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for you people who have been posting shoes? curses!! i cannot be shoe shopping at this time!

but in light of my recent argyle fantasies, i was pleased to see this and this. i'm also excited to find that roos - with pockets - are back! in the meantime i will be forcing myself not to buy several ridiculous choices that i really want, such as cowboy boots with chunky soles. and i know the 80s are back and all, but did they really have to???

also, here is an etiquette tip for you. this is not prompted by any specific recent experience, but i feel it needs to be said. if you are attending a wedding, and the time comes for the bouquet/garter ritual, and you see someone single making a beeline for the smoking area or other exit, DO NOT attempt in any physical way (or really, any verbal way, unless you really think they want to be involved and are unaware that the proceedings are about to commence) to restrain or force this person to be part of the ritual. having had a few drinks by that point isn't really a viable excuse for this behavior. some people don't want to participate, mkay?

and thus ends the frivolous post!



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Aug. 25th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
1) The garter thing really weirds me out.

2) People are so insane, with community rituals, aren't they? They force you to be all, "NO THANKS, REALLY", and it's very uncomfortable.
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)
1) no doubt. me too.

2) I've had someone actually grab my hand and try to drag me to the catching spot. I was beyond "NO THANKS" at that point and into "LET ME TAKE THIS POINTY UNCOMFORTABLE SHOE AND STICK IT IN YOUR EYE". But really, same result, everyone is uncomfortable...
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:04 pm (UTC)
Those checkerboard Vans are so cute! There are far worse fashion crimes of the 80s to be worried about the return of, like off-the-shoulder sweatshirts and fringed boots.
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:07 pm (UTC)
I better go hide my fringed boots!!

Mine, uh, don't have ridiculous high heels, though.
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:05 pm (UTC)
I was at a wedding once where a single participant dove out of a window rather than accidentally catch the garter.

He was married within a year.

Oh yeah, at another wedding, I caught the bouquet. No respect, I tell ya, some people have no respect for tradition.
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
I have no particular respect for that tradition, to be sure.
Re: ... - professorbooty - Aug. 25th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)
Hey, the boy has those Vans. In red/white, I think. He is surprisingly something of a Vans junkie.
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
dang! let this be a lesson to me! i shouldn't mock others' shoes.

i had tons of those kind of "sailing" shoes when i was a kid, but mine were like, esprit, and all blue and sedate...
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
How about this or this?
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Argyle
squeeee!!! you're so not helping. :)
Re: Argyle - bearly525 - Aug. 25th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - yruugrrl - Aug. 25th, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - bearly525 - Aug. 25th, 2004 07:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
I love those boots - and that is a fantastic price. You can get them elsewhere in many colors (pink!) but at a much higher price. Good brand! Temptation . . . wait, didn't I just buy some boots?
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:14 pm (UTC)
i'm actually sufficiently scared of buying shoes online that it might discourage me from doing so... have you had experience with zappos and their returns dept?

sometimes i'm a 6.5 and sometimes i'm a 7 and it's a total crap shoot. :P
(no subject) - kitty_pitchfork - Aug. 25th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 25th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
Joe My RoomMate also owns a pair of checkerboard Vans. He loves them.
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
I really liked those argyle sneakers ("Medium Alchemist") that you posted until I saw they were nearly $90. Owch!

Dude, I knew Roos with pockets were back because they had an ORANGE AND PINK pair at the NORDSTROM last time I was there. I nearly fainted. They cost too much for li'l ol' me, and when the hell would I wear them? But oh, I wanted them.
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:37 pm (UTC)
1. Those checkerboard vans rawk, and I don't care who knows it.

2. I must have those Roos! They are in my colors!!!
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:41 pm (UTC)
I think I could be one that might try to include someone who is trying to escape on a fun ritual/tradition like catching the bouquet (though not specifically catching the bouquet, because I don't even participate in that one) Catching one's arm (in my hyperphysical world) is not a big deal, though I have found through experience that not everyone likes to be touched as much as I'm used to sharing platonic physicality!

Though definitely a glare or a serious (with no giggles!) No will completely dissuade me from dragging you onto a dance floor or other location of fun. Sometimes there are people who want to be dragged into things, and occasionally I behave that way. You know, when you don't want to seem like you have enthusiasm because you're in a bad mood but then when you get into it you actually have some fun?
Aug. 26th, 2004 12:50 am (UTC)
I have been dragged into fun situations before wherein I actually ended up having fun. It is very true. I'm sure it's also dependent on the personage doing the arm-catching, but for this particular ritual, I generally resent any implication that I must participate.

Over the years I have become less platonically physical, and that is just sad.
(no subject) - zenthia - Aug. 26th, 2004 01:52 am (UTC) - Expand
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)
vans rock!
i love spicoli's!!!
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC)
Please don't assume
I can't tell you how painful it is for me to be pulled over to catch the fricken garter. I usually keep my hands behind my back. I suppose some day one of those damn things will land on my head or get caught on my ear or something. At that point, I'll need to make an announcement that I would love to accept, but there is no legal way for me to marry. Change the laws and I'll gladly catch the garter... or the bouquet!
Aug. 26th, 2004 12:52 am (UTC)
Re: Please don't assume
Change the laws and I'll gladly catch the garter... or the bouquet!

Indeed!!! Well put.
Aug. 25th, 2004 07:55 pm (UTC)
Re: buying online. I'd shoot them an email to see if they have fit info. But look - they all have free shipping through 8/27, and it's free to return them. That's worth trying them out!
Aug. 25th, 2004 08:10 pm (UTC)
You talkin' bout Zappos? Cuz actually, the shipping's always free there--the date thingy is just a stupid gimmick they use. Not to get all up in your shoe-buyin' bidness or anything, though. ;)
(no subject) - kazoogrrl - Aug. 25th, 2004 08:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Aug. 25th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)

At my friends' wedding where they parodied the garter thing by having the groom pull a long chain of magician scarves out from under the bride's gown, my best friend and I also (by advance agreement) stood on the dance floor with the other unmarried women and, as the bouquet was tossed, turned and ran the other way.
Aug. 25th, 2004 09:55 pm (UTC)
But the REAL etiquette question . . .
Is it unacceptable to use a small child as a human shield during bouquet-tossing events?

It's just so *easy* . . .
Aug. 26th, 2004 12:53 am (UTC)
Re: But the REAL etiquette question . . .
I would say it's OK unless there IS in fact a companion garter event, because watching a grown man put a garter on a kid? Not so much. :)
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