Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Story of Bill and the Shoe Tree

Sorry I have been MIA this week. It was a busy week, with parent-teacher interviews at work, and a number of other outside of work commitments which has rendered me three days without a run, and a little anxious about it. I am tapering now, but that doesn't mean not running at all. Oh well, I plan on running today and tomorrow.

Last night I went to Casino Rama with a good friend of mine to see Bill Cosby, which has left my sides a little sore from yesterday. The man still is hilarious at seventy one years of age! And yes he did the dentist routine.




While we were driving up to the show, my friend mentioned the shoe tree that she passes every time she goes up to the casino.

I had never heard or seen the shoe tree before and asked if we could stop and take a picture. It is on a relatively quiet highway in the middle of nowhere, so I wasn't expecting much, but I was surprised when we can across it.










I tried to research how the shoe tree came to be, but found nothing, so if anyone knows the history of the shoe tree, or about any other shoe tree, I'd be interested to know more about it. It was an impressive site.

As far as the casino, it was my second time ever in a casino. I put five dollars in a quater slot machine, and won $10, and cashed out right away. LOL. Hey, it buys me lunch!

Wishing everyone well at their races this weekend (Marlene, Nitmos, Roadbunner, Julianne, Christy, Tiger and anyone else I missed!)

Thanks for reading!

18 comments:

Melanie said...

that's an awesome tree! You'll definitely have to update us again if you find out the meaning!

Jess said...

That is really weird. Maybe it actually grows them! Now, if only we could find a money tree like that...

Jeanne said...

Maci,

Just found your blog, it's very enjoyable and you run in one of my favorite places. So, as a frequent visitor to the Durham region - any suggestions on routes? So far my favorite is northwest towards the ski hills.

Anyways - don't know what you are tapering for - Toronto tomorrow??? Whatever it is, good luck, good race.

Julianne said...

Thanks Marci!! :-)

Omg, that shoe tree is super neat. You have to tell us if you hear anything on the origin!!

robison52 said...

I took my wife to see Bill Cosby last month at Whiskey Pete's in Primm, Nevada and he was a HOOT! He did the dental routine as well as the story of how men should sit on the toilet when we get older as our aim is horrible. It's amazing how much vigor he at his age!

I'm jealous! I'm in the middle of my marathon training and can hardly wait for my own tapering!!!

BeachRunner said...

LOL. That must be a stinky tree.

Vava said...

Thanks for the laughs! I'd never seen that routine before. Hope you had a good run today, and also will have a good one tomorrow. And, of course, here's hoping for fantastic weather in a week for your and (somewhat selfishly) my, albeit much shorter, race.

That show tree is hilarious! Any size 12.5 mens neutral cushioned ones up there that might be worth salvaging? Goodness knows they are hard to find in the city!

Cheers!

D10 said...

I wonder what the history of the shoe tree is. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Marcy said...

That tree is soooo cool! I'm with Melanie. If you ever find out what the meaning of it is, I'm interested!

Girl on Top said...

That interesting about the shoe tree.

And that's wonderful about winning $10!

Sonia said...

That is weird!!! Did you leave one shoe?!

Blyfinn said...

That tree is amazing. If you find out any info. please update.

Thanks for the video clip. Now my side hurt.

Melanie said...

getting the gta bloggers for a run one day is a great idea!!! :) sorry, i know i commented twice on this post now lol....

*aron* said...

that tree is so cool... and weird :)

Denise said...

That's really cool...let us know if you find out any more info about the tree.

Enjoy your taper...take it easy and rest up!

Meg said...

What a cool tree!

Melanie said...

I saw Cosby back in 2005 when he came to my university and he was AWESOME! I grew up watching The Cosby Show.. someday I'm going to have to buy the DVDs so my kids can watch it one day.

That shoe tree is incredible. I've never seen something like that before!

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