Monday, August 2, 2010

Moving On




So the first fork in the road is past; my new blog is WhizBang over on the all-new Scientopia Network. Check it out! And bookmark it.

Friday, July 30, 2010

The Fork in the Road


Only rarely does a free photo service provide an image as perfect as the one shown.

My life lately has presented a whole drawer of silverware in the middle of the road. I find myself contemplating a choice of paths almost daily.

Taking one or the other is mutually exclusive. The wrong choice may lead to the wrong destination. It may be an express route, or it could be a long, tiresome detour.

I keep telling myself that life is a journey, not a destination.

Some of these choices belong to me alone. Others involve my family. Some are completely out of my control.

Over the coming months a number of these choices will be revealed. Monday, August 2, the first choice becomes public. I hope you will stroll with me a bit along this new road.

Enjoy the weekend. More to come soon!

Image courtesy of PhotoXpress.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Daughter of Shoe-fari

Today’s post provides a happier note, a wearable yet attractive item for the foot:

Moda Spana QueenQueen by Moda Spana costs $49.95 at DSW. Its 3-inch heel provides a modest bit of lift, and the wrap-across-the-forefoot leaves a peep-toe and a D’Orsay effect on the instep. These beauties are elegant yet practical for most of my workdays.

They come in the metallic shown and in black. 

I promise I will post something besides shoes later this week, but I have to admit this Shoe-fari has been a load of fun!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shoe-fari: A Pair Not Worth The Ammo

I don’t get peep-toe boots. Being from the midwest, boots are for cold, slushy weather. Leaving the toe open defeats their general purpose.

Add an ugly design that resembles nothing more than a neutral bowling shoe with a heel, and you have something not worth my hard-earned cash. Maybe someone out there can explain the appeal of the Buren to me ($139 at Nine West).

Because I really don’t get it.

Monday, July 26, 2010

More Shoe-fari: Wild Bargain Edition

Today we stalk the great cats, but not just any cougar. No, today we find something closer to a snow leopard:

Embry 2, shown in white leopard, features printed pony hair with leather trim and soles. Its original price was $198, but you can now snatch these up from the Via Spiga shop for $79.

Makes me want to purrrrrrrrr.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Shoe-fari 2010 Part 3

 DSW0710 We continue our footwear adventures with a trip to DSW, my personal favorite store, and one of my favorite brands, Steve Madden.

As I mentioned with Friday’s selection, I have a desire to feel tough, wicked, even bad-ass right now. Friday’s shoe took that desire over the top; today’s version reflects a more subtle take. Kallie ($59.95 at DSW online) restricts the studs to a small platform. This caramel brown version looks more “I mean business” than “I’m going to hurt you.”

As the new fall fashions hit the magazines, I will share more of my finds during Shoe-Fari 2010.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Shoe-fari Continues!

This weekend the Nebraska State Legion Baseball Tournament is in full swing. In turn, this means heat and humidity and catching rays in the bleachers. For your consideration, I present the following shoe:, by Donald J. Pliner, costs $235 at Zappos. These Italian beauties rock several trends that work now and into autumn, including statement hardware and, for the Ocean colored ones shown, bright sandals. When temperatures drop, these will slip over a pair of black tights.

I have to go to a baseball game now, but I’m dreaming of heels even though I’m wearing Fit-Flops!