Monday, August 11, 2008

Odd pair

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Do you ever get dressed in the dark? or semi-dark of an early morning? For the last few years during the winter I would leave home in the dark and return home in the dark, ans since my library was an inside room, would sometimes have no clue what the weather was like outside. (It was always sunny with my books, though!)
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Since my husband did not have to get up till after I left--and once he retired even later--I would often dress in the shadowy predawn light of the bedroom so as not to disturb him. Fortunately, I usually would have my clothing choices laid out the night before. But sometimes...
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Since I hate shopping--especially for shoes--I often buy two or three pair of the same shoes in different colors. Consequently, I have gone to school with one black shoe and one blue one. Socks ought to be matched up in the drawer, but sometimes...
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Of course, many of my shoes are such that I could just remove the socks. Couldn't remove the shoes. I was stuck.
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My worst dressing disaster was not because of the dark, but because of Halloween. I had been working in the unemployment office for a short time, and as Halloween approached, everyone was talking about dressing up. It was pretty much obvious that dressing in costume for Halloween was expected. I dressed as a cowboy. Fortunately no more exotic than that.
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Perhaps half of the staff DID dress up. Most of those worked in the back offices not meeting the public. Those who did work in the front office who dressed up changed after our early morning meeting. Except for one cowboy.
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Who didn't know to bring a change of clothes.
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Who couldn't go home on a break to change because her daughter had to use the car that day and had dropped her off at work.
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Who couldn't even take off the cowboy hat and look halfway normal because the "hat hair" was so bad.
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So that brings me to the Odd Shot--taken a week and a half ago at the High Desert Museum's cafe. We had helped the mom of this two or three year old rescue her from a chair in which she had managed to become entangled. It was entertaining to sit back and know that we'd been there and done that with an active twoish year old antics multiple times and survived and could now rest on our grandparently laurels most of the time.
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And then I saw the socks.

I wonder when Mom noticed.

40 comments:

Luke Wiley said...

Very odd socks!

shutter happy jenn said...

Oh yeah, they're mismatched! But really, at first I didn't notice!

My Odd Shot for this week is posted HERE. Please hop by if you have some time. Thanks a lot!

ArneA said...

Sometimes I am wearing black and dark blue or grey. I have never put black and white on.
Lovely odd shot

Aileni said...

Very well observed. I don't think I would have noticed. I'm cheating today - I've put up a drawing.

KylieM said...

hehe .. my son chooses odd socks and odd shoes .. very odd shoes in fact, on purpose .. to the endless amusement of the childcare staff.

mines up

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ha! Loved your story about Halloween.

I've been in too much of a hurry and put oon two different coloured shoes. Very embarrassing!

Greyscale Territory said...

This must be a candid camera shot! Utterly priceless!

Here is mine for this week!

Art of Wine on the Vine

Gemma

archiearchive said...

Oh, the old mismatched socks thing - I won't talk about my effort the day before I left Perth - but it involved both brown and dark green socks [blush]

I've put up a rather odd odd shot.

becky voyles said...

This is too cute, Katney! Love it. Mine is up earlier than normal for me.

Blue said...

Well spotted.

Mines up too.

david mcmahon said...

That is a BIG fashion statement. Er, well spotted!!!

diane cook said...

Actually, since asymmetrical is "in" right now ~ I rather like it! But, I can be a little odd sometimes. LOL. Mine is posted!

Daryl said...

Totally relatable! And a wonderful post to go with the pay off photo!

Mine's up ...

:-Daryl

Denise said...

Wow! My kind of socks!Only joking!
My odd shot is up!

B. Roan said...

Cute Odd Dot Shot. Mine is up too.

babooshka said...

Socks to brighten you day. Odd bit fun.

Mine's up too.

Judi~Gmj said...

With your discription of that toddler I think the mom, if she noticed would count her blessings the tyke had on any socks!
PS; add me to blog roll please, and thanks for having me!

http://pixiekatten.blogg.se/ said...

Haha.. that happens to me quite often.. and I blame it all on my washing machine.. it eats socks and leaves me with odd pairs.. ;) Great shot!
My odd shot today is the Animal Department at a temple in China.

don said...

Those are odd socks. Nice one.

mannanan said...

I bet she's got an identical pair back home in her drawer. brilliant odd shot. Mine for this week can be found at

http://www.freewebs.com/mannananscloak/oddshotsmonday.htm#212421663

Texas Travelers said...

Looks normal to me, but then I always put my socks on in the dark. (grin)

Nice Odd shot today.
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Troy and Martha

diXymiss said...

Cute polka dots ~ you are most observant! I must have been on a similar wavelength, as my odd shot involves children's feet too...

Rambling Woods said...

Great odd shot..Love the socks...
Mine is up..Michelle
Rambling Woods

Snapper said...

Definitely some odd socks. My Odd Shot has just been posted. Thanks!

CrazyCath said...

Oh that is wonderful! Made me smile. My odd shot is up and is clothing related too.

(Just trying to imagine you in a cowboy hat and boots...)

Gattina said...

I think it's not odd but rather cute, lol !

Anita said...

I went to work one time with two socks on one foot and none on the other... lol I really tried to get more sleep after that!!

My shot is up at Prairie Visions!!

Patty said...

What a cute photo
I've worn two different socks and didn't realize it until I was at work.
My photo for this week is up
Come on by.

Louis la Vache said...

hehehe
Odd socks indeed! ;-)

"Louis" is late in letting you know, but his Odd Shot has been up since midnight Paris time last night. Now it's almost Tuesday....."Louis" is sure his sanctimonious Editor is lurking in the wings to preach to him about punctuality....

piedmontperspective said...

Too cute! And I thought Senior Moments were the reason I find myself wearing odd socks at times. I want to play too - my Odd Shot is here.

lisaschaos said...

Cute socks, at least they have similar colors. :)

I have worn two different shoes to work before. They were both sneakers and both Nike and both white and blue, but not the same. So it didn't jump out at anyone, but me.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great shot and gee if you had called i would of met you there.

karen said...

cutie socks!
as for me, better late than never!
mine's up

http://www.growingupwithbea.blogspot.com/

Suzi-k said...

hehe, dotty lady!

Nydia said...

LOL Loved your story about your mismatching shoes! And also the cowboy costume! Poor you! I'm so clumsy and distracted that it is a luck I don't mismatch anything! Cool post!

Nydia said...

PS: Sometimes I used to put Lucas' sneakers on the wrong feet! Moms...

Paulie said...

That two year old has another pair just like that at home!

I emailed you about camping. Let me know if you got it.

magiceye said...

this seems to be your latest oddshot... have posted mine today. hope my understanding is correct and you add me on the oddshot blogroll!

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my oddshot post is here