Comments: Shoes and Jazz

I'm curious, have you tried New Balance? They were the first pair of shoes I had that actually fit right, and I have very wide feet (4E) I'm not sure if the women's version is the same, but I'd imagine they have various widths available as well.

Posted by Andrew Phule at April 30, 2012 10:39 AM

I hate shopping for work boots. We are required to wear steel toes with metatarsal guards. It's like wearing a five pound weight on each ankle. I constantly stumble over my own two feet. Which isn't good 'cause I do that in barefeet as well. Just be glad you don't have to wear them every day like I do.

Posted by sticks at April 30, 2012 04:03 PM

Amazon has those pink boots....and I am seriously considering getting me some. But, I too have wide feet, and all the reviews say they run small. So, I dunno. I have the worst time with shoes. I often joke that I can't wait till I'm wheelchair bound so I can wear the most outrageously tall, stacked, platform heels that nobody in their right mind should be walking in! (And given that I just broke my ankle while walking around my house in bare feet, the wheelchair scenario may not be far off!)

Posted by DogsDontPurr at April 30, 2012 11:11 PM

If you just really can't abide white, have them dyed.

Posted by pam at May 1, 2012 10:57 AM

Damn I'm with you - I'd want the pink ones too! Really how excellent would that be. LOL.

As for the Jazz you probably hear most often - the more modern stuff - yeah it does nothing for me. However, my husband and I listen to a most incredibly excellent show on a local NPR station called The Jazz Decades. It's all repeats now as the late great Ray Smith passed away about 2 and a half years ago. How I wish I could have met him - he was 87 and still doing his weekly show that he started in 1958!!! His bio is here:

We've found we love jazz from the late 1920's early 1930's which has its very own style and is nothing at all like today's music. Had I not listened to Ray's show I would never have known about Coleman Hawkins (now a favorite but little known). I also like some more contemporary stuff like Oscar Peterson. Anyhow, they do have some of his stuff online if you want to check it out sometime:

Happy listening. :-)

Posted by Teresa at May 1, 2012 09:48 PM

I send my kids to a private school. They are also not doing to well either and I'm not sure how long they will be able to keep it up. The bad part is that the new principal is NOT helping. I'm worried that they will not last another couple years unless they make big changes. I.E. new principal, new athletic director, etc. Makes me wonder what they are thinking.

Posted by Scott (Retirerd Navy CPO) at May 2, 2012 10:43 AM