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. :)