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Red shoelaces? Denied!

Yesterday I biked a couple miles, and it was nice. I got pretty tired on the way home, because it's slightly uphill most of the way, but it was great to get a bit of exercise in a just normal, part of my every-day life kind of way. I haven't been coughing much the past two days, and my evenings haven't been too exhausted.

I've been shopping everywhere locally for red shoelaces to wear in my green high tops for the next few weeks, but there are none to be had, not even for ready money. I can get them online (mostly on eBay), but it just seems ridiculous to buy a pair of shoelaces online & then pay shipping that's two or three or four times the cost of the laces themselves. So I have a few more local places to try, and then (if I am still unsuccessful) I will just give up, with a plan to buy red shoelaces the next time I see them, so that I am prepared for next year. Le sigh.

It's weird, because I know I was somewhere within the last year (since I got these high tops last Christmas), after I'd spent weeks sort of casually keeping an eye out for blue/purple/turquoise/interesting shoelaces to go with them, and in this totally common place that I frequent but wouldn't expect to sell shoelaces, I saw a massive collection of them and told Shannon, "Aha! So this is where I should have gone to get different-colored shoelaces!" Sadly, I have no idea which local place this was. It wasn't a shoe or sock store. It was some random place. It's hard to remember random things.


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Dec. 7th, 2012 11:33 am (UTC)
I recently saw shoe laces in a sporting goods store, maybe it was there? I did order some shoe laces for the boy online and it was annoying to pay so much for shipping, definitely. I actually ordered three pair to make it less annoying, LOL.
Dec. 8th, 2012 06:41 am (UTC)
You tempted me into spending money, you evil woman you! I went out (well, in the sense of staying in and using the Internet) and bought two pairs of shoelaces (red and rainbow) to make the shipping more worthwhile. I say you're evil, but really I'm very happy to know that I'll have shoelaces on their way for me.

I have to remind myself that sometimes it's silly to get hung up on how expensive something is, when you have the money and you want the thing. The principle of the matter ("They shouldn't charge so much for shipping!" or "Who pays $12 for a pair of socks?") doesn't get you the shoelaces you want in this world. :)
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