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I want to be your absolute ultimate...

It's been pretty slow at work, which is surprising. Holidays are normally just a terror.

I didn't take a lunch break, so I don't feel too bad about slacking off this last half hour, especially since it's Christmas. I let a couple movies run in the background while I worked today. One really helped.

Y'all need to see The Calcium Kid. It is hilarious. First and foremost, it's so absurd to think that Orlando Bloom could ever be a "middle-weight boxing champion," so it's funny from the off. Then you consider it's a mockumentary, and it's British, and you've got a recipe for awesome. If you liked Snatch, you will love this movie.

Otherwise I've been trying to figure out what to do with my Christmas cash. Some of it was going to go toward a Wii Fit, but I might just blow it all on camping gear and vinyl.

I need new hiking boots. I'm looking at the Asolo FNS 85s as the likeliest candidate at the moment. They're solid, 3-season boots. Little on the heavier side, but the reviews say they're very comfortable and supportive.

Do any of you have suggestions? I'm horribly indecisive and easily swayed!

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Dec. 26th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
It depends on your use
There is no single answer for what boots to get, as they need to match how you intend to use them. You'll want a different boot for random exploring than trail running or backpacking. My main use has been backpacking, and for that I look for something with moderate ankle support, good traction, and most importantly, the closest thing to a single solid piece of real leather I can find, for protection against water, mud, snow, and sharp rocks. My current boots are the REI Spirit II GTX, which has since been updated to version III, the women's version of which can be seen at http://www.rei.com/product/734575. These are actually made by Raichle of Switzerland and branded as REI. I and both of my parents also had the first generation of this boot. There is also an Asolo model that is similar - http://www.rei.com/product/713043, the men's version of which is what my dad has now. Your best bet of course is to go to REI (Roseville or Bloomington) and talk to a hiking boots expert, try some on, walk on the hill-imitating ramp to see how they feel on slopes, etc. and choose after that excursion. My memory is a bit spotty, but I believe the guy I always talk to is named Curt, at the Roseville store (although I haven't checked lately whether he's still there, since my feet aren't growing anymore so it's been a while).
Dec. 26th, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: It depends on your use
I was completely unaware that you had an LJ. And that you knew of mine. Are you a lurker?
Dec. 27th, 2008 02:26 am (UTC)
Re: It depends on your use
I have an LJ account solely for the purpose of reading/commenting on other people's (from before they supported OpenID). Anything that I post (which is depressingly rare) goes on tonyyarusso.com. And I know lots of things that are published on Facebook. :P
Dec. 26th, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
i love those boots.
Dec. 26th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
The more I think about it, the more I do too. I was thinking it would be nice to have waterproof boots, but that's why God made scotch guard.
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