Sunday, November 09, 2008

Shoes

Hello, this is Paul. As I was reading my lovely wife's post on '7 quirky things' I just had to respond to one of them in particular; her shoe problem - er 'quirk', right, quirk :P. (By the way, she was tagged 4 times, so don't let her get away with just 9 quirky things, she owes you guys 28!). You may not have noticed, but she devoted more words to the shoe quirk than any other; I'll see if I can help you to understand the magnitude of her quirk, lol.


Shortly after I first met her, she got a job at Patrini's shoe store. I should have known I was in trouble when I saw her spend 90% of each paycheck on shoes (and if I remember correctly, she got a store discount!). It's not clear to me if she had this 'quirk' before I met her or if she just quickly developed it while working at the shoe store, but it was very clear that she had it bad.


Do you guys remember Imelda Marcos? A while back she was in the news for having 1000's of pairs of shoes. I remember looking at Stacy and thinking Mrs. Marcos was crazy and before I could say anything she said with a big grin on her face, "Wow, that's so cool!" If you ask Stacy about the fight between Cinderella and her stepsisters I'm certain that she would tell you it was not about the prince at all, but about that incredible pair of shoes!


I was just commenting the other day on how many shoes we had in the house and she said it wasn't that bad and that she had just went thru and 'weeded out' the shoes we didn't need. After I finished laughing about it, I asked the kids if they thought we could fill our whole living room with our shoes. They didn't think so (oh no, I may have multiple family members with this quirk :S), so we just had to try it out and see. If I counted correctly, there are over 100 pairs of shoes in this picture!


13 comments:

Julee said...

Wow! That is a sight to see! I love the guest post, that was a nice touch.

If we put out all our shoes it would probably only take up the coffee table. I am trying to grow my shoe quirk because I never have the right pair for what I am wearing. Maybe I need to take you (Stacy) with me, we both know it would be an enjoyable day for you! :)

I only wish I had your shoe devotion.

Blessed said...

Paul, does that picture include your one pair of shoes? :)

Paul said...

Well... If it were up to me I might only have one pair of shoes but this quirk seems to cause one to buy shoes for not only herself but for those around her too! As I learned from my good friend Tony Huy, guys actually need 3 pairs of shoes. 1 for walking, 1 for running, and 1 for combat :P

God's Girl said...

Paul,
This picture brought a smile to my face. Did you line up all those shoes? I could picture all the kids helping to line them up for the right shot.

Too funny! I love it!

Susanz Place said...

I don't see the problem!

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

Oh my goodness!!!! That is so funny. :) I don't think I've ever seen so many shoes in one place!

Cheri H said...

LOL, Stacy I think Paul has now taken over your blog! ;) You've been outted. LOVE the picture.

My Blessed Life said...

I am with Susan I don't see the problem. This post sounds like Brian wrote it I am amazed at how you and Brian think alike in regards to shoes. Paul you must post more often I have enjoyed your post especially the picture.

Jill said...

Can we say denial? LOL! What a cute picture!
I used to be the same way, but I don't think I have boaught a pair of shoes since we adopted our daughter!

Jonni said...

Oh my gosh Paul is just too funny Stacy! And he added proof! Hey, a girl can never have too many shoes huh? You should see my handbag collection. It is similar to your shoe collection (lol).

hugs,
Jonni

Erica said...

Oh Paul you crack me up! I don't think we have a 100 pairs of shoes around here but maybe. I like shoes too Stacy so don't feel bad. ;)

I'm thinking Paul should stop by more often, the picture is definitely entertaining.

Anonymous said...

Okay Paul I can attest to the fact that Stacy had this disease or well condition before working at the shoos store but it multiplies 10 fold with that discount.:) But you have to admitt your wife is always beautifully dressed and it has very little to do with her shoes but more to do with her heart. :) Jamie

*Overflowing* said...

I can always count on my baby sister to make me feel better ;) I love you, James! Thanks for not telling everyone that I have been known to encourage this addiction with both you and Rene :) LOL!! So, truth be known...both my sister's have acquired this quirk.