are in the 100s and chigger-ridden... :) They DO look like biker chick shoes, don't they? Ah, the spirit is still willing...
      And, yes, I did realize that he was totally surprised, in that I do not look my age. But, still.

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  3. Sounds like he is the type that helped create the saying "the more I know men the better I like my dog" ...... either he thinks he is something or thinks you are desperate.

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    1. TL - I like that saying! I think he thinks he's something special and, thank goodness, I am NOT desparate. I still have my dogs... :)

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  4. Ha! Too bad for him. Love love love the new shoes! I really like my Danskos for walky-standy stuff when I need to look presentable. Mine have worn well, too.

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  5. What IS it with men?
    I have a good one, so I can't complain, but honestly, when I hear some of the crap that comes out of their mouths.......I am floored.
    I think I shall go smooch the Mister. I appreciate him more and more the more I hear.

    Love the shoes. But I doubt my lard-butt could balance on heels.
    :D

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  6. I have some serious shoe envy right about now - those are awesome!

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  7. I love danskos and sanitas. I never skip on good shoes, since I stand most of the day. My aging feet really appreciate them :) I've had good luck at the clogoutlet.com for discontinued styles and 2nds. Good deals there. I bought some black suede clogs with a pattern and got lots of compliments...

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  8. Wow...might give me second thoughts about stealing the goaties...I will just go for the lovely clogs, instead!

    As for the clod at work, just revel in the fact that you still got it, baby! And he CLEARLY does not.

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