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I’m also wearing my witty underpants.

January 23rd, 2009 · 32 Comments · Cucumbers aren't always cool., Daily, Social Awkwardness

In less than an hour I will be jumping into the old Nissan and driving thirty miles south to have dinner and drinks with some friends I haven’t seen in over twenty years.

Dear Facebook,
You are crazy.
Love, Angela Pudding

I always accept these invitations with a fist to the sky and a big bucket of “Hell, Yeah!”

THEN, as time goes by, I begin to waver and my brain kicks into Sniffling Excuse Mode.

“Hmm. My eye sure has been twitching lately. Perhaps this whole dinner/drink thing isn’t the best idea!”

“Wait. Was that a cramp? Is it a good idea to drink a margarita while ovulating? I better put my robe back on! Pass the lentil soup.”

And so on.

Thirty minutes ago I stepped out of my mind and into my cocksure shoes.
Confidence Shoes

I know. Your cocksure shoes probably have a spikier heel. Please remember that my Stumble and Fall Incident List is a bit longer than yours.

Wish me luck and salty guacamole.


32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kara // Jan 23, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Good luck & have fun! (& if it isn’t fun, drink until it is. Then call your parents to pick you up for old times sake.)

  • 2 Lisa // Jan 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Please post what kind of shoes those are. I’ve been in a Dansko faze for years now but those look a bit less “it’s time to take your temp now”

    good luck and even if it’s a bad time you still get to go out for dinner!

  • 3 Alli // Jan 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Have a terrific time! Good for you meeting up with old friends. It’s always good to network.

  • 4 missbanshee // Jan 23, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Honey, I did the SAME THING on Monday!!! It was…interesting. But fun! In a way! Kinda! Geedee Facebook, it’s aaaaaall coming baaaack to me nooooooow!

  • 5 blackbird // Jan 23, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I don’t know about the shoes, but the underpants will be handy if they throw you in front of a bus.
    Or something.

  • 6 blackbird // Jan 23, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    That wasn’t especially reassuring, was it?

  • 7 blackbird // Jan 23, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I don’t even know what “witty underpants” ARE.

  • 8 Janna // Jan 23, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Totally loving those shoes. Where did you get them?

  • 9 pharmgirl // Jan 23, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Take no prisoners, FP!

  • 10 Nikol // Jan 23, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    The Midoris are my very favorite shoes of all time! Since I bought my first pair about a year ago, I have worn them literally every day (sometimes I have on another shoe or boot for some hours, but seriously, always put the Midoris back on). I wear them sockless in summer and with wool socks in winter. They are dreamy. And they don’t make you hurt yourself when you drink too much because you’re nervous.

  • 11 Angela @ Lost In Splendor // Jan 23, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Those shoes look so comfy. I love them.

    Have fun! Facebook can be so damn useful.

  • 12 Surcie // Jan 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I think your feet and mine are kindred souls. (That doesn’t sound creepy, does it?)

  • 13 Surcie // Jan 23, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I shoulda said “soles”!

  • 14 Carroll // Jan 23, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Let there be cheese!

    (Testing to try and figure out why in the heck, when my name is spelled perfectly clearly in the place right here on the comment form, it somehow turned into “Carron” on the last set of comments. Weird!)

  • 15 Clair // Jan 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Good luck! No matter what happens, you will definitely have the best (and least accident prone) shoes around.

  • 16 Kizz // Jan 24, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Is it weird that I’m kind of envious of you? Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  • 17 Keri // Jan 24, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Loving those shoes. Hope you had a great time.

  • 18 CarrieJ // Jan 24, 2009 at 1:52 am

    have a great time!! I reconnected with several people through myspace and facebook. Of course now when I go back home to visit I always end up hanging out with my ex and his wife … a little weird, sure, but awesome too!

  • 19 Karen (miscmum) // Jan 24, 2009 at 2:39 am

    I have a cocksure bra. Not cocksafe, though, because my husband likes it too, but that’s another story……..

