Monday, January 14, 2013

New Sock Day. Its a Tradition.

A long held tradition of mine, while living on the road, happens to be new sock day. It is one that is held very near and dear to me. Consider it a personal quirk. What happens is that some arbitrary date comes up which brings me to purchase a new package of socks. Oh, what a splendid time of year! Out from my luggage goes all the poor stretched out, tired, and miserable socks of years past, only to be replaced with a snug fitted new one. Each possessing the fluffy comfort of actual fibers. As said, it's kind of a big deal to me. ;) Perhaps it has some hidden thing to do with poverty or some other non-defineable construct in my mind and rearing. 

This year is a little different.

I've been having some airport (macs wifi) issues this past month. The macbook air insists there isnt one although its there. It has even come back on occassion leading me at first to think software... Now I believe a wire is loose. 

Anyhow, I was out to get a mini screw driver. Of course I didn't find one small enough. *shrugs* Along the way we killed some time at Dunham sports. I've been looking for shops that carry toe socks. Yes, for my freaky, funky Vibrams. Not being sure about if I'll be somewhere long enough to have internet purchases mailed to me. (This also makes a pain in the arse to have friends visit you while on the road, but that is seperate indeed.) Out of the blue, I've found a pair!

When I awoke this morning I wasn't aware that it would turn out to be my favorite time of year, but it did. New Sock Day. 

To all of my friends out there, it is my fondest hopes that you will find your own New Sock Day when you least expect it and really need a daily lift. :)


  1. I have never seen socks like that! Are they comfortable? They look neat. I'm just wondering what they feel like?

    Yes, I guess I lead a sheltered life, ha.

    1. Sheltered life... ;)

      Actually, they are quite comfortable. It takes a little bit to get used to the feeling of something between your toes. Past that, however, it is nice to be able to have full dexterity in your foot.

      I purchased them simply why everyone else has socks. To keep their shoes cleaner and without the smell of cheesy-death.

      The vibrams are very comfortable shoes, once I became accustomed to them. I never got any blisters or sore spots. One nice thing about the Vibrams is the ability to just pour a bunch of hippy bronners soap in them to wash it in the sink. Air Dry. You could also toss it in the warm wash as well.

      The socks make it a little nicer by keeping the shoes minty fresh longer. ;)

      Plus they extend out the temperature range that I can wear them. It still is winter after all, my friend. ;)

    2. Just thinking here: Wouldn't it be wild to attend a party where they wanted you to remove your shoes at the door... Instead of the fear of having socks with holes in them etc. Oh my, you forgot to wear the good socks today! Curses. No. You spend the evening walking sock-barefoot much to the amusement of yourself with the onlookers. Hey, then again, you were always the life of the party weren't you?