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After upping the amount I walk yesterday, my right knee is sore and the kneecap is subluxating more than usual, so I guess it's time for new sneakers. Any recommendations for narrow feet and high arches?

I wonder if I should be looking for steel-toe shoes instead after this morning's adventure of mashing my big toe while moving a homebrew keg. Later, I was very careful moving Vogon's old 19" CRT monitor from the living room floor to my desk, although he took over the task of moving it from the chair -- a stationary dining chair, not a chair on casters -- to the desk. It seems an order of magnitude larger and slightly brighter than my 17" CRT that it replaced, so I keep blinking like I've gotten a new eyeglasses prescription. Just call me Magoo.


From the "I should go look at that room before I carpet it in streamers" department: the elementary school's family carnival is less than two weeks away. I still haven't actually been in the school's gym, which is where all the carnival midway will be set up, so I should fix that tomorrow when I stop in to pick up surplus decorations that volunteers from previous years have retrieved from storage so I can save a little on crepe paper and monkeys in tuxedos stuff.

Also on my to-do list are to call Party City for a quote if I decide to buy balloons and to ask if any of the PTA's existing props need paint touch-ups since I'm handy with a brush and have enough acrylic paint and spray varnish to cover a small town. (Not the people, of course. I get antsy when I see face and body painting done with acrylic craft paint. )


Sign Kinky's Petition - Click Here If you're in the Carrollton area and haven't yet signed Kinky's petition but want to, you can stop by Starbucks and sign on Thursday night between 7-8:30 PM. I'll be at the one on Frankford and Marsh; other volunteers will be at the ones at Old Denton and Hebron in Carrollton and MacArthur and Beltline in Coppell. We'll all be wearing t-shirts that say "Get Kinky on the ballot - ask me how".

Also, if you'd like to see the Man himself for less than the per-plate cost of a fund-raising dinner, make Friday night plans for April 21st. A minimum contribution of $20 gets you into Love and War in Texas in Plano, a goody bag and great music by The Derailers.

Obligatory fine print: In order for your signature to be valid, you have to be a registered voter in Texas that abstained from voting in the March primary or its run-off and have not signed a petition for another independent candidate. (Duplicate signatures will not count for either candidate.) It is legal for a voter to sign both a petition for a minor party seeking ballot access [i.e., the Green Party or Constitution Party] and an independent gubernatorial candidate.


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Apr. 13th, 2006 03:43 am (UTC)
I have narrow feet + high arches and new balances work really well for me. :)
Apr. 13th, 2006 06:27 am (UTC)
I really wish I could sign the petition. :(
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Apr. 15th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
You looked a lot taller than your userpic!

(I figure I do too, but you're taller. Hee.)
Apr. 20th, 2006 07:44 am (UTC)
Can't say anything for narrow feet but I've been quite happy with my tims. Their best footbeds are in their workboots, though.

Being extra clumsy, I vouch for steel toes any chance I get. I almost lost a toenail stubbing my toe on a metal door while wearing running shoes. Seriously.

Oh and good call on retiring the old shoes. You'd be surprised how many people create leg and foot injuries by not changing shoes when the cushioning is worn out.
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