Thursday, January 24, 2013

girl, put your wellies on

the sun didn't come out today in AZ, and it meant two things:
1. my bed was abnormally cozy (as it always is during overcast weather) and there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth before i could peel myself out of it
2. no sun means clouds and no clouds means rain and rain means...


...wellies!

this fine pair of galoshes entered my life one unsuspecting afternoon as i wandered the aisles of my local wally-mart (welly-mart?). i spied them hidden in the back of a corner shelf, all coated in a thick layer of dust (for serious) with a neon $5 price sticker stuck haphazardly on the toe. 

and they were my size.

i proceeded to wonder three things:
1. were these divinely placed here, just for me?
2. and if so, does that mean there is dust in heaven?
3. or maybe, just maybe, these navy-blue rain boots were simply part of an overstock supply of footwear originally intended for the actual walmart employees to wear while they worked on the docks and stuff.

whatever it is, i'm not complaining.
(almost as good of a story as the tale of my chinese overalls, but not quite.)
i'm just a little black rain cloud.

11 comments:

Elise Frederickson said...

hovering over the honey tree. I think those boots were destiny. Also, I'm glad you love your overcast and rain. Can you teleport me to where you are please? Because this whole frozen rain thing happening here is not the bomb.

Katie said...

Wellies! And those are such a pretty blue!

Kerry said...

i totally sung the title of this blog to the tune of 'girl put your records on' .. we were supposed to do that, right? or am i just forever doomed as a musical nerd who sings everything? it's raining here in lalaland too.. but still trumping that 10 degree weather back in nyc so i feel good about our rain :)

cheri said...

I found your blog via Sam Taylor's blog. I love it! And, I also was an editor for the University Journal. Awesome. Glad that he shared the link!

katilda said...

I saw several horrible videos of people sliding like penguins on their way to class. Yiiikes!

katilda said...

The Wal-Mart Special!

katilda said...

That is ABSOLUTELY what I was getting at with the title! That song has been in my head alllll day.

katilda said...

I am so glad you wandered my way! I owe Sam a cookie or something.

emi said...

can't beat $5 wellies!! love my hunters so much too..xo

Chrissy Delacy said...

Um and as I went back and read blogs today it is now stuck in mine :) Thankyouverymuch

katilda said...

haha this is my "i'm cheap" version of hunters! I would totally get the green ones given the chance.