Friday, March 23, 2007

Definitely winter

I've been under the weather (literally) for a week, and it's getting boring—but also getting slowly better. Winter is definitely back, it has snowed since Tuesday but until this morning the temperature at ground level has been too high for the snow to settle. There is snow on the rooftops down here in the valley and on the hillsides up above.

I have worn my new boots every day, on every occasion that I've left the house. I am pleased and surprised to say that they fit better, and have required less breaking-in, than any pair of shoes that I've ever bought; and am thereby reminded of a comment Zhoen made some months back:
Let's see, you hate shoes, but take no time to make sure they fit properly, take the first pair that seems close and wear it to death, then replace it with an identical crappy pair... Try a running shop, if they have such things there, get your gait examined, proper shoe suggested and fit, and you will have much less trouble later.
You were so right (although my Clarks really are quite good).

In other news today's Friday Favourite is a song from this wonderfully odd album. The mark of its greatness is that it gets both five-star raves and one-star rejections in the customer reviews. If you don't run screaming from this sample, you will greatly enjoy the rest.

Shabbat shalom, my dears.

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Blogger Savtadotty said...

Shabbat Shalom from my special personal Land of Broken Electronics. No DVD/CD player and no computer (dead monitor)! This weekend I am doomed either to use audio tapes, videotapes, or to clean up the house. I wish you better luck with your electrons.

March 23, 2007 at 10:49:00 a.m. GMT+1  
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March 23, 2007 at 10:50:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Jean said...

Oh, oh, wonderful music!!

March 23, 2007 at 11:40:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger zhoen said...

Oh, wonderful music, listening as I write.

Glad about the better shoes, a little odd to be quoted so, but I guess I do like being right. (heh) Happy Feet, Udge.

March 23, 2007 at 3:18:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Glad your feet are doing better - maybe your whole outlook will brighten if you don't hurt when you walk.

March 23, 2007 at 4:17:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger alan said...

I wear Clarks shoes too Udge. Have done for years. They're really well made and comfortable.

March 24, 2007 at 12:40:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger CarpeDM said...

Okay but the one time I tried to get my shoes fitted, the woman said I wore a size 8 and tried to shove my feet into these little tiny shoes and I almost cried. But since I have heel spurs, I'm thinking getting fitted shoes might not be such a bad idea. Grr.

Gad you're feeling better and the walking is going well.

March 24, 2007 at 2:50:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger bushra said...

Hello Udge. Yes, I've just recently started checking back on your blog, via Shutterfool, and this would be my first comment!

March 24, 2007 at 3:09:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger rb said...

thanks for the delightful song, Udge!

ah, new shoes, nothing better (or sometimes, nothing worse!) depending on where you have to go, of course, and how you have to get there

it's warm where I live now, so I'm wearing comfy old flip-flops (Teva)

March 24, 2007 at 8:54:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

I'm grinning smugly as I write, pleased that the song has pleased so many of you.

Savtadotty: oh no, not housecleaning!?!!!

Jean: glad you liked it.

Zhoen: no need to take the quoting oddly, you were right and in the context of my post your comment was apposite.

Joe: "hurt" would be putting it too high. The Clarks are very good shoes, as Alan said, and they are comfortable and well-fitting. I had expected the boots to require breaking it, because they are so different in construction and style (over the ankle).

DM: the heel spurs sound painful and/or inconvenient. It happened to a colleague a few years back, he had them surgically removed (ground down? don't know) and now runs again comfortably. In his case they developed because of bad posture and wrong motion while running, the body changes to counteract the stresses it experiences.

Hello Bushra, welcome aboard.

RB: glad you liked it. (Are you the regular reader from Georgia?)

March 25, 2007 at 1:06:00 p.m. GMT+2  

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