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you will recognize me by my mismatched clothes

you will recognize me by my mismatched clothes

July 24, 2007

I have been packing tonight. Or trying to pack. I am not good at deciding what I want to wear for days in advance.

What if I am hot? What if I am cold? What if I decide I just don’t feel like wearing that outfit?

So I just started putting things into my suitcase that I like. I have no idea if they match anything else that is already in my suitcase.

I had my bag laid out on the top of my bed with a couple of pair of shoes inside. My 8 yr old came walking in and looked through my suitcase.

“How many days will you be gone, Mom?” he asked.

“Five days, honey” I answered, trying to contain my overwhelming joy.

“Hmmm. I don’t think you have enough shoes in your bag. You should bring some more,” he said.

And how could I argue with that. I tossed a couple more pair of shoes into the bag. I don’t know what I will wear them with. But just the fact that they are there inside my suitcase, just in case, makes me happy.

Should there be a shoe emergency, I am prepared.

I might be naked or look like I dressed in the dark, but god damn I will be properly shod.

Posted by Chris @ 11:24 pm  

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  1. Sara says:

    Well, surely you can wear them naked whilst pillow fighting and braiding hair. I mean, isn’t that what the Blogher conference is all about?

  2. CaliforniaGrammy says:

    Have a great time. The kids will do fine while you’re gone and will love you so much more when you return! And I’m glad you will be properly shod. That’s important, for sure.

  3. qtpies7 says:

    I get all frazzled while packing for something fun! Your guys are all going to have such a great time, who cares if you match? Besides, I’m sure you aren’t the only one, lol.

  4. diatribal says:

    Ha! What a smart child.

    I HATE packing. I’m obsessive about making a list and adhering to it. I even keep one on my computer for those “just in case” trips when there is no time to hand-write a list.

    While shoes are very important, I never go ANYWHERE without my trusty denim jacket. It has been all over the country, and man do I love it. Who cares if you match, as long as you have great shoes and a good jacket?!

  5. Karen says:

    So uh….want me to pick you up? Cuz NO plane will let you board with all that crap. You’re such a girly girl, it makes me sick. Why do you have to be so damn nice too? You’re like, my ONLY prissy friend.

  6. Chris says:

    Karen,

    hahaha- yes they will. I am sitting here in the airport right now!

  7. CathyC says:

    Good for you! shoes are a must, the more, the merrier! have fun!

  8. meritt says:

    I just smile because when I pack - I try to live in ONE PAIR OF SHOES for the entire trip. I’d go barefoot if they’d let me. LOL.

    If it goes with flip flops… we’re good. ;)

  9. Susan says:

    I recently went on travel for work and we had to upsize our rental car because I had so much luggage. So, I can, um, kinda relate. ;)

  10. Michele says:

    Old Navy’s flagship store is on the corner of State and Washington.
    You’ll be just fine…

  11. Carola says:

    I’m with merrit, though for me it’s snickers…all day everyday if it were possible…I just were nicer shoes during the week because I have to. But I totally understand the need to put an outfit for every possible weather forecast…rain, sun, snow, wind, hot, cold…

  12. Woman with Kids says:

    Sadly, you can never have enough shoes. But lord knows, I’m trying…

  13. Eve says:

    Can’t wait to meet you. I’ll bring an extra cover-up for ya…

  14. Amy Y says:

    That’s why flip flops are good… you can get them in every color of the rainbow and they pack easily.
    Have a great time on your trip!

  15. ali says:

    damnit…i’m missing naked chris???! sucks.

  16. Mary W says:

    Being properly shod is the most important thing.

  17. Phoenix says:

    That’s my kind of boy. I can see, you’ve trained him well.

  18. Jennifer says:

    I’m NOT a traveler…but sounds like you have it covered…especially your feet! ;)

  19. Jennifer says:

    I’m NOT a traveler…but sounds like you have it covered…especially your feet!

  20. Ginny says:

    It’s kinda humid here right now, but, you know what we say, (constantly)”Cooler near the lake!” And that’s where you’ll be, baby! Also, if you brought stuff you actually like, you’ll be fine.

  21. Kathy says:

    I love the way shoes fit in the nooks and crannies of a suitcase. There is always room for one more pair…especially in the summer.

  22. becky says:

    good. i am bringing exactly 2 pairs of shoes and they are both flipflops. so maybe those extras are in case of a shoe emergency. i’ll be over on thursday night, ‘k?

  23. poppy fields says:

    “Five days, honey” I answered, trying to contain my overwhelming joy.

    LOL! I would feel the same way. Have fun :)

  24. Sunny says:

    You got it, babe. 50 shoes is just not enough. =)