Posts Tagged ‘summer’

Welcome back humidity, we haven’t missed you…

June 5, 2009

So, because Geekhiker was talking about June Gloom the other day, I have to admit it got me thinking about the rain in Spain that has been falling in my back parking lot now for what seems like weeks.

See, rain is a customary feature of the Mid-Atlantic weather pattern, as we get hit by what most people call here gross out August. Yes, that’s when you can walk outside your front door and the steam hits you so bad you never thought you could lose three pounds by sweating. Nope, while the West Coast enjoys a good dry heat summer, we have the wet humidity that you only thought was possible in Florida.

So, welcome back summer. I’ve missed you.

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A lesson in good business practices…

May 1, 2009

I’ve got to come out and commend Sports Authority for stepping up to the challenge and helping those of us out here with mobility issues. For those of you that don’t know, my girl Marin defended her dissertation Monday. We went out and partied at the Metropolitan (Go Fed Hill go!) and my sole literally came up and off my tevas. Now, given my crutchiness, I basically need Teva’s or something with a rugged durability to prevent myself from shattering bones. I rarely wear flipflops places because I’m scared of hurting myself the way I did in the mall that year. That’s a story for another time though.

So, I was in the midst of replacing my Teva’s. I walked into the Dicks, they had nothing. I went to the Sports Authority as a last ditch effort, and low and behold…beautiful new Teva’s. I said…okay M….and I walked right up to the manager, explained how long I had been on crutches and could he help me out?

This is the 2nd time this same sports authority (For baltimore folks, it’s on Rt. 40, Catonsville) has helped me out by selling me two left shoes. I paid full price for them, and didn’t care…these shoes will last me lifetimes, and I don’t have recent additions to my right foot graveyard.

That being said: Shop early, shop often, shop online. They are a company to support and acknowledge for their help to the disabled. Thanks Sports Authority.