Friday, 15 August 2008

Instant Happy

This time last week I was feeling down. I even wrote a poem about it in a moment of goth-like angst.

This week I am feeling the giddy rush of new love.

I have the most fabulous new shoes! They are red. And summery. And they make me really, really tall, so that I have to duck to enter doorways.

I feel magnificent when I wear them. An Amazon. "Talk to the bosoms," I boom from above, "cos the face is busy."

It may be shallow and somewhat girly of me to have my mood lifted by footwear but it's cheaper than drugs, easier on my liver than alcohol and certainly better for my figure than ice cream. I am not going to give you fifty reasons why shoes are better than men because that sort of thing has been done to death already and also because I would have to qualify it with the fact that there are, in fact, some men who look just as good at my feet.

27 comments:

An Artist Exposed said...

I feel the same way about a brand new, hand-made hogs hair brush. Unfortunately, there are no valid reasons why brushes might ever be better than women, so you and the shoes win on that one. Have a great weekend you Amazon!

Helga Hansen said...

OOooohhh! Nice! Where did you get those from, and do they have them in a size 8??

Ellie said...

Very cute, I love them!

Luka said...

An Artist Exposed - I too have been known to get excited over artist materials in my time. I shall be working all weekend but I will have as great a one as possible!

Helga - they were a *bargain*! A tenner in the sales from New Look and they *are* a size 8.

Ellie - they look even better in the flesh, as it were.

Ro said...

I have to admit that they're very eye-catching and the perfect colour to brighten ones day.

On the other hand, and I appreciate this could be a matter of some debate, I really don't feel that they'd suit me.

Anonymous said...

Ooo pretty--lovely color lovely feet too--care to strut down the the street with me?

Beau

Anonymous Boxer said...

Damn, those are cute. Seriously saucy. Just like you.

Sulpicia said...

Yep... Those shoes are definitely better than many men! What a feeling that must be... ducking under doorways. I have to wear shoes that height just to see your average person's chin.

VERY NICE feet. And that's coming from a non-foot person.

trumpeter said...

"talk to the bosoms"! that's a lovely invitation.

When it comes to shoes, I use traditional male logic: "But I already have a pair of shoes."

Luka said...

Ro - I don't think you can be so sure without trying them on.

Beau - any time x

Anonymous Boxer - seriously saucy is going to be my other nom de plume from this point forth :)

Sulpicia - the only drawback is that I can't go shopping without having to get things off the top shelf for little old ladies who can't reach. But with great height comes great responsibilty.

Trumpeter - I think men miss out terribly in the shoe department. It's not surprising that most men have one pair of trainers and one pair of dress shoes for best when all the footwear on offer is so uniformly dull.

cinful said...

Yup, buying something 'purty' always helps!!

PS. I put your blog on my blog-list. :)

Ro said...

It's a good point, Luka. Well, I'm heading out to the shops shortly. New Look, you said?

Jackie Adshead said...

Isn't it wonderful what a pair of pretty shoes can do for the giddy effect in women! They're lovely Luka - I can see why you like them so much!

Helga Hansen said...

~Waits to see if Ro will admit to buying the shoes AND showing them to us~

Ro said...

Sorry, Ms Hansen - my feet are simply too big *sigh*

Suzanne Portnoy said...

I love that 'just got a new pair of shoes feeling.' It's the kind of love that just keeps on giving until eventually the soles go and the heels have to replaced. For me, that is a damn sight longer than most of my relationships. Sadly, as I already have 57 pairs of shoes, I have made myself a promise to stop myself from purchasing anymore. Still, at £10, I may have to break my promise and head over to New Look. Do they do them in navy?

Luka said...

Cinful - hello! Thank you for the blog list addition, and yes, purty always does the trick.

Ro - I did - be sure to look in the sales section!

Jackie - shoes just do it for me every time.

Helga - he'll be saving them for HNT.

Ro - pah - with slingbacks you can squeeze them on somehow :)

Suzanne - yes, yes they do have them in navy! I tried them on in navy first, but then I saw the red and I was besotted.

57 pairs? Where do you keep them all?

Sarah said...

Those are so pretty!

Luka said...

Sarah - hello! Yes, they are my current faves.

Scarlet said...

ooh I have those in Black!

Luka said...

Sacrlet - you and I obviously have exquisite taste.

Sheen V said...

And we all win when a woman wears beautiful shoes: she likes them for the reasons you've stated, and guys like me like to look at them and your lovely feet & legs!

Luka said...

Sheen V - I do like a win-win situation!

Tara Tartly said...

are there really, luka? where? and why don't i get to see them?

Luka said...

Tara - can you not see the lovely shoes?

Tara Tartly said...

i'm sorry, dear luka, i'm afraid i was rather unclear...i meant the men, not the shoes.

xo, tara

Luka said...

Tara - ah, I see. Well, stick your sexily shod feet in the air, like Luka, and the men will come to you!