April 14, 2009

a comedy of manners

saturday night my partner in crime (sister dear) and I ventured over to our friend D's houses for a light repast and beauty parlor. as always, JM(to the tune of my niece's southern drawl it's Jen-Mayree) was running a bit late and traffic in Montgomery was a mish-mash of clueless cell phone talkers and slow drivers. we made a mad dash to the grocery for dessert - landing on a lemon roulage from the bakery.

I decided to wear a carefully considered purchase of bronze wedges - dearly saved for, though very cheap. unemployment makes you appreciate the few nine west shoes left in the closet - no? I thought for $29, these were pretty stylin'.

miss D laid a beautiful table - complete with a relish tray as a true southern lady might have. placemat and vodka, surely I had landed in the midst of steel magnolias. I was reminded how much I loved good conversation, potatoes that turn to alcohol and the music of nick drake. after gathering in the bathroom to play beauty parlor (who wants to go to church on easter with roots? well, turns out that I did but that's another blog for another day....or not.) in my haze of chemicals and cranberry gazed glasses I noticed that marley reincarted...or otto as they say he's named (I'll call him satan) had my shoe hanging from his mouth. yes, yes, yes - I admit it. I have a horrible habit of kicking off shoes when I relax. but damn it..they were my brand new purchase that I wore for exactly one hour.

but...I'm southern and we're at a friend's house. you smother the shriek of pain and choke out a laugh. a clever little laugh about cheap shoes and how it's your fault...because it was really. and it may be good incentive to keep my shoes on during future visits. who wants to make a friend feel bad?

but that dog...satan I tell you. satan.

22 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun night, aside from the shoe loss. My condolences!

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  2. And that was an awesome deal on those shoes! I love shoes, but somehow hate spending a ton of money on them! Now for V, I spend twice as much on a pair for her than I would myself!

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  3. R.I.P dear shoes... It's a real 'ouch!'...I know, I have 5 dogs!!!

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  4. You must be one of the 'polite mannered southerners,' I am more along the lines of 'white trailer trash southern,' and I would have made a big to do about my shoes probably. My kind end up on cops alot.

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  5. Oh gosh, sorry but that was a tad funny. My sis lost a very expensive pair of shoes like that some many years ago. Her own puppy though.

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  6. oh dear, but in the same times, it's a good excuse to go out for shopping to find another one.
    Hope you find a better shoes...and dog proof too if you can :-)

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  7. Oh, too bad! Those shoes weren't made for walking, I guess. Hope you find another bargain pair!

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  8. I like the laughter and the comeraderie in this post. And I do not like that satan dog. Bad satan.

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  9. Cats rule, dogs drool. And apparently bite, too. Bad dog!

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  10. Nooooooooo! Now, I don't condone cruelty to animals, but cruelty to shoes is much worse and should be punished.

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  11. I had something like that. I had a pair of shoes I liked so much I bought more when I found out they weren't making them anymore. When I was down to the last pair I had just started wearing them and we had a new puppy in the house... My fault, but I miss those shoes.

    Sounds like an otherwise great night, though!

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  12. Satan-dog: Step away from the shoe! A little drool is ok, but actual chewing is a very big no-no! I really enjoyed how you wrote about that. Writing is your gift! Well,...and phtography, .... and,.... I'm sure I discover more about you as I keep tuning in to your blog!

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  13. I must say, if one of my cats peed on a shoe of my friend I'd probably offer to pay for it or something. Same as if I had a kid and they peed on my friend's shoe =)

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  14. oh char.....southern or no, i think i would've shreiked. :(

    definitely the devil incarnate. but hope the lemon roulage made things a little better?

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  15. hahaha. sorry i had to laugh at this post. but sorry about your shoes.

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  16. there is seriously no excuse for a dog to eat new shoes. ever. kicked off or not. i'd have kicked him. daintily. into the middle of next week. this is why we like cats...

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  17. If Miss D had not been anything but so upset and gracious - it could have been different. Definitely a lesson learned.

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  18. *bows head in a moment of silence and honor of said gorgeous bronze wedges*

    I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  19. DAMN THAT DOG! one of my cats barfed in my favorite pair of sandals, but i washed it off with soap and water. i hope the dog didn't RUIN the shoes completely. oy!

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  20. sounded like such a fun evening and then the shoes ... you are so kind, I may not have hidden my disdain so well

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.