Thursday, August 21, 2014

Old Shoes & What Not

Pretty bad when you have to resort to blogging about an old pair of shoes, but there isn't a heck of a lot to blog about so this is part of it.

First off my eX bought these for my birthday (I think 8 or 9 years ago) This is the second pair she bought me and I guess I wore the first ones another 8 or nine years, but the first ones didn't suffer near the punishment these and me have. As you can see they are in pretty sad shape, but I don't have to wear them. I do have several other sets now, but none are as comfortable as these. Most shoes I've had in my life the soul always went first, but not these. If I could have a new set of shoes grafted on these souls I think they would last another 8 or 9 years.

BTW these are SAS shoes and they are a little on the expensive side so I doubt that I'll ever have another set unless SAS is watching and wants to send me another set for the unsolicited advertisement. On second thought in that case if there is such a thing as SAS snake boots they might work better down here. ;) When I can no longer use these for combination indoor/outdoor house shoes it will be like loosing an old friend!

Now back to the shoes. Notice the hole in the tip of the right shoe. There's a story behind that. We'll get to that later, but first a warning to the married ladies.

My neighbor came over one afternoon and we were sitting on the front porch drinking beer and discussing the usual BS. After a few beers he decided that we should head down to the nearest sports bar, but I had no intention of doing that. Unfortunately he brought it up one more time just as my wife at the time was walking out the front door and when she heard him say we need to go to the bar she huffily said "You are NOT going to a bar!" Whoops! Bad move! I went from having no need or want to go to a bar to "The hell you say!"  in a flash. My neighbor took his car and I took my bike. Once at the bar he started buying shots of peppermint schnapps one right after the other for some time. I finally decided enough was enough and left. Was a fun ride home NOT, but I made it almost to the driveway of the house and lost the bike in the street in front of our driveway.

Now that there hole in the top of my shoe came when the bike fell over on my right leg and there was a chrome bullet mounted on the bottom of the foot rest. That chrome bullet managed to go through the shoe right between my big toe and the toe next to it without hurting either. I was trapped though because I couldn't lift the bike off of me and couldn't reach up under it to untie my shoe to get my foot out. There is a lot more to this story that I won't get in to at this time (some comical and some not), but anyway the moral to this story is "Never tell your husband he is NOT going to do something because it could have disastrous effects and might make him do it to spite you.

And some picture from last night.

The bottom one was taken at sunset looking North believe it or not.

And yesterday I came up with the hankering for some fried potatoes and pinto beans. I had some cooked ground beef in the fridge and some potatoes and a can of beans. Also had some chopped onion and tomatoes diced up so fried the potatoes and onion and then added the beef and diced tomatoes. It was so good I ate three big helpings and I'm not a big eater. I shared some with Shelah and she went through it in a very short time and would have no doubt loved to have more.



15 comments:

  1. And here I thought you shot yourself in the foot. I guess in away, you did. Hey, that pot of food looks really good.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. DD I figured someone might think that so went to the trouble to post that whole story. The vittles were real good. Finished them off today rather than having homemade tacos. I'll have those tomorrow.

      Delete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just joking rj, I didn't look to get a new pair of shoes, boots or anything else out of this post. Just running off at the brain.

      Delete
  3. I don't know if SAS will think that pic represents a marketing boost but if you want a new pair from the factory with a slight discount, let me know. SAS Shoes

    ReplyDelete
  4. Just a little independent are we? LOL Um, I wonder if that is why I am on spousal unit numero tres?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well Judy, the reason she was going out the door was to get in her car and go shopping. Now... If she can do that (even if I didn't tell her she couldn't and she would have anyway) then why shouldn't I be able to go to a bar (even if I didn't want to?) Two times was enough for me and I think 4 was enough for her. Maybe not?

      Delete
  5. Dang, I just lost my comment! I really need a new computer :(

    ReplyDelete
  6. Ok...I was saying in my now non-existent comment was that the lesson for married women also applies to parents.

    My parents were helping me move in to Mountainside Dorm (Sul Ross) when my father spotted a cigarette vending machine in the lobby. He turned around and said "I forbid you to ever smoke!"...mind you I had never cared for cigarettes as a matter of fact I hated the smell of them but since he "forbade me" I decided to buy me a pack just to spite him.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well there you go folks. Don't be telling no body they can't do anything or they will probably do it anyway. ;)

      Delete
  7. I loved the story and moral behind your SAS shoes.

    That is the only brand my mother will use. Del Rio has a SAS shoes factory as well as a store adjacent to the factory where they sell to the public at a small discount.

    While I do not believe they sell snake boots (but I could be wrong) it is a good testament to the quality and wear of their shoes.

    BTW your supper looks real good!

    ReplyDelete
  8. MsB, I'm reasonably sure they don't make snake boots. I don't think they make anything that isn't comfortable and it would probably be hard to make a set of those comfortable?

    It will be homemade tacos today. Yum!

    ReplyDelete
  9. This may be a double post. If it is then as our governor says, "Oops." I just stumbled across your blog. Good work.

    Who ts your internet service provider? I'm moving to Solitario in April of next year and I was told by Dish Network several months ago that there's no service out there, but I see your blog's been up and running for quite some time.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Big Bend telephone. Have both land line and DSL. You can get faster, but this does what I need it to do. It isn't easy to get though they want you to jump through hoops to get it installed. They also have it by radio which might be easier to get.

    ReplyDelete