Monday, January 08, 2007

Yar Matey


"There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of a man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area we call the Twilight Zone."


And that is where the mates to my socks are.


Holy cow, my feet are big!

25 comments:

Squirl said...

I love the line from the Twilight Zone! I saw a cartoon once that showed all of our unmated socks ended on Mars.

And your feet don't look that big.

Laurie said...

Squirl, I think I saw that cartoon as well. I honestly couldn't find a matched set this morning which is strange because I have lots of socks. Maybe they are all on Mars!

Ur-spo said...

any housewife can attest that driers alter time and space sending objects like socks to alternate universes.
Goodness knows that the 'anti-matter' people are doing with them all.

Homo Escapeons said...

I never believed the lies back in the 60s when scientists tried to convince the great unwashed that missing forlorn socks explode in the dryer and simply become lint..
I always believed that they were somehow teleported from the dryer to alien spaceships and used in scientific experiments on humans (anal probing)..
exactly how they are used is beyond my comprehension.

Laurie said...

Uro-spo, I think you are on to something here, but I'm not sure I want to be the one to crawl into a dryer and test the theory.

H.E., Lint, Schmint, there's an alien doing an anal probe with my missing sock and I demand that someone investigate!

LauraHinNJ said...

Well... at least both match your jeans!

Laurie said...

Laura, And they are the same height and thickness, so at least I get points for that, right?

Anvilcloud said...

You could buy six pairs of the same colour. I'm not saying that I do that though. Oh no.

Cuppa said...

Too funny! My personal theory is that one sock of each pair goes through a chemical change in the dryer and is then teleported to the front hall closet where it becomes a wire hanger.

Pam said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. I do all my work in Photoshop CS2 and Photoshop Elements.
I'm going to read more of your blog, but want to say that I love this post! Great sense of humor.

Laurie said...

AC, If I did that, what would I have to blog about? :-)

Cuppa, Two mysteries solved! I had wondered why the hall closet was jammed full of wire hangers.

Pam, Your art is beautiful, thanks for sharing one of your secrets. I just bought Photoshop Elements this week. It looks like a neat program, but I think I'm going to need a book(other than the manual) to explain it to me.

Thailand Gal said...

LOL! Geez, I haven't heard that line from the Twilight Zone in a very long time!

It is said that unmatched socks and unreturned phone messages create the rings around Saturn. :)


Peace,

~Chani

Laurie said...

Chani, This is such a fun experience. I'm learning all kinds of folklore, thanks for adding to the mix.

Bonita said...

This is so funny! My solution is what Anvilcloud mentions - I wear only one color, black, men's support hosery, up to the knee.

Laurie said...

Bonita, I would do that, but I love colorful socks. I guess I'll just have to continue to wear odd sets. Good thing I wear jeans all the time, or someone might think I'm as odd as my socks. ;-)

Cathy said...

Laurie - You've nothing in the big feet category compared to mine :0)
I love the comments above - what a great post - and yes - it's been a long time since I've read or heard that great line from the Twilight Zone. I keep a drawer for lonely heart socks - at the end of the year if they haven't found a mate . . .

Courtney said...

Dan has the same theory as Cuppa, but all of my socks are the same, so I don't notice them disappearing.

Laurie said...

Cathy, I’m glad I’m not the only one with big feet! I like your idea about a lonely hearts sock drawer, but I don’t really mind wearing mis-matched socks. I’m usually in boots, so no one but me knows. It’s my little secret.

Courtney, I inherited my love of colorful socks from my mom. She had a whole drawer full of them and she color matched them to whatever she was wearing. I, on the other hand, like a splash of color on my feet, so I tend to wear whatever catches my eye. Today I’m wearing neon green socks; they match each other, but not what I'm wearing.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! That explains it! I have 2 drawers full of unmatched socks!

Laurie said...

Nick, Do what I do, wear them mis-matched and call it a fashion statement. ;-)

Ur-spo said...

I found your socks today, in my dryer.

Within Without said...

Those colours go very nicely together. I think that even if you find the mates, you should wear them like that.

Those feet aren't big. All you needed to do, though, was turn the camera the other way so we could see the other end of you.

Laurie said...

WW, I think you're right. I'll keep them as a set. As for seeing the rest of me, I like you too much to punish you that way.

somewhere joe said...

...and somewhere you have a back-up pair just like them. The algebra of wayward socks.

Laurie said...

Joe, Good phrase, I may have to steal, er, borrow that.