“we’d fire no guns; shed no tears”
I did something totally crazy; i bought a pair of athletic shoes. And they are now the most expensive shoes i’ve bought (technically speaking there are my cowboy boots, but they were a gift, and everyone knows a good pair of boots will last you the rest of your life. the hiking boots were an investment, too, but they’re from high school – and didn’t pay for them either. anyhow.) I wore them about yesterday, simply because, you know, they’re my new shoes. I told Jamie i felt like a poser, wearing shoes made for, umm, doin’ stuff. But! They are both comfortable and cute (who knew they came in cute?):
More importantly, i think they will be perfect for what i actually bought them for:
I am ridiculously excited about this. I’ve been going to practice for most of this year – weekly, excepting a lot of bad weather. I don’t have any gear yet, so i’m mostly running about in an awkward crouch – also known as “footwork” – but it is simply awesome. It’s a really lovely group, and i can’t gush enough about fencing, which, really, i’ve been sort of into since forever, but only gotten to dabble in briefly before.
"Barrett's Privateers" - Hadrian's Wall