09
Mar
10

Sabina Lore

The day started off innocently enough…
 
 

 

…A little cold and I know it was going to rain.

Just for the heck of it I decided to wear my five-toe socks with my flip flops.
I took two cameras and a tripod so I could do some indoor photography. Besides some pictures I need for paying blogs, I figured I’d shoot some of my socks and flip flops and post them. Just in case people thought I was joking when I mentioned them on someone else’s blog last night.
 
Well, right after I took a picture with my classy socks on display, I came back inside to check email and I was wiggling around trying to get comfortable in my bar stool and my damn right flip flop broke.  It fell on the floor with a busted strap.  Here I am wearing socks.  It’s raining cats and goats outside.  Freezing cold and I’m not gonna hop with one flip flop 1/4 mile to go home and change into something more uncomfortable.  The flip flop probably has another tthousand miles of tread left on it.  I have to fix it.
 Three rubber bands and the plug that busted outa the bottom of my sole would make it happen.  I’m a survivor.
 
 

 

Rubber bands, twist, through the hole, take the mini-Swiss Army knife and cut some slots in the strap,  wrap the rubber bands good and tight and the shoe is fixed.

If the shoe fits, wear it.

Now, all I have to do is walk home, carefully but, at least my socks will be dry, somewhat.  Then, tomorrow, if  it’s a nice day, I’ll wear my blue flip flops.  Take the yellow ones and see if I can find a cobbler shop open; where I can have my favorite shoes repaired, professionally !

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8 Responses to “Sabina Lore”


  1. March 9, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Those are beautiful flip-flops and socks, Mike. I can see why you want to save the flip-flops. I certainly hope you can find a cobbler who will fix them for less than the price of a new pair.

    • March 9, 2010 at 11:21 am

      Hah, How’d you like my catchy title? I was thinking of you when I struggled to get those socks on; that’s when I decided, even if it rained, I’d bring the cameras to shoot my feet for you.

      It was a test for me, seeing if I could upload that many photos on WordPress, too. Wasn’t as bad as I thought it’d be. Easier than Google, once you get the hang of it;

      Poor flip flopps are probably history, I’m not sure. I may have one blue and one yellow I can create a mismatched pair outa. Now, that’d be cool !

      I remember when they were under $2.00 a pair. Inflation has them up to around five bucks, nowadays.

      Guess I better hurry up and make this blog start supporting me.

      Cheers,
      Mike

      • March 12, 2010 at 1:50 am

        Raining GOATS?? Such WONDERFUL Imagery!!! Seriously- the saying- Raining cats and dogs comes from ???
        houses that have thatched roofs ?-the critters would hang out in the straw… BUT when it would rain they would fall through because the Straw would not support them.. yes? I think Blue & Yellow would be fab for a new look for flip flops…you could tell everyone you had another pair just like them @ home….: ) B

  2. March 12, 2010 at 2:49 am

    Bev,
    What a dissapointment. It seems like all I have left at home is a bunch of left-foot yellow, blue, pink and green, perfectly good flip flops.

    I’d put them in a pile to catch the falling goats but, I have a concrete roof. Maybe I should donate them to my neighbor.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  3. March 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Catchy title indeed. Very nifty.

  4. March 16, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Inka,
    See, I told you, I’ve been busy. I keep breaking and getting new stuff this year.
    By the end of 2010, I could be a whole new person.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  5. March 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Certainly an original blog post Mike. Practical and funny!


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