Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Like 'City Slickers,' except
I'm coming from a suburb

Off, inexplicably, to a dude ranch in N.Y. for three days with the family starting tomorrow. I know I am in fact a dude, because about 20 minutes after my recent column on the dangers of flip-flops was published, I received an e-mail from a gentleman by the name of Barefoot Ted that read, in full, "Dude, take off your shoes and learn to live a little."

Apparently Barefoot Ted likes to climb mountains without shoes on; this reminds me of the people who insist on climbing Mt. Everest without the little oxygen tanks. They all need to get in more.

Regardless, if I wind up riding a horse, barefoot, bareback or otherwise bare, you'll read about it here this weekend. If I get trampled, you'll know why you haven't heard from me.


lucylocket said...

Caution-Don't ride bareback bare, but if you do, it could be an interesting post.

praynlady said...

I hate to post anonymously so I will just plead with you for no comments on my GENE pool.
I am one of many in a hunting family and my father got busted, tracking a deer he shot......
in Flip flops or as we called them growing up.....thongs.

I know you can't use that term now but I did agree with the lady that said she'd rather be barefoot than have a wedgie between the toes. That smarts and I fear that if it occurs for too long a period, one might have to call the .....
are you ready for this?

Toe Truck!

Mermaid Melanie said...

ride 'em cowboy! sounds like a great time. You will have a new found respect for the beast of burden.

can't wait to read about it...


Barefoot Ted said...

Howdy Folks

Well, I am the person who wrote the original quote.

Yep, I run barefoot. Climb mountains barefoot. Take showers barefoot. Sleep barefoot.

What can I say, I just love high-tech stuff: Nano-technology, self-healing materials, sensors-in-the-foot-connected-to-the-brain with Open Source software that has been written and re-written and perfected for a billion years.

Barefoot Ted