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Lindsey Cochran
Chicagoland USA
Life's too short for sensible shoes.
Interests: rock music, shoes, clogs, platform sandals, and boots. also mac computers, and dark chocolate. some confectioner online was offering a high-heeled pump made of solid chocolate. i thought i'd died and gone to heaven.
Recent Activity
hooey. That's what I say. I was having brunch with Melissa and a musician friend this morning, and I had to excuse myself to go home and lie down I was feeling so poorly. Out of the blue I was experiencing a kind of abdominal pain that I'd never felt before. It was so unexpected and so novel, I had visions of a visit to the emergency room dancing in my head. Followed by a long, drawn out debilitating illness, loss of my job and free lance work, and foreclosure on my home. Needless to say, I have a vivid... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
uring my workday last week, my boss sent me a link to some of the latest music headlines from Rolling Stone magazine. And in the wraparound banner ad for the stories, the new Linda Perry reality TV series, Make or Break was being touted. Who's Linda Perry? Here's a blurb from the VH-1 page about her new show: Millions of people watch shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" and think they know how the music industry works. But discovering talent is only a fraction of the work. The real challenge is taking that talent and molding it into something... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Keith: Shame on me for being a sloppy blogger! I've added a link to the Multnomah Leather Shop to the post. Contact them through their website and tell them which style you saw on Every Clog Has Its Day that you want to order. Happy feet!
ust wanted to share a couple of shoe sightings I made this past week. Again, I don't know why I believed the fashion press when they told us the clog craze was over. If you keep your eyes peeled, you can still spot some awesome wood-soled wonders on the market. I'm on Satisfaction Protocol Crimson in my household at the moment. Back in the days when I lived in S. P. Green, I pretty much pounced on anything that caught my eye. Such were the heady days when high-heeled clogs started appearing in stores in force. But now my shelves... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Melissa: File those Aketons away under Shoes We'll Have Someone Make For Us Someday Once We've Become Fabulously Wealthy. Ya know, that could be a fun idea for an entire post. Thank you for suggesting it!
ck! Here it is Monday night, and I haven't yet gotten a new post uploaded! Time to sit myself down on my sofa next to Melissa and start typing. I'm not tardy due to lack of interest I can assure you! It was more a combination of a holiday weekend that brought my son to town unexpectedly (well, he knew he was coming—he just forgot to tell me!) following a jam packed four-day workweek coupled with the stress of finalizing rehearsal plans for my tribute band (which will be presenting the music of Fleetwood Mac including the entirety of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
appy Independence Day to those of you who observe the U. S. holiday. I can't think of a better item to post than this community's unfortunate fireworks display. As I watched this YouTube video, I couldn't help but think of the shoes that you and I are so fond of. Clogs are, of course, noisy, noisy, noisy. And more often than not, the footwear we pick out we like to be a bit showy, too. And who among us would shy away from enjoying our wooden goodness to the extreme? As I always say, "So many shoes. So little time."... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: Mark Casperson does very satisfying work. Both Melissa and I have been exceptionally pleased with our Multnomah styles. (She purchased the lace up saddle shoe clog and I got the Lindsey lace up clog boot.) As always, if you do get a pair, send pictures!
his weekend's blog is coming to you in part from the Chicago Pride Parade. Why? Well, anytime there's a gathering of open-minded people inclined to celebrate diversity and the multiplicity of options available in this life, I gotta say, "Amen." Or,"Woo-hoo." Or even, "You go, girl." It's a gorgeous Sunday in this part of the world. The sort of weather that gives summer a good name. We can do heat and humidity here. The name Chicago comes from a Native American word meaning "swamp where the wild onion grows," after all. But fortunately the temperature rarely gets out of hand... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
GL: You are not without hope! I seem to recall spotting a Frye Mara in an 11 on eBay within recent memory. Just set up a Followed Search and have it notify you if the right size turns up again. I think it's a safe bet that a significant percentage of the shoes I own have come my ay through eBay. And the pickings are even better now that people who bought clogs when they were in fashion are now making space in their closets for other trends.
Gary: Thanks for joining us online again! Here I thought you'd gone and changed your name!
