November 21st, 2005

Mama Deb

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My current pair of shoes are pretty much worn out. The inners have holes and the foam rubber is escaping, and even the shoelaces are just plain worn.

I bought these a little under a year ago and have worn them pretty much every time I wore shoes. My feet are other than good - cute shoes and sandals are out - so there's not much point in me having more than one pair.

Even when I went to Zappos, all the shoes/boots that I wanted were not in stock in the sizes and/or the colors I wanted.

On a whim, I went to my old favorite, Easy Spirit. And I found exactly what I wanted - ankle-high lace up bootees in black leather, on major sale. So. I decided to look for boots, too. I wanted a pair of high boots with low heels. And I found them, at a good price in my size in brown leather.

Two pairs of shoes suitable for shul and work. Wow. This is luxury. (If the boots fit, I mean. My calves are on the wide side.)

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I reached the point of no return for my old cellphone - the point where a full charge lasts for one local phone call. Given that the phone was about three years old and we'd already replaced the battery once, I figured I'd call to find out what I could buy from my provider.

Buy? Hah! I was entitled to a free upgrade (probably overdue). I now have a tiny Samsung clamshell with a color screen (no camera, but I don't want a camera) that is not only easier to use and much cooler, it looks like a smaller version of a ST:TOS communicator.

I find that amazingly cool. Yes, I already knew it in the abstract, but here it is in my hand - a piece of Enterprise tech.

And it probably does more than the communicators were supposed to do, and with out a transtator.

So cool.