Friday, September 17, 2010

Working for the Weekend



FRIDAY! YEE HAW!

I am betting most of you are a whole lot cooler (and younger) than me, so you probably don't know this song by Loverboy, which was featured on this album: 


album-Loverboy-Get-Lucky


BAHAHAH!  Gotta love how subtle the rock music was in the 80's. 

The other day I got up super early and told myself to get my fat ass in gear and go for a long walk. I  put on shorts and a tee and socks, but could not find my tennis shoes. Nowhere to be found! ARGH! But I grabbed some Pumas that I had never worn before, grabbed my Ipod and sunglasses, snickered and selected LOVERBOY from my Ipod to get me moving (and reminded myself NOT to sing aloud, as my singing voice combined with my selection in music would be VERY EMBARRASSING if others were to overhear it), and hit the streets before I could think of an excuse to abort the mission.

I was about a third of the way into my walk when I noticed my feet were killing me. Awful AWFUL blisters were forming on the back of my ankles. You know, the area where there is zero padding.  I kept pounding the pavement trying to ignore the pain and yelling at myself to stop being a Sensitive Sally, and to just keep moving. But the blood and pain were just getting worse.  Wah!!!  By then I was half way done, and I did NOT want to give up. I weighed my options. I didn't want to ask a stranger to carry me (SURE! Carry me a mile or two!) or give me a ride home, no phone and no money limited my options, and I didn't want my blisters to get worse.  So I took off my shoes and walked the rest of the way in my socks. So if you saw an IDIOT walking around in her socks carrying her shoes in her hands, that was ME.

ANYWHOO, hope you GET LUCKY this weekend! In one way or another! :)

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40 comments:

Brown Girl said...

Haha, you poor thing, you gotta get yourself some better shoes. I'm sure not TOO many people pointed and laughed at you. ;)

Hanako66 said...

you need to write a book.

i'm serious.

Shelley said...

younger...but so not cooler and I <3 this song :) I so don't blame you for taking those shoes off either. It could always be worse you could be one of those people who thinks pajamas and slippers are ok to wear in public. I have you have a great weekend!

Alisa said...

I had that album!

Poor girl, time to find the broken in shoes.

Have a great weekend!

Being Brazen said...

Hope your weekend is fabulous

The Cherry Blog said...

hahah its been too long since I visited you - thanks u for reminding me how much u make me smile!

Have a great weekend! xx

Katie said...

i blame the pumas!! they've done that to me too - new ones as well.

atleast you walked! it's a start, right? i try to get up and jog around the house during commercial breaks at night.

have a great weekend!!

Farah said...

Keeping my fingers crossed in hopes of getting lucky!! ;) hahaha

Raina Cox said...

GURL - You delivered me straight back to junior high.

Hope your tootsies are on the mend!

Alicia said...

lol i just had the best visual of you rocking out to your jams and walking in your socks...awesome. but good for you for working out!! i'm soooo lazy...but i really should go work out. ugh.

~KS said...

This post is just awesome!! And I freakin' love that you walked in your socks (don't love you got blisters and bloodies up, but after that... rockstar). And here's to you gettin' lucky this weekend too ;)

diane said...

Note to self: carry band-aids when running.

Loverboy, awesome running music. I feel it.

hope505 said...

did I tell you..I'm dating Sean Penn now! omg he's coming over tomorrow night and we're gonna play "dress up" ifya know what I mean....I think you do.
*heeheehee!!*

Sorry about you feeties!! that is the suck.

C.B. said...

You live in LA. I'm pretty sure there was somebody doing something nuttier than you walking around in your socks.

There's nothing better than tunes from the 80's to work out to.
Hope you find your shoes!

Heff said...

Oh, puh-lease !!!!

TURN ME LOOSE !!

georgia~gigi said...

Happy Friday Drollgirl :)
Loverboy, oh I do love the 80's!
I think you need a Reality Show, he he!
If you feel like it check out my flashback friday,at my going glam with gi gi!

Felicia said...

I love that song in a terrible way. Meaning, that song is terrible, but I LOVE IT!! And I hate when shoes do that!!!! Someone needs to invent something to prevent that.

Dancing Branflake said...

