There is a Balega sock monster in my apartment. Balega socks are my current sock of choice. For a couple of years I had only one pair. I realized I gravitated towards wearing this pair for longer runs. A few months ago I bought two more pairs. More recently I turned my mom on to these socks, too. She wanted 7 pairs so she could wear them every day when she goes walking/running. Wow, 7 pairs of Balegas! What a luxury to have your favorite sock every day of the week! I found them very, very cheap at Sports Basement here in San Francisco. I'm talking almost 50% cheaper than usual cheap. I bought her a stash of them and figured, why not? I deserve a few more pairs to round out my week. So I did just that. I bought more to have seven pairs of Balegas, too. Too bad, Thorlo and Smartwool socks (previous socks of choice)! Move over, here come the Balegas.
Well, last week I did laundry and when I was done I had 6.5 pairs of Balegas. I was short a sock! I searched high and low but no sock. I was so disgruntled I had to go back and pick up another pair to bring my count back up to seven. Well, this week I did laundry and at the end had 6 pairs of Balegas (I am technically back up to 6.5 since I still have that half a pair floating about). What the heck?! I know I wore seven pairs of Balegas this week, I washed them all and ended up with six. I was very careful this time around after last week's incident to make sure nothing fell out of my basket or got left in the machine when I was done. There are only so many places in this apartment that a dirty pair of socks could be and trust me, I've looked at them all.
I guess I'm just not meant to be a person who has their favorite sock for every day of the week. My mom is going to get her additional six pairs today after I pick my parents up from the airport. We'll see how long she can keep her count up to seven.
Maybe Balegas are so magical you're just not meant to have seven.
Seriously, though....What the heck happened to 3 of my socks?!