Friday, March 20, 2009

sh!tkickers!


My pal Lynda, a Texas native, was talking rodeo today. Sophisticated New Yorker and anarcho-punk that I am, (HAR!) you have to realize I possess eclectic tastes. And I possess cowboy boots and so does my lil darlin' (who is on vacation for a couple of days and easy to rope into my dumb bloggy schemes). Every would-be Texan knows deep in his heart nothing is sexier than a lady in cowboy boots, even if his own New York self feels a little silly in them. No I don't. I feel macho and proud and like I could go ridin' off into the sunset.
So, my darlin' got her boots years ago, and how I got mine? A good story. I got mine in Miami Beach, of all places, when I worked there in the winter of 86 (good lord, if you live in the north your whole life, it is INCONCEIVABLE that it is 75 degrees on the beach in January, and the ocean temp? 75 degrees.) I grew up swimming in Connecticut and Maine, where the July Ocean temp is 53. And the air temp in July is also 53. Anyway, there were things I liked about Miami, esp. Miami Beach and the Keys, and that's where I got my sh!tkickers. For 5 bucks.

Here's George Straight, All My Exes Live in Texas....

14 comments:

Emily SIL said...

So what's next? The Stetson hat?

Lynda said...

You can't beat a deal like that - ever wonder who lifted those boots to sell for five bucks? lol... my angel-child just went and got her some boots today for her birthday - I haven't seen them yet, but hear they have pink on them...

The boots you two have look like the real deal - yeeha and yipee-i-yo-ka-yay!

Lynda said...

Oh, and George Strait, too? Nice!

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

I would LOOOVE to ride a horse. These boots would like to reach their destiny someday.

Kyle Kunnecke said...

and the bolo tie! :)

hey - do you happen to have a glaze recipe for ^10 matte grey (medium/dark) -maybe like a chalkboard color? I'm hunting... oh and I'd love it if it were foodsafe :) email me if you do -- thanks!! kyle (at) kunnecke (dot) net

jimgottuso said...

i spy me some ropin' heels on them thar boots

kcinnova said...

SuperDad & I have danced to this song on a little dance floor in Texas.
Lurve me some George Strait!

"I remember that ol' Frio River..."

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

'oh give me a home! where the buffalo roam!!!!!!'

Peter said...

$5 must have been the deal of the century,
even back in 86 :-)

fiwa said...

There is nothing so sexy as a worn-in pair of shitkickers. Damn, y'all both look hot in them! ;) And for $5... my little heart is going pitter patter at the deal you got. I got some $5 black keds with sparkles on them this week - it made my day.

Reb said...

Those are lovely sh*tkickers! I guess I will have to dig mine out and post a photo of them someday. George Strait is one of my favourites.

Jeannette St.G. said...

5 bucks?? No way!Never thought of getting them - I first need to acquire the Texas accent LOL

Kim said...

George Strait used to hang out at Herberts Taco Place in the old section of San Marcos. Herberts had the best Mexican in San Marcos and just about anywhere... and George Strait would come in there alot. People shook hands with him all the time.

I was going to South West Texas State in San Marcos in 1981-1985.
Kim

Greg said...

OH MY! those are the same as MY boots! .. must go check now to make sure they weren't sent to you as some form of pottery payment.... :D