Friday, January 18, 2008
Giuseppe Zanotti whipped the best of all worlds into this confection of a shoe, a patent leather Double Buckle Mary Jane. I wonder what they feel like on? The heel is only 4", and considering the forward part of the shoe is bolstered on a built-in platform, this is not brutally high by a long shot. The top of the foot is further braced by the strap which crosses from the instep, so they probably feel a lot more stable than most pumps would. I also love the ideer of having shoes made by some guy named Giuseppe. Hey-- isn't that something from an old folk tale or something? If not, it ought to be.
I know: you're squealing with delight.
I pronounce it officially slobber-worthy™.
Fetch me my drool-cup, Jeeves.
These days I'm officially blissed-out over my Dame Agnes booties which I have taken out of the box and sighed over, but have only tried on, never worn. I'll let you know when I trot them out for their official unveiling, glorious things that they be. But I tell you this: there is enough love in my heart for more shoes, always. Please don't worry that I might ever be tapped out on that score.
Freaky thing happened on Thursday. I was over by American Airlines Center around mid-day (where the Stars and Mavericks play) and suddenly there was this huge sound everywhere, kind of like the MEEP! MEEP! of a backhoe when it's backing up, only, like, times a million. Then there was an announcer voice on loudspeakers from the AAC system announcing a test of the emergency announcement system. It then said "DO NOT EVACUATE THE BUILDING."
Shoulda been: "DO NOT EVACUATE YOUR BOWELS." Seriously - I liketa peed myself - it was beyond alarming. That's really going to kill business for Italian ices at Paciugo. I mean, you stop in for a delicious, icy pistachio-almond treat and something sounds like an air-raid event going on kills your sugar-rush moment -- was that really necessary?
Friday again? How'd that happen?
ADDENDUM: So in my mailbox this morning there's the following thing from the director of Dallas' Public Information Office:
Re: CERT training
Please help the City publicize this important training opportunity in any public service program, newscast, radio program, newspaper, or community/neighborhood publication.
The Office of Emergency Management sponsors free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to the City of Dallas . CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the citizens of Dallas . The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, places of worship, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the communityʼs professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during the training.
If you are interested in training or finding out more information for a potential story, please contact Tahira Ali via email at Tahira.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 214-670-4279.