Sunday, April 20, 2008

product review-injinji makes great socks

Because you never know when people might send you free stuff- I just have to say: I love these socks!

I've been having some blister issues and soreness on the tips of my toes during and after my long runs. I don't know if my orthotics are just rubbing my toes the wrong way or if after an hour, my toes just don't like being couped up in sweaty shoes, but toes have not been happy. So, I started looking at options and read a bit about the "toe socks" and they seemed to come highly recommended.

Of course from a previous post, you know that I have a heck of a big toe, so I wondered if they would fit properly, but I was willing to try them out for the good of my smaller, more sensitive toes. So off to MEC to find the infamous Injinji toe socks. I bought one pair, just in case they didn't work out.

The verdict?
At $18 a pair, they are a little more (though not a tonne more) than some of the other technical socks out there, but my feet love them. The ends of my toes don't feel nearly as torn up by the end of my runs and they just look so darn funny on my feet. I look down at them and it makes me giggle. What more could I ask for? So I'll be going back for at least another pair.

It is highly unlikely, however, that I'll be sporting this version of their socks....though after a race they might come in handy. Maybe I can start a new trend: socks and flip flops. (though i think the Geishas beat me to it)

Monday, April 14, 2008

ah don cherry

The video isn't up yet, and when it is, if I can find a way to post it I will. BUT...obviously it is the most wonderful time of the year: NHL playoff time.
Usually that means a little too much Don Cherry, but today, Coach's Corner was possibly the most entertaining few minutes of television I have seen in a long time.

I'm not sure what was better, Don Cherry moving Ron MacLean's arm out of the way, Don Cherry going on and on about loving your stick (in fact he told all you kids out there to get that stick out of the back of dad's car and to bring it into your bedroom), or Ron MacLean saying that he'd be sleeping with his Sherwood tonight. bringing his Sherwood to bed tonight.

GOLD Jerry...GOLD.

(oh, and Go Flames Go. My aunt was at the game last night and said it was craziness.)

Thanks to Steve, check the comments for the link to the clip. Or, click here.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

and they were worried about the gay marriage

Toddlers can no longer marry in Arkansas; minimum age reinstated

Published: Thursday, April 3, 2008 | 5:22 AM ET

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas' marriage-age crisis is over.

A law that mistakenly allowed anyone - even toddlers - to marry with parental permission was repealed by a measure signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike Beebe.

That ends months of embarrassment for the state and confusion for county clerks.

Legislators didn't realize until after the end of last year's regular session that a law they approved, intended to establish 18 as the minimum age for marriage, instead removed the minimum age to marry entirely.

Some legislators called for a special session last year, saying the error would make it easy for pedophiles to take advantage of the law.

They repealed the botched law, and reinstated 17 as the minimum age to marry for boys and 16 for girls.