Put the shoe on the other foot

My week has been truly bizarre. I thought I’d share a bit of the craziness with you guys.

Here’s a little photo I shared on Instagram a couple of days ago:

“Just took off the shoes I’ve been wearing all day. Luckily I didn’t go to work like this! Oh, wait… I did. They are going to think I take Causal Day a bit too seriously.”


For what it’s worth, I was attempting to wear two of the black shoes, as opposed to the ones with the *bright pink* laces.  (I didn’t notice that one zips and one laces because these darn shoes are stretchy and I just stuck my feet in them in the dark. They are also different styles of the same shoe, so they didn’t feel any different.)

I guess I was lucky I got one right shoe and one left shoe! Of course, the other alternative would have clued me in more quickly. As it was, I never looked down at my feet once and didn’t realize it until I took them off, so instead of a day filled with mortification, I got a good laugh out of how ridiculous I am.

Please let me know if you’ve ever done anything like this. Hopefully, I’m not alone!

Sharing some love with the Portland Timbers (MLS champs!)


Here’s the thing…

I’m not really a soccer fan. I’ve never been to a Timbers game. I’ve never watched an entire Timbers game all the way through. (I’m not even sure if I should call it a “game” or a “match.” I’m not sure how much of English football terminology is used over here.)

I am, however, a rabid Portland Trail Blazers fan. I love my team; I can name all the guys and identify them by sight. (Okay… maybe not Luis Montero. I need to get on that.) I understand basketball, love the nuances of the game, listen to sports radio in my car to hear people talk about the team. I get mad when my husband wants to fast-forward through timeouts and halftime reports.

I can only imagine how I would feel if the Blazers won the NBA title. I’d be going INSANE. I might meet them at the airport. I would definitely be attending the parade. The Timbers Army are at least as fanatical as Rip City; it was madness at PDX today, and I imagine it will be crazy downtown tomorrow.

So to all of you out there, a million congratulations on your record-breaking win. (A goal in the first 27 seconds? Fair play!) See that photo up there? It’s the tag from the scarf I bought at the Blazer game the other night. It is green on one side and red on the other, but both sides sport an axe and a pinwheel. I’m not jumping on your bandwagon, but I sure can appreciate your achievement.

Way to represent Portland, Timbers! I can’t wait until the Blazers get another chance to do so!