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Scoot and boots

How do you describe yourself?

For the last several years, I’ve described myself as a scooterist. Obviously, that’s not all I am, but it’s been 6 years of fun with the Vespa GT200 in Portofino green!  Recently decided to hang up my boots and sell it, as Grey Matter is taking up lots of time and energy.  Alas, the scoot doesn’t have the same appeal as before.

At least, it IS going to a good home.  My friend Jim, who is the one who found it for me, is the perfect new owner for it.  He has given me driving tips and done the maintenance on it.  Happy scooting Jim! Scoot and boots

Tripped up!

I wore my favorite long time hiking boots for a winter walk last week. The lace from the left got caught in a hook on the right, and down I went! Not even enough time to get my hands out of my pockets, so used my chin to break my fall.
Fortunately, it was very slushy out, which lessened a direct impact, but added to the amount of dirt and road salt going in my mouth and face.
I understand newer boots don’t have these metal hooks anymore. Maybe it’s replacement time?

2011 Flood

“The world breaks everyone – and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.” – Hemingway
This is drawn from a photo taken the first day we were working to clean up after the recent flooding.

My boots

These boots are normally quite comfy, but I recently wore them in NYC, walking fast on the hard pavement, and for longer than I wanted to.  Yes, it was a bit painful. I now look at them askance (not a typical word for me!) as I don’t trust them to be kind to my feet.