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Getting ready for winter

October 12, 2010

The crisp chill of autumn fills the air.

The deer are rutting. The squirrels are gaining weight. And Rocky went shopping for a new pair of bedroom slippers.

In past years, Rocky’s slippers slipped into the same black hole as his missing unpaired socks and ballpoint pens. This year,  Rocky tried a new tack. A tacky tack. A pair of slippers so thoroughly ugly — that they would not be borrowed; could not be misplaced; and will not be stolen.

Did Rocky mention that they were $3.24 at Target?  (Thank you, China!)

[Disclosures: Rocky believes that the “S-S” refers to Syracuse University, and these slippers are not WWII surplus.  Also, upon viewing Rocky’s new footsie-tootsie, Trophy Wife was left speechless. The small white dot on the right slipper are the stubborn remains of a price tag, and it does not interfere with comfort or functionality.]

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  1. October 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Fakename cannot tell you how much she applauds your practicality here. These slippers will never be lost or stolen. Fakename’s are gray and fluffy, and are apparently camoflaging themselves among some dust bunnies.

  2. masteroftheuniverse
    October 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Rocky, you need to get rid of those slippers as they are nasty. I will give you a new pair of slippers,as I do own a significant percentage in a national surf business and our slippers are cool, plus I get all the free stuff the reps send.. Those slippers are not cool at all. Since the rest of you is cool, why have really dorky, east coast (New Yorker-Tri state area) sandals that eliminate your coolness:) I understand that you are a strong individual and don’t care what others say, but those sandals…….they gotta go:) Seriously, give me your size and I will hook you up immediately…….when I say immediately, I mean within the next 48-72 hours. Remember, I get all my surf/beach stuff either wholesale or free from vendors as samples, Jeff

  3. October 14, 2010 at 6:35 am

    Jeff: Thank you for your kind and generous offer. However, Rocky will decline precisely because your slippers are “cool” and these hideously ugly ones are not. During a Northeast winter, slippers are supposed to be “warm” — “cool” slippers would not accomplish the desired goal (keeping one’s toes nice and toasty.) In addition, what gets worn in Rocky’s bedroom stays in Rocky’s bedroom. 😉

  4. Boabdil
    October 14, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I suggest keeping the slippers near the Stormy Kromer and wearing both during heated debates.

  5. ld
    October 17, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    I actually think these are kinda kool. The “S…S…” is a subliminal message “sleep… sleep…” or “sell…sell…” Either way Rocky wins. Orange is also the preferred color of hunters. So there is no chance Rocky is going to shoot himself in the foot.

  6. October 20, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Rocky. Rocky. Rocky. You may be an honest man, but you’ve got god-awful taste in slippers. The orange. The SS, with its subliminal hint of WWII… Or perhaps it suggets misspelled Fighting Illini souvenir.

    Can NOT believe the trophy wife hasn’t tossed these into the trash!

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