Wednesday, July 16, 2008

California or Bust

I had a dentist appointment today and was going to write about it, but instead I think I'll make a video blog about it when I get back home.

After my appointment, I went shopping for a pair of shoes because I'd decided that I couldn't wear my Crocs to BlogHer. I went to 50 shoe stores! Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a pair of shoes that look cute and yet are super comfortable? I found dozens of cute pairs at every store. They were adorable! Unfortunately, I would break my neck if I ever tried to walk in them. Still, I tried a couple pairs on for kicks. Keep in mind, that at this point, my mouth was still completely numb. So here I am, stumbling around in these heels, my mouth drooping, probably drooling on myself and I couldn't stop thinking about that Seinfeld episode with Kramer and the shoes and the Novocaine!


So, I went to tuck my kids in tonight and I gave them extra hugs and kisses and told them I'd miss them. Brooklyn was ok. Clay was ok. Jackson was ok. Savannah was ok. Lexi cried and told me she'd miss me so much. It broke my heart. Then I tried to give Austin a hug. He jumped away from me and screamed, "Ewww, Mom germs! Quick! Stop, drop and roll!!!" as he fell to the floor and writhed around in apparent pain. I had to pull the guilt card, so I said, "That's nice. So when my plane crashes into the ocean, you can remember this moment for the rest of your life." At this point, he burst into laughter and pointed out the obvious, "There is no ocean between here and California duh!"

Let me tell ya, after the past couple weeks where I feel like all I do is scream at the kids because all they do is fight and make messes, I am so looking forward to this trip! I'm just sad I'm going to miss Austin's championship baseball game tomorrow night.

I'll be bringing my laptop and will try to update from the BlogHer conference. Have a great weekend everyone!

Gone to BlogHer 08

34 comments:

Mom Of 3 said...

Have Loads of fun!

Rick said...

Wait until you start your landing in San Fran. You'll see plenty of water.

Have fun at "Bloghim", or "her", or "it", whatever.




http://www.organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

jodi-mother of six said...

I hope you have a wonderful visit to our fair state!!

Jules said...

Well hope you found "The Perfect Pair" and are walking around the conference on bloggie bliss! Enjoy yoursellf and stay safe!

lifestartsnow said...

have fun in california!!! and don't make your plane crash into anything, oceans or mountains...

;-) franzi

Phyllis said...

Awww....gotta love when the kidlets have to show you up by making a smart comment like Austin did, dontcha?? I'm sure he'll miss you even if he won't admit it.

Anonymous said...

Well, you will probably circle over the ocean or the bay before landing. Just sayin'

For comfy attractive shoes get some Dansko sandals or Clarks' new brand--cute stuff! There is a big ol' Macy's right by the hotel hosting BlogHer so go shopping!

Robin said...

Have a great time! Thanks for sharing that clip...I'd forgotten about that one! Too funny!!!!

Brenda said...

I'm sure he will miss you but was embarrassed to say so. Boys. Please don't fall in the ocean. That would be some serious pilot error there.

heyitsbeej said...

"Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a pair of shoes that look cute and yet are super comfortable?"

Why yes. Viva la happy feet also known as Birkenstocks! Not just the two-strap-across-the-foot hippie style (of which I own three pair, but I digress) but different and CUTE styles! Example: http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/OhHeyItsBeej/1-3.jpg

Happy happy feet.

B&K said...

I hear ya about trying to find shoes that are both cute AND comfortable. Sometimes an impossible combo. I mean, Jimmy Choos are adorable (albeit WAYYYY out of MY price range) but comfy? I doubt it.

Anyhoo, I have one word for you: Danskos. These run about $120 a pair (which is a lot, for shoes; at least for me!!) but SO worth it. They are cute and oh so comfy. I threw away 3/4ths of the Payless Shoe Source shoes in my closet b/c I never wear them now that I have Danskos. I have three pair and I wear them ALL the time. They last really well.

Enjoy!

korkie said...

TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!

You can pretend I'm your assistance.

I'll make sure you are kept on schedule for all your important meetings, like lunch at Mickey D, or point you to the best, and cleanest food vendors.

I can discreetly pour stuff on your newly highlighted head so you won't scratch so much. I'll even brush the dandruff off your shoulders.

But most important, I will find the best places for your evening cocktail hour ...... with the appropriate entertainment.

Have fun. Bring me home a present.

Anonymous said...

So what's wrong with Crocs??? I wear them everywhere, I have pink with mouse holes, green with shamrocks, navy with da Bears, sandals, beach, etc. I love those. I only wear shoes that start with 'C' - Crocs or Clarks clogs - I have red ones, brown, black, navy, etc. dressy, plain, and so on. I don't care what my feet look like just so they don't hurt! from Sparkle

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn,

I hope you have an awesome time at the Blogher event. It's good to know that Austin left you with yet another funny memory. That boy is a hoot! He soo reminds me of my 13year old.

So, a question for you to ponder.... What new & quirky things will you encounter in your home when you return from your trip? What do you miss most when you are gone?

