It's a Shoe Thang!


- Monday, January 04, 2010

New Year's Resolutions from a Shoe Addict

WOW, it's the new year 2010, woohoo! Looking back at the past year (the old year?) I can safely say I'm glad it's behind me.  It wasn't that it was a bad year.  Economically, I was fine and I was fortunate enough not to have any family tragedies or major health issues fall upon me.  All and all things went pretty well until I realized (on January 1st) that I completely failed to keep any of my 2009 New Year's resolutions.  Nope, not a one, they all fell by the wayside.  I either put them off completely or said I'd get to it next week, next month.  And lookie here, next month turned into next year.  So, this year my resolution is to not make any resolutions, there...I'm done.  Makes sense to me, how about you?

However, I will try really hard to be a better shoe addict than I have been in the past.  What does that mean exactly?  Well, I'm gonna tell you.  There may have been times when I've let the joy of shoe shopping turn into a not so joyful experience.  Like, when I'm on my way to the mall and traffic gets a little too congested for my tastes.  You know what I'm talking about, when people won't get the H-E-double hockey sticks out of my way.  Why is it when there's a huge sale on Jimmy Choos at the mall clear across town every student, sight-seeing, elderly (100 years old), lost driver is on the road in front of ME?  It's like they all wait until I have gift cards and no balance on my credit cards burning a hole in my purse to leave their houses.  Which means I spend most of my car ride swearing, gesturing and pulling my hair out trying not to mow them down with my super-sized SUV.

So, I have decided that I will no longer scream and yell at other drivers or wish bad things would happen to them while I'm on my way to the shoe store.  I will simply play peaceful music in my car and enjoy the weather or the view.  Let's hope it's not raining cats and dogs, or it's not 50 degrees below zero and I've already had my morning coffee.

Next, when I get to the mall I will practice patience in the parking lot or structure.  I always seem to end up in the aisle with that driver who can't pull into a straight parking space.  A straight one, yep, you read it right, straight.  I mean I could understand if it was parallel parking, but how many times do you need to back up and pull forward in a STRAIGHT parking space?  Sometimes 6 or 7 times, really, I usually lose my mind.  Soooo, I will wait and chalk it up to the fact that they are learning and they will be better at it the next time.  That better be Starbucks coffee I'm drinking.

Now, when I finally make it into the mall, I will make a huge effort not to let other people's browsing or chatting bother me, even after I've said excuse me 10 times just to get around their shopping bag-filled stroller parked in the middle of the store front door.  Either go in or not, I'm simply stating the obvious.  Why do people stop to talk or check their cell phones in the doorway? I'll just wait until they move, though that coffee may need to be administred intravenously.

And finally, when I have the shoe(s) in my hand I'd like to try on, may the sales girl not be on the phone with her boyfriend or chatting in the corner with her friend who's on break from The Cookie Shop or eating the the iced lemon cake and drinking the latte she brought back from Starbucks when she went to break, and be available to help me.  Although, if she is doing any of those things I will sit quietly and let her finish before asking politely for my size.  I'll have to skip the coffee and pray it's happy hour 'cause I'm gonna need something a bit stronger.  Or security could become involved.  Just kidding, they'd call the manager first, then security and the local autorities.  What? I have cable, I've seen the surveillance frontage.

Alright, I'm probably not going happy hour, not unless I'm shopping with a friend.  Don't worry I've never had a store manager, security or local police called in for me either.  And I'm not as crazy as I portray myself to be when I'm shoe shopping.  I have to admit, there are times when I wish things would go a little smoother while I'm out shopping, like being in traffic, that's the worse.  However, I mostly stop and take a few deep breaths, collect myself and shrug it off without word.  But it was all fun to write about. 

So, here we are again, a new year and I do have one confession.  I am going to make one more New Year's resolution.  In 2010 I will buy more FAB shoes and boots than I did in 2009.  And I'm going to share them with all of you right here on my site.  And if I see some FAB shoes one of you show-off in your showcase that I love, I will be hunting them down and buying them for myself 'cause even if 2010 is a bust, you know, It's a Shoe Thang!

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Wed, Jan 6, 2010 09:44:00 AM
Happy New Year. Thanks for hanging with me on Simply Bliss. Your site is way HOT....girls and shoes...what are we gonna do! Muahhh XOXO...much love to a Happy, Healthy, Blessed New Year!

Simply Bliss,

Wed, Jan 6, 2010 09:45:45 AM
I meant to rate it high but it accidentally hit the first bad! I tried hitting the last shoe to make it sparkle but it wouldn't let me...sorry:( That was meant to light all the shoes for a perfect rating!:)

Wed, Jan 6, 2010 12:01:59 PM
LOL...LOL...I've known you too long to think you will actually stop yelling and gesturing while on the streets behind the wheel of the bus! And that bit about the parking lot...Girl, stomach hurts from laughing so hard. Well good luck with that, and when we're together, I'll drive!!! Peace Out, Girl Scout.
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