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High-res DSW randomly sent me a $10 certificate so I went shopping (ugh ugh ugh!!! DISINFECT ALL THE SHOES!!!), though I don’t really need any new shoes, but I really need new boots, so I checked the clearance racks and found these for 50% off. They’re comfy and warm and waterproof and even though I prefer slip-on boots, the deal was too good to pass up - and really: “dry+warm” trumps “easy on/off” when it comes to Rochester winters.
So… new boots! Just in time for… errr… summer.

DSW randomly sent me a $10 certificate so I went shopping (ugh ugh ugh!!! DISINFECT ALL THE SHOES!!!), though I don’t really need any new shoes, but I really need new boots, so I checked the clearance racks and found these for 50% off. They’re comfy and warm and waterproof and even though I prefer slip-on boots, the deal was too good to pass up - and really: “dry+warm” trumps “easy on/off” when it comes to Rochester winters.

So… new boots! Just in time for… errr… summer.

Dear God,

I know I haven’t been the best Christian lately.  I’m sorry for that. I really am.

I don’t ask for much, but at this moment I’m on my knees begging you to save me from the feet that are currently on my dashboard.  Jason and Beth know I love them dearly, but I cannot handle this.

Please help me, God.

Please help me, or put me out of my misery.

In the name of the father, and the son, and the holy spirit.
Amen. 

Torture

I just spent 30 minutes in a 1st grade classroom in which they were playing a game called “Stinky Feet” that involved all the kids shouting “STIIIINKEEEEEYYYY FEEEEEEEET!!!!1!!!111!” every few seconds.

I don’t get paid nearly enough to have to endure such levels of psychological warfare.

Hi Steel -
I saw your answer on children. I totally get that. Very well thought out and I'm sure you get many people who try to argue with you and make you change your mind. I support your right to not want kids. However, we need to discuss your totally incorrect opinion on high heels. I mean, SERIOUSLY. You are flawed. How can we fix this? Have you called the therapist? Have they given you medication?

Asked by minorfall

I stand by my previous statements that, in general (with some exceptions), legs in high heels look worse than legs not in high heels.  Not to mention the stress that gets put on your feet and toes (*shudder*) while crammed unnaturally into those little things.

I will not see a therapist about this, however, as a concession: I’ll keep my eye out for pictures of legs-in-heels that I think are OK and I’ll post a few when I find them.

Hey there, do you like babies, and feet, and Bono? ^___^

Asked by Anonymous

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Thanks for all your advice.

I spent about twice as much as I wanted to for running shoes and inserts ($141 total), but hopefully it pays me back with less pain in my shins in the coming weeks.

The fitting experience at Fleet Feet Rochester was like stepping into my own personal hell. Bare feet. Communal socks. HLUEH!  The store itself and the sales staff were totally great, but for someone who hates feet as much as I do, it was very difficult for me to be asked to take my socks off and stick my foot into a foot-sizer that thousands of other feet have touched before, and then slip into a (hopefully-clean?) pair of used running socks that was pulled out of a basket.

But anyway.  My feet totally stumped the guy.  The initial test with a pair of neutral New Balances indicated extremely-slight over-pronation.  He fitted me into a pair of Sauconys with gentle support, but the new video showed they actually made things worse, and I could tell because after just 30 seconds on the treadmill, my shins were in pain.  So then he put me into a pair of Mizunos with more support but they were not comfortable to me.  Next up was a pair from Brooks that felt pretty good and then a pair of Asics that also felt pretty good.  I had a hard time noticing a difference so I went brand-loyal and chose the Asics (because that’s what I’ve been using).

We settled on these Asics GT-2150:

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Then we slipped in these Superfeet Green Inserts and they helped reduce the pain I generally feel in my shins, so I got them too.

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I’ll probably give them their first road test later tonight, after it cools down a bit.

Thanks again for the tips.  I’ll split up my therapy bill between the lot of you.  Look for it in the mail.

More things - Socks

OMG. I randomly caught the end of The Marriage Ref  last night and it was about a husband who labels all his socks as left or right with numbers -  and everyone was freaking out about how brilliant an idea it was.

Well, allow me to reblog my own post from March 19th, 2009.  Sure, that dude and his wife got to go onto a shitty TV show, but I can’t just sit back and let people think he’s got a leg up on me²!

steelopus:

I enjoyed the Seven Things meme so much that I’ve decided to continue sharing my oddities with all of you.

I’ve already covered my hatred of feet¹ in a previous entry.  Today I’m here to talk about socks.  I love socks because their most basic purpose is to keep feet hidden from the world.  I also love them because nothing accentuates a good set of gams better than a nice pair of socks, whether they be low, high, colorful, striped, white, black, fancy, or plain.  But, here is where my OCD kicks in: I label my socks in distinct pairs.

Each pair gets tagged on the bottom of the toes with a sharpie. There’s a pair of 1s, a pair of 2s, a pair of Xs, a pair of Os, etc.  I switched to letters after I tagged my first 6 pair with numbers.  There are benefits to this process beyond keeping my OCD from flaring up.  Keeping specific pairs results in even wear across the sets.  Additionally, it gives me a quick way to identify pairs.  I can tell you quickly that pairs 4 and 5 are currently on their last legs², while pairs 1, T, and X are still in good shape.  If I’m headed someplace where I’ll surely have to remove my shoes (I’m really not a big fan of such places) then I can quickly scan the drawer and find one of the pairs that isn’t going to completely embarrass me³.

I know that I’m insane.  I secretly hope there is a girl out there who has a fetish for guys that are weird enough to keep their socks separated into distinct pairs, and that one day she’ll read this and contact me and we’ll fall madly in love and everything will be smiles and giggles and peaches and sunshine until the day she asks me to lick her feet, at which point I would kick her out of my house and then go sit, sobbing, in a cold shower.

FYI, my default sock is the Hanes® Crew Sock - White. $9.00 at Target.

¹More things - On Feet

²I’m sorry. That was uncalled for.

³What would embarrass me is generally something that most people would consider still a good clean sock. Once there is any general browning or or discoloration, it’s a goner.  Come on now people.  Socks are cheap and I can think of few things better than wearing a brand new pair of socks, so there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t throw out your socks before they get totally nasty.