Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Beware the Crocs!

Just in case you haven't read the headlines yet today, be sure and see this one before you head out to the mall or metro. Now, I love my Crocs as much as the next gal, but let me tell you, it isn't just these shoes. Last year we went up to DC to get Leah at the end of the CPAC at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, and were taking the metro back to Springfield. If you've ever been in the DC Metro system, you know that the longest escalator in the world is at the Woodley Park station. Seriously, this thing goes on forever. So we're coming down the escalator, I'm carrying Leah's violin and a heavy bookbag, and Leah and Abbie are carrying a huge duffle between them, and Leah's adorable soft-soled ballet flat gets caught in the teeth at the bottom and stops the whole thing. Dead. So what do we do? We start laughing. And taking pictures. Here's the shoe to prove it:

After a while we got sick of waiting for the technician to come retrieve her shoe, so Leah decided to serenade the folks who had to WALK all the way down the stupid escalator:

And then when things started getting silly, Abbie noticed that no animals were permitted in Metro trash cans. Except seeing eye dogs:

In summary then, you can see that it's very important not to wear your Crocs in Metro stations, lest you be responsible for posting pictures of trash cans on your blog for all the world to see. And remember - always jump over the teeth at the bottom.

Be thankful ~



Justice Fergie said...

omigoodness! and YES. Woodley Park DOES have the longest escalator in DC. Except for maybe the Dupont Circle metro stop. it's bananas.

that story was too funny!

I got my jeans at (cringe) Up Against the Wall. It's a traditionally hip-hop store but they carry jeans for Af-Am women that flatter curvy figures and eliminate the gap at the waist. or you can order them online at www.dereon.com (it's actually beyonce's clothing line). good luck!

Jeana said...

Hi, Karen! This is my first time here, but I wanted to say how beautiful your kids are and how much I enjoyed the posts I've read so far. I'll be back! (Oh, and thanks for the sidebar link!)