Print Story Thousands of shoes, but none for me
By georgeha (Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 07:58:05 AM EST) emo, downtown is a ghost town, discworld (all tags)
Plus Thud! Dig! trying new things, cookies and the metro news.

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We watched one movie this weekend, Dig! It's a documentary on two bands, the Brian Jonestown Massacre and the Dandy Warhols. Their music was unfamiliar to me, mostly because I stopped paying attention to music when eleven year old was born. It's mostly a portrait of Anton Newcomb, who surprisingly enough is still alive (the documentary had the feel of an unvarnished look at a musical genius spinning out of control ending in an OD). Highly recommended if you like shoe gazing or retro 60s music. From the little music I heard, the Dandy's don't do much for me, but BJM sounds like something I would like to listen to, how can you not love an album entitled "Thank God For Mental Illness". I must admit Zia McCabe is a cutie.

I also picked up Thud! at the local IP depository. I now have a strong preference for Vimes novels set in Discworld, I even read this one twice. I like seeing him in his parternal mode.

The kids are picky eaters, they have been since they were old enough to voice objections (around 18 months). Because we try to avoid power struggles with food, I often end up acting like a short order cook, I make something for Mrs. Ha and me, then something for eleven year old (oatmeal, craft macaroni and cheese or English Muffins usually), and something else for six year old (usually real or faux chicken nuggets). It's a pain.

That's why I was glad to see the girls eat pizza on Friday, they're slowly expanding their food horizons. A meal where we all ate the same thing, amazing! Who knows, if the progress continues, I may need to only cook one meal at dinner (and maybe only 4 times a week, too, but that's another rant).

I have no sneakers (trainers) that properly fit my swollen feet, even my EEEE New Balance cross trainers are a little too narrow in the toe box, I can wear them for half an hour, but then my feet start to hurt. This weekend we went to DSW, a ginormous shoe store. I looked at every kind of sneaker, and could find no super extra wide ones that fit without pain. I did find that one size 11 (I'm a 10 1/2 in length) Doc Marten bowling shoe looking shoe fit, but it was too long. I miss shoes that fit. I do have some ideas. Until then, I have my Deer Stags and my sandals and my StoneRidge (a wide 44 somehow).

There is an intriguing biz trip that I would like to be assigned too. I normally feel business trips are a waste of time and money, but it's been over a year since I've last gone out and I could do with a few days change. Positive vibes appreciated.

It's Girl Scout cookie time, and I don't think eleven year old will beat her last year's mark. Her regular customers are hard to get a hold of, they must be working late or something.

In other eleven year old news, she's anxious about next year, we have no idea where she will end up. I hope we get the one choice, I do not want to spend $5-7k a year in tuition, I'm not even sure how affordable that is. I better get rid of that stuff on ebay that cluttering up my study.

Big metro news, a local telecom company is planning on buying Midtown Mall ( dilapidated mall downtown with about 10 stores left), tearing it down and building a 35 story headquarters. Great news if this comes to fruition, we shall see what happens.

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Thousands of shoes, but none for me | 26 comments (26 topical, 0 hidden)
Shoes by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #1 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 08:00:17 AM EST
As ObviousTroll where he gets his.
Heat, pressure, and time: the three things that make a diamond also make a waffle.
"Ask", that is. by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #2 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 08:00:29 AM EST
I was a super picky eater as a kid by MillMan (2.00 / 0) #3 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 08:30:13 AM EST
Although my parents didn't let me eat something other than what they prepared for everyone. Often I didn't eat much of anything since I didn't have an appetite until I was about 10 years old.

When I'm imprisoned as an enemy combatant, will you blog about it?

yea by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 09:11:19 AM EST
i was picky too and if i didn't want what everybody else was eating, i got no dinner and the rest of the night in my bedroom.

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yeah ... by R343L (2.00 / 0) #11 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 09:44:17 AM EST
My parents' (and grandparents') policy was: you eat what we are eating or not at all. The most they would tolerate my finicky-ness was leaving gravy off potatoes or not putting salad dressing on my bit of salad (I was a separatist as a kid). They would never have cooked me something different than anyone else after I was like 3 and onto adult foods. This was especially a trial when Dad made mac & cheese casserole with, blech, spam slices in it. I hated that dish and the spam even made the perfectly acceptable mac & cheese part taste horrid.

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
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spam spam spam by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 10:05:56 AM EST
Spam! Wonderful Spam!

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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here too. by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 01:54:26 PM EST
on occasion, though, if whatever was made was something that made you physically ill (my brother could NOT eat fish for awhile) you were permitted a PBJ or your choice of leftovers from the fridge.
if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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Me too, very picky by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 09:53:07 AM EST
but now that I've grown up and had to buy my own food, if I'm somewhere food is available, I'm eating it (except for dried coconut, that still reminds me of fingernail clippings).

