Before The Class

old nike tennis shoes

My older brother came to visit yesterday and we had some fun with the keyboard, showing each other what we know how to play. Of course, I can play nothing, but I showed him what I know how to do and he played a few things and spoke “music” to me.

I asked him if he could read music and then showed him a Tori Amos song that I would like to know how to play – just a part of it. He told me that Tori Amos was classically trained and was a prodigy and that I probably should try to learn a Norah Jones song. I think that is pretty funny. Poor Norah.

Today I decided to go to work and after many discussions related to change and improvement for athletics, I went to borrow a football for my pending flag football season. On the way there I passed a woman wearing some seriously old Nike sneakers.

I have a lot of sneakers, tennis shoes, kicks. I’m not a shoe person – I wear the same shoes nearly every day – but I have a significant amount of sneakers. My mother is a shoe person and when I saw this lady I realized that my mom was the first one in our family to have a pair of Nike tennis shoes.

I don’t remember her playing tennis or running, so could her purchase have been an attempt to be hip? I never really thought of my mom as hip, except maybe her eyebrows and her Mickey Mouse watch, but she had a genuine pair of Nike’s in 1980. I guess she was cool.

She plays the piano too. I can’t recall her ever doing it, but I know she can. We have agreed to play the piano together the next time we see each other and there is a piano around.

My Sneaker List:

Brooks Adrenaline

Asics Gel 1140

Four pair of adidas Supernova Sequence

adidas Supernova Sequence 2

adidas Superstar

adidas Copa Mundial

Nike Air Pegasus

Saucony Hurricane

adidas Response

adidas Supernova Glide

I look at this list and realize that I don’t have that many shoes! Stop back next week and I will have a complete list of my shorts collection – over 70 pair of gym shorts from various universities.

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