Boredom is bad for you.
Warnings against the dangers of idleness have circulated for centuries, and people resort to all kinds of pointless activities (or worse) when they’re bored to tears.
Doodling, on the other hand, has been officially sanctioned and hailed for its many psychological benefits.
This tactic has saved my under-stimulated brain from destruction more than once. And these shoes elevate doodles from a last-ditch defense against boredom to a wearable art form.
Older folks love to make cracks about how people my age don’t know what records are.
They pretend to be self-deprecating, making fun of their own age. But really, I think they’re enjoying an exclusive moment of nostalgia. Maybe they’re even a little smug about belonging to the special club of people who remember the good old days.
Well, it happens that I have heard of records. In fact, I grew up listening to them. So I can be nostalgic too.