August 21, 2006 - the week of the shoes (for Patrick.)
First, I decided to stop my insanity. I have a great pair of black Rockport oxfords that I live in. Unfortunately, somewhere between the sole and the bottom of the right shoe, the glue has given way, and I get a very loud squeak noise walking down the hall. I can minimize it by kind of walking on the outside of my foot, but that'll probably give me some sort of long-term complex. The solution is to replace the durn things. It's been a while since I've gotten a new pair of shoes anyway. First stop, froogle, second shop shoestation.com... and my new black cap-toe Rockports are on the way from Mississippi.
Then the deals hit. First the marketing genii at amazon allowed two $20 off deals to overlap. Enter another pair of Rockports - this time burgundy.
Second, REI knocked half off all their clearance items. Hello jogging/exercising shoes. ($60 marked down to $15!)
I think this may all have been triggered by having to think about what to get my assistant who's leaving. It ended up being a gift certificate to Off Broadway. Maybe I'm trying to compensate for her departure. Or maybe I just needed some shoes.
Update: The REI order was cancelled due to lack of inventory. :( However, I neglected to mention that a couple of weeks prior, I also obtained a pair of Crocs (and got a great deal on them, of course.)