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Why, I'd lose my head if it wasn't duct-taped on... [May. 21st, 2008|10:51 am]
I’ve lost my shoes. My trusty black pumps with the heel that is as high as I can go and still walk around in comfortably for most of the day. There are really only so many places they could be and I’ve looked in all of them. Admittedly, either in a panic in the morning or when I’m exhausted at night. But it’s been over a week now and no sign of them.

It’s a problem. I’ve been wearing all of my brown outfits and the few things I have that look okay with flats. But that’s not that many options and today I had to resort to wearing an older pair, looking a little down at the heels, if you will. Plus, when I walk, they squirrel fart with each step. Which is how they became my emergency back-up shoes.

Last week, I even purposely scheduled a meeting near the DSW so that I could run in on the way back and grab another pair. Except EVERYTHING was either flat, flat, balletslipper flat or open-toed. Sandals are one thing, but I do NOT do the peekaboo toe thing. I have very long, near prehensile toes. And flat feet, so those monkey toes go flying to the front of the shoe. Honestly, I put a peekaboo toe shoe one and instead of peekaboo, I’ve got a Japanese subway car at rush hour. A clown car of toes where they packed in one too many and now none of them can get out.

Plus, it hurts. Having been stomped on one too many times by horses and cattle, my monkey toes are swarming with random bone chips and very sensitive to being pinched – not tickled, sadly – but pinched.

So, here I am, in my mangy, outdated squirrel-fart shoes, trying to decide what’s a better use of my time: tearing up the house looking for the ones I have, or heading out in a desperate search for a black pump that is comfy, the exact right height, close-toed and in my price range. Sigh.

[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-05-21 02:59 pm (UTC)
Is there any chance they're in your car?

Sometimes when I cannot find my shoes, I find I've left them in the car.

Yes yes yes silly place for shoes I know I know. However there and stuffed by accident in the dirty laundry are my shoes' favorite hiding places.
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[User Picture]From: mistressfetch
2008-05-21 03:47 pm (UTC)
Lifestride - They make a very classy pump with a wider heel for those of us w/ "special" feet. (wide width, flat feet..etc) They run about $30-$40 a pair. They may have them at DSW or Off Broadway Shoes in Arundel Mills... These are now deemed my "metro" shoe since I do so much walking and I can walk in them all day...

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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2008-05-22 12:30 pm (UTC)
Great minds think alike...those are the very ones that were missing (yes, I found them buried in the hall closet underneath the dog winter coats. Damn Spike likes to get in the closet and burrow....
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-05-21 05:13 pm (UTC)
And when you get those new shoes? Throw away the squirrel fart shoes asap!
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-05-21 05:35 pm (UTC)
what’s a better use of my time: tearing up the house looking for the ones I have, or heading out in a desperate search for a black pump

False choice. The only way to find the old ones is to go buy a new pair you like as well or better. Then, when you come back home with them, the old pair will be sitting right inside your front door with the perceptual equivalent of a blinking red neon arrow pointing at them.

Have you asked Moone if he borrowed them? That whole frilly lace pirate shirt deal has more than a few of us just a wee bit suspicious.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2008-05-21 05:47 pm (UTC)
I unintentionally leave pairs of shoes in my car all the time. And I can't even count how many cups/tankards/goblets I've lost at faire over the years. Some people lose sunglasses, I lose cups. (Meanwhile, I have a huge sunglasses collection because I keep finding sunglasses. At this point I'd rather find cups.)

But last weekend I really outdid myself: I lost my remote unlock-the-car-doors key fob AND I had a blood-freezing moment when I thought I had lost my cellphone. Thankfully, my phone turned up in my trunk.

Every season I marvel that I haven't lost something really expensive like a musical instrument... but that's probably why I lose the little things... I spend all my energy keeping tabs on the instruments.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2008-05-22 08:11 pm (UTC)

Re: One of thems is mine.

I very clearly remember calling you (and leaving a message) about your sunglasses. At any rate, I'll bring 'em to CJ's.
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