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Monday, October 15, 2012

The Case of the Missing Sock

Exhibit A, 5:45pm: Baby tugs on sock while playing with her mother.
Exhibit B, 7:05pm: Baby experiences a painful reminder about the difficulties of conserving socks while reading the current issue of Missouri Conservationist with her aunt. Exposed left toe indicates that the sock disappeared sometime between 5:45pm and 7:05pm.
Exhibit C, 8:05pm: Sock discovered in dishwasher after 65-minute wash cycle. We're happy to report the bowl and sock are safe and clean. Baby was sleeping at the time of discovery, so she could not make a positive ID. Owner of the bowl is unknown as well, although witnesses have stated similar-looking bowls have been spotted in the area.
Quote from the usual suspect, the dryer: I've maintained my innocence from Day 1. I wouldn't trust that dishwasher with my worst dish...or sock!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Call for Entries: Fourth Annual Gold Toe Awards

Yes, it's the event you've been waiting for to fill that Midapray (mid-April through mid-May) void: The 2012 Gold Toe Awards! Put your thinking socks on and get ready for 30 days of eating, breathing and sleeping socks.

I hear two-time winner Orson S. will be back again to defend his title. With more and more socksters willingly participating, reluctantly participating, not realizing they are participating, or being born just in time to participate in this year's competition, each entry will be more important than ever. You will have to dig deep into your sock drawers for that extra special something.

Same rules as last year:
Submit any sort of sock-related item, or any sorted/unsorted socks as long as they're clean. Jokes, stories, drawings, photos (you get the picture) are also welcome, but keep those clean as well. The competition is strictly open to everyone. Official deadline is 12:00pm, May 16, 2012. Good luck!

Send entries to:

Contact me for my post box if you plan to mail an entry.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Charlotte's Socks

My sweet, sweet niece Charlotte shows off her new hospital socks on her second day of life. Yes, the socks are blue not pink, but you see, Charlotte is above all that color-specific nonsense. She's a walking contradiction of sorts. See what I mean? She doesn't even walk yet.

Is this an early submission to the later-than-usual 2012 Gold Toe Awards? Yep...more to come!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sock swap

Whenever it's 102ºF outside, go ahead and change your socks midday. Well, that's what my fortune cookie said yesterday. And I always listen to the cookie.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

All-Star Game

After the National League's recent 5-1 win in Arizona, I was inspired to take a look back at previous year's All-Star Game logos. While I'm a St. Louis Cardinals fan through and through, and we hosted the big game a couple of years ago, I have to admit my admiration for Boston's 1961 All-Star Game logo. I'm not sure what I find so striking, but it has a certain je ne sais quoi about it.

The Sock Drawer in London

Prior to a recent trip to London, The Sock Drawer was asked to contribute a post for The London Report, the city's best hand-drawn newsweekly.

To see my entry and other great London-related news, features, interviews, travel stories and fiction, visit: The London Report

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Even the wind wears socks

How poignant.