Crap. Now I totally have to stop writing this to search the internet for the video.
I'm back and I couldn't find the infomercial but I did find this and now I know what SOCKS means in Spanish. Yeah! We are learning stuff.
I have no idea why she is drinking. Okay I have some idea but I need to get back to my point.
I vaguely remember I said I had one before I went into some crazy rambling tangent about Spanish Infomercials.
Oh Yeah! Socks.
So let's take a journey back to 1998. I was newly out of Boat College and my job was sending me every where, all over the globe.
My next assignment was in Alaska, in October! That's nice and sunny here in the South but up there it is already getting CHILLY! I was given a nice stipend to suit up. So off to the outdoor store I went.
I got a Carhart suit, some long johns, and those heated hand warmer packs. Sure I had gone skiing in Maine in February and SCUBA diving on Cape Cod in December.
I'd been cold but this seemed like it was going to warrant special equipment.
Oh yeah and one more thing. I got two pairs of socks. (look at me getting back to the point, high five!)
Thorlo extreme cold socks.
They were $15 a pair. Never in my entire life had I bought a pair of socks that cost even close to this. Despite the salesman's promise that they were indeed worth the price I was skeptical. That's a lot of money for a pair of socks!
I bought them though because my toes are always cold. ALWAYS.
Fast forward some large number of years later and I am sitting on my couch typing this wearing the socks.
Today, here, in the South it is cold and rainy but my toes are nice and toasty.
I love you green socks. May you last another 16 (OMG I'm so old.) years.