Ok, I feel better after my little rant and getting some caffeine into my system. This is one of those marginally-game-related-at-the-end posts. Just a warning.
I've lately been saying "I heart it. I heart it very much", just for the sake of the weird looks I get from close friends and family. I don't know why, but that particular phrase just makes me giggle. It's so stupid and yet so... I dunno... cute, maybe. And I am all about the cute.
Who is it? Seabass...something or other... who has the sig line about making women happy by giving them money and telling them to go buy shoes? Something like that. Anyway, I have always been baffled by why other women love shoes so much. My own mother has an impressive collection, while I am pretty much satisfied to have 2 pairs of shoes I can wear, and I wear them out before buy new ones. I recently realized why it is that I hate buying- and wearing, if I am being totally honest- any kind of shoes. I have freaky feet that are hard to fit.
I went into a shoe place because the flats I'd been wearing were hurting my feet, and I spent over an hour looking and trying on shoes before I gave up and bought a pair of flip-flops that were a size larger than what I usually wear. I have have short, very wide feet with a high arch that makes the top of my foot high and arched too. Finding a shoe that's wide enough without being too long and fits over the top of my foot is impossible. I hate it. I've hardly ever had any shoes that fit me properly, so I don't wear shoes at all if there is any way I can avoid it. I wear sandals a lot in the summer.
No wonder I don't understand the shoe thing. Buying shoes is torture.
I am not very apparel oriented either, so I never even see other people's shoes. I tend to look at faces and not clothes, so if I meet you, I will likely remember your face, but if someone asked me in 5 minutes what you were wearing when I met you, I'd draw a blank.
What makes this all so funny is that I am extremely gear-oriented in games. This is what I loved about Lineage 2, at least at the low end where I was-- every new set of armor was a whole new look to go with the upgrades. And this is one of the things that I don't like about EQ2-- there might be different "looks", but in the end, it is all too realistic-- too buttoned up, covering everything. I am just not into metal mittens. Sorry. Nonetheless, I will happily look like I got dressed in the dark out of a rag bag if I can squeeze just a couple more HP or AC out of it. I wore a lot of mismatched sets in EQ1 just for that little bit more that put it over the top. ( I like my armor to go to 11. )