Take care, be careful and have fun!

~Lisa, San Antonio, Texas

Jen said...

LOL! That episode of Seinfeld was the last thing I watched before going to sleep last night.

Did you try Clarks's shoes? Cute and comfy!

Anonymous said...

That is so funny that you would mention this Seinfeld episode, I just saw that one last night and was laughing my butt off!!

Jenn said...

Gonna miss you dear, Have fun, smile BIG, and send pictures of the shoes you DID decide to get. ;)
Jenn in AK

Anonymous said...

Your Austin is a neat kid, who apparently has a great sense of humour!! And you can tell him I said so. Have fun on your trip!
Ingrid

Tina in Ohio said...

I just got a pair of Chaco sandals. They are so comfy and supportive of my sad fallen arches. Chaco has lots of casual-but-not-too-casual styles. A little pricey, but worth it!
Have fun in sunny CA!
Tina

Anonymous said...

That Seinfeld was on last night-it's one of my favorite ones! That one and the one with Elaine dancing.

heather said...

Dansko's. I hope you ended up with a pair of Dansko's. They would be perfect in San Francisco and anytime you needed to play grown-up. Comfy clogs that last forever and look respectable. I've heard them called the official dress shoes of Portland, which is practically San Fran and VERY into our comfort.

Theresa in Mèrida said...

Has anyone told you that it's cold in San Francisco in July? Don't expect sunny California, because that is a different part of the state. Other than that The City rocks! Eat some sourdough bread for me. Don't forget to ride a trolley car and go on the steep part of Lombard street. Walk across the Golden Gate. Eat in a hole in the wall restaurant in China Town or at least have dimsum. All that fun stuff. We used to cut class and take the bus to The City when we were in High School.
If you are into making jewelry or costumes go to General Bead on Minna Street they have a room upstairs with findings and stuff that is awesome.Then there is the Gunny Sack Outlet Store though I think that is in South San Francisco now, not in San Francisco. Have fun! Take a sweater!
regards,
Theresa

Anonymous said...

I know it is too late for your trip, but for future reference and your readers, Crocs makes some really really cute, fanshionable styles! Here's some examples:
http://www.shoebuy.com/crocs-sassari/194104/433190
http://www.shoebuy.com/crocs-prima/190623/424944
http://www.shoebuy.com/crocs-malindi/242983/520503
http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/35910936/c/8637.html
http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/28228077/c/3.html
http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/36159386/c/135375.html
(I love these last ones and I'd love to try them! I don't know how comfy the high heels are, but they have to be more comfy than other high heels....)

However, in my search for some of these shoes, I found a curious blog: www.ihatecrocs.com. LOL!

aceiatx said...

I love Sketchers and they have cute styles with tennis shoe soles that even look good with skirts.

Heather said...

Have a great time at BlogHer!

erika325 said...

There is no ocean between here and California duh!"

BUT you'll most likely fly over the Pacific or SF Bay before landing. Tell him a flight attendant told you that (I am!! Really!) The guilt will haunt him forever ;)

Have a wonderful time! I used to live in SF, it's a great city! Go get a hot fudge sundae at Ghirardelli for me :D

Valarie said...

Have fun in CA! I can't wait to see everyone's pics and hear some stories.

AlaneM said...

Love that episode - too funny!
Have a great time at BlogHer!!

Anonymous said...

Dawn,
Hope you packed some warm clothes. Growing up, we used to go to Candlestick Park (where the Giants use to play). We would have down jackets, sleeping bags and hats. We would watch all the mid-westerners show up in shorts. By the 3rd-4th inning, the fog would roll in and we would get the biggest laugh watching people who lived in winter snow scramble out of their seats to get warm. A game could drop 40 degress in a heartbeat. I think it was Mark Twain who said" The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco!" Hope you have a great time in that beautiful city by the bay!

B&K said...

Okay, so I ws reviewing the SSO from July 13th, and saw that someone had asked about Brooklyn being on the St. Jude's website. I'm fairly new to your blog, so did I miss something?!? Was she sick when she was an infant?

The only Brooklyn I saw on their website was a Brooklyn who was four, and lives in Washington State with her mom Dani. I'm thinking that isn't YOUR Brooklyn?

I think Brooklyn's only 2-1/2 now right? Could someone post the link to her pic on St. Jude's site? She is so adorable. I hope she is healthy now. :-)

Sunny said...

"if you're goin' to San Fransisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair..."
Just heard a really good re-mix of that song:-)
Ever heard the saying,"friends don't let friends wear Crocs."?
Did you really go to 50 places?Wow!
Mephisto Shoes are recommended by doctors, and they come in cute styles.

Smiller said...

DAWN! You made a spelling error! "Heels" for shoes, "heals" for helping the sick. I am...speechless. :D

Anonymous said...

sso Q: How old are you?

SubWife said...

What happened to "Changing lives one diaper at a time"? That was so funny! I miss it...

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