  • 20 Sandy // Jan 24, 2009 at 2:41 am

    Oh facebook… I’ve been there, Angela. And the reunion show is good.

  • 21 Alesia // Jan 24, 2009 at 7:51 am

    I have the same angst with Facebook. When my past pokes me, I think, do I REALLY want to go there? It’s usually worth it.

    Killer shoes.

  • 22 OTC // Jan 24, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Chiming in to say I, too, love the shoes!

    Umm, meeting up with Facebook people from 20 years ago…I’ll pass.

    The shoes, though. Love the shoes. Can I arrange dinner and drinks with your shoes?

  • 23 Jane // Jan 25, 2009 at 10:34 am

    I hope you had fun and didn’t fall down!

    p.s. fierce shoes, but I have to stop wanting them. The comfortable shoe store lady told me that my feet are even more Flintstone-y than I thought.

  • 24 brit // Jan 25, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    actually that is exactly what my cocksure shoes look like only in brown. Sadly my sister forgot about my long list of tumbles when she picked out her bridesmaids shoes which look a lot more like ankle breakers with floss on them.


  • 25 betsy // Jan 25, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    My husband got a call from his high school best friend (almost exactly 30 years ago) this afternoon! Sadly, no guacamole involved, and no face to face meetings either. He’s in Texas. They have each recently deserted normal, salaried, benefits-offering jobs for lives on the stage. And they have each fathered a toddler in their dotage.

    My most unlikely Facebook re-connection – my best friend from church camp. Which would be almost 35 years ago. She is weirdly unchanged from preadolesence. I would need my smartypants to drink with her.

  • 26 frectis // Jan 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Yay Facebook! I’ve all but given up on blogging since I got serious about Facebook a couple months ago. I have reunited with so many of my long lost friends– 300 of them!– and have enjoyed 5 real time reunions so far. I <3 Facebook! :D

  • 27 Lone Knitter // Jan 26, 2009 at 9:16 am

    Hope you had fun. The cocksure shoes, I’m sure, made your night.

  • 28 Ashley // Jan 26, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Let me say that I, too, embrace any and all invitations with undue gusto!

    But about a day before, I feel the unyielding pull towards my Fat Pants and make up and unfortunate excuse.

  • 29 Jen Turley-Nash // Jan 26, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Ok, so it wasn’t that bad, right? I know what you mean though. I actually did a shot of vodka before getting in the car (I know, safe, right!) to come and see ya’ll. I called all my girlfriends, including my daughters wanting one of them to say it was crazy and I should stay home where I belong! It really was so great to see you! I’m so weirded out by the fact that we are our mothers’ ages! And even more weirded out by Linda’s hotel rooms, and your …was it Jim Beam nights??! hahahahha You still make me laugh!

  • 30 Jemima // Jan 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Was it much more fabulous than you were dreading? It almost always is. I throw dinner parties and invite everyone and their housecat, usually while I am totally loaded, and then the Dread kicks in, and I clean and fuss and stress, and it’s as though I’m expecting them all to be screaming into their cell phones about their season opera tickets while rolling their eyes at the foie gras…and then they show up and I’m SO RELIEVED, because I love these people. It’s like, oh yeah, these are my FRIENDS.

  • 31 Darcy // Jan 28, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Ok, were you the “party animal” in high school?
    I was. So when people invite me to go out for a drink what the really mean is: I am having a mid life crisis, I need you to get me drunk, help me make questionable decisions so I can remember what it was like before I had a mortgage.
    Seriously. My friends would weep if I showed up in those shoes with out a cast on one of the feet. Its a lot of pressure!

  • 32 Jenn // Feb 1, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Those are the coolest cocksure shoes I’ve ever seen.

    I need some of those. I was in the yarn store last December during one of those late-hours xmas festive weekends with my Dad and I saw you and hadn’t known you worked there and whispered to him how weird it was that I know your bra size and all kinds of other things and yet was way too shy to actually say hi to you because I know how weird it is to have people come up and know things about you from a blog and know nothing about them and … you know. So, you had a groupie in the store a couple months ago. Just sayin’.