Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pumped up kicks

It was finally warm enough today to wear my new shoes.  And when you have pumped up kicks like these, you have to paint your toenails to match.  Cause that's the way us fashionistas roll!
I thought this was a very cute phrase so I googled it to see where it came from.  There's a catchy song by Foster the People called "Pumped up kicks".  The chorus lyrics are :
All the other kids in their pumped up kicks
Better run, better run, outrun my gun.
Hmm, not really the sentiment that new shoes ought to elicit in my mind.  Further investigation on the inter webs tells me that pumped up kicks are high-priced designer shoes that are often purchased to cause jealousy amongst one's peers.  Greed and jealousy do seem to provoke violence, don't they?  I doubt, however, that these shoes actually count as pumped up kicks according to this definition.   There's probably not a desperate sprint to safety in my near future.  More like a leisurely lounge on the deck or beside the pool at a vacation resort.  Now that nail polish, on the other hand...
Inktense pencils in Moleskine sketchbook

6 comments:

Gwen said...

Of course you have to have matching nails.....very elegant.
And, a gorgeous shade of blue. You have good taste.
x

Carolyn Dube said...

Those beautiful blue nails bring out the green of envy for me! Pumped up toe nails! Great drawing!

nanke's stuff said...

A very amusing post along with a fun drawing! And those Toes ...... well, you said it all! lol nancy

raena said...

lol...love it!

Timaree said...

Fun sketch and the post about it was super too! Yay to blue polish! I bought some too even if my husband doesn't like it so well. I love it. Haven't done my toes though but I don't have new shoes either!

Alex said...

Sure looks fun =)