Christian Louboutin Ana Strass Crystal Sandals for the Monday

Manolo says, it is Monday and you are back at your desk wishing that you had managed to make the first two weeks of June your vacation, rather than the last two weeks of July.

You need the break, because a) it has been the powerfully awful month or so at your place of employment, what with the off-laying of various low-level employees and the added work which has been piled upon you as the result, and b) because the school year has ended for your children, and your 12-year-old son and your 15-year-old daughter are at the home, alone, unsupervised.

This should not really be the cause of worry, as not only are they the generally good children, but they are also plenty old enough to care for themselves. Indeed, your own grandfather held down the adult employment by that age, something he never failed to mention at the various family gatherings.

“On Friday afternoons, I’d hand your great-grandfather my pay envelope, and he’d hand me back two one-dollar bills. That was my money for the whole week. Lunch, Dinner, Sodey Pop. The whole shootin’ match. Fourteen years old, working a man’s job for two dollars a week.”

“Yes, Grandpap,” you’d answer, dutifully.

“A course, didn’t need that much money back then. A nickle’d get you a candy bar, a dime would do for a hotdog.”

“Yes, Grandpap.”

“Bought my first car for $94. People now-a-days don’t know the meaning of money. Think it grows on trees like persimmons, er pippin apples.”

Look! Beautiful shoes!

Christian Louboutin Ana Strass Crystal Sandals

The Ana Strass Crystal Sandals from the Christian Louboutin.

What would your Grandpappy say?

6 Responses to “Christian Louboutin Ana Strass Crystal Sandals for the Monday”

  1. marvel June 7, 2011 at 1:44 am #

    “So I tied an onion to my belt. Which was the style at the time.”

  2. Sasha June 7, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    My grandpappy would be in favor. He wore bespoke clothes, which even then cost more than 16 bits.

  3. Livia June 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    My grandpappy would look at them with curiosity, wondering why anyone would spend that much money on something that looks like you can hardly walk in them, or even keep them on your feet, and call them shoes. And I’d be reluctant to disagree. But if we’re being all abstract about it, they are pretty in a fine art kind of way.

    Sigh. I love this blog, but I’m definitely the substantial, lower, wide chunky heel, rounded closed toe, closed back kind of shoe girl. I don’t mind looking at pretty things I can’t afford though, especially when I don’t really want them for myself and they are presented with such wit. And Louboutin’s are very pretty in that way.

  4. raincoaster June 7, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    Is THAT what a pippin apple is?

  5. Vera June 8, 2011 at 9:43 am #

    Wow. Gorgeous. Stunning. Love some of the range from Christian Louboutin :) x

  6. thea June 8, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    My grandpa would wanna know if you could plow in those shoes (and not in a good way)

    And don’t forget, grandpa walked 10 miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways – with a baked potato in his pocket to keep his hands warm and serve as lunch.