January 18th, 2005

Tom Lehrer is Smug

pointless boot blathering

Breaking in new boots is tough. I remember the lesson from last year, when I broke in new boots then, but I forgot exactly how tough it can be. Especially if the boots have nice high tops to 'em and you've been wearing lowboy sneakers for most of the year.

Basically I gots some nice abrasions all around my ankles that really felt great when the hot water hit 'em this morning. Yeah, I'm wearin the thick socks today, that's for sure.

I liken this to being a kid and going barefoot for the first time in the spring. We had an exceptionally rocky driveway, and running up and down it to get the mail every day started out as a painful trial, but as summer rolled around, you were sprinting over them stones like a champ. In a week or so I'm gonna be just fine, but for now, every chance I get to take the boots off will be a welcome, blessed event.