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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:31 AM
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Just bought a new pair of cowboy boots - ask me anything
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:32 AM
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1. You're from Philly
why

:shrug:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:34 AM
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3. hey Lynn, guess what
i'm going to phiLLy. :bounce:

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:39 AM
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6. When
and my name is LYnne

:cry:
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:40 AM
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8. in september
just gotta pick a weekend.

i gotta figure out where to go, what to do, etc.

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:41 AM
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9. Don't do it the week of 9/24 - We'll all be in DC
:D

Have you gotten a place to stay yet?
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:45 AM
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16. no, just getting started on pLanning
we spent 2 days haggLing over our destination... and we chose phiLLy over montreaL (going for the touristy vacation, rather than wicked-bendah vacation).

i know they have a train system there - wiLL we better off parking the car for our stay, and pubLic transport it everywhere?
if so or not, what area do you reccomend we try to get a hoteL in?
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:47 AM
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18. Yes, there is a train station
It would really depend on how long you plan to be here and what you want to do while in Philly.

Might I suggest you do it before Sept 18th - they have a good "Visit Philly" package that includes 2 nights for the price of one and free parking

http://www.gophila.com/accommodations/index-cantdoitina...
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:42 AM
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11. for a dude ranch vacation
all the websites that list "what to bring" put boots at #1.

My SO already has a pair of ropers, and I own NOTHING that would be appropriate for riding a horse (which I haven't done since the mid-1980s). My usual high-heeled summer sandel would NOT cut it, and the websites specifically say NO SNEAKERS.

I was in Dallas, working literally next door to two boot stores, so I figured "where better?" and bought me some.
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:33 AM
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2. Why?
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 11:37 AM by Jokerman
Not that I have anything against cowboys or boots, it's just that, as someone who wouldn't even wear shoes if I could get away with it, I've always found cowboy boots to be one of the most uncomfortable things humans ever invented.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:34 AM
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4. Yes. Personally I think they were invented by a vengeful woman
Probably a waitress who had to work in heels....as revenge
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:54 AM
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20. These are pretty comfy, and hopefully
They'll keep my feet in the stirrups.
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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:31 PM
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36. Good Answer!
I see so many posers wearing cowboy boots even though they wouldn't know one end of a horse from the other, it never occurred to me that you were actually going to use them for riding.
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demjuli Donating Member (117 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:34 AM
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5. Are they red like my new cowboy boots?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:41 AM
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10. Nah -- they're brown.
Wish they were red! (my color selection was limited since I had to buy men's boots for size reasons)
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:40 AM
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7. Delete dupe
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 11:42 AM by Patiod
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:42 AM
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12. Are they Tony Lamas?
That's the only kind I'll wear. Perfect fit every time, no break-in required.

Redstone
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:45 AM
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15. Wow -- I wish! They're well-fitting, reasonably priced Durangos
Didn't want to break the $100 mark, since, as LynneSin points out, I'm from Philly, where they are not generally considered de riguer.

Mmm.. Tony Lamas.........
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:00 PM
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22. The brand doesn't realy matter...the effect on the guys will be the same.
Well, some guys. Probably a lot of guys. Some percentage, anyway, of guys do pay attention when they see a woman wearing boots.

Or if you happen to be one of those women who likes women, I'd bet the effect will be the same on your, ah, audience. Well, anyway.

Redstone
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:42 PM
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27. Interesting -- I was breaking them in yesterday, and my SO
insinuated much the same thing.

(I'm not telling my sexual orientation, but my SO's name is Ralph....)
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:43 AM
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13. Are they useful?
I mean, are they designed for certain types of work, or terrain? I've always wondered about that. Cowboy hats puzzle me, too. Do they have certain uses that other hats don't have? (I mean in modern society)?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:46 AM
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17. I'll report back on whether or not they keep me on my horse
Fortunately, I learned to ride as a kid, so I'm okay on the basics.

I'm a little nervous for my city-bred SO, who has never been on a horse. But we'll see....
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:44 AM
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14. Is Rick Santorum going down? Or is he REALLY going down?
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 11:45 AM by ih8thegop
Or ius he abso-f***ing-lutely positively going down?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:51 AM
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19. Next Fall I am walking the streets where I'm a committeewoman
I am delivering his quotes on birth control to every single house in my (largely Catholic) area. They might be against abortion, but the size of their families (rarely more than 2 kids) tells me they wouldn't take too kindly to a new baby in the family every year or two.

Won't wear my cowboy boots, but I'll be burning up shoe leather nonetheless.
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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:08 PM
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21. Good for you!
:-)
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Calico Jack Rackham Donating Member (410 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:08 PM
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23. Do they look like these?
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 03:10 PM by Calico Jack Rackham


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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:09 PM
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24. Why?
No really! Why?
The Professor
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:44 PM
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28. Dude ranch vacation in the works
and boots seem to be "the thing" to wear while on horseback. Go figure!
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:11 PM
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25. are they super cute?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:49 PM
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29. No, actually, they're mens boots. But Redstone says
that regardless, guys dig cowboy boots on women look hot, so I'm taking him at his word. My SO has already implied as much!

They had some very cute women's styles at "Boot Town" in Farmer's Branch, TX, but my foot size (I'm 5'11") mandated a guy's boot, sad to say, so my selection was limited.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:11 PM
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26. I have a pair, too. But then I live in Texas. I think it's a law.
But mine are ropers, which are just loafers with a lot of ankle support. :D

Lucchese too. They're nice, but I got them on sale. :)
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:54 PM
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30. Got mine at "Boot Town" in Farmer's Branch
Was working in an office building next door, had 1/2 hour to spare before I was due at the airport, and figured "where better to buy boots for my trip then in TEXAS?"

They were the nicest people! A young kid with hipster eyeglasses helped me with my selection. I looked at the VERY urban glasses (small black rectangles don't look real cowpokey to me, but what do I know) and asked him if he himself rode -- boy, was he insulted! Of course he rode!!! He proceeded to take the time to make sure I got a perfect fit, I packed them right in my suitcase, and flew back to the land where Boot Stores are not commonplace.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:56 PM
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31. I can't remember where I got mine.
Some place in San Antonio.

If you like the boots, you should have some custom-made. Dave Little in San Antonio does nice work. There are others, too.

For cowboy boots, you can't beat Texas.
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:05 PM
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35. Man, custom made is SO out of my league
I'm just a Philly girl who wouldn't know a two-step from...well, whatever else you dance to wearing cowboy boots.

But who knows - I'm wearing a cowboy hat on last year's Christmas card (in a photo of us at the Grand Canyon) so stranger things have happened.

I figured why buy boots in New Jersey (the only place I know of with a decent selection is in Deptford, NJ) when I'm right there in Cowboy Country!
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 03:58 PM
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32. What are they made from?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:02 PM
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33. Just basic leather for a horse amateur like me
It's kind of suede-y looking, but it was good looking, basic, and on sale.

Saw some cute one made of ostrich, but WAY out of my price range, plus I couldn't rationalize that the leather would be available anyway as a byproduct of beef.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 04:04 PM
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34. Sounds nice looking!
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:44 PM
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37. Do you have a cowboy hat, too?
or are you a fake cowboy like GOPisEvil?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:46 PM
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38. Hey!!!
Contrary to popular belief Mel Tillis DID NOT write "Coca-Cola Cowboy" for me. :P
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 07:53 AM
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39. I have a cowboy hat AND I'm a fake cowgirl
Got a really nice hat in Tombstone for $11 on my last vacation to hide my puffy eyes and swollen sinuses. Glad I did now that I see what they charge for them.

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