I am flying to Nashville tonight, and am the world’s worst packer.  No, really.  War is to mankind as Annie is to packing.  I ruin everything.  I pack too little, or too much, or all the wrong shoes.

Speaking of shoes, I bought a yellow dress to wear to Brook & Cara’s wedding this weekend, and I don’t have the right shoes for it.  I’m panicking.  I don’t have time to go buy new shoes – and even if I did, what WOULD be the right shoes to wear with this yellow dress?

Also, I know: I bought a YELLOW dress, something I really thought should never happen.  But I was feeling ballsy, so I bought it.  When I told my mom, she said, “Yellow?  YELLOW?  Are you sure?”  So now my confidence is shaken.  I’m worried that I will look ugly in yellow.  It really isn’t my color, I know.  I should have known better.

Last night, I dreamed that the Honda was broken into, and my big red leather bag was stolen, along with my laptop, my wallet, and my calendar.  I was most upset about my calendar.

It’s 55 degrees in Denver, and my fingers and toes are frozen.  But I’m heading to Nashville where I am going to melt like jelly in a frying pan – and not in the good, fluttery, crush-worthy way.  In the “this must be what it feels like to die” kind of way.

All I want to do is tell you how I made homemade cantaloupe bruschetta yesterday, and how amazing it was.  But I can’t.  I can’t, because EVERYTHING FEELS WRONG RIGHT NOW.

!!!!!!! !! !! !! !! ! ! !!!!!!!! ! !!!!

If you can’t bear your ugly heart on the internet, well then.  I just don’t want to live in that kind of world.



  1. kate on June 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    blue shoes if you dare…

    otherwise nude would be great; maybe white too, depending on the dress.

  2. wrecklessgirl on June 14, 2010 at 12:29 PM
  3. Alissa on June 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Hopefully your luggage makes it this time. Though I would not be opposed to another story that makes me spit coffee across the keyboard…

  4. Amanda W on June 14, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    My favorite part of this post is the way you tagged it:

    Chin up, woman. Everyone (except you) knows that you will look fantastic in the yellow dress. And if you don’t, we will give you beers until you think you do. Because THAT is how much we love you.

  5. The Bug on June 14, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Enough about the yellow dress – I want the recipe to the cantaloupe bruschetta – that sounds fabulous!

  6. Marijke on June 14, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    If I have told you once, I will probably be telling you until I die: You are still my favorite blogger.

    And I love that you bought a yellow dress. I want to buy so many dresses!!!

  7. Greta Weisman on June 14, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Your red shoes, obviously! Pair with red lipstick, and– no matter WHAT the yellow does to your skin tone– you’ll look amazing. (Besides: brunettes pull off yellow better than anyone.)

    Let’s talk when we are both in foreign locales. :) I know Nashville isn’t as foreign to you as Hawaii is to me… But we should still talk when we are in locations more exciting than our own apartments. :) Love you!

  8. Lauren on June 14, 2010 at 2:13 PM


    I know I only met you once during the Great Nashville Flood, but I read your blog via Rod’s and being a self-proclaimed shoe-a-holic I wanted to recommend Navy Blue shoes with the yellow dress. Yellow and Navy Blue are a killer combo and I have no doubt you can pull it off :)

  9. Hiram Ring on June 14, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    I’m with Greta on this one. Red to bring out the highlights in your hair – “who Framed Roger Rabbit” style. go for simplicity and contrast. white or brown could work too, if you want a more subdued look. maybe with a white shawl… it’s all about accessories.

  10. Sarah on June 14, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Love the red shoes in your photo on this page – those would go great w/ a yellow dress. Also love the second link that Ms. Wreckless posted, w/the scarfy tie-up shoes. Cute! Have a great trip!

  11. Katie @ cakes, tea and dreams on June 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    You will rock the yellow dress. And the packing. Just try not to melt. :)

  12. Muggs on June 30, 2010 at 4:05 PM

    I just love you so fuckin much.

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