Ok, I know I just promised that my next blog post would be meaningful, but maybe this is meaningful, in kind of an abstract way…

It’s @wondroushippo’s response to my shoe post:

What’s funny is that I really do pretty only wear the one pair of sensible shoes & don’t own very many. Which is a travesty of justice, dammit. A travesty.

But this was fricken’ funny, was it not?

Yes, it was.

Now thank Carter.

Get On Your Boots, Yeah

The stereotype that girls like shoes is, unfortunately, true. It’s your fault, though. Well, if you’re a guy reading this, it’s your fault. You like our legs when we wear cute shoes, and you do notice cute shoes, even when you claim you don’t.

Case in point: I wear a sensible shoe to work because I work in medicine, & there is a lot of running around &, because I’m on a medical campus, it takes me 7 minutes to get from the parking lot to my office. I am usually in a sensible shoe. Even if I didn’t have fibromyalgia, I would probably be in a sensible shoe. Rick works with me, and he never notices the sensible shoes.

Last Saturday, I wore a heel for the first time in ages. Rick, absentmindedly, said, “I love the sound of those shoes. The tock tock tock of your footsteps.” Men. Love. Heels.

It’s going to be autumn on Wednesday, according to the weathermen in Reno. Yes, specifically on Wednesday. On Tuesday, it’s going to be 89 F. On Wednesday, 60. So naturally, thoughts turn to boots, and while looking for boots, we find shoes.

I am so not a Western crap type of girl, but these are kinda hawt:

God I love these:

These are so bad ass:

These are kinda cute, but sensible:


Fierce. I would kill myself in these because the heel has no curve:

Nice. Spendy.

These. Are. My. Favourites. And. $1k. I can haz sugar daddy?

These. Are. Fucking. Ludicrous. In a good way:

Simple, elegant:

I don’t wish to bore you any further & I could spend all day searching for $1k shoes (and, you know, go homeless). Next time I swear I will try to write something relevant that will be of meaning to you, the nation, the world, the universe, ok? Or at least be funny. You guys seem to like when the pretty monkey dances.


I like a 40s-pin-up-girl red lip. You know, slightly orange, totally matte, in your face. It says power, it says, “Respect my authoritah”, but most importantly, it says “Pardon me, boys, is this the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?”

Depression Sandwich

Notre Dame won yesterday. I only saw the last 2:14 of the game, and it was enough to make me create this sandwich, which is 3 Trader Joe’s gluten-free, dairy-free pancakes, each layered with almond butter, mascarpone, & blueberry whole fruit preserves. It still managed to be under 400 calories, and was pretty much all I ate yesterday, so not bad, not bad. But this is how wildly football affects my mood, especially when the winning team clearly sacrifices babies, puppies, and kittens to the Dark Lord in order to intercept. Catholic school my ass.

I Can Haz Beer

I left my home! To sit in someone else’s home. And drink my own gluten free beer like product. But, I left my home!!! I also realize that wearing pink makes me look pinker, and I don’t need to look any pinker than I already do. I am a freakin’ azalea. Are azaleas pink? Well, whatever’s pink, I’m that (not good with plants).

Fluffy, Stupid

Persephone was trying to merge with the phone, as I was paying attention to it. Don’t feel bad for her. If I paid as much attention to Persephone as she wanted me to, she would physically have to part of my body, like a conjoined twin, which, as she is extremely furry, would be uncomfortable, pointy, and gross.


If you’re not on Twitter, this will make no sense to you. Also if you’re not on Twitter, I question your existence. I really do.

Anyhow, the #followfriday list, blogged, not tweeted, is @btazzi’s idea. He said I was the best thing in Nevada, even better than Las Vegas, which is a hell of a nice thing to say about a gal, but also doesn’t say very much about Nevada, because I kinda suck. As I love NYC & many people from it, I recommend @btazzi as one of those awesome NYC folk who does not in any way suck whatsoever.

@TRUE is how I learned of @btazzi. @TRUE is a philosopher, a beat aficionado, an anthropologist and a spy. An adept at happiness.

I am going to try to keep these short now. Because I tend to wax. You know how I get.

@wondroushippo whom I’ve already gushed over an embarassing amount of times & you’re over it so just follow him already for the full KJ effect. As I am Girl Carter. Carter is @wondroushippo’s real name.

@aircrash & @zaftiq Recoil fans, married, marvelous, adorable, creative, passionate, drunk, vulnerable, strong, amazing.

@ktabin @danregal (& alter ego, @manpanion) @nodgarb @brianrubin @washosaurus @lomara @_oy_ @athenabelle @PeteRushie @wetodded @theonetruebix (high volume) Browncoats, Whedonites, awesome sauce.

Across the pond, @doubleshiny @OddEssay @gossi make me happy or wildly uncomfortable, in a funny, cackling-with-glee (heh heh) kinda way.

@Matt_Silverman @TheBlights @drsexington are just fun, like someone got you a kit for your birthday. Seriously.

@Maeko @MoTancharoen @chiniehdiaz @happylovesChuck These are Asian broads that we need to see more of in the movies and TV, dammit. Or you could read their blogs. They are all freakin’ awesome in their own respective fields & ways & I wish I knew the Tagalog for “freakin’ awesome”

@chavtasticjinx @gingypsy @beckybringhurst @thelastnameleft @aeonflow @cinematwit @dirtyoldcommie @elektrolad @morganmcalister @traceygrrl @bo101 @timetraveling All Depeche Mode or Recoil people I have known since before Twitter (except @timetraveling) & loved long time.

@MeMo07 @ktbeeper @GodFirst08 @happydayz3 @SerendipityWAF #Chuck chicks I just adore to pieces.

@EVERY1TALKS @ChrisLejarzar @S_Rieser @mattcrandall @ineedpants Nice #Chuck boys who are also fonts of information you need. Trust me.

@manostorgo @HaemishM @acesinzeroland @norbuck @btazzi (again) @MasterSlayer66 @mharrell87 Wonderfully politically aware folk who post their opinions in a relatively respectful manner. You can have a decent conversation with them about the touchiest of concepts & ideologies & they won’t be jerks about it.

As always, @nomadnp & @ALIASgirl18 are very nice people to follow, so you ought, as well as @antallan & his sons, @tharook and @CapnAlex. The latter group are an exceedingly classy bunch with lovely cheeky senses of humour who will never be pedantic, not really anyhow, even though they really can get away with it.

If I missed you, tweet more, smack me, whatevs. I am tired. Gluten ninjas, my sworn enemies, came for me today. And Jay Leno is melting my brain. So now is the time for going.