August 2nd, 2008

*gen - tiffany

Shoes, bad drivers, reality TV, and drabble requests.

1. Much sadness today when I learned that Shoemakers' Warehouse closed. It was an indie shoe store here in town, quite similar to DSW but with a far better selection -- especially in my size 11. So I headed to DSW. Ugh. I swear, they used to have a decent selection in 11, but today I hardly found anything, even in brands that I know make an 11. The store manager cheerfully asked how I was doing, and I told her that I was disappointed by the selection. She said the manufacturers don't send them many. I call bullshit. If anything, more designers are making 11's now. She did suggest I visit their online store. Maybe that's why DSW doesn't carry them at their locations.

2. Speaking... any suggestions of online shops where I can find good, affordable shoes in an 11? I want a tailored Mary Jane style (to show off my knitted socks) in brown or black, similar to these Soft Soles that I tried on today and really liked, but they were too loose at the heel. I'd prefer something around $50, but I can go up to $75. Thanks in advance!

3. Two interesting articles in tomorrow's Times: Malwebolence - The World of Web Trolling, and The Urge to Merge - Making It in the Battle for a Lane. The second one struck a nerve. That sort of thing drives me crazy! Common courtesy has become antiquated.

4. I read EW's cover story on Lauren Conrad and The Hills and realized that I am totally out of the loop when it comes to her and that show. That's not a slam against reality TV, mind you. I just never had any particular interest and haven't turned on MTV in years. When I look at these articles, it feels like they're speaking an entirely different language. Huh.

5. Any BSG drabble requests? I'm stressed out this weekend and could use a distraction! (Jo, I'll try to write yours tomorrow, now that I have some distance from my previous death-fic. ;)