Monday, June 30, 2008

Of Earrings and Shoes

I'm honored to post here on Lesley Machine Elf's blog. What a great idea! I love it.

So, what's girlie about me, even in my old doddering age? (54, hey, that's NOT old damnit!) Well, I hate sneakers, track shoes, atheletic shoes, -- just refuse to wear them. Almost refuse to wear them . . . I do end up wearing them at work now and then simply because the pain gets to me. I'm on my feet, off and on, for eight hours plus a day; I work in a school. So between walking the three thousand miles from my room in the back to the rest of the building, standing while teaching a group, supervising, etc. my feet take a real beating on the asphalt and linoleium. Add to that I'm carrying around too much weight, have an extremely weak and chronically painfull left ankle/foot (broke it three times, plus breaking the little toe, and the big toe, over the years) and arthritis in that knee, and some days I can barely walk. But I won't wear those horrible clunky shoes, simply refuse, until it gets so bad I put them on. I have good ones; a black pair of Nikes, a white pair, still, they're ugly. I have Dankso's and other good, expensive pairs but they're ugly too, not just as. Shallow, vain, and downright stupid, yes, of course. Totally girlie though.

Speaking of shoes, why are shoes almost always black or brown, or, white? Why not turquoise? Sometimes they're red. Boring! I like my shoes with color, lightweight but with tons of comfy comfy comfy support. Yes, I want it all. The ultimate shoe.

Earrings. I have way too many pairs, and sometimes wear more than one at a time. I love the big dangly types. I could be feeling like crap, no make up (which I don't often wear anyway, well, I do, all that Bare Mineral stuff, but I'm not into make up, just trying to cover up the lines and bags) wear slooppy baggy pants or what have you, but damn it, I'll be wearing my earrings!

The earrings shown here my mother gave me on my last birtday. She knows my taste! They're big, silly, glittery and dangly, but I love 'em.


Lesley said...

I am going to write a shoe post soon, but I also don't wear athletic shoes like Nike - unless I go to the gym, which I haven't done in years.

I LOVE earrings! Well, I am a jewelry whore and love it all, but especially earrings. I feel unlucky if I leave the house without any jewelry on.

I don't wear face make up much, meaning concealer, power or blush - only if I am going somewhere special because it always makes my face feel dirty and I am obsessive about my face being clean. Eye make up and lipstick I do wear a lot. I also use the bare minerals stuff a lot, especially the eye shadows.

I also have to mention the new Dior wrinkle cream I tried. It actually works! The little lines don't bother me, but I had one really deep one on my chin. I have been using that cream for around a month and I don't even remember to use it every day - the line is almost gone. It is amazing!

Lesley said...

Oh yeah, I got so caught up in my girlie babbling that I forgot to thank you for joining me here. Thanks!

Lesley said...

Yep, one more thing - In my first post I meant powder not power. If I could wear power I would do so. :-)