usy week in your world? I feel as though I've been in motion every day since we last connected. Hey, wait! I have been in motion every day since then! It was a rare confluence of projects and special events that found me working both last Saturday and Sunday. Sandwich between two full workweeks that working weekend didn't give me any downtime to recharge my mental batteries and restore my flagging spirits. By the time this present weekend rolled around, I was doing a lot of listless staring into space. But human beings are a resilient lot. And the fact... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
o matter how much you might love your job, it's not all play. Work still involves having to do some actual work from time to time. You know, participate in activities that given your druthers during your own time you probably wouldn't even consider. We've all evolved our own coping mechanisms to carry us through such moments. Bright spots we build into our day. Often taking inspiration from the adage "living well is the best revenge." Fashion and footwear do it for me. We all know people who crawl out of bed and seem to pull on whatever's dangling in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
omething I've enjoyed immensely as a blogger has been the opportunity to cover a topic in one post, then after reading more online and getting feedback from my fellow footwear fanatics, revisiting that topic in a later post. This past month, it's been kind of hard to do that since the resurrection of this blog followed quite a period of hiatus. But I'm pleased to say that now after a four or five weeks of renewed activity here, I've been back at it long enough that I can finally refer to things that have been posted within recent memory. And... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ow've you been?", one of my listeners asked another in my internet station's chat box Saturday night. "I'm moving," her friend replied. "But life moves faster!" Let me tell you, this week I know just what she means. At least the weekend has arrived and I can finally downshift for a few moments to enter this blog space we revel in together. Have I told you lately how much I appreciate your being there? It's good to hang out with people who get the things I get, and I find it a pleasure to have a community here with you... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Herald: Thank you! I am back! Time and workload have made it possible for me to put something online once a week, and I'm glad to be mooning over shoes online once again! I'm stunned that you found the Facebook page, though. I started it when I was in the mood to promote those Sven clogs I had a hand in designing, but I could never get the Facebook automatic posting feature to work like it was supposed to so I've let it go fallow. Fortunately, my TypePad app is working as well as ever. I'm looking forward to keeping the blog going once a week (at least) for the foreseeable future!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2014 on Look! Clogs! at Every Clog Has Its Day
Sven: Thank you for the update! I'll see if I can track down more pics using the info you've provided!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2014 on Look! Clogs! at Every Clog Has Its Day
ello. Just a simple word. Almost a throwaway at the beginning of most of our social interactions. But here in the 21st century when one would hope we're doing our best to dispense with outmoded assumptions and shortcuts to truth and reality, psychologists have determined that merely speaking the word "hello" is enough for a stranger to go on in forming an opinion about you. Yes, apparently, first impressions are that important. And while we'd like to think we know better than to judge a book by its cover, according to an article on, research at Glasgow University reveals... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ords I've found to be truer and truer with each passing year. On a good day when I have the time for it, I've actually been known to change outfits simply to treat my feet (and my mind) to a different footwear experience. 'Cause you know sometimes the shoes you were jonesin' to wear when you got out of bed just aren't holdin' a candle to that pair you've been thinkin' about since you left the house. Yesterday, f'rinstance. I had an appointment in the morning and a meeting with a musician in the early afternoon followed by a party... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: I am now officially green with envy!
Toggle Commented May 15, 2014 on Reports from the field at Every Clog Has Its Day
Rebecca: Your display of Fluevogs is simply breathtaking! And you can see the collection that Melissa and I have amassed if you dig deeper into this blog with a search for the Wall of Infinite Pleasure. There's nothing that beats a well-stocked closet for motivating me to get out of bed in the morning. And thank you for not being offended that I used your photo and directed my readers to your page. In my days of posting daily, I was much more polite and would request permission first. Now that I'm only posting weekly, the enthusiasm I felt for your gathered goodies overcame me. My apologies.
Toggle Commented May 14, 2014 on Reports from the field at Every Clog Has Its Day
ove shoes as I do, my passion is not exclusively focused on my own footwear. Sure, I'll pounce on a much longed for style when it finally appears in Followed Search on eBay. Just this past Friday night I won big when I checked my iPad to see what new items had been posted before I went to bed. I was dead tired, and it had been a long and trying day at the end of a long and trying week. Lo and behold, someone had just put a pair of Hunter Lapins lace-up rain boots in my size online,... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
y, oh, my, there's a lot to get caught up on! I hope you won't be crushed if I take this slowly. I'm happy to embark on this blogging journey with you once again precisely because there is no shortage of material to cover. So let me sort through it bit by bit and share it as it makes sense to do so. Thank you to those of you who sent kind messages welcoming me and my blog back to the web. It's so gratifying to know that you're still out there and fighting the good fight. Or at least... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Thank you all! Call me crazy, but I thought manufacturers were drifting away from wood-soled shoes, and therefore I would have a hard time finding anything to post about. In actual fact, I've spotted something new I've lusted after every month. The good news is I have no shortage of material to post about. And with your help, I'll be able to publish something once a week with ease.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2014 on A New Beginning at Every Clog Has Its Day
o how've you been? L ong time no chat! It's been quite a year since we last spoke. Life, ya know. Never a dull moment. At least I've had a few new pairs of wooden goodness come along to liven up the dull stretches as well as soothe my soul when the going got tough. And you know I'll definitely share those with you as soon as I get a chance to document them with my digital camera. But first things first. Today, I'm just taking a moment to reacquaint myself with how all this blogging thing works. So far... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day