10.07.2002 - 7:45 p.m.
I am wearing my red boots today.
So even if I don't wear them again for 10 years, I will have
fulfilled yesterday's prophecy.
I'm wearing all black with
the red boots. In a flash of dubious inspiration, I added a wide
red bracelet and red mostly-licked-off lipstick. I'm not sure
what effect I have managed to conjure.
I claim to seek anonymity,
but secretly and desperately cling to the notion of uniqueness.
In my quiet, sad world,
I rebel against the forces of darkness.
I wanted to wear my PayLess
ghetto boots but had a meltdown this morning when faced with
the prospect of trying to create a matching ensemble.
The problem with wearing heels
in Workplace is that every floor surface is covered with wood.
It's rather charming, really, these beautiful hardwood floors
everywhere - but wear any heel taller than .003" and you
sound like a Shetland pony tramping around the office. Since
almost all of the engineers slither quietly about in their socks,
it is I alone whose clopping footsteps announce my every move.
Not that I'm trying to sneak
around, or anything. It's just that I could pass on the resounding
foot-echoes that let everyone know I'm heading to the bathroom
for the 1045th time. Hey, I'm trying to drink more water.
So most of the time I wear
flats. I refuse to do the stocking feet thing because 1) I have
enough of my own pet hair adhered to the bottom of my
feet, thanks, and 2) my office is a mere 20 ft from the snack
area, which means that walking anywhere brings the high likelihood
of stepping on any number of dropped/spilled/half-chewed food
Funny things about the engineers
and their socks. First of all, all of their socks seem several
inches too long, so the end extends past the toes and sometimes
trails alongside the actual foot. Also, right outside my office
there is a L-shape where one hallway meets another, and at least
a couple of the engineers corner badly, so they sort of screech
off to the side as they come around the bend, slipping in their
A few of them have special
slippers they keep at work. Kind of like they are preparing for
a long international flight. I haven't done this yet, myself.
I keep thinking it would be fun to wear some of those giant bear
feet slippers. Or maybe a pair of those ridiculously trashy heeled
pink things with the marabou - but then we get back to the loudness
and the kerclopkerclop and all.
Q. Is this entry actually entirely
focused on feet?
A. No. There is hidden subtext
and profound metaphors, and someday this entry will be recognized
for the literary genius that it is. *cough*
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