How Far I’ve Fallen

(Twenty-five years ago, in the midst of being “kidnapped” at 1 A.M. by sorority members during pledging)

Fellow “kidnapping victim”, looking at me:  Geez, how do you always look so perfect?  It’s the middle of the night, we just got dumped out of bed, and you’ve got every hair in place, and you look gorgeous.

(Yesterday, in the parking lot, after spending an hour getting ready to go to the hospital to visit my mother-in-law:)

Dimples, my daughter:  Mom, why do you have two different shoes on?

Not my feet. I am in desperate need of a pedicure, so I googled “different flip flops” – and found out from “Lana” that this is actually a trendy new fashion statement…

This is Lana, my new fashion consultant.
photo credits: http://posejuniorfashionexperts


Posted on July 27, 2012, in Aging, Dimples, Fashion, Humor, Memory Loss, Parenting, Shoes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. LOL… I once went to church with two different shoes on.. sigh.. I know how you feel! 🙂

  2. Lana is my new heroine. We can quote her every time we do a mismatch. Does that work when we mismatch the buttons on a blouse?

  3. I have done it, too! Especially with like black flip flops- I have so many variations and they all look the same in a dark closet. Glad Dimples is there to straighten you out. 🙂

    • Embarrassingly, they were two polar opposites – one was silver with a fat sole and big silver bow, and the other was a simple, skinny black one. I thought there was only one pair under my desk, and slipped them on while I was typing.

  4. 1. I have run an induction at a 5 Star hotel with different shoes on
    2. Lana seems to be sprouting ears?
    3. God bless daughters!

  5. I guess different shoes is all the rage now.

  6. I think whenever someone notices you’ve committed a fashion faux pas, you should laugh condescendingly and tell them it’s so cute that they read out of date tashion mags.

    Or just tell them you’re comfortable. Hey, it works for me…

    • I like your first suggestion. I will remember that from now on. Of course, if I can’t remember to check my shoes before I leave the house, I will probably not remember that wonderful response, either.

  7. My how times change. At least it was an accident (I assume) and you didn’t spend 20 minutes trying to decide between black and blue shoes and end up with a mismatched pair. That would be sad.

  8. Your feet couldn’t made a compromise. The right wanted one flip flop and the left wanted another.

  9. I nearly went to church with no shoes at all last Sunday. Been there.

  10. Chancy and Mumsy

    Well, I think you are quite in style with those flip flops. Around here the girls wear two different socks so seems to me if that is the style then your flip flops are too. Hugs

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