I cannot believe you just revealed yourself on your blog! Haha, just kidding. Seriously, I would have done the same thing- sans the music. 80's music makes me uncomfortable and I don't know why.

sealaura said...

so that was you?!! HA HA! funny story, good for you for pushing through. So I guess I am an old fart too, I got all excited when I saw the song and started jamming!

Every Little Counts said...

you are so awesome for posting this. i forgot about this song!

Christiejolu said...

Ouch! Hope your feet are better!

There was a radio station in NY that played that song every Friday at 5....

Kitty Stampede said...

WHAHAAHAHA! I've done the same thing, I swear!!! I've had no choice but to take my shoes off because of the intense pain. i've done it drunk too hahaha, when trying to be all lady like wearing heels and they are just too hurting to go on.

and this song is hilarious and awesome. i get it stuck in my head, maybe too often. that album cover is too much...hahahhaa.

i hope you have a wicked weekend!

Ellie Grace said...

That sounded EXACTLY like me an hour ago! I really wish I would have read this one earlier, I am currently sitting here babying my poor blistered heals... The pavement was too damn hot to take my shoes off, otherwise there would have been one more weird girl walking the streets of Texas without shoes.
Also, my friend sent me this video today and it made me think of you. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bomkgXeDkE&feature=player_embedded
Maybe you and I could find our future husbands on a video like this? There seemed to be a few winners if you ask me. ;)

-Ellie

Trixie said...

HA HA HA! Loverboy! that brings back some memories! Did they play at fairs? It was either them or Billy Squire :D LOL

Vivienne said...

Come to think of it, I DID see an idiot walking around in socks, but they were singing along to Juke Box Hero, so it couldn't have been you...

tulpen said...

I always hated that song... and now I've got it stuck in my head. Thanks. :)

WV = rumba!!!

happy weekend!!!

bananas. said...

are you kidding me?! i friggen lurve that darn song. gets me going every time! and now...i feel like wearing leather and slapping my own ass. yeehaw!

sorry about your puma incident. i've had a few of those myself...not fun. but oh man it feels good once those shoes are off.

have a good weekend! hope the lucky one is you.

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Yep, totally remember singing this song out loud. They were really cool and oh the headband.

Lorena said...

It's ok.
I have walked BAREFOOT after a FULL pedicure as I forgot to bring the right shoes with me and was TOO cheap to buy a pair of flip flops at the salon.

frenchie said...

move to britain woman! past 11pm, u're either an alien or french if you're not barefoot!!
did it once in NYC cuz of high heels... good times...

Missy said...

I knew that was you! LOL
Have a Fantastic Weekend!

Susan Erickson said...

Heh, that is one of my claims to fame....I went to school with the the drummer of Loverboy, Matt Frenette. We graduated in 1972 so that song is like 40 years old....I have never gone to a class reunion and I doubt if he has either....

sssdawna said...

that was YOU i saw walking in socks?! lol well, now i know.

十十f十 said...

good on you to get out and work out! i fell sick suddenly and the doc reminded me i should start exercising... for a while, i thought it's your shoes falling apart that's why the pain. ya, too many shoes doing that to me. happy weekend!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ouch! and no loverboy in sight to carry you home?!? Better not do that again, DG - much better: Playing the air guitar at home.

Caroline said...

Well...I totally love your determination! And I know this song *sigh*

How about this song...ohhhh...gurl...80's finest!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyTu_ZdcBCo

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

Ok, why did I think this was a song by Tina Marie...you know the chick with Rick James...then I realized that song was Lover GIRL..>DUH.

And I applaud you for not giving up on your walk but I also judge you because that's nasty as hell!

Pumas are the worst for working out...they are just pretty. I have some Nike Air Shocks that literally make me feel like I'm walking on a cloud....or maybe that's just the fat on the bottom of my feet.

Congrats on your walk!

Kristine said...

Ouch on all fronts!!! Your poor tootsies and your poor ears! My feet always seem to develop blisters when I am far from home and band aids. I have walked home in my bare feet before too. I suspect maybe this time it was punishment for listening to Loverboy. And now I can't get that song out of my head dammit!!

WendyB said...

I remember watching this video over and over and over when it was one of the few MTV had to air.

GUGAW said...

That image is almost pornographic! i cant help but think of willys in condoms....?!?