It’s weird how in the summer I seem to have to much less time. I think it’s because I’m off doing fun things with my wife while she’s off, and so I’m not at my computer as much.
But it will sometime in a couple of weeks come to an end, and I will be sad to see all the good times end:( Well, okay, so we’ll still be able to go out and do things on weekends, and sometimes even in the evenings, but I always miss the extra time together when things start back up and she is no longer on break.
Friday I bought some new shoes from Burlington. Just some gray Fila shoes to wear when we’re out and about. I wore them Saturday, and they were comfortable. The left one seemed to kind of slide my foot toward the inside a bit, but I figured they were just new, and they would soon break in.
So we got home and there was white stuff on our rug. My wife thought one of us had stepped on something powdery somewhere (it looked like parmesan cheese), so we checked the bottoms of our shoes and didn’t see anything. We kind of shrugged it off and went on with life. This morning we went to Taco Bell, and when we were in the car we noticed that the floor mat on the side I had been on yesterday had white powder all over it.
Later on, while we were at home, we decided to head out for some shopping. I went to put on the new Fila shoes and suddenly there was white powder all around again. Hmm. I raised my foot up, and we didn’t really see anything at first. Then I moved my foot a little. The shoe bent a little, but the bottom did not. I touched it with my finger and it was like the entire sole of the shoe was a deflated balloon. Like the very bottom layer was not attached at all to the rest of the sole, with the exception of the very out edge. Upon closer inspection we could see that there was a tiny hole in the bottom, and the inside of the sole was leaking out in a white, powdery mess.
My brand new shoes were disintegrating!
Needless to say, those suckers went back to the store. Sure they were only $20, but I’m not paying $20 for a pair of shoes that fall apart the first time I wear them. Nope. No way. Hu-uh.
We’ve found this game, Pathfinder, that we’ve been trying out. Turns out this is just a slight variation on an older version of Dungeons and Dragons, I guess. Anyways, I’m trying my hand at game master. It’s the first time I’ve tried writing a quest for something quite like this. I used to do it for a different game, but it had much more defined rules and limitation. This one let me do just about anything I wanted, which was great for a writer because it let me flex my creative muscles a bit. It’s also demanding. It took a while to create the world my string of quests are taking place in. We tried it out the other night, though, and it was kind of fun. I think this game master role kind of spurred my creativity a little, so it was probably good for me in the long run.
I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead, and I hope the rest of your July goes great!