Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm such a dork


I don't know why I am admitting to this (except that I think we all need a good laugh now and then). Just before dinner last night I sat down to take my shoes off and discovered that I had been wearing this mismatched pair all day. And not just around the house where no one saw me. Are you laughing, or just sadly shaking your head?

In the morning I quickly slipped these shoes on as I was headed out the door to meet a friend downtown. I thought I looked pretty nice. I spent some time on my hair and sprayed it good, so the rain wouldn't flatten it out. I had "good" earrings on and lipstick and everything. Going downtown these days is kind of an occasion, now that we live out in the sticks. I met my friend and we had a grand time, looking through galleries and finally settling on lunch at a somewhat fancy restaurant. She never mentioned my shoes. She claims she didn't notice, but she may have just been being nice. At any rate, I covered a lot of ground in these mismatched shoes!

I could suggest that I am starting a new trend (not true), or make the excuse that the closet was dark (true) and I was in a hurry (also true). But I'm hard-pressed for an answer as to why I wore them for a good 7 hours before noticing. I hope my children are not reading this. They might start checking out nursing homes for me.

26 comments:

  1. At least they are the same color. I did that with one black and one navy shoe once. Wore them the whole day at work. Didn't notice til I put my feet up on my desk while eating lunch. I laughed so hard and just went around and showed everyone at work how silly I was.

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  2. heheh Susaw me too same shoe style but one brown and one olive green. Closet was too dark.
    And I was in my 30's!
    Rooth

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  3. OK - now to PROVE that you meant it you must go out on the town with one red shoe and one black or navy shoe!

    I did it by mistake with sox once and have done it on purpose ever since.

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  4. Just goes to show us how often others are not really looking at us. Funny story - thanks for sharing - I needed a laugh - I went for a job interview today and it turned out to be a pyramid scheme - talk about a waste of time and energy!!!

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  5. So, did you have this tendency to want to walk in circles all day?
    I have a bum knee that doesn't bend as well as the other. So my shoes wear out very differently. One shoe is ready for the garbage, the other looks great. But they're the same pair...really...I swear...

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  6. I bet you have another pair just like it!

    I think we ALL need better lighting in our closets, -- or stylists to check us on our way out the door (yeah, I've done something similar to this shoe thing myself...)

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  7. I've done that...MORE than once AND with different color shoes! I blame the dark closet. :D Mind you, I'm still younger than 30...

    Anjea

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  8. I love this post...best one ever. God bless you for giving us all a good little chuckle in your own special way!!!!

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  9. Oh, come on, Terry. Campers (expensive European shoes) sell mismatched pairs on purpose. Dogs on one shoe, cats on the other; they call their line "Twins." You're doing the same thing in the PDX DIY tradition!

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  10. I have done this on more than one occasion. I always remind people that I have another pair at home just like them.

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  11. Perhaps you just have too many shoes...hmmm....

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  12. Anonymous10:06 PM

    at least your socks match

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  13. I'm laughing...
    Do you know this old French movie "Le grand blond avec une chaussure noire"?

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  14. LOL! Your shoes must be quite comfortable, since it's not like you just wore two colors of the same style. And you must be quite adaptable! I once wore my watch upside down all day, didn't notice until I couldn't figure out how to unbuckle it before bed - adaptable, that's what it's called.

    And your friend probably didn't notice... too busy dodging puddles and laughing in the rain. Am I right? ;-)

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  15. LOL! Thanks for a good laugh Terry! And thanks for being brave and sharing your Oops with us.

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  16. And, I have done this with one brown and one black. Felt like such a dutz but it is always good for a light moment.

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  17. Anonymous9:35 AM

    I miss you !! I haven't hit your blog in awhile and this is your entry..;-)) Gave me a guffaw and a big smile.

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  18. Oh, Terry, you're here to make us feel better about ourselves. I'm wearing matching shoes today; I feel so accomplished.

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  19. thanks for the laugh! been there, done that and all before 40, just an absent-minded artist i guess...

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  20. Okay Terry. This could be excused if it weren't that there are 2 completely different buckles! What a riot!

    I once worked with a gal who made the mistake of wearing 2 different shoes to work, recognizing it, then telling her boss. The next day, the boss showed up in her office wearing one fuzzy slipper and one tennis shoe.

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  21. And if it helps, yesterday I didn't realize until undressing for bed that I'd had my underwear on wrong-side out. :-)

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  22. LOL! I don't know that I have done that w/shoes. But I once put on a bright tropical shirt and went off for the day. In the afternoon a lady walking behind me caught up and said, "My mother wore her shirts that way." Yes, I had it on inside-out! I didn't change it, but have been much more careful since. I wonder if her mother was an older lady.

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  23. Last year I washed my hair and couldn't figure out why it still felt greasy all day. Turns out, I washed it with Oil of Olay Body Wash. (It sure does moisturize, though.) As I get older, I do stuff like this more and more, but I tell people I'm just getting more eccentric and creative.

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  24. Anonymous3:46 AM

    Terry,

    I did this at least twice...once I noticed while I was waiting for a bus to go to work and had to walk home casually as if I hadn't just squealed in horror (with several people standing around)after looking down. Another time I worked all day in close quarters with quite a fashionable woman who pretended not to notice, but probably talked about me at dinner out with her chic friends. Ah well. You are not alone:)
    Sharon

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  25. I ROARED. I once dressed on a dark and rainy morning for a corporate job interview and when I got there, I discovered I had one black shoe and one navy shoe (of course, identical pairs in 2 colors). I sat the whole time with one foot behind the other. Are you surprised that they did not offer me the job? I am still mortified by the idiocy (mine, not theirs).

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  26. I like those shoes. What brands are they? They look comfortable.

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