Saturday, April 18, 2009

I feel wordy today

I'm so boring today, it hurts me.

so, guess what! we're going to talk about my shoes.
it's my default topic, I can't help it.
and if you have no interest in listening to me ramble on and on about my shoes, go here instead.
(you're welcome.)
so. I made this goal during the GCP that I would not acquire any more shoes this year. I mean, not that I wouldn't get any new shoes at all (what am I, made of will power?) but rather that the number of shoes in my closet would stay constant.
To this end I kept a bunch of the shoes I was going to get rid of so I could have the satisfaction of switching them out with new, improved pairs.
For example, I had these beauties lurking on my bottom shelf:
When I bought these shoes in 1997, I thought they were AMAZING. I don't think I've actually worn them since 1999, when I realized that they were, in fact, NOT amazing, but I've kept them because they seemed like a little time capsule into 16-year-old me and I always thought it would have been cool to see what my mom wore as a teenager. But they are the only thing I've managed to hold onto because I love to throw old stuff away, and frankly I want the closet space.
sorry, Ivy.
let's just take a moment and appreciate the fact that those shoes are 12-years-old.
They were by far the oldest thing in my closet.
(unless Chris owns older stuff? he might. that guy does NOT appreciate my love of throwing old stuff away.)
That was a long story.
Goodbye shoes. I replaced you with these:
sneakers or tennis shoes: the eternal debate.
Which camp do you fall in?
next: I'm not really sure why I bought these, since platform flip-flops are unacceptable on anyone over 13, and questionable even then:
oh, well. at some point, we've all made regrettable shoes decisions.
right? RIGHT?
and look at how pretty these are:

in conclusion, I would like to say that I enjoy shoes.
a lot.
and also, I acknowledge that I spend an embarrassing amount of time talking about them.
and also, I'm glad it's Saturday and no one will check my blog.
...that is all.


Johnson-n-Johnson said...

my favorite thing about shoes is that I can buy 3 pairs of shoes for the amount it takes David to buy one. (Because my feet are small.) The problem I run into is when I tell the lady I need tennis shoes and she shows me some with Dora the Explorer. Yep. Wow. I'm pretty sure no one over 5 should wear Dora. LOVE your blue shoes.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh-- those blue shoes are sooo beautiful. ooohhh, jealously...

Nama said...'s Saturday, and I checked your blog...does that make me more boring than you?

And I want those blue shoes. Be thankful you live far away...and probably wear a different shoe size than me...

Ann-Marie said...

brandi- i'm so with you on the dora/barbie/hannah montana shoes that are my options!

liz-i love those blue shoes! so pretty!

Leah Vanessa said...

I may sneak into your home and steal your blue shoes. I definitely have made more than my fair share of regrettable shoe decisions and I'm with you on the platform flip-flop thing.