Yearly Archives: 2008

Is It Possible To Have Too Many Shoes?

Not if you keep them organized.

I finally sorted through my shoe collection. It doesn’t look anything like a celebrity closet. But I had heels and flats and sandals and boots strewn all over my bedroom.

Fortunately, I don’t throw anything away–ever. So, I put all of the shoes back in their original boxes. But first I took polaroids of the shoes and glued the photos to the outside of the boxes. This way I can see at a glance what each box contains. I read this tip in a magazine years ago and have never forgotten it.

How do you keep your shoes orgazined?


Live a Long Life

There is an interesting article on that lists the
Surprising Signs You’ll Live Longer Than You Think.

The Signs:

  • Your Mom Had You Young (with her younger healthier eggs)
  • You’re a Tea Lover (fresh-brewed green or black)
  • You’d Rather Walk (walking is beneficial even if you’re overweight)
  • You Skip Soda (even diet soda is bad for you)
  • You Have Strong Legs (they hold you up better in your old age)
  • You Eat Purple Food (like blueberries and red wine, yum)
  • You Were a Healthy-Weight Teen (less risk of diabetes)
  • You Don’t Like Burgers (lay off the red meat)
  • You’ve Been a College Freshman (smart people don’t smoke)
  • You Really Like Your Friends (helps reduce stress)
  • Your Friends Are Healthy (chances are you have similar health goals)
  • You Don’t Have a Housekeeper (cleaning is exercise)
  • You’re a Flourisher (keep a positive attitude)

Read the article on for more details.

My First Poll Is About Shoes


I was trying to think of something to poll my readers. A male friend of mine suggested this quickie:

He has no idea what that even means. He thinks all I blog about are shoes.

The New Twilight Trailer

Here’s the full trailer (2:23) for Twilight.


Betty White Brilliance

Books About Women: Kitty Foyle

Ginger Rogers

Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman by Christopher Morley was famously made into a Hollywood film starring Ginger Rogers in the title role. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1941.

I found a used copy of the book on Amazon. Here is the opening:

What a grand guy. Sometimes he used to sneak a slug of whiskey in the forenoon, against doctor’s orders. “What I like about this Daylight Saving, you don’t have to wait so long for a drink.” Once and a while, when I’m fixing in front of the glass I give myself a wink, I can catch just a shadow of that mischief look of his when he took the bottle from the cupboard. He said “Rum, Rheumatism and Rebellion” as he felt the stuff warm up his giblets. That wasn’t a bad summary of his troubles.

“Pop’s Rheumatism” was one of the sayings of my childhood. It made things different in a lot of ways…

I love books about strong women.

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York
Why does it seem so inviting
Autumn in New York
It spells the thrill of first-nighting

Glittering crowds and shimmering clouds
In canyons of steel
They’re making me feel I’m home

It’s autumn in New York
That brings the promise of new love
Autumn in New York
Is often mingled with pain

Dreamers with empty hands
They sigh for exotic lands
It’s autumn in New York
It’s good to live it again

Here’s Billie Holiday singing Autumn in New York: