Friday, July 28, 2017

Black And Tan / Negro Y Caqui

La versión español esta después de la versión inglés.

WHEN MY SISTER-IN-LAW Linda was packing in South Dakota one winter for a 2-month trip to Las Vegas, she noticed she had one boot from each of two different pairs of black boots. One low-heeled and one high-heeled. She quickly corrected her error.

Two days later, Linda unpacked in Vegas to discover she had replaced both boots instead of just one. She had packed the other unmatched pair! I would have bought a third pair of boots. But, Linda had her daughter-in-law Lindy ship her one of the other boots to make a matched pair.

Check out what I did this morning. I noticed before I left the house.

CUANDO MI CUÑADA Linda estaba empacando un invierno en Dakota del Sur para un viaje de 2 meses a Las Vegas, se dio cuenta de que tenía una bota de cada uno de dos pares diferentes de botas negras. Una de tacón bajo y una de tacón alto. Rápidamente corrigió su error.

Dos días más tarde, Linda desempaquetó en Las Vegas para descubrir que había reemplazado las dos botas en lugar de una sola. ¡Ella había empacado el otro par incomparable! Me habría comprado un tercer par de botas. Pero Linda tenía a su hijastra Lindy enviarle una de las otras botas para hacer un par.

Mira lo que hice esta mañana. Me di cuenta antes de salir de la casa.

GIVEN WHAT I SAW LAST NIGHT HERE IN FUENGIROLA (THE NEXT PHOTO), I DON'T THINK ANYONE WOULD HAVE CARED.
DADO LO QUE VI ANOCHE EN FUENGIROLA (LA FOTO SIGUIENTE), NO CREO QUE A NADIE LE IMPORTARÍA.

32 comments:

  1. Hahahahahaha! Well, at least they were BOTH sandals.

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    1. Debra:
      Yes, and same exact style. If I had worn my tan shorts and a black T-shirt, I think I could have pulled off the look.

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  2. I work in paint and I have work shoes which look awful and "good shoes". Sometimes I wear work shoes on my day off out of habit.

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    1. Adam:
      And I'll bet they look very stylish. Remember around 2001 when the style was for top designers to "artfully" stain a fine cotton dress shirt, add stitches to make it look like it was repaired, and then charge $450 for it?

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  3. Haha! Well, at least they would have functioned the same, as opposed to Linda's boots! I have done the same thing (but caught myself before leaving, as well) with two different colors of Converse shoes.

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    1. Michelle:
      Yeah, Linda said she couldn't possibly have made the boots work. Truth is, I don't think anyone would have thought twice about my sandals.

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  4. Didn't notice at first....but then!!
    The dreds look OK at the top....but as I moved down! ARGH!!

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    1. Jim:
      All I can imagine is the Monty Pythons troop singing "I'm a lumberjack... in clown pants!"

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  5. Can't believe that fellow with the dreads didn't iron his shirt!
    I once wore my house slippers to work. They didn't match the suit at all. I got out of the car and went straight to the shoe store rather than go back home.

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    1. Wilma:
      Shocking, isn't it?!? But I think he DID iron it and then it got wrinkled in the wearing. Like you, I would have gone to the shoe store. Any excuse to buy new clothes.

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  6. Not too bad Mitchell! Both the same style of sandal. I, like Wilma, have gone out in house slippers. Luckily I was able to come home and change!
    Yikes to the man in dreads!
    Have a good weekend.
    Robin

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    1. Robin:
      Jerry and I have both made it to the door in slippers, but realized in time. At least the man in dreds wasn't wearing black socks... at least...

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  7. In the famous words of the fabulous Karen Walker " Huh honey? What going on here, what this about, what's this called?" The poor creature. At least you caught yours. But your gay and have sense to check what your wearing poodle.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Speaking of "gay style sense," I wonder what Bob Slatten thinks of that look.

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  8. Yes, you are looking pretty stylish compared to the fellow in that second photo!!

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    1. Knatolee:
      The more I look at my photo, the more I like the mismatched but well-matched sandals.

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  9. sweet mother of pearl, what the hell is THAT????? you have more taste.

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    1. anne marie:
      I've searched and searched for those pants! I have the perfect shirt to go with.

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  10. I just thought it was a bold fashion statement!

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    1. Willym:
      As I thought about it, I realized tan shorts and a black shirt would have been perfect with my sandals.

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  11. As my mother-in-law used to sat, "A man on horseback wouldn't notice your mismatched sandals.

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    1. Stephen:
      I love that expression. I've also heard, "A blind man on a galloping horse..." and that's what it would have taken to not notice the get-up on the guy with the dreadlocks.

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  12. I don't know what to day about the first picture, as to the second one, maybe it is a family tradition.

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    1. Travel:
      I should have included his father and grandfather in the shot. Identical, right down (up) to the dreadlocks. I swear.

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  13. Your title almost raised my hackles !
    Then I read your blog and my horror dissipated; I have often deliberately worn odd socks and now I must try doing it with shoes too which will be a bit of a wag eh ?

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    1. Heron:
      That was very ignorant of me! Sorry about your hackles. I just changed the title to "Black and Tan" (singular), to make you instead think of a glass of pale ale and stout -- which was what I was thinking of in the first place!

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  14. Your sandals were "close enough" - apparently that guy doesn't know what "close enough" means

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    1. Cheapchick:
      He clearly doesn't know what it means to even be in the ballpark!

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  15. I just thought it was a bold fashion statement!


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    1. sin soleng:
      I hope you're talking about my sandals and not that other guy. The more I look at my sandals photo, the more I like the look. I might actually consider it one day. The only problem now is that the tan sandals are old and the black are new this year, which makes walking in them together a bit odd feeling.

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  16. and I enjoy dreads too, but this guy should be ashamed or at least hide away until the Fashion Police gather him up!

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    1. Ron:
      That combo was a bit shocking, even for a tourist who may never be seen here again. And he clearly brought that outfit with him.

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