An Open Letter To My Converse

An Open Letter To My Converse

Thank you for providing me with options, because we all know how hard it is for me to decide on one thing.

To every single pair of Converse I own, have owned or will ever own:

Thank you all for being there with me through so much. From the very first pair I wore during middle school until they absolutely would not fit me anymore -- that wonderful turquoise blue color -- to the ones I've worn almost every day in college -- the classic black. You go with almost everything, from the chilly days of leggings and sweaters to the hot and sunny days of flowery dresses. Speaking of chilly days, thank you for giving me an excuse to buy cute socks that I know for sure will match at least one of the pairs I own. Thank you for letting me get a few more seconds of sleep every morning because I know that you'll match whatever it is I want to wear.

Thank you for being so easy to clean, but somehow also looking good when you're dirty. I remember when I bought my white Converse that I was worried about them looking disgusting after walking around high school, but you put those worries to rest. Somehow, the dirt that is on people's Converse gives them all a unique character, and mine are no different. That durability is one of the many things I love about you. My white Converse have been on many trips through the washer, and my dark blue ones remember that time that I fell in a stream during a vacation in the mountains and got soaking wet. Thank you for not falling apart afterwards and sticking with me through the tough times of freezing my butt off on that trip.

If there is one thing I would ask of you it's for you to not come untied. PLEASE. I am begging you. Do you know how annoying it is to have to find the exact tightness of the laces where they aren't too loose but not too tight so that I can't slip them on my feet? In the past, it has literally taken me weeks. I know I put you through a lot every day and it probably feels better for you to be gently re-tied every morning instead of yanked on my feet as I'm walking out the door, and I am sorry about that. Life is crazy, though, so I'd appreciate it if you could work with me on this one.

The thing I most thankful for is that you let me to express myself. Thank you for providing me with options, because we all know how hard it is for me to decide on one thing. I am looking forward to all of the wonderful Converse I will own in the future, and those from the past that still hold a special place in my heart. Here's to many more years of rushing around campus, fun days out and long hikes in the woods. Thanks for everything.

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14 Reasons Why Long And Thick Hair Is Fake News And It Sucks

Hair everywhere. EVERYWHERE.

I've had long and thick hair all my life. I have my Cherokee heritage to thank for that. It certainly has it's perks, but I ask myself at least 20x daily if it's really worth it. Here are

1. Your hair is everywhere

This isn't even an exaggeration. Your hair is everywhere. Ever heard that rumor about how you're never more than 6 feet from a spider. Well, with think and long hair, you're never more than 6 INCHES away from your shedded hair.

2. Your local store is suspicious of you because of how much drain unclogging liquid you go through in a week

The hair builds up in your drain so quickly. You have to unclog your sinks and bath drain at least once every few days.

3. You feel like a murderer with how many hair ties you kill on a weekly basis

Some girls have lucky hair ties that last them months. You can barely get to the end of the week without breaking your extra thick hair tie.

4. Your partner refuses to be the big spoon because of how much hair falls on their face

Can you blame them though?

5. Your stray hairs end up in between your toes when you sleep

Can you name anything more uncomfortable?

6. You cannot exercise without braiding your hair

If you don't, you'll spend at least an hour trying to detangle it.

7. Your head is immune to the pain of having your hair pulled

You honestly just get used to it. It doesn't hurt anymore after your 8th-ish birthday.

8. You can forget trying to style it

Unless you've found some magical hairspray that holds even the thickest of hair, chances are you don't even bother using gel or spray because it simply won't work.

9. You are a dust magnet

If you brush your hair when you're not in the shower, you'll see how much dust flies out of your hair.

10. If you make any food, even just a PB&J, you have to put your hair in hairnet

If you don't, your hair will wind up in it somehow. Funny story, when my boyfriend and I were first dating I was in the kitchen while he was preparing his last meal (a weird yogurt thing - idk, it's a body builder meal thing). I did not prep his food.

I did not touch his food. I was not even NEAR his food, but half way through eating it he pulls out a long brown hair covered in greek yogurt. Disgusting, I know.

11. You constantly mistake your hairballs for spiders

The resemblance is uncanny. Every time you see one of your hairballs on the floor, you immediately think "SPIDER!"

12. You have to wash it every 24 hours

The second it hits 24 hours and :01 seconds, you immediately feel your hair getting dirty, oily, and gross.

13. Blowdrying takes FOREVER

14. You have to keep your hair pinned back whenever you do ANYTHING that requires focus

If you don't, it just gets in your way.

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How to Find the Best Deals on Red Wing Boots for Sale

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Are you looking for Red Wing boots for sale?

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Red Wing footwear has been made in  USA. These boots are almost entirely made by hand and every step in their manufacturing process is carefully inspected to be sure they meet the quality standards set by the founder,  Moc toe style Oro russet portage ( oil tanned)  . There are so many different styles; there is something for every taste and line of work. These high quality, durable work boots are made to withstand severe abuse, yet to be comfortable to wear.

If you work on your feet all day or are involved in any type of construction or physical labor, you know how important comfortable shoes are.

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