aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
aefenglommung
aefenglommung

Doth not Brutus bootless kneel?

Bought a new pair of boots today. Only my fourth pair of hiking boots in my adult life. A big decision. Since my old boots died in London last June, I have been, like Brutus, "bootless."

But today, I wandered into Shoe Carnival just on a sudden whim, and there found a very nice pair of Timberlands. I was looking for Rockports, but all the Rockports there had mocassin-style toes, which irritate my tootsies. I needed a rounded toecap.

These are nice and light, genuine leather uppers, good stitching (though probably way too much glue attaching the sole). Anyway, I am no longer fretting about what to wear on our mission to Tanzania. (I had a sudden urge to post "Boots," but I'd already posted some Kipling for National Poetry Month, so I'll spare you the doggerel. It was one of my Mother's favorite poems, though: Boot-slog-slog-slog-sloggin' over Africa, and there's no discharge in this war!)

EDIT: And the price was a steal!
Subscribe

  • What does the sign signify?

    I read an interesting investigative blogpost on the Eagle Rank recently which confirmed my impressions of what is going on with Scouting’s highest…

  • My goodness, has it been that long?

    This spring is the 50th anniversary of my high school graduation. (It’s also the 30th anniversary of my Ph.D. commencement.) The three most useful…

  • On preaching

    My first appointment as a student pastor was in 1976. With only a year of seminary under my belt, I was made the pastor of three churches. Every…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment