Perfect fit


In her memoir “Eat, Pray, Love,” Elizabeth Gilbert succinctly defines the human condition as simply “the heartbreaking inability to sustain contentment.”

Any attempt that I throw at happiness will eventually fade. No amount of money, power, fame, clout, success, wit, possessions, or H-O-double-T hottness is going to be enough to fulfill that eternally aching place in my spirit. I know that on my own, I cannot make and keep myself content – it’s impossible.

But I thought I would try, anyway.

Behold! My new shoes!

The picture shows the color to be greyish, but trust me, these babies are teal. As soon as I set eyes on these gems, I thought, “Now, those are Annie Shoes if I’ve ever seen them.” And since I had a gift card given to me on my birthday, they were free (thanks, Becca!).

Whoever said that you can’t buy happiness has obviously never been to Target.



  1. Sarah on August 21, 2008 at 7:43 AM

    Ohhhh, I love those shoes. Target has really cute (and painful) fall shoes now. So when I see them I just imagine the inevitable red marks, band-aids and feet sweat so that I don’t buy them.

    I would love love to hang out. Just let me know when you’re free. I actually sat at a traffic light right next to you a few days ago. I was going to honk, but I like to stay at a low level of crazy these days.

  2. Annie Parsons on August 21, 2008 at 7:46 AM

    Actually, these are quite comfy and sturdy. I can walk fast in them – not like my red heels of lore.

  3. MB on August 21, 2008 at 8:18 AM

    I’m so glad the last word in this post wasn’t K-Mart.

  4. megan brady on August 21, 2008 at 8:26 AM

    AMEN. That’s all I have to say. A-MEN.

  5. Allie, Dearest on August 21, 2008 at 9:39 AM

    That cracks me up.

    I was looking through In Style yesterday, the one with Uma on the front. I was shocked at how few things there were that actually appealed to me.

    I wondered if I have given up on having pretty things. I just need a fix, perhaps. Maybe when Annie Cho is here, we can all go shopping?!

  6. ~lady j on August 21, 2008 at 10:51 AM

    OH. Mygosh. I almost bought those! There were on my feet for at least 10 minutes at the store as I racked my brain trying to figure out what I had in my closet already that I could wear with them. I couldn’t think of enough things, OR of where they would fit in my closet, so i had to put them back :(

    But I am SO glad you have them, because they are fabulous! :)

  7. Sarah Kate on August 21, 2008 at 11:30 AM

    I totally tried these on the other day.
    We have such fabulous taste…and the same red heels of lore.

  8. Rebecca on August 21, 2008 at 12:25 PM


    Shoe lust. Oh my.

    (of course, you already know this bc I texted you earlier :) “texted” has become a verb….)

  9. bec on August 21, 2008 at 3:27 PM

    you’re welcome!

    maybe if you get me a target giftcard for my birthday i’ll get an ewok costume.

  10. wrecklessgirl on August 21, 2008 at 6:50 PM

    dudette,…i have those same shoes in plain ole brown…they didn’t have any other color options…just brown and black, and i’m not really a black girl. so…. man. but for reals. i bought 2 pair. :) one for my closet, and one for my trunk, just in case i’m randomly in need of cute shoes while travelling!

  11. THE PARSONS on August 22, 2008 at 1:39 AM

    Those are some HOT shoes!!! :) isn’t it so exciting about the boys and the cruise!!?? just wait till you see the amazing family pics that show up on our blog soon, you will eat them up!!

  12. Annibelle on August 22, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    Yay! I think an Allie + Annie(squared) outing would be fun! Even if we don’t buy anything, it’ll be fun to pretend we’re Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” (after Richard Gere gives here carte blanche spending privelages).

    I’m so, so excited!

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