Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monday Mimisms ~ Why I Left My Shoes On Top Of The Car

For the same reason I am still wearing a Santa hat in August.
The pencil skirt does not fall far from the sanitarium.

I don't believe in thinking outside the box.

I believe in making my own box.

And so it was on a happy-go-lucky day last week, I ran half-asleep (as usual) to my car with these things in tow: big bulky sweater thrown over my blouse for when I have to stand under the air-conditioning vent, briefcase, laptop case, large purse with laptop cord hanging out, makeup bag stuffed on top of laptop cord, thermos under my arm and coffee spilling on my pants, camera bag, an extra skirt flung over the briefcase to change into that evening and a pair of animal print black heeled pumps in my right hand dangling from a coffee-stained pinky finger.

And sunglasses on top of my head.

The shoes had to go somewhere!
I threw my belongings which is why everything I own of an electronic nature breaks before the warranty ink is signed into the backseat and trunk respectively, sashayed into the front seat, took the makeup bag out of my purse because I remembered I'd forgotten to mascara my left eye........and forgot that the lovely pumps were on top of the car.


To be worn.
At a later time that evening.

I wear a lot of hats.
I need a lot of shoes.

For different occasions. On the same day.
I know! How can I keep my life straight?!

But seriously. I could go out to my car right now and find probably three pairs of assorted shoes in crevices and crannies all over the backseat. New Balance tennis shoes for exercising, flat shoes for when my toes start to hurt and they need a siesta, heels to match dark skirts and heels to match neutral colored clothing.
I also keep a pair of slippers under the front seat for driving.
I can't change a tire but I can flat change a shoe at 55 mph.

You don't want to know about the shoes in my desk drawer.

I might go from teaching a class (flat shoes) to making a speech (dark heels) to meeting someone for dinner (ummm...that was the intended mission of the doomed animal prints) and power walking around the track (tennis shoes) all before I get back home in the evening! It's an organizational nightmare!
I need a Blackberry just for my wardrobe.

Everything would have been just fine had I not had a sudden desire to make hand shadows on the retaining wall that was right behind the car with my newly manicured nails.

It was calling to me.
I had to do it.

Do you see a rabbit?

But back to the shoes.
Poor things.

Luckily, I remembered them before I actually made it to the end of Bloggingham Drive and graced everyone with my one-handed monster claws driving expertise.
No laptops or animal prints were hurt in the making of this blog post and I made it to my dinner date on time. The shoes survived the trauma.

They're used to it. I can't say the same for the rabbit.

Tuesday update: **My answers to The Queen's Meme will appear later tonight. I need to take a much needed nap. See you later!"


Cogitator said...

I'm laughing. What a nutcase! *hug*

Finding Pam said...

Mimi, I hope you are not driving and putting on mascara. I take it that school has started. Your day is really packed full. I hope your next day is much better.

Somehow, I can't imagine that you are in such a mess. I see you as meticulous and neat, not some crazy lady with shoes all about her head. Nice shoes!

Charles Gramlich said...

I once drove off excitedly on a fishing trip with my tackle box on top of the car. I didn't catch it until it fell off the side and exploded all over the highway. That was really fun

Svem said...

I see the rabbit but I like the Mimi Scisorhands one best :)

Anonymous said...

I've seen people drive off with drinks or keys on their roof but not shoes. lol
Glad you rescued them in time. They're quite pretty!
And yes, I saw the bunny.

The Gal Herself said...

Ah, shoes. This has been an ongoing battle with my mom for as long as either of us can remember. I will not, have not, shall never put my shoes away. How do you KNOW for sure that you won't need sandals in the Chicago winter? Or fuzzy slippers in the summer? No one can say that positively! And so all my shoes are strewn around my home where I can grab them as I need them.

And your pretty heels are an example of art, design and ergonomics and should be seen by the world! So glad they survived!

Akelamalu said...

I have a pair of flat shoes left in the car permanently for driving - I don't like to get my heels scuffed.

You sound pretty organised shoe-wise to me. :)

Bond said...






HAWT shoes! yummers!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Those shoes are something else....but it's the date we all want to know about. Is he still in one piece?

Jamie said...

In the interest of preserving businesses, I'm glad someone is wearing my share of the world's shoes. There may be three pair in the house or two none of which will torture bare feet until forced to go outside the domicile.

Have you considered one of those shoe storage bags for the car? Always prepared.


Superior subject matter;syntax, excellent; header proportionate to aligned coaxial...Oh, heck! I loved it! I really would like to be a little mouse and hide in your pocket(sounds like you'd never find me))and share a day with you! Blessings!

Duchess Dethroned said...

LOL! Love it!

Sounds like what I would do if I had that many shoes...hey, I'm working on it. I do tend to change outfits throughout the day, though. Hehe!

A girl can never have too many shoes!!

Mimi Lenox said...

Cogitator - Me?? Surely not.

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - Well, there is the pencil skirt me. True. So true.

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - See, people?! Men do it too. Tackle box, makeup case....same difference.

Mimi Lenox said...

Svem - Just call me Edward.

Or not.

Mimi Lenox said...

Mejis - I told you I could make a rabbit.

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - Shoes are sacred.

Mimi Lenox said...

Akelamalu - My chaos is organization to me. Exactly!

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond - The shoes were wedding worthy but not the date. That didn't come out right.
He was a nice man. Lovely time.
Just no spark.


Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-Luc - He may still be in shock.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jamie - Good idea but that would mean I'd actually have to slow down long enough to put them in the bag. might hurt my pencil skirt image.

Mimi Lenox said...

LADYHIGHTOWER - There would never in a million years be a mouse in my pocket. Not on purpose anyway.
But you are more than welcome to join me anytime!

Mimi Lenox said...

Duchess - You can say that again!

Xmichra said...

lmao!!! those are too sexy of pumps to be so neglected. bad dating karma!! tsk tsk!!

at least you still have them, sans rabbit.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Sorry Mimi...accidentally wrote the post under Wes' names. You know I can write under guests names on my Journal....all of it is me though!

Mojo said...


the rabbit died???

Dorothy said...

It must be fun to be single and full of energy. Loved your shoe episode. I'm glad they survived.

Travis said...

I had a really witty comment ready. Really...first class. No one could top my comment.

But then you posted pictures of shoes.


And I forgot what I was going to say.

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