Monday, February 9, 2009

I WANT ...

“One must always have one's boots on
and be ready to go.”
Michel de Montaigne

I want these yellow boots. You can't tell from the picture but they look like they have a case of multi-colored measles. I'm not exactly sure I want them. I just do.

I'm not sure when or if I'd ever wear them. Sweetie sees me wearing them when I'm working in the yard. But that would assume that I spend enough time working in the yard to warrant the forty dollar price tag. I'm guessing not! Also, might I point out that these boots are made of rubber and come up to my knees. I'm guessing even if I did feel like working in the yard in the middle of a hot Florida summer wearing the boots I would be asking for an ugly case of foot fungus. Heat, sweat and rubber don't always mix well.

There is, however, the possibility that these boots might come in very handy when living in Florida during the hurricane season . If the nearby river flooded its banks and the water started rising, and I had to crawl up on my roof to be saved, I think these boots are cool enough that any mission minded rescuer would have no problem spotting me. And if my children were watching the national news and saw someone being hoisted onto a helicopter carrying 2 black cats and a dog and wearing spotted boots, well then, they'd know I was safe.

I'm making a pretty strong case in favor of the boots. Still, in the back of my mind I hear my daughter lecturing me on my spending habits. Are rubber boots what I really need to spend my money on right now? Probably not, but a girl can dream, can't she?
Polka dot loving, Merry ME

1 comment:

terri st. cloud said...

i vote you buy them!
and then you put them on when
you sit down to write your blog.
they can be your writing boots.
your inspiration boots.
your 'i just plain ol' deserve something fun and frivolous' boots.

i vote yes!