Monday, March 23, 2009

The Color Purple (the color, not the book, which I have never read)

On Friday I was making dinner, and my friend Lacey was sitting in my living room. Seemingly out of nowhere, Lacey said, "When I was younger, I didn't like the color purple, but now I like it."

I stopped what I was doing and thought, "Lacey has read The Color Purple? Maybe she's just seen the movie. Either way, it doesn't seem like a story she would like." Then I looked over and saw that Lacey was looking at my new shoes: a pair of purple Chucks.

Aren't they awesome?

I laughed and said, "At first I thought you were talking about the book The Color Purple."

Lacey laughed and said, "Oh, Anna, you know I don't read!"


Bekah said...

You've never read "The Color Purple"? And you have a degree in English?

I like the new purple All-stars, by the way. They remind me of some I had in high school...before I got too old and became unable to wear any shoes without good arch support.

Roses said...

Can I be green with envy over purple shoes?