Friday, July 17, 2009

Great Moments in Mighty Momogus Technology

Matthew and I took the plunge and bought Iphones recently. I joked to the salesman at the AT&T store that my old cellphone was like "a Flintstones phone". And was met by a blank stare. He was too young to know about the Flintstones!! So of course that made me giddy, and I couldn't stop talking about how "I had to chisel text messages on a stone tablet" and how "that pterodactyl would carry the stone tablets in its mouth to deliver them" all while the young salesperson is smiling politely and carefully back at me.

Anyway, I love love love my new Iphone. I'm still exploring its technology-y goodness, but I had a particularly 21st century moment yesterday. Gus and I went to the local sports shoe store to get him some substantial knocking around sneaks. We found a pair that we liked, but they were lace-ups, which I know both Gus and I are too lazy to deal with. I made a sad face to the salesguy about no slip-ons, and he said, "Oh we can make any lace-up shoes slip-ons now!" I asked him how this could be, and he said, "We relace them with elastic laces with a bungee closure. We all use them now." Hey, cue heavenly choir of angels!!! No more lace-up shoes ever!

So we bought the shoes, and Gus chose nice neon orange bungee laces. I was so overwhelmed with happiness that I took a crazy leap from Flintstones to 2009 technology. I said, "I'm going to take a picture of your new shoes with my Iphone and then email it to your father with my Iphone." And that's what I did, right then and there on Glenside Avenue. It was a particularly Star Trek sort of moment. Why didn't I just beam us to West Philadelphia to show Matthew in person??!!

Anyway, here are the shoes:

Please note that these are a size 6. When I bought Gus basketball shoes in February they were a size 4. What the what?? He's growing like a crazy bean.


Anonymous Elizabeth D said...

Feet are a problem. Last year's soccer season (June - November) required 4 sizes of cleats for the girlchild.

9:57 AM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Um, it looks like he needs to jeans too. I'm just saying.

10:08 PM  
Blogger diana said...

ED - whoa - 4 sizes in one season! yikes.

cg - those are his "cool" jeans - the ones that "the ladies like".... he insists on wearing them almost every day. I even told him i'd rip the knee out of his other pair of jeans if he'd let me wash them.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Gus's Granddad said...

Nothing looks as good as orange shoe laces! Good old Gus!
And how about the way we used a nice old rainstorm to finesse our way past Josh Johnson? (To say nothing of the fact that Joe Blanton didn't look real sharp, either.)

11:57 AM  

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