2/7/09 - It's the little things in life

Last weekend, I made a purchase of clothing. In the last year, this is the only clothing I have bought in the last year...maybe even a year and a half. The other purchase was 3 pairs of jeans (1 of which I wound up returning the next day).

What was this purchase that was so important? Socks. That's right, I bought socks last weekend. A 10 pack of Hanes Crew socks size 6-12 for $8 (if I remember the cost correctly).

Why am I blogging about this? And why do I keep asking questions in my blog about this? Well, it's because I have forgotten what it feels like to wear new socks, and the questions...I don't know, it seemed like a good way to get my point across.

The thing is, although I haven't bought but 2 pairs of jeans and socks in the last year and a half, I probably haven't bought socks in closer to 2-3 years. Over the last couple of weeks, they started getting holes in them (holes and strings are a completely other blog post) and that is a big no-no as far as my wife is concerned. If a sock has a whole in it, no matter the size, it goes in the trash. Fair enough, I don't have a problem with that.

So I was down to about 3 pairs of crew socks, and maybe 2-3 pairs of no-shows. Now that I have 10 new pairs of crew, I'm considering either tossing the remaining pairs of crew or using them as garage rags. I'm also going to be buying a new pack of no-shows as I will definitely need more than 2-3 pair during the summer since that is all I wear.

So here's the big idea...I love these new socks. I feel like I've been walking on pillows all morning. My feet feel cozy and cushioned. The elastic is still new so they stay up on my calves and in places much better and just knowing that I'm wearing new socks puts a little pep in my step.

My last post was in regards to what I should write about, and everyone basically said right anything. Well, I'm putting that to the test with this post...if I can write a psuedo-interesting post about socks...I guess I really can write about anything and get away with it.


6 Comments - Leave one yourself

New socks really do feel nice. Especially new Wool socks.

By Blogger Ryan, at February 7, 2009 at 10:53 AM  

I just got new socks this weekend as well. Wearing them for the first time to day and loving it!

By Blogger sdhorton, at February 7, 2009 at 1:46 PM  

this post was boring.

Hehe just kidding... even posts about socks are interesting! And I totally agree!

By Blogger babibootiful, at February 8, 2009 at 3:43 AM  

Ha, I actually laughed a little bit when you said "pep in my step." I can't picture you saying that in person, quite a funny thought though.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 9, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

Every single sock I own has a hole in it!

It's driving me nuts!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 9, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

Great post!

I absolutely love new white socks! And I completely agree on the matter of "out with the old, in with the new". If you let the old socks mingle with the new, they just stir up trouble.

By Blogger Elizabeth, at February 11, 2009 at 9:53 PM  

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