Every girl needs a good pair of shoes

It generally goes without saying among people who know me that I am a tomboy. I like big t-shirts and comfy jeans and work boots. I like beer and boobs and not wearing pants at every available opportunity and have almost always been considered “one of the guys”. I don’t do the makeup thing. Dresses are worn on three occasions: weddings, funerals, and the rare convention. My nails always look awful, I don’t ever do anything with my hair other than keep it out of the way, and my version of clothing shopping is “grab the first black or blue thing that fits and get the hell out”.

There is one exception to this, and my only “girly” part is that I own roughly All Of The Shoes. A pair for every occasion, and I’m always on the lookout for more. Which brings me to today’s adventures, in which I get a text from my roommate this afternoon with three simple words: “Put on pants.”

It turned out we were heading to a thrift store where she was going to buy her birthday present from her mother. On the way she mentioned she found an awesome pair of shoes at a different thrift store that were part of the same line as a pair she had, but she wasn’t sure if they’d fit me. And so we stopped on the way, where I scored myself a sweet new (“new”) pair of Converse.

Converse tennis shoes with star patterns
The best starry Converse.

Score number two came along when we stopped by Sports Authority because my roommate wanted to see if they had any of the tennis shoes she likes on the clearance rack. They didn’t, but they did have a pair of Vans I’ve had my eye on for a long time on clearance for 75% off. I couldn’t justify buying them owing to having paid rent yesterday and being broke, but she decided I needed an (early) birthday gift.

Outer-space patterned Vans shoes
Pictured: One of the most awesome pairs of shoes in the world.

Here’s the thing. I love space. I really, really, really love space. And these shoes are just short of the most amazing shoes EVER (that honor goes to another pair of Converse I own, which are sparkly blue night sky-type pattern with sparkly laces). I plead to the world to give me more shoes that are space themed.

Honestly, there was really no point to this post other than me being excited about my new shoes.