Smile, Wednesday. Ahem. Thursday.

on September 11, 2008 in Smile, Wednesday with 20 comments by

So here are some visual highlights of the event yesterday.

Betsy.  She runs my giveaways.  Here she is working on my blog or something equally important.  She looks very small in this picture.  Trust me- it’s a big chair.  She is small, but not abnormally tiny.  Or abnormally sly, though her face would say otherwise.

All ready to go, after dinner and many quotes from Bon Qui Qui.  (Sissy, Marisa, myself, and Meredith)  I’m what you might called fair skinned.

Thanks to Caroline, I was so prepared in the clutch department.

The shoes.  Here’s the story.  I bought the shirt thinking it was black.  About 4pm yesterday, I realize it is brown.  I have ZERO appropriate foot holders.  So I run to Off Broadway Shoes [thank the Lord I actually knew where one was] and purchased these beauts.

But all good things must come to an end. Including the wearing of brand new high heels while still at said party.  The pain factor was about an 8 and my tolerance level is about a 4.25.  So I took them off for about 30 minutes and carried them with me.  This being the result.

Um.  Eww.  Please know that I took this photo then IMMEDIATELY took a shower to clean them off.  I scrubbed those puppies raw. This takes the term “grocery store feet” to a whole new level.  That I hope I never experience again.

In preparation for this party, I had quit eating desserts for a while.  So I sat down to check email after the party last night and indulged on my very favorite candy bar in the world.  And by world, I mean WORLD.  These are Twisted candy bars from Scotland.  They are like cadbury eggs in bar form.  Thank you, whoever invented these.  You are dear to me.

The party was super fun.  Having the girls over to the house ahead of time was really great- its nice to laugh with people that you don’t have to introduce yourself to first.  That’s been a rarity here thus far.  I loved Nashville last night.

I also put the groups pics on facebook and I think this text message says it best-

Congrats indeed.


  1. posted on Sep 11, 2008 at 5:16 PM  |  reply

    Do you have any caramel digestives left or just the Twisteds? When does the Tuck Shop open? Willie!!! Wooolla!

    Looks like a grand night.

  2. posted on Sep 11, 2008 at 7:48 PM  |  reply

    For some reason, this post made me laugh especially hard. You crack me up. Let’s be friends.

  3. posted on Sep 11, 2008 at 9:15 PM  |  reply


  4. posted on Sep 11, 2008 at 9:42 PM  |  reply

    Those shoes are wicked. I think you should be glad your feet got out alive.

    But glad it was fun. Friends are a huge bonus.

  5. posted on Sep 11, 2008 at 10:44 PM  |  reply

    You could not be any cuter if you tried.

  6. posted on Sep 11, 2008 at 10:53 PM  |  reply

    Glad to hear your night was so much fun!

    I feel your pain (literally) with the shoes. Why do all the cute ones have to hurt so bad??

  7. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 12:10 AM  |  reply

    You are too adorable. I’m so glad the night was a blast. Love the shoes. Love the outfit. Love the earrings. Love everything.

    Next time I’m in Scotland, I know what I’ll be living on. The entire time I’m there.

    I’m glad you got the feet cleaned. Isn’t that one of the worst feelings?

  8. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 12:29 AM  |  reply

    I am so stealing “grocery store feet” thanks! That is hysterical!! We have only used the term “beach feet” here in South California…ha…which is used when a day at the beach returns a sunbun and crusty beyond crusty, stuck on sand feet, dry, and disgusting.
    You look beautiful!!! Great pic Annie.

  9. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 12:49 AM  |  reply

    Love the shoes! Never’d see me in those…I’d crash in an instant…but definitely sexy “foot holders”!!

  10. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 2:33 AM  |  reply

    My first thought about those shoes: cute but OUCH.

    And, um, aren’t you fancy? Having someone run your giveaways? How impressive.

  11. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 7:08 AM  |  reply

    I’m so glad you’re making friends. Moving can be rather detrimental to one’s social life.

  12. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 7:29 AM  |  reply

    I love that text message. I love your earrings. I love your Nashlife. See you in two weeks!

  13. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 9:23 AM  |  reply

    I’ve never commented on here before, but I must after you introduced me to the Twisted candy bars. Where did you find them? I’ve been to Scotland twice in the last year and have never seen them. Please tell me they’re available someplace common like ASDA or Tesco. I may just have to ask my in-laws to send a bunch of ’em to the States. 🙂

  14. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 1:32 PM  |  reply

    So many comments. I should bullet them (I saw Caren do this and thought is was cute!)
    -So glad you have friends you are going out with already. AWESOME!
    -You looked super cute!
    -Your feet…GROSS! Worse than my husbands
    -Those candybars sound awesome. Micah loves Cadberry eggs. Maybe I can get the Fraley’s to ship us some.
    -Love you and love keeping up with you through your blog!

  15. April Carter
    posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 6:05 PM  |  reply

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the heels!! The other shoes were cute but those are FABULOUS!! I want a pair just like them…..sorry they hurt your feet so bad, but looking HOTT comes with a cost sometimes 🙂

  16. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 6:36 PM  |  reply

    I am loving the shoes although they do look like they could produce a bunyon or corn in a skinny minute. Is that the Broadway shoes in Opry Mills by any chance? Because I heart that store.

  17. posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 9:26 PM  |  reply

    good lord, woman! what were you thinking with those stilts? yikes. my feet are aching right now just thinking about those shoes~

  18. Laura
    posted on Sep 12, 2008 at 10:48 PM  |  reply

    can we just face it that the real best oart of the day was talking to me in the phone. and i love the shoes, and totally understand the pain factor. and i’m glad you still have the twisteds.

  19. Southern Gal
    posted on Sep 13, 2008 at 11:40 AM  |  reply

    Hey Annie.

    Just a few more hours and it’s ON!

    I’m recalling Georgia going down to the Gamecocks last year. Hmmm.
    I’m just saying.

    Go Cocks!


  20. posted on Sep 13, 2008 at 12:32 PM  |  reply

    LOVE Bon Qui Qui, and love picture blogs…you are awesome, Annie!

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