Sunday, May 13, 2012
Pumped up kicks
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