Early PORN!

We are doing Tuesday shoe porn this week, because I have special porn.

But, I must tell a story first.

On Friday, I got home and their was a UPS notice on my front door. I looked at it. It said that signature was required in person. I couldn’t just sign the back & leave it. I was sad. Then, I saw that the package was from Zappos. And I was curious. I am still on a shoe moratorium. Except for athletic shoes, I have purchased no shoes since 12/31/07. (I actually did purchase a pair on 12/31/07.)

So, I immediately ran to my computer to let UPS know that I would pick them up over the weekend. Because – MYSTERY shoes! What’s better than that? Not a lot that doesn’t involve Johnny Depp.

Anyways…so, I could pick up my mystery shoes that night! Before 7! I looked at the clock: 6:57. Although I live fairly close to the UPS facility, I am not that close. And they don’t do weekend pickup. So I cried.

But then I had the bright idea that I would have them rerouted to my work. And I did. All day yesterday I was on tenterhooks. Who had sent me mystery shoes? Why would someone send me mystery shoes? What if they sucked? Could I return them? Would I feel guilty? The shoes did not arrive, and I didn’t have my tracking number.

So today, I came to work armed with my tracking number. The shoes had in fact been delivered yesterday, but to a completely different area of where I work. I found them, and the receivers promised to bring my package to me.

At this point, I am unable to work. I’m just staring out my cube door & boring my cube mate with shoe chatter. And finally, they arrived. In a pretty small box. Surely there can’t be shoes in there. Is someone trying to be funny and send me baby shoes? Because that’s cruel.

I opened the box. Lots of packing material. And a gift card. From my friend Maida. Who is the awesomest EVER! Because really, nothing beats the gift of shoes, except the gift of potential shoes that the gifted gets to pick out for themselves.  So, of course I did pick some out.  Almost immediately.  Because why wait?

So – now that you sat through my long story, here are the shoes:

Aren’t they so pretty? And springy? And tall?

The only sadness is that Zappos no longer does free overnight shipping. Which sucks – because now my shoes may not arrive until too late to be seen by Maida. And I know that the whole point of her visit this weekend is to see my new shoes that she made me buy.

(Endless still does free overnight shipping – just not the $5 off for overnight shipping.)

One response to “Early PORN!

  1. Ummm…will Maida be my friend too????

    Congrats on the shoes…..boo on the food poisoning! ACK!

    and rounding the comment out with a HIP HIP HOORAY for running 8 miles!!
    Wooohooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You’re going to knock their socks off at the 15k.

    I’m trying to decide which burrito place you went to…. (an ex of mine, who is an EXTREME taco eater [haha!] and former NoPo resident used to love the Super Burrito on N. Lombard. He would go nowhere else. Until he moved.