First off in the big Groovy news report we have...
NEW SHOES!!! Yes, we do!
As a maturing adult, I am finding it increasingly difficult and even painful to wear high heels. In fact, even moderate heels leave me in discomfort. The joints on my big toes scream, "ENOUGH ALREADY!" and I limp around in a decidedly dramatic fashion and whine for 2-3 days afterward. For the past two years I've been taking Glucosamine and threatening to make the move to sensible shoes.
A few things have held me back:
1.) I am a procrastinator!
2.) The shoes I do have, still have quite a bit of wear left in them. This is probably because they make my feet hurt, so I pretty much only wear them on Sunday mornings and on hot dates with Mulletman. Frugality demands that the old ones be worn out before I buy new ones.
3.) I am cheap and new shoes are not.
4.) I am deterred by the ever weighty I-don't-want-to-be-an-old-lady-wearing-ugly-sensible-shoes factor.
Yesterday, however, everything changed. I only wore my favorite heels for 2 hours and I was in pain. Add that to the fact that the girlies desperately needed new sneakers, and we have a mandatory shoe shopping adventure in the making.
We did not find sneakers for the girls (though we got a good lead on groovy shoes in Augusta), but, oh be still my heart, I DID find some shoes for Moi.
They are flat, they are dressy, they are cute, they are comfy, they have "bling", and no one would ever accuse them of looking sensible, even though they absolutely are. Best of all, they were only $10!!!! Three cheers for Payless!
In my excitement and renewed determination, I have pulled all my heels from my closet (only 3 pair - Imelda Marcos, I am not!) and have written myself a note to give them suckers away!
No more heels for this gal. Better yet, no more toe pain! AND I can still look cute too! Woot!
In other news, my dear friend Carlyo has recently insisted that her son Justin strongly resembles Matt Damon. I had no clue who Matt Damon was, but I figured I could Google an image of him - I was right. Here's a picture of Matt, followed by a pic of Carlyo's Justin.
I think she may have something here. What do YOU think?
by Joseph Heller
Incredibly witty and funny, you have a taste for irony in all that you
see. It seems that life has put you in perpetually untenable situations, and your sense
of humor is all that gets you through them. These experiences have also made you an
ardent pacifist, though you present your message with tongue sewn into cheek. You
could coin a phrase that replaces the word "paradox" for millions of
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
So, whatcha think? Sound like me?