By the time we got to Hood River on Monday, I had a blister on my heel (higher up, on my achilles tendon) because the padding on the back of my boot wore away and my heel was rubbing against bare plastic. So I took them in to the footwear department today to show them what happened and ask if it was normal wear and tear. The guy said that it has happened before, and it's "normal" for the mesh to wear away like that. (I'd had them for a year, and used to wear them every day to work.) He made a note for the admin assistant to give me a new pair of boots, and I gave him the old ones so he could show designers and such. So I get a new pair of hiking boots AND I get to wear test some really cute travelling shoes as soon as the fit tests are over! They look like bowling shoes, but not with all the scary colors, and a bit more sporty.
May 29th, 2003
I'm in a particularly good mood today, for no particular reason. I feel like a Cat Stevens song - peaceful/joyful/happy/relaxed. So I brought his greatest hits CD with me after lunch. Mmm. I might have to put it on repeat.
Someone in my weddingplans community (You know who I mean, Erin - heh) has an icon with a pair of hands and words that say "When I said forever / I ment it." ACK ACK DOUBLE-ACK. It bugs me SO much. She also always spells ceremony "cerimony" even though everybody else spells it correctly around her. It makes me cringe. Ugh.
Earlier this evening, Cory and I were hanging out in bed, chatting, and we heard voices on the walkway, so we peeked out. The neighbors had their friend over. We drove past him this morning - he had very few teeth and very long hair. Anyway, he had a broomstick handle, and he was waving it around and "teaching" the neighbor kid how to fight with it. He obviously didn't know what he was doing. But he showed the kid a few moves and then left him to himself. We kept watching and the kid started waving the stick around and trying out the moves, a la The Star Wars Kid. He dropped it many times, hit his head once, and hit his groin once too. It was pretty funny. We took a bunch of pictures of him and tried to get him in action. We were thinking of taping them to his front door, but we figured they'd know where they came from from the camera angle. Oh well.