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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, March 28, 2011

AH the little things in life. They are what make us smile most.

Sure winning a million dollars in the lottery will make you smile, until you start thinking about how you are going to deal with it and all the other worries. Finding the perfect french fry in a restaurant...nirvana.

COUCH SIDE NOTE: I think Dad Vince is correct when he says french fries are the most disposed of food served in restaurants. Ever notice how many people leave many fries on their plate?

Finding something that makes your world a little more comfortable is also a wonderful thing and this weekend I found just that.

Nancy and I had to stop at Walmart for a few items and as we were walking by the shoe area they called to me.


I looked around not knowing who was calling when my eyes fell upon them and I smiled and they smiled back

really, they did!

Normally, I wear my boat shoes around the house or I walk around in socks - this fact causing Mom Joan to wince as she does not like that! - and of course I am never completely comfortable.

I have looked at slippers - house shoes - what do you call them?

Well, these are sort of like crocks (which I do not wear), but they are warm inside, lined in flannel. The soles are a rubber, so they will not wear out quickly and when I slipped my feet into them...I thought of five words.


They are that comfortable.

They made watching Butler and VCU win their games and cause more brackets to reak around the country even more enjoyable.

They made cooking dinner on Saturday more comfortable...HECK-A-DOODLE, they are making sitting here writing this to y'all more comfortable.

The little things in life.... ahhhhhhhhhhh



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8 Of Your Sparks

  1. DrillerAA09 Says:
  2. Those are some "Stylin'" slippers dude.

  3. Travis Cody Says:
  4. When I get home, my shoes come off and my mocs go on. I've tried other house shoes, but I always go back to the mocs.

    Did you happen to notice that it's an all animal Final Four? We've got Bulldogs and Rams and Wildcats and Huskies.

    I don't know what that says about the games next weekend, but it just might make me some kind of college hoops geek. LOL!

  5. I, too, recently experienced a shoe epiphany.

    Indeed, the little things in life.

  6. Jay Says:
  7. If your feet are comfy, then the rest of you will be comfy.

  8. DRILLERAA: I didn't think about the stylin', but yes they are

    TRAVIS: They make you comfy, you wear em
    I had not noticed that but knew you were a college hoops geek anyway! LOL

    PHFRANKIE: Tell us more...tell us more

    JAY: YES..exactamundo!

  9. Ken Says:
  10. They look comfy!
    I've never been able to get myself to have "other" footwear for when I'm in the house.
    All or nothing for me. Barefoot, even in winter.
    I won't wear just socks because they'll wear out too fast and the socks I do wear are expensive merino wool at $12 a pop.

  11. Trav IS a college hoops geek, and we're glad he is. He makes watching the madness more fun. I'm glad you found yourself something that made watching the games more comfortable. Me? I won't be comfortable until my Dawgs win it all. :)

  12. Mimi Lenox Says:
  13. Your feet look very comfortable.
    And now I want french fries!!


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