Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm Melting! and other random stuff.

Since it's going to be at least 67 degrees tomorrow, I've already decided to wear a dress to work. It's a slim little black shift dress I bought last week, and I've been dying to wear it, but I don't like exposing myself to the cold and I didn't have exactly the right shoes to wear.

So, during lunch, I solved the second problem by going shoe shopping. I found the perfect shoes, but they weren't available in a size 8. So I decided to try a 7 1/2, even though I've never been able to fit my gargantuan feet in anything that small. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that they fit, since everything else about me is shrinking too. Who knows how long I've been wearing shoes that are too big for me?

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I was eating spaghetti at this little place called Bellacino's when Kurt Cobain appeared on the speakers singing Smells Like Teen Spirit. I don't know when I became old and passed over the threshold upon which lies the inability to listen to Nirvana, but I suspect it may have been the exact same moment when my feet got smaller.

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There's a robin nesting in a small tree in my smoking area here at work. She has decorated her nest with brightly-colored items from the hangar. I may have to steal the nest when she's done with it. When I get home, I'll add to this post a photo of a wren's nest made of hair from my dog and horses, many of whom have passed on. I consider that gift from nature one of my most priceless treasures.

13 comments:

TCBNTX said...

can you use your feet for skis?

MauritaMason said...

Not anymore! Can you?

TCBNTX said...

as a matter of fact I can and you know I didn't know you were gosssamar until the other day

Marchelle said...

You've inspired me to shave my legs and wear a dress tomorrow.

TMI, isn't it?

becomingkate said...

I thought you had some awesome, sexy secretary shoes...but new ones are good too!

Dorrie said...

I bought two new pairs of shoes that other day... and one is a size smaller then the other and they both fit!

Simon said...

What’s more, you’ve inspired me to shave my legs and wear a dress tomorrow.

LERMONTOV said...

^ it doesn't take much!

Black dresses FTW

MauritaMason said...

TCB, what gave me away? My brilliant posts? My dry wit? The mention of the name "Gossamer" on my profile?

Marchelle, I'm just hoping I remember to shave my legs.

Kate, they didn't seem to fit the dress. My fashion sense is keen, but hard to define. And unmatched anywhere in the world, thank goodness.

Dorrie, it occurred to me that maybe they're making shoes larger to make us think we're smaller?

Simon, I'm thrilled to have been a source of inspiration for you! Do send pics.

Lerm, your acronyms always baffle me. What do black dresses do? Fire the Willy?

LERMONTOV said...

LBD's For The Win

MauritaMason said...

haha, whatEVER! Do other people actually understand this language of yours?

Fijufic said...

What makes me crazy is remembering when Nirvana was a breath of fresh air in a Sea of Metal bands...

Traytable said...

Thank god you asked, I've been trying to figure out 'FTW" for ages! :P

Love the shoes! Any why, pray, are they not yet on the shoe blog? >:)