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WIPO: by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #4 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 08:43:56 AM EST
Bob Abooey falls off the wagon and starts trolling again.

Re: picky eaters - doesn't every kid like spaghetti and meatballs?

They like pasta by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 08:54:42 AM EST
eleven year old will even have butter, or thin marinara sauce on it, six year old likes afredo type sauces, and they will both eat spaghettios at times.

They're not big on meat, aside from hot dogs and ham and bacon (eleven year old) and chicken nuggets (six year old).

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Same here... by belldandi (2.00 / 0) #10 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 09:44:01 AM EST
Both of mine are like this as well; crackers, cheese & pepperoni or peanut butter on bread (older) or crackers (younger) are always the fall backs. I love all sorts of textures and flavors, and I'm about ready to start sending them to bed without dinner if they don't start eating anything else. Oh, the joys of particular eaters.


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Hitchcock Shoes !!! by jaxom green (4.00 / 1) #7 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 09:13:32 AM EST

I grew up a few towns away from their B&M location.  Been wearing their shoes for over 20 years now.  Since visiting is out of the question (they'll get you shoes that fit perfectly if you do) I suggest taking them up on the foot tracing and ball joint measurement.  Unless you are really sure of what you want I suggest calling your order in instead of ordering online as they will suggest exactly what size to get.

For example depending on brand and shoe "last" that the shoe is built on my feet are between 12 1/2 and 13 in length, and EEEE and EEEEEE in width.  Given my in store measurements and buying history they suggest exactly which size shoe to buy if it's something I haven't purchased before or the last has changed.

I may give them a try by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #9 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 09:38:19 AM EST

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Tribe Fan Represent by Bob Abooey (2.00 / 0) #8 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 09:17:01 AM EST
Fear the Jake...

Note - I took that picture a few days after iRaq bombed us on 9/11 - hence the giant flag is at half-mast.

Warmest regards,
--Your best pal Bob

How's my blogging: Call me at 209.867.5309 to complain.

If it was an Al-Quaida passport by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #19 Thu Oct 18, 2007 at 02:57:00 AM EST
then why didn't we invade Al-Quaida?

I think it was an Iraqi asylum seeker who'd abused the hospitality the citizens of Al-Quaida had given him and terrorised the freedoms that he hated but we all believe in.

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Poll should be multiselect by debacle (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 10:14:39 AM EST
And I think we all know which one I chose.


Just use your dupes by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #15 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 10:16:19 AM EST
I'm not going to bother changing it.

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WIPO: Red Sox over Rockies in by johnny (2.00 / 0) #18 Wed Oct 17, 2007 at 05:49:15 PM EST
seven action-packed, thrilling games, highlighted by Dave Roberts arriving by star-spangled parachute as the Air Force All Christian Men's Choir sings God Bless America during the seventh inning stretch at Mile High Stadium in Game Four.

Roberts goes on to reenact his famous steal of Game Four of the 2004 ALCS as Ted Haggard, formerly pastor of New Life Church, Colorado Springs, vamps provocatively in drag from the third base coach's box.

Then David Ortiz hits a home run and the Red Sox win. In fact, David Ortiz hits 19 home runs during the series, including 7 home runs in Game Seven, a major league record.
... this is dreamworld after all... it isn't? Shit.

you're spoiling your family by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #20 Thu Oct 18, 2007 at 04:35:35 AM EST

I won't disagree by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #21 Thu Oct 18, 2007 at 04:45:15 AM EST
but we are making progress on the try new food things.

As far as the making dinner thing, it's hard, entwining your life with a severely depressed person makes life very hard.

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I tend to re-read 'night watch' by discordia (2.00 / 0) #22 Thu Oct 18, 2007 at 06:49:10 PM EST
when I'm struck with the urge to re-read discworld novels

I have yet to read that one by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #23 Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 01:57:16 AM EST
I should see if one of the libraries I frequent has it.

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it is utterly top-notch by discordia (2.00 / 0) #25 Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 08:26:26 AM EST
my recommendation is to read it slowly and savor the experience

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I tried to read it slowly by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #27 Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 10:11:27 AM EST
but ended up finishing it in a day, so I reread it. Top notch indeed.

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Damn, I was hoping to recruit you. by Alan Crowe (2.00 / 0) #24 Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 08:23:07 AM EST

I'm a member of a sinister cult that attempts to undermine Western Christendom by getting people emulate the footwear choices of Socrates and St Francis of Assisi.

So you can imagine my disappointment on finding that the thousands in "Thousands of shoes, but none for me." symbolises the desperate longing behind your search and not the thoroughness with which you reject strap-on artificial hooves.

I live with harsh winters by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #26 Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 08:27:16 AM EST
I'm not up to walking barefoot in below freezing weather, with icy salty slush.

Also, the OSHA sorts get upset about open toed footwear in our labs.

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