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newspaper footprints

I line my boots with newspaper when snow gets in there (which it often does), and then I leave that lining in until such time as I decide it needs to be refreshed.

Here are the old liners, soon to go the way of all things. (Japanese newspaper because Wakanomori brings home old Japanese newspapers from work.)

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queenoftheskies
Mar. 6th, 2015 02:31 pm (UTC)
Cool!
asakiyume
Mar. 6th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
They help insulate the boots, too.
sartorias
Mar. 6th, 2015 02:43 pm (UTC)
I don't understand how that works. You put newspaper in and walk on it for a winter?
asakiyume
Mar. 6th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
Not a whole winter, maybe only a week or two--less, if they get soaked. It goes like this. At first I'm using the boots without anything in them, but let's say one day I'm walking and I get snow in my boots--which happens when the snow is high. Then, to help dry them out, I'll fold a piece of newspaper into a thin rectangle and shove it into the boot. Then I keep that in there until I have another incident of a lot of snow getting in the boot, whereupon I take out the old liners and put in new ones.
sartorias
Mar. 6th, 2015 04:24 pm (UTC)
I see--I was thinking about the cushion effect, but this is actually about absorbency, right?
asakiyume
Mar. 6th, 2015 04:38 pm (UTC)
Yes: absorbency and as an added benefit, insulation.
j_cheney
Mar. 6th, 2015 02:56 pm (UTC)
IT's so weird, hearing about things people who live in cold places do....that sounds almost colonial to me!
asakiyume
Mar. 6th, 2015 04:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's actually pretty weird even here--I don't know anyone else who does it. Most people don't use rubber boots; they use lined, warmer boots. But I like rubber boots because they're guaranteed waterproof (until they crack), so they don't leak when snow gets slushy. And they're great in warmer times of year, for if it's raining. Plus, they're taller than most official snow boots.
amaebi
Mar. 6th, 2015 02:59 pm (UTC)
Japanese newspaper to line one's Massachusetts boots-- that's the apex of some kind of chic. :D
asakiyume
Mar. 6th, 2015 04:43 pm (UTC)
It's practically decadent ^_^
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asakiyume
Mar. 6th, 2015 04:44 pm (UTC)
When you find out, I'm all ears!

(I love this icon of yours)
sovay
Mar. 6th, 2015 07:23 pm (UTC)
Here are the old liners, soon to go the way of all things. (Japanese newspaper because Wakanomori brings home old Japanese newspapers from work.)

I like the idea of winter leaving footprints you can read.
asakiyume
Mar. 8th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
Imagine if your footprints could be seditious or inflammatory, pulp fiction or pure poetry.
duccio
Mar. 6th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
I think you should frame them; you're quadridextrous.

Here's something off topic about crows from Daily Kos.

Original article from BBC.




Edited at 2015-03-07 10:43 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
Mar. 8th, 2015 03:05 am (UTC)
I love that story of the girl whose crow friends bring her little treasures. And it's not just a story--it's *real*.
khiemtran
Mar. 7th, 2015 05:47 am (UTC)
Good to see someone taking "newsprint" literally...
asakiyume
Mar. 8th, 2015 03:06 am (UTC)
Hah! Well said.
heliopausa
Mar. 7th, 2015 02:23 pm (UTC)
These are rather haunting works of art.
asakiyume
Mar. 8th, 2015 03:07 am (UTC)
What a lovely thought.
heliopausa
Mar. 8th, 2015 11:48 am (UTC)
Possible haiku?

time steps paper-light;
in silence, gone before me,
whose feet made this path?
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