June 25th, 2020


Sandy (former HOA president, upstairs neighbor) sent me an email about six weeks ago asking if I could notarize some documents for her. Sure, I said, any time. We can do it in the hallway with masks. No problem. I've run into her in the lobby and garage a couple of time since and she's said 'ok, if I bring those docs by this week?' Sure, I said, any time. Last night I get an email asking if she could bring them by today. Sure, I said, any time.

Take your spare cash and buy a lottery ticket. Do not bet on her being here today with any documents for notarization. I've had people in my life who do stuff like this before. It used to make me crazy. Now I just laugh. See you when I see you. Maybe.

I actually do have a thing today. A zoom meeting at 11 with the UW team studying data collection. Nothing else on the agenda except the usual stuff. I'm done going out.

Biggie just brought me Stickie. I waved it around and he chased and then I tossed it across the room. He instantly went to get it and brought it back to me. Like a dog. Except. When I took it and tossed it again, I swear he looked at me with an expression that said "WTF?! I just went and got it for you. Why do you throw it again???!!!" and then went off to the bedroom. I guess we aren't playing fetch. My bad.

Shoe buying spree

A few years ago, I bought some sandals that I loved instantly. They just felt perfect on my feet. After a week of wear, I went back to Zappos and bought another pair just like 'em. I didn't even take pair #2 out of the box for two years but when pair #1 started to look like shit from wear, I was so proud of myself for buying a backup pair.

The new shoes I got this week are so wonderful that today, I went back to Zappos to buy a backup pair. There were none. Except in ugly colors. So I asked Google for help. And Google sent me to Amazon where there was a pair in Navy in my size for $5 cheaper than I paid at Zappos! (which is crazy since they are the same company)

Then flush with that victory, I got crazy. The winter boots that just died on me are, of course, now out of production. Zappos is out, Amazon is out, but lo and behold, there at Shoemall.com is a pair in my size in my color with a 25% discount cause it's no longer winter!!

Score, score, score. My feet a terminally flat. There is not an arch anywhere near either of them. I have a bone sticking out of one side that gets more stickie outie every year. I've always had enormous trouble finding shoes that fit. And back when I wore heels, don't even get me started...

And now to have summer shoes and winter shoes that I know are exceedingly comfortable and don't look like shit... True, amazing, heavenly shoe security.

And it just now dawned on me that the sandals, the boots and the newest ones are all Skeetchers. Well, I'll be damned. Wow.