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Elphie, they're just... shoes. *gasp* 
7th-Sep-2007 11:04 pm
Someone whose name I don't recognise who has written books I've never heard of, is dead. And my friendslist is sad about it.

*sets out tea for you all*

But in my head, things are as good as can be when there is period related blahness keeping one away from work again. Which is mostly to do with the InnerMum being a great mum.

For lo, I am now one of those people (often of the female persuasion) with a choice of shoes in the morning! And not just 'flats or HEELS'*

I hate shoes. I really do.And as you may know, I really hate shoe shopping. I just can't do it. I hate the majority of shoes out there. They're too 'trendy' or too 'sporty' or too 'school prizegiving' or even worse, not black. But nevertheless, the shoes that were leaving me with damp feet on my birthday? Now have a hole in the upper where my big toenail sits.

Add to that the fact that not only did I need shoes but also jeans, as both my  staple pairs of jeans have holes in the fat part of the inner thigh.And shopping for jeans is as bad as shopping for shoes. The vast vast majority of jeans out there are unsuitable for IBs because they are a) made from shitty material, b) possessing of a soufflé "waist"line**, c) lacking in decent pocket space or even worse, d) Not Black.

So I was already in much appreciation of the IM after finding two pairs of jeans that passed all but the two most minor of the above tests (I can use a handbag, and replace them when they fail the Vimes test), AND a pair of smart yet trainery and comfortable everyday shoes in a trainer-meets-hiking boots styley. THEN we were in a cheaparse shoe shop and the IM said "OK, I'm buying you a pair of these, too", referring to the generic inoffensive easily overlooked shoes she'd just bought. So now I have two pairs of shoes that can be worn during the daytime.

Does this mean I am a Real Girl now?

But I don't love her as much as I would if she'd bought me these. Now, I ask you, wouldn't they make the perfect companion to these?


*Those of you who have ever met me will know why HEELS has to be all-caps. For everyone else - lower case implies heel height or 4"or less
** You know when you cook a soufflé, and it rises above the dish and puffs out above it, overhanging the rim? Yeah, like that, but over the top of a pair of jeans
7th-Sep-2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
I think you should read "A Wrinkle In Time" y0. Ahahaaha.
7th-Sep-2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
Someone whose name I don't recognise who has written books I've never heard of, is dead. And my friendslist is sad about it.

So, not just me with that reaction then? Good good.

I, um, have a similar reaction to shoe shopping--I own two pairs, a knackered 'smart' pair and a more knackered 'smart casual'. I need to go buy more, because the 'good' pair is now pretty much dead. Ah well, it can't be that scary, can it?
7th-Sep-2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Someone whose name I don't recognise who has written books I've never heard of, is dead. And my friendslist is sad about it.

Oh, THANK YOU. I was beginning to feel really stupid not knowing this person.
7th-Sep-2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
She was an American author, and extremely successful here. I think the common pattern among most of the LJ fans who haven't heard of her is that you're not American.

I do feel that everyone should read A Swiftly Tilting Planet, but I'm biased in the matter.
8th-Sep-2007 01:00 am (UTC)
I was beginning to come to that conclusion, but good to know.
7th-Sep-2007 11:09 pm (UTC) - Boggle.
A Wrinkle in Time was such an important book for me as a kid; I have a hard time imagining that people haven't read it. It's as though you just told me you've never seen Star Wars. So I think you and your lady should put aside your misgivings and read it. It's not long, and it is so very very strange and weird and beautiful. Or I suppose you could go straight for the biblical child porn of Many Waters, if that's more your speed.
7th-Sep-2007 11:49 pm (UTC)
Wait... Wicked?
8th-Sep-2007 07:07 am (UTC)
A line from it, yes.
8th-Sep-2007 02:54 am (UTC)
I actually cried at work when I read that Madeleine L'Engle had died. She's worth a read.
8th-Sep-2007 03:08 am (UTC)

*looks cute and confused*
8th-Sep-2007 07:09 am (UTC)
When you get book tokens if you got all A's at GCSE, the best mark in the year for biology, or if you're simply a teacher's pet. There are bum seat shuffles and a lot of boring speeches. I guess you don'tneedit if you have High School Graduation.
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