Twitter and the Lonely Shoe Story

May 01, 2009 by Lisa Newton

The Lonely Shoe

At the end of my bike ride on Ballona Creek, I reached the beach at Playa del Rey. On the beach was a lonely shoe, which upon further reflection, created many questions for me including:


Where did the shoe come from? How did it end up on the beach? Who owned the shoe? Does the tanker and ship in the background have any relationship to the lost shoe? Does this picture create the story behind this shoe? Where’s the other shoe?

I’d love to hear your ideas about this shoe’s story, so in Twitter style, create a 140 character story to let us know what your thoughts about it are.


Please use the comment section to share your Twitter story.


Since it’s Friday, I’m having a little fun today, while Travelin’ Local. I can hardly wait to hear the stories you come up with……………………….:)

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15 Responses to “Twitter and the Lonely Shoe Story”

  1. Dayngr says:

    This is what happens when you tweet and jog!


  2. Jan says:

    Man, I’m glad you found my shoe.


  3. Paisley (Paisley Thoughts) says:

    Shoe Solo

    bended knee
    1 shoe
    1 smile

    Paisley (Paisley Thoughts)’s last blog post..Pattern Potential – It’s Everywhere


  4. Frank Levangie says:

    I once found a Timex watch while walking along the water’s edge in Venice Beach. It was 3/4’s buried in the sand and the cloth strap was worn down by the wave buffing it back and forth in the sand…… Only God knows where it came from and how long it was in the ocean…. AND, IT WAS STILL TICKING !!! The battery finally gave out after being on my possession for 3 years…….. It reminds me of the Timex commercials in the 60’s and 70’s by John Cameron Swayze…”It’s takes a licking and keeps on ticking”………


  5. Frank Levangie says:

    so keep on trucking (walkng)


  6. Melissa Donovan says:

    Ha! I always wonder where these items came from. You see them on the beach, in the street, at the park. Shoes, hats, and a variety of other personal items. It’s perplexing if you ask me.

    Melissa Donovan’s last blog post..Questions, Curiosity, and Writing Ideas


  7. Kevin says:, I knew I lost a shoe on my last trip! Please send it to me at:

    Kevin’s last blog post..Luang Prabang, Laos


  8. Davina says:

    I thought I saw it move! Didn’t anyone else see that? There it goes again! Oh, you missed it.

    Davina’s last blog post..Positively Breathing — A Series Intro


  9. David says:

    Have you seen my sole brother?


  10. LisaNewton says:

    @ Dayngr LOL…………Doing two things at one time often cause lost items.

    @ Jan I’m not sure its in any condition to wear though…..:)

    @ Paisley How unique is that. Thanks for sharing……:)

    @ FrugalNYC LOL………..I love the rhyme.

    @ Frank I remember those commercials. I bought a couple of Timex and usually had good luck with them. However, I haven’t found any at the beach lately. I’ll keep looking, though.

    @ Melissa Once, along the sidewalk, I came across a cast. You know, the removable kind. I thought, did the person’s leg suddenly get better so they could just discard it? I totally agree, it’s perplexing.

    @ Kevin “” Now that is innovative………..:)

    @ Davina I thought I saw it move, too. How weird is that?

    @ David Maybe your sole brother is on that tanker in the background, heading for Alaska………..:)


  11. Kevin says:

    Maybe it’s related to one of our British Columbia shoes. British Columbia Shoes

    Kevin’s last blog post..Why do I Blog?


  12. Lisa's Chaos says:

    I still can’t get used to your new digs, but I’m trying. :)

    The shoe – As a boy ran, so it began. I got left behind, to get washed out on the next tide.


  13. LisaNewton says:

    @ Kevin Based on the link, I hope not. I wouldn’t have liked finding any of those shoes.

    @ reysbro Thank you.

    @ Lisa’s Chaos Wow, so poetic. I’m a big fan of rhymes. In fact, I keep a rhyming dictionary next to my computer……..:)


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