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||[Dec. 1st, 2008|08:00 pm]
jimmy tooth nixon
So you might remember the two pairs of shoes I posted about a few weeks back. I really really wanted them, and putting them together in one place just made me feel the burn even worse. So I thought about it, and I settled with myself. I thought, if I have an alright amount of money after buying the christmas gifts I've been planning, I'll shell out the $200 for these two pairs of shoes. I mean, shoes are something I'm going to use, and if they look good, I'll use them even more. And even though I have a lot of pairs of shoes, I really don't wear more than a few pairs that often. What I need from my shoe wardrobe is a nice pair of boots, a nice pair of oxfords or loafers (preferably loafers, because oxfords just look silly on a grown man), and 1, maybe 2, pairs of good solid sneakers (probably one pair of chuck taylors and one pair of vans or the like). I was ready.|
Step one, go see just how much money I'm looking at. But wait! It appears that the webiste I found these shoes on only has them in a 10, which is just too big for me. I've tried wearing tens before and it's just silly. Does not work, my friends. It makes my feet look huge, it's uncomfortable, and it causes the shoes to deteriorate in a strange way.
That's okay, though, I thought, I'll just check other websites. I've got to be able to find these shoes somewhere else. But no. No. The price markup at other stores is around $100 for the kenneth cole boots (and that's ridiculous) and $50 for the steve madden loafers. And twice the amount per pair I had reconciled myself with is too much. So it's back to me not needing shoes. I'll just drool over the pictures for now.
Some things I did spend some money on follow:
Yamaha DD-5 drum pads. I've been wanting a set of these, and I got this pretty cheap on ebay. If it works, I'm golden. I can continue being a genius and never sharing it with any of you. If not, whatever. That's life.
Omega the Unknown hardcover, written by Jonathan Lethem. I like Lethem a lot, and I read a few of these issues when they came out last year. I buckled and bought it on Half.com, where I got it for around $20 bucks. I read it already, and it was good. I can probably pull $7 or $8 off of it at a yard sale.
Black sweater and grey patterned trousers. I buckled here, okay? I didn't need this shit, but I've been doing really well about not spending a lot on clothes, and I bought them at Old Navy, meaning that they fit me awkwardly and were inexpensive. That way, I won't feel good about spending the money, and I didn't spend that much to begin with.
I'll end this with a purchase I plan to make.
Yamaha Rx15. Again, this is pretty cheap, I'll get a lot of use out of it, and I've been wanting a drum machine hard. This will conclude my christmastime for myself.