Friday, December 17, 2010

Oh, give it one more try


I've got a busy day ahead so I'm just going to offer for your mocking pleasure this photo of my brother and me in our matching outfits and rockin' boots.  The guy in the red suit had boots, too, but I bet he didn't wear his to an Osmond Brothers concert at the Cincinnati Gardens.

How are you going to rock your weekend boots?  With whom will you be coordinating your outfits?  Plans to sit on the laps of strangers?  Wine, beer or whatever is left on the liquor shelf?  Did you note Santa's zip code just in case?

19 comments:

  1. That's such a sweet picture and you already have that piercing yet humorous glance.

    I have a picture of numb sitting on Santa's lap one late Christmas Eve just as the mall was about to close. Amazing what an extra $5 could buy in the late 80's.

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  2. Classic!

    I certainly never had boots that fabulous when I was that young. Actually, I don't have any now, either.

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  3. Those boots kick butt! I notice the sideways glance Satan--uh, I mean Santa--is giving your bro there. :)

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  4. With those boots, you had such a bright career in go go dancing ahead of you. Where did it go wrong?

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  5. I'm pinching your cheeks right now! Love those old pictures... and the early 70s were major for boots... My boots this weekend are shopping and editing... nothing else.

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  6. I wished I had a mind to video Boo Boo with Santa - she had the most interesting conversation with him. It was A-MA-Zing to watch them talk.

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  7. You were owning those boots. I have not succumbed to the temptation to put my children in matching clothes yet. Maybe it's a good thing that our liquor shelf has sat unmolested for over a year. Perhaps libations lead to matching sailor suits?

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  8. i found a pair of boots just like the ones you're wearing here for my daughter this year. i found them at a cool second-hand store for her. they were originally meant to go along with her Wednesday Adams costume for Halloween, but they are way too cool to keep in the closet. She wears them constantly now, over her jeans, with skirts, with leggings. she doesn't leave the house without them.

    (i love love love santa pictures.)

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  9. OMG--I can still do the Osmond Brothers' dance moves! And how much cooler would I have looked doing them in these boots?

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  10. My dad paid me $50 to sit on Santa's lap. I had to be bribed to do it. I like that about myself. Yet in hindsight it feels sort of tawdry to be payed to sit on a man's lap and worse that my dad did the paying.

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  11. thanks you for reading my silly tribute to SATC -- "guilty pleasure" might certainly define it -- and like you, I did not have HBO -- heard about the show for a couple of years before I ever saw it -- HBO in hotel rooms in state capital during legislative sessions..."Sex And The Legislature" - ?

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  12. Love the picture! Lisa B of the first grade class had a pair of white go go boots. I always loved those boots.

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  13. How will I rock this weekend?
    Working both weekend days.
    Yea... just so much fun.
    Corporate honchos blew through town & looks like no raise this year.
    I know where I'd like to plant a boot, firmly....

    On the flip side, the comany declared Christmas is not an official holiday therefore no holiday pay for the masses *unless* you are scheduled to work the holiday, which they will close for.
    The silver lining for the shitty weekend schedule finally pays off. X mas & New Years.

    Happily some friends are having a pot luck get together .. so that will make it better.

    Nice to get a break from our regularly scheduled corporate bullshit.

    Hey! Looks like the 99'ers will get continued unemployment $ after all!!!

    You must be doing a happy dance.

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  14. Great pic-- And the outfits and boots really make it.
    I have on my waterproof boots cuz it's raining buckets here.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas, jj

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  15. I covet those boots. Seriously. And I, too, saw the Osmonds. I didn't wear kick ass boots, though. I wore a purple vest because it was Donny's favorite color.

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  16. I can't relate. When I was that age, it was Baby Jesus who brought the gifts and the gifts were tangerines and walnuts. I kid you not.

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  17. What an adorable photo of you and your brother with Santa! Love those boots...made me think of Nancy Sinatra's hit "These Boots Are Made for Walking"! :)

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