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Sunday, April 03, 2005

Happy Birthday to my Blog

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I started this blog last April never believing that I would have kept it up. When I started it, I had just heard about blogging and just wanted to experiment. I expected to last about a month and give it up. Really. Since that time, I have learned many a thing! I have become semi skilled in code...altering and adding based on what I need for this blog. I know just enought to keep it going. I have made some blog friends. Not people I have actually met, but people who come visit my blog and I visit them on a kind of regular basis. It is all about connections when you are blogging.

I can now find my way around the blogosphere a whole lot better. I know now that I have just about become a blog-a-holic. I must blog several times a week. On good days it might be serveral times a day. Blogging has become a staple in my life. My blog is still a secret blog. Noone I know, knows about it and I never mention blogging to anyone.

Here it is a year later and my blog is still developing. It has come a long way in a year with various content and layout. It is still about shoes and will continue to be variations on shoes. So HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BLOG!

Here is one of my first posts from last April: The life cycle of a Shoe. They do have one you know. It is how I believe all shoes come about and live out their lives.

The Life Cycle of a Shoe

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The life cycle of the shoe is arguably one of the most bizarre and impressive examples of man at work on the planet - one could be forgiven for believing that all shoes are the same but many are entirely separate species. They have very dissimilar features but they do shod all of humanity, who calls from all walks of life.

The Birth Stage

Shoes are born in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes under scrutiny of "Inspector 12" who always seems to be in China. Do all shoes come from China? Some have designer names and others are from the lower, less expensive end of the gene pool. They all come in a box and wait patiently for their parents to arrive with money at their favorite retail store. They emerge from their box all shiny and new waiting to be held and inspected for the very first time. Then they may be tried on the first time and walked in, on the carpet to assure a good fit in their new home.

The Adolescence, Teen and Adult Years

These years are swift and fleeting and they are prone to premature aging due to weather exposure and poor maintenance. Very much like human faces that need potions, lotions and alpha hydroxy's to maintain youth, so does the shoe. Saddle soaps, leather conditioners, polish and buffers are needed routinely to maintain a youthful appearance. Spare no expense to maintain your shoes. Gone are the days of using vaseline to shine up a shoe. Break out the Kiwi shoe supplies. Adulthood is usually reached with 2 years with good upkeep.

Old Age

Your feet will know it has arrived before you do. Your beloved shoe may no longer be as comfortable, heels may be worn down, arch support is gone and no matter how much you polish the scuff marks will not go away. They have served you will and you hate to put them down. Off they usually go to Good Will with the hope that someone less fortunate may be able to get a little more life out of them.

The life cycle begins again. It is time to get a new baby shoe, fresh from the box and waiting to be broken in.

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

5 Broken Heels:

Holly Desimone said...

Hi Tinker,

Nzyme said...

Happy Birthday, Secret Life of Shoes!! Tinker, I love your blog, and I hope to read it for years to come!

Tinker said...

thank you both for the birthday greetings!

princessdominique said...

I love your blog, but more than that honey I love shoes. High heels! I did it the opposite way from most people, as a teen and in my 20s I took to mid heels and flats. Now I'm 40 and heel crazy and don't have a bunion or corn to show! Life is grander this way!

Tinker said...

Thanks princessdominique for stopping by. I do like heels also but flats tend to be a lot more comfortable at times. I do wear heels most days.