Dec 11 – One of the nice things about no snow yet is that I get to wear my Christmas Cons.  Normally I don’t get a chance to wear them because if there is snow on the ground, I do not wear sneakers.  I wear sensible weather-proof leather boots.  I do not want cold wet feet!  This year, I’ve gotten a chance to wear them a couple times now.  They have jingle bells on the back and red-and-white striped interiors.  The Converse All-Star logo is encircled by a wreath.  I bought them in California between 1993 and 1997 at the after-Christmas markdown sale at Mervyns.   Since I only wear them a few days a year, they’ll probably be very nice looking for the rest of my life (and then be considered antiques).