Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The story of the poopy gym shoes

A few years ago, I owned this really cute pair of powder blue gym shoes. I am not much of a shoe person, so this was the only pair of sneakers in my closet. Needless to say, I wore them all the time.

One morning, John went outside to retrieve something from my car. He came back in and said, "What happened to your car?" Panicked, I ran outside. Some bastard had side swiped my car - and didn't leave a note. The paint was scrapped off the entire passenger side of my car. I was pissed. For some reason, I was convinced that one of our neighbors had damaged my car. Angry and ready to fight someone, I began walking up and down the streets, looking for another car with damage.

Unfortunately, I didn't find the bastard who hit my car. I began walking home, when I realized that I had stepped in dog shit. At this point, I was ready to kill someone. When I got home, I took my cute powder blue sneakers off, and I threw them in the trash. I should have cleaned them off, but I was so upset that I was doing irrational things.

Over the next two years, I never replaced my sneakers. I have no idea why I didn't buy new shoes, but I didn't.

Today I went shopping for new sneakers and somehow, I found the coolest shoes in the whole world...

I LOVE them.

Famous Footwear was having a buy one, get one 1/2 off sale, so Porgie got new shoes too...

8 comments:

Anth said...

Both very cute.

What shoes do you normally wear if you never wear sneakers?

Christy said...

I love sandles and flip-flops, which I try to wear even when its WAY TOO cold outside (I wore sandles to the store this morning and its like 40 degrees outside). In the winter I wore some ugly brown leather shoes, like these...

http://www.famousfootwear.com
/product.asp?product_id=10102
04&variant_id=33614

Eva said...

Good shoes! I like that they slip on.

These days I am wearing these blue/white striped flats I got in Sweden or some black Mary Jane flats I got at this strange place called, no kidding, Wu-Mart. I love the Wu-Mart!

Chas said...

Rocketdogs are the official shoe of all adolescent girls in my neck of the woods. EVERY SINGLE female student I had last year owned a pair, some solid, some plaid, but all Rocketdog. I thought about buying a pair, but I thought I might look like I was trying to be the "cool teacher". Now that I'm not teaching, I should give it another try.

It's not about the badge! said...

Wow what cute shoes!! K would love those!! BOO TO POOP ON THE SHOES!!

Misguided Mommy said...

i so would have thrown away the shoes too. your new ones are super cute

Eva said...

Your shoes are cute. But Porgie's, wow, I love those shoes! You have way better stores than we do for finding things, we don't even have Old Navy (hence, I had to buy winter coats on line).

Eva said...

OMG I just wrote "hence" in a comment.