Friday, June 22, 2012

sporadic....hmmmm....i can live with that

so, really...did anyone notice the change in header but...yeah...
no new post for quite awhile?  (hi karen!) if you did...thank you for saying nothing. (ahem.) (^-^)
if you didn't? well....hmmmm...hey, there!!  how are you?  glad you're here.

so...according to that dictionary of the urban kind:
1. Inconsistent; difficult to predict.

2. To be sporadic: Is to be random to a cooler extent

3. ocassional,not frequently happened

yeah....that be me in the blogging world.
(personally....i'm liking #2....randomly cooler, ya know!)

shall we carry on?

so....the rainy season has begun.
i don't know if you know this but from about a week ago and for a month or so (give or take a few days) the weather here is....sporadic.
sometimes, not so very much fun, at all.

a haiku:

rain....'tis the season

cool, wet, humid, breezy, hot

all of the above.

early, last friday, it began to rain.....and rain....and rain...until sunday morning, when we woke up to a pretty nice day.
and then....monday, more rain...tuesday was stormy in the morning (thank you, typhoon #4, which was passing by), but the afternoon was quite nice.
there was another typhoon (#5) headed our way, that was supposed to hit us early friday morning, but it was downgraded to a tropical storm and we're supposed to just get some rain in the morning.
welcome to the rainy season, my friends.

**update to this as i wrote this on wednesday night....friday's weather:  
absolutely freakin' awesome!!! with just a tint of humidity...a great day for a day off and for the laundry to dry!!!

during rainy season, everywhere i look, i see women wearing really cute and stylish rain boots.

and i'm sure that, if i remembered, when i go to the states i could probably find a pair, just as stylish and colorful that would actually be my size.
but...i don't.  remember, that is.
so, when it starts to get rainy, i make the annual trip around the shoe stores and pretty much, this is all i can find in my size:

yeah. no. huh-uh. sorry. no thank you.
oh, i'm sure they would work but just looking at those make my feet start to sweat...and i don't like that.
plus,, oh no....for a teacher,
they got "glamour don't" written all over them!!

so, this is why i would like to introduce you to

"the plastic shoes i didn't mind spending $40 for"

yes, my friends...these are crocs.

don't get me wrong, i like my regular crocs
(the pink ones with some very cool hawaiian accessories on them), but...when i'm in my 'teacher clothes' (which means 'no shorts'...usually), i felt i needed something a little nicer.

now, i know that these are not exactly what one would expect in a "rain shoe", they don't cover the whole foot....
yes, there are little air holes in them.....but...
1. they are super comfy
2. they dry very quickly
3. i always have a towel in the car...i can dry my feet if i have to.

by the way...these are the CrosMesh Hover Skimmers....and i'm thinking of getting another pair in pink!!!

so, last saturday, when issei and i were walking in the downpour and the water was almost to our ankles for part of the way?
no prpblem.
none. at. all.
i love it when the stress level of my day is less.

you know...i just thought of something....what if....IF...i had a friend...OR TWO...who were way creative with sharpie pens.....could i throw them a challenge to help make those green boots "debbie-worthy"???
heh heh heh......


Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

So if we drew, say... MARGARITAS and FLAMINGOS on those boots (which happen to be the color of my house... drab, I know, but I prefer to name the color "Woodland") do you think that would make them wearable?

I do admire your dressy crocs. I'm getting closer and closer to becoming a croc-wearer. I'm not sure what that says about me.

MsCaroline said...

I wore my Keene rubber sandals everywhere last summer during monsoon season in Seoul(where cute boots are also de rigueur), and they worked very well.
I will say, however, that weeks of ceaseless rain had everything to do with why I am packing up the boys and heading for the US until the beginning of August!

Gina said...

I love your crocs. They look great. I always talk about buying rainboots but never do. There are some very cute ones but I'm just not a rainboot girl. Yeah.. I haven't mastered umbrellas either.

ChiTown Girl said...

Oh my hell! As soon as I saw the picture of that boot, the FIRST thing I thought was, "How could I draw/paint on those to make them cute?" Too funny!

Love the Crocs. I look at their website a LOT, but have yet to take the plunge. I have really wide "Fred Flintstone" feet (as my family calls them) and I'm afraid they won't be wide enough. So, instead, I stick to the knock-off Crocs I can buy at Walmart, that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE.

I hope you come around a little more often now that I'm on summer vacation. I need something to read, damn it! ;-)

Susan said...

Love these crocs! May have to check them out!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

It looks like you rock the Crocs!

shrink on the couch said...

Oooh, crocs are going uptown!

p.s. Send some of that rainy season Texas way (after I get home from vacation on the coast, that is).

Janet said...

I have wicked wide feet, and usually take a 9.5. I bought a pair of Crocs — Plum Malindi Flat - in a size W10 and omg are they comfy! And kinda cute, too!

What size do you wear, Debbie?

shrink on the couch said...

Special treat for you on my blog today.