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Date: Feb 14 2005


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So, winter is lasting a little too long this year for Steph. She went shopping yesterday and saw signs of summer coming.
What did she see?


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Steph:  Ya know, flip-flops were really popular last summer. Do you think they’re gonna be in again this year?

Sara:  Yeah. I think they’re definitely gonna be in. Everybody loves flip-flops because they’re so easy.

Steph:  Yeah. That’s true. You just slip ‘em on and walk around and flip-flop around.

Sara:  True. Plus they’re coming up with all these new cute designs, like ones with little heels on them and stuff.

Steph:  Oh really? Where’d you see those?

Sara:  I think I saw them in, like, In Style magazine.

Steph:  Oh.

Sara:  Yeah. They’re really cute. They’re just like little, they’re rubber flip-flops. And then they have just a little tiny heel at the bottom. So it makes it kind of fancy.

Steph:  That’s totally cool. Like, fashion flip-flops.

Sara:  Yeah. Exactly. Very cool.

Steph:  Yeah. I was at Old Navy yesterday and there were hundreds of pairs. I was like, oh my god! I guess that’s a sign.

Sara:  A sign of summer coming and that they’re gonna be popular.

Steph:  Exactly.

Sara:  Yeah. You’re probably right.



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Where I grew up, in Hawaii, people wore flip-flops every day and it wasn’t a big deal to see people wearing them.
Here in Oregon, however, seeing flip-flops at the store is a happy reminder that summer is on its way.
Personally, I can’t wait ‘til it’s warm enough to wear flip-flops 24/7.
How about you?


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