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I'll get back to theme days once I find a groove of posting regularly. In the meantime, most of my posts are about some variation of books, bikes, buses, or Broadway. Plus bits about writing, nonprofits, and grief from time to time.

This blog is mostly lighthearted and pretty silly. It's not about the terrible things happening in the world, but please know that I'm not ignoring those things. I just generally don't write about them here.

25 February 2011

And Now For the Truth...

There was a fib in yesterday's post. Wanna know what it was? Well, have you read the post yet? No peeking until you've had a guess. Go ahead, we'll wait.

Okay, so the fib is:

I don't love flip-flops. In fact, I hate flip-flops. They are uncomfortable, bad for my feet, and have none of the benefits of either minimalist or traditional shoes. Keep your flip-flops; if that's my only option, I'd rather go barefoot

(That sound you just heard was all my readers passing out in shock.)

The rest? All true. I love warm weather, I love tank tops and shorts, and I also love when grass gets stuck in my toes. And bringing home the flora. Love it.

I wouldn't be in the Crusade if I didn't enjoy reading & writing. As for the running: I'm a marathoner. Sorry to those who guessed that running was my fib, but it isn't, not by a long shot. And I really do run like a duck. And not a bit like a rabbit. It's funny for my running partners.

I know the Dewey Decimal bit sounded like the lie, but it isn't. I really would love to have my personal bookshelves organised like the local library, because I am a serious nerd. Oh, and yes, they are all sorted by size right now because of the varying sizes of my shelves. As far as finding things... I search. Generally speaking, I know how big the book is that I'm looking for. But I would never sort my books by colour, like in this video:

I am the elder sister and provider-of-information to my young classmates (and I'm really a non-trad). But really, when faced with a panicked 19-year-old who is generally kind and fun to be around, how can I possibly refuse to help? I'm quite the enabler that way.

So, there you have it! No flip-flops, but lots of running, nerdiness, and sisterly help to the masses. Did you guess correctly?


J E Fritz said...

I don't know how anyone could think that running was your fib. That was a great post. Also, I hate flip-flops, too.

Su said...

New Crusaders, I think. They haven't had the benefit of reading my long-winded running stories. ;) And I'm so happy not to be the only person on Earth to hate flip-flops.

Although, here's a little something for the "coincidence" drawer: I do have one pair of thin flip-flops that I use for public swimming pools and similar places. I was just talking to someone about the Day of No Shoes (I think that's what it's called) that's coming up & telling her I'll have to bring my flip-flops that day in case UT has a policy about being barefoot in buildings. (And even if the university doesn't, the buses certainly do!)

Anonymous said...

uh they're called rainbows - they're comfortable and they support your arch. Too bad they're $45 and I can't afford to buy you a pair.

Mary@GigglesandGuns said...

I should have caught the flip-flops. Most runners I know hate them.
All our public buildings require shoes - at least flip-flops. on't know how the are considered a safe shoe though.

Su said...

@Charlie: Do they still have that bit that connects in between your toes, and a spot on either side to attach to the sole? I hate those spots even more than the lack of support.

@Mary: We (runners) are a strange lot. ;) It does make sense for public buildings to require shoes, but this is a university campus and it's an anti-poverty demonstration, so maybe? I'm sure I'll end up blogging about it.

Regina said...

I only like the ones that have those pokie things in them that massage your feet and don't have the toes separators. But I'm not a big flip-flop fan myself. Great post. Thanks.

Amanda Milner said...

Ha Ha! I totally got it right! I swear I didn't peek;) Myself, I actually love flip flops. As soon as warm weather hits the flip flops come out. And, ugh, your right! NEVER by color! It actually made me a teeny bit ill. Of course that could be the movement of the video and the fact I have reached the bottom of my second glass of wine...
It's a clever video though. haha

Su said...

@Regina: I've heard that you're supposed to wear them until you develop callouses where the shoe rubs your foot. Um, no thanks? How about I just wear non-flippy sandals?

@Amanda: Yay, way to go! :D There was a lot of movement in the video. It's fun, but must have been made by someone whose hobby is making YouTube videos. Or I guess it could have been a class project.