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walk out to winter (365-115)

Day 115 of 365: a year in songs and photos

Song: Aztec Camera, Walk Out to Winter

 

Another shot of my favorite photography subject.

 

I love my sneakers. Yes, sneakers. I don't know what all you non-New York people call them, but we call them sneakers. I'm not going to have the sneaker/running shoes fight (who the hell really runs in Chucks anyhow?).

 

I'm pretty loyal to Converse. Once, I bought a pair of Vans and they were a lovely snot green color and that snot green dye would run off an seep into my socks every time my feet sweat and, let me tell you, your feet will really sweat in Vans. That period of my life only lasted a few months. And I apologized at the altar of Chuck Taylor for several days until I felt my pennance for switching to Vans had been served.

 

This is all I wear when I'm not at work and some days, I even wear them to work. I'm not a shoe person. I'm like the opposite of Imelda Marcos. I live in sneakers, specifically this particular brand and style. I have one pair of black boots and one pair of black dressy shoes and three pairs of Converse (two black, one brown). It's what I've always worn and wearing them makes me feel comfortable and confident and bouncy, all those things your favorite shampoo or dew-scented tampon is supposed to do for you. Or the way grandma's pasta or a bowl of Haagen Daaz chocolate makes you feel. Some people have comfort food, I have comfort footwear.

 

And they are pretty photogenic.

 

Watch the video for Walk Out To Winter here. If you never heard Aztec Camera, check out this album. It's poetry.

 

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Taken on February 23, 2008