Friday, January 1, 2010

Step carefully...

When I was a little kid, I was fascinated with bugs. Well, any creature really - bugs were just the most plentiful living things in my backyard. Under the guise of helping my mom garden I would overturn rotten wood, dig around in the soil and rummage in the compost to find some new friends. Then I would either attempt to catch them and give them names like 'wormie' and 'snailie', or peer from a healthy distance with a mixture of revulsion and fascination.

Beetles in particular amused me. We had this one species in our yard that was pretty easy to find under old wood, they were big and black and shiny. It was always great fun to pick one up from its hiding place, and then watch it clamber furiously back into hiding.

But one day, I picked up one of my friends, not one with any obvious horns or big pincers. I was in the process of christening him when out of nowhere he bit me! I had never felt so betrayed - I flung him down on the ground and started crying, although it didn't really hurt. No more beetle friends after that.

That's not to say I've let one cranky beetle ruin things completely. Just the other day I saw all these shiny blue beetles on pins in glass cases, and although I have no idea what use they could be, it seemed like a potentially wise purchase at the time. There's something about the glossy color that they have... out of nowhere something bright and shiny can appear, then fly away as soon as it came.


Yes, all of that just to say that I think that these Fluevog boots are just as nice and shiny as beetles.
My brother was amazing and got me a gift certificate to Fluevog, so now I am contemplating my choices. Heels or boots, that is the question.

3 comments:

kirstyb said...

i was just as bad when i was younger i collected snails ha! xxxx

khdz said...

that was another favorite of mine :)
i would put like twenty of them in a bucket and then i would be heartbroken when they all oozed away...

jenloveskev said...

That is a tough choice. I think I like the boots- they are pretty awesome!!!