If the shoe fits, hang it…

October 2, 2010

Blog Guy, I’m a woman in need of advice. I spend 82 percent of my income on new shoes, so naturally the old ones pile up quickly. I hate to just throw out all my pumps. How can I put them to good use?

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Many women put their old shoes in picture frames and hang them on the wall. It’s very colorful. This one is in an actual art museum.

Interesting. So is that a collage or a montage?

If it’s made with your pumps, technically it would be a pumpage.

I don’t think that’s a word, Blog Guy.

FRANCE/Of course it is. You can take anything and add the suffix “age” and make up a new kind of art.

So if I were to frame my collection of shot glasses, cocktail shakers and other barware, it would be a…

Barrage. Think about it.

What about framing my collection of church programs from celebration of the Holy Eucharist?

That’s a Massage. Are you seeing a pattern here?

And my collection of space junk from Mir, the old Soviet space station?

A Mirage.

Let me ask you this. There are several deadbeat guys in my life. Ex-husband, worthless boyfriend, spoiled son… What if I framed THEM?

That would be a ménage, but you might want to be careful about using that word.

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A woman looks at the work of art “Madison Avenue, 1962″ by artist Arman (1928-2005) at the Centre Pompidou modern art museum, also known as Beaubourg, in Paris September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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I think I just expanded my vocabulary. “Spinage” has other legit definitions, too. Uh-oh….

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Okay, Spin, maybe “spinage” means spinning one’s car tires upon the request of the drunk passenger riding shotgun, as in “Get some spinage, dude!”

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