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  • “The Taming of the Shoe”
    By Julie Sullivan
    (Yes, the sound you’re hearing is the sound of Shakespeare rolling over in his grave.)
  • It all started in Austin, Texas, December, 2008…
  • …when this woman decided she wanted to have some fun…
  • …with some high school friends she got together with during Thanksgiving who loved the idea of her going to Texas with her high-heeled Mary Jane snake skin stilettos…
  • This is Frank, my cabbie who drove me around downtown Austin. Frank likes my shoe.
  • So does Stevie Ray Vaughan.
  • Alejandro says, “Esta mujer es loca. Que verguenza! Yo no quiero que me tomen una foto sosteniendo su snake-skin Mary Jane stiletto!”
  • Next stop…the famous Continental Club.
  • Martinis at the Continental. But be careful ‘cuz you know what they say– “Martinis are like women’s breasts. One is not enough and three is too many.”
  • Oops…had one too many breasts, uh, I mean martinis and got up on the stage and started singing.
  • Next it’s on to the Arc Angels concert at the legendary Antone’s.
  • Chris says, “Girrrrrl, I loves me some snake skin Mary Jane stilettos! I got a pair just like them in my closet!”
  • Doyle says, “You want me to pose with your shoe?? Lady, you’re a freak…yet I find myself strangely attracted to that about you.”
  • Here Iam puzzled by the fact that, unbeknownst to the rest of the population, Charlie Sexton has a shoe fetish. (Actually, someone off to the side called my name and while I was distracted Charlie tried to look down my shirt.)
  • Charlie is paying homage to the shoe that he correctly identified as a “Mary Jane.” Impressive. Then, again, he did have on a pair of stylish, Italian-crafted snake skin boots so the man obviously recognizes good taste when he sees it. Let your metrosexual flag fly, baby!
  • Alas, it could never work between Charlie and me. Even though we make a handsome, fine-footed couple, I just can’t be with someone who worships the shoes I walk in. The man might as well just scream out loud “I’m needy.”
  • The slide show is over and I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Austin but there is one more person that is quintessential for the “Taming of the Shoe”…whom I will have to get a picture of during my next visit…
  • That’s right, Leslie. I’m comin’ after YOU!!!