The Norman Transcript


April 28, 2013

I love finding perfect pairs of shoes



My dream was to find shoes in either turquoise or orange. Not your typical shoe colors, but I’d read in some magazine that those were the “hot colors for spring.” And I had a little black dress in the closet that would look amazing with either color.

Truth be told, I actually had my heart set on turquoise shoes. They couldn’t be too high of a heel, as I’m pushing 6 feet tall as it is. And they had to be shoes that I could wear for the entire day. But, being a graduate of Oklahoma State University, I was secretly hoping for shoes that were Pistol Pete orange.

I was about to throw in the towel and give up on a dream. I found some sassy sparkly shoes that caught my eye. They were on sale, too. Two things a Thrifty Thelma like myself just adores. But I started out this search with something in mind. I had to keep my eyes on the prize. And then there they were, sitting on a shelf just waiting for me. For a moment I thought I could hear harp music playing. I was instantly in love and I didn’t care about the price tag.

They are not sensible shoes and I know when my mother sees them she’ll tell me that I’ll fall and break my ankle. And it’s very possible that I might just do that, but I don’t care. They are orange. They are mine. And they are fabulous. The only thing now is I think they need a friend — in turquoise.

Shana Adkisson



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