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  1. Agreed! Flats can be stylish too, and if we discuss heels worn by guys, which usually come from the "other" side of the store, then I see no reason we can't discuss the other shoes that come from that side of the store. Maybe they don't make the same noises or take the same level of skill, but they are comfortable.
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    I got kind of curious, and just ordered a long denim skirt. I might actually venture outside with this, maybe with some tall boots. http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/style-co-denim-maxi-skirt-oxford-wash?ID=1520859&CategoryID=131#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D16%26kws%3Ddenim%20skirt%26slotId%3D3
  3. Some friends of mine have used them when they go running in the colder months, supposedly they work well. I don't know how much thickness they add, however.
  4. Lots of guys shave their legs for various reasons. Bicyclists and runners often do. Nothing wrong with getting rid of unwanted hair, and there's nothing "gay" about it. I'd shave my legs regularly, except my hairs grow very fast, and I tend to get nasty ingrown hairs.
  5. There might be some shred of truth to that. I might be one of the ones you see at the mall wearing heels or other women's shoes. Some time ago I posted about a guy working at the Aldo I frequent who was wearing white peep toe pumps while working there.
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    Welcome! I too am a stiletto heel lover. Lots of like minded folks here.
  7. My Steve Madden "Stretche" sandals that arrived today. Suprisingly comfortable, actually.
  8. Thanks all, I appreciate your input. Looking forward to moving on, and it's no big secret that many folks are not liking our assimilation into the Borg collective. All I can do is make sure the tools are working, people are trained, and there's sufficient documentation. If they shoot themselves in the foot after I'm gone, then all I can say is "oh, well". I think it was pretty telling that some of my colleagues asked if there were any other openings where I was going. :-)
  9. Very nice! Those seem to look very natural with that outfit.
  10. I'm leaving the company I started with right out of college 17 years ago. On the one hand, they've been good to me, but they are sad to see me go because I've acquired so much knowledge of our products and how to maintain them. On the other hand, we were acquired by another company 3 years ago, and it hasn't been the great thing the new company kept promising. Lots and lots of changes, and new policies that are making it a pain to do our job. I've been the caretaker of several old tools, and with so many changes to our network some of them don't work anymore. I discovered that I'm the only one in the company who can use one of our compilers, simply because our IT group doesn't know enough Unix to know how to enable other people to log on to use it. Talked with our network engineer to see what will happen after I'm gone and made a strong case for preserving my Unix account so others can use it, but it's "against company policy", though she sympathizes completely and agrees that the new owners have made things difficult for everyone, and that we're just supposed to "deal with it", even if it means they are shooting us in the foot, so to speak. I have to remind myself that the new job I'm going to sounds exciting, and it's a little mom-and-pop company that isn't feeling the effects of an oversized company 3000 miles away telling us how to do our job. The guy I'll be working for is actually a former colleague from my present company, and he was very eager to interview me because he remembered me and knows what I can do. I'll be designing new things instead of trying to keep 10-20 year old products alive that just won't die. I also have to remind myself that what happens after I leave really isn't my problem if our owners won't listen and make our products unmaintainable, or if they delete my Unix account and nobody can use the old tools anymore. Many long-time people have been leaving over the last few years, and it feels like the right thing to do, but I feel a little like I'm letting my colleagues down. It's hard to leave the friends I've made there over 17 years. Still, it's better than when some other people left and left no documentation behind. I've told them I want to help them as much as I can before I leave, and my boss is happy for me finding an exciting new opportunity. He's grateful for the training and documentation I've been providing, and he wants to make sure they don't have to call me after I've left unless it's a real emergency. Just venting slightly, it's been a bit stressful trying to transfer knowledge, racking my brain for all the things I have to pass on or teach people about. I still can't help but wonder what will happen after I leave at the end of next week. Not to mention it's going to be a big change going from being the expert in the company's products to being the rookie again.
  11. I just got back from visiting Steve63130 in Granville, Ohio for a day, and while it may not have been as elaborate as Happyinheel's visit (see earlier threads below), I heard good things about the salon there. After a delicious lunch, we visited Love Yourself and Body Day Spa and Salon. Steve was getting a manicure, pedicure, and haircut, I came for a pedicure. Jenny and Mariah, the young ladies working there, made it an enjoyable experience. After a delightful pedicure, I didn't pass up the chance to (gasp) get my nails painted. I settled on a nice light blue called "Indigo Glow". Even got a comment from Mariah that it looked nice on me. Steve got a picture of our pedis while we were there, hopefully he'll chime in and include his picture. After our visit, we went back to Steve's house and chatted for a while while our polish dried. He has a charming house filled with antiquities, and it turned out an antique radio I'm restoring right now is identical to one he has. Anyway, I'll echo Happyinheel's comments that if you get a chance to swing through Granville, be sure to visit Steve, and I highly recommend a pedi at the salon there. I don't think you'll be disappointed! Here's a photo of the color I got. Oopsie, just looked at the receipt and it's actually called "Love Yourself and Earth Salon and Day Spa".
  12. From "It's The End Of The World As We Know It" by R.E.M.: I always thought they were saying "I turn 'em into, turn 'em into, turn 'em into flies".
  13. I wouldn't worry about it. Just ask yourself out loud "What's the worst that can happen?". From my own experiences and others, the clerk will probably be fine with it, you probably aren't the first guy she's seen. She probably won't laugh, knowing that she might get reprimanded if you complain. I'm not sure if Payless is on commission, but believe me, if she's on commission, she will do whatever she can do to make a sale.
  14. I went to a nail salon once many years ago when I was vacationing in Florida and treated myself to a pedicure. She put clear on and jokingly offered to put pink on. Since then, I usually do it myself since I bought a manicure/pedicure set, nail files, and clear polish. I'm kicking around the idea of going to a salon again when it gets warmer.
  15. I guess I've wanted to wear them since I was little. When my older sister started wearing them, I wished I could. Seemed so unfair that women had such a wide variety of styles to wear and guys had comparatively boring shoes to wear. In my teenage years I'd look longingly at the pretty shoes women could wear and dreamed what it must be like to wear them. It wasn't until my ex-wife encouraged me to explore this desire, and didn't think it was such a weird thing that a guy would want to wear them. She bought me my first pair and it took off from there. She even commented that I walked in them better than she did. I'm lucky I have small feet (womens US 9) and I have no trouble finding shoes in my size. Like Tim1, I've bought unisex styles many times from the women's section. Sometimes they just fit me better than men's shoes.
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