Today’s no-comment only-in-Detroit story:
And great details:
A Romulus man whose wife mysteriously lost an arm early Sunday has been arrested and is expected to be arraigned Thursday on several charges, including drunken driving causing serious injury, police said today. Stephen Humphrey, 39, is now in the Monroe County Jail. His wife, 34-year-old Brenda Humphrey, arrived at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Superior Township missing her right arm. Police have searched for days for both the crime scene and the missing arm but have found neither.
If you find an arm lying around somewhere in southeast Michigan, please contact the authorities.
The weather here is perfect. All week, perfect perfect perfect, edging toward “a bit warm” by the end of the week, but otherwise, el perfecto. So let’s dispense with the weather chitchat and let me ask your opinion of a question currently gripping Casa NN.C:
Is the phrase “strappy sandal” redundant?
Alan, Mr. Editor, claims it is. He remarked upon it after finding the usage in a Wall Street Journal story about the flirty new skirts, or something like that. The writer remarked that the flirty new skirts require just the right strappy sandal.
He remarked that it’s the nature of a sandal to be strappy, that strappiness defines the sandal at its core, and to imply otherwise is, well, stupid. Like calling a shoe “soley,” perhaps.
I argued that there is indeed such a thing as a strappy sandal, and I couldn’t define at which point an ordinary sandal tipped over into strappiness, but that I knew it when I saw it.
“So a strappy sandal has, what, extra straps?” he asked.
“That’s really stupid.”
Alan then noted my Teva sandals, which have noticeably more straps than his Teva sandals, and wondered if those were strappy. Of course not, I said. No Teva can ever be strappy. Strappy sandals are dress shoes, or dress-up shoes, or at least dressier shoes, but utilitarian? No.
Men just don’t have Shoe Eyes.
Any other mysteries of female clothing you want explained? Leave them in the comments.