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25 April 2006 @ 09:40 am
I think it might almost be sandals weather :) Now I just have to replace last year's sandals ... as I fished them out of the shoe collection this morning I remembered that the catch on one of them slips making it a little irritating on walks longer than 30s. Should be able to find some cheapish nice ones though - which hopefully won't give me nasty blisters for too long (blisters for a short time are inevitable, I think).

The thoughts of sandals were sparked by a nice leisurely stroll yesterday afternoon down to the post office to pick up a parcel for J - it was warm & sunny, a cheerful sort of afternoon. Less cheerful was the mousemat I bought (well, I was passing Staples, so I figured I might as well go in). I mostly use a mousemat for the wristrest & my current one is falling to bits (wristrest is currently bluetaked on, and it's a bit solid now, anyway), So I checked that the mat said it was 'Optical Mouse Friendly' and it did ... unfortunately, it has an irrational dislike for my mouse (and only mine, works with J's but he doesn't want a mousemat). I think it's too shiny & the mouse doesn't realise there's a surface beneath it so it switches off the laser. So back to Staples I shall go on Thursday & see if I can get it swapped for a wristrest as my mouse works just fine on the desk. If not, I guess I'll get a new mouse someday (the left button on this one might be beginning to get a little soft anyway) and I can use the new mousemat then.

I'm stunningly lacking in oomph this morning - think we went to bed too late last night, so even though I slept well I've not had quite enough sleep. Must play less Quake, or something. Probably.
Current Mood: awakeawake
Current Music: LCD Soundsystem "LCD Soundsystem"
magidmagid on April 25th, 2006 11:23 am (UTC)
(blisters for a short time are inevitable, I think)
Not if they fit really well. I haven't gotten blisters with some of the velcro-style sandals, fr'instance.
Margaretpling on April 25th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
My feet are wussy feet, I think ;) Even sandals that were well broken in the previous summer tend to give me blisters at the start of the next.
magidmagid on April 25th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
Weird. I wonder if your feet change shape slightly with the seasons.
Margaretpling on April 25th, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)
I think they just soften up over the winter & the callouses go away, then it takes a longish walks before I get new ones.
Natalie Currie: Stuntsrubymurray on April 26th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
I only have flip flop things. My "sandals" all have 4 inch heels and are, therefore, unsuitable for walking long distances.
Gary: Odiegingerboy on May 1st, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
We had a management push for company morale a while ago, one result was that we each received a round mouse mat with "I Matter" type styling on it. Unfortunatly the background on it was just a shade of red with very little for any optical sensors to pick up... so the mouse mats which were designed to help boost morale were useless for optical mice! We did think it would have been better for them to have not even bothered trying :D
Margaretpling on May 1st, 2006 09:04 am (UTC)
... you matter, but not enough to give you anything that's actually useful.

Sounds like something my ex-work would've done ;)