Hope everyone had a bangers Valentine's Day. As I mentioned, Linda and I planned to go to Century City for a show and then dinner later but we changed our venue to Downtown Los Angeles and wound up at the Mark Taper. We caught a short play and then stayed for the musical from L.A. Philharmonic. Robin Hood theme.
We had dinner at the Panache in Santa Monica. It was a bit of a drive for dinner but I had already made reservations there.
Linda looked absolutely smashing! She wore a dark blue dress with a white sash that went up the back somehow er other. It was nice. She had midnight blue heels and a blue and white cameo. I felt extremely lucky to be out with her.
I had a little time off this morning before I had to be at work so I went looking for flip flops. You know those rubber shoes that impale the space between your big toe and the one next to it? I didn't find any. I know that it is still winter but after all we are in Los Angeles, home of warm weather, sand and beaches. I went to the supermarket first because I had found a pair in seasonal goods last year at Ralph's. None there.
I checked Walgreen's but all they had were some for women with little sequins on them. Same at CVS and Rite-Aid.
I figured that Big 5 Sporting Goods must have them but apparently they are so into fitness that the only ones they had were $29.00 and were all ergo-friendly with special arches and places for each toenail. Now I am all for ergonomics, like in an office where you have a really comfortable chair because it's good for you and you don't tire so easily.
However ............ There are ergo things that look like if you got to comfortable, it would secretly pull your spleen out through your knee cap. Needless to say I didn't buy the ergo flip flops from Big 5 Sporting Goods. There is something inherently wrong with a shoe that was designed in the late 1950s and is now on steroids as ergo wear.
I just wear them when I go to the pool. I don't want to look like a fitness guru. The same goes for those Lycra bike suits. I love to ride my 15 speed but if the price doesn't strangle you the crotch will. I consider myself fairly fit but exactly how fit, I'd like to leave to your imagination.
Ergonomically designed things are OK for some I guess but to me it looks awfully uncomfortable trying to get comfortable for some reason. Some of you may have one of those split keyboards for your computer. Personally I would have 10% more typos on one of those than on my normal keyboard. I'm waiting for the Ergo Split Grand Piano to come out. Everything below middle "C" would be in the other room.
Anyway enough of my bloody babble. Have a nice evening.