Thursday, October 13, 2005

this weekend's essay: judge a book by its cover

the other day, i was watching my daily dose of golden girls. it was the episode where blanche decides to sell a mercedes, only it's not really her mercedes.** in fact, she rents the mercedes and advertises its sale in the newspaper in order to get more dates. she casually mentions that you can tell a lot by the way a man drives.

a while back, i mentioned that one of the the first things i notice is a person's shoes. i don't know what i can tell about a person by his/her shoes, but the shoes you had/have on when i first saw/see you always play an important role in the way i view you. in the comments section of that entry the always eloquent saf broke down the shoe science,

A shoe is not just a cover for the foot... It is, at the very least, an indication of a person's taste or sense of aesthetics. It can also signify his or her financial situation, level of materialism, or even allegiance to a certain subculture. And you can usually tell if you're dealing with a person who values comfort over appearance or vice-versa, is comfortable with his or her height, or is casual or formal in his or her approach to life. Shoes are, like, signifiers of the sole.

For example, I only wears three-to-four inch heels unless I'm wearing sandals or flip-flops, of which I have approximately 20 pairs. W-T-F does that say about me? I have a fucking Napoleon complex, I'm lightweight hung up on appearing "sophisticated," I'm a bit of a compulsive shoe shopper, and I think that my fucking feet are cute.

See, the shit is a science.
so, you know, i was just wondering, if you had to complete the sentence, "you can tell a lot by a person if/by the way s/he _____," how would you fill in the blank? (you know, like what sonny tells calogero about women and car doors in a bronx tale.)

enjoy your weekend.

**will somebody tell me why rue mcclanahan (one of the greatest. names. ever.) was in the fighting temptations? not that i saw the movie. i was just wondering.

(and for the ladies out there obsessed with shoes, i rock {clean} sneaks like, e'ryday. mostly pumas, but also ponys or adidas maybe once e'ry two weeks. you know, fyi.)

language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. language alone is meditation. ~toni morrison


Blogger solitaire said...

You can tell a lot by a person by the way they talk. If they talk the ghetto vernacular ALL DAY, EVERY DAY... they have a problem. If they know the King's English while they're at work and bustin' the ebonics with their friends... I can tolerate that.

But people who speak Ebonics/West Indian Patois (take your pick, Jamaican, Bajan, Trini) to white folks, expecting them to understand, should be kicked in the teeth.


13/10/05 22:37  
Blogger Phoenix said... with feedback/conflict/jealousy.

13/10/05 23:26  
Blogger Amadeo said...

by the music they listen too...if you think Three 6 Mafia is the greatst thing ever and no one can compare...I pray for you.

14/10/05 14:33  
Blogger MB said...

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14/10/05 18:29  
Blogger MB said...

ashe to sister phoenix!

14/10/05 18:31  
Blogger Clay said...

i think u can tell a lot about person by what music they listen -- and i LOVE that episode of the golden girls!!!

15/10/05 01:24  
Blogger Michelle said...

You can tell a lot about a person by thier hands. Think about it...

15/10/05 02:37  
Blogger Jdid said...

by their smile. i cant deal with the fake ass all teeth grins.

16/10/05 18:45  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

diggin' on the new pic.

16/10/05 23:34  
Blogger Miss Jessi said...

Definately by the music they listen to... lol@Amadeo about Three 6 Mafia... those nigs urk the hell outta me..

And hands and shoes, too...

17/10/05 08:00  

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