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Showing posts from July, 2012

How to keep white tennis shoes white

Aaahhh, summertime-- there’s nothing like the cool of an ocean breeze, the gentle sway of palm trees, and the slight fragrance of sunscreen.  Life is idyllic, before it comes to a crashing halt, say, oh, about August 15th, when those who have not completed their summer reading go into crazy reading mode to get it finished.  But somewhere in that frenetic reading time, most find the opportunity to go buy some new clothes and especially new shoes.  White new shoes. Not just white.  It’s almost a fluorescent white, kind of whiter-than-white, and the wearer is put on a shoe wear -Defcon 1 to keep those pristine white shoes as white as they were the day they came out of the box.  Oh, the care!  The new shoe wearer avoids puddles, dirt, and threatens bodily harm to friends who would like to “break in” a new pair of shoes by stepping on them, scuffing them, etc.  These new shoes kind of remind me of marriage and the movie “Magic Mike.” A marriage relationship is a rewarding one, but has to …