The above photo is a reenactment of Bossy’s foot emergency. For the last three days Bossy has been navigating every minute wearing sneakers with no socks, and there’s something about the combination of sock-less shoes plus sitting for eight hours a day plus salty food that equals bad news. Unless purple swollen feet are a good thing.
And so today as Bossy was traveling south on I-85, she spied a sign for the
Ugly Outlet Birkenstock Outlet, and there she purchased the above uglies sandals.
Back to yesterday: Bossy was in Atlanta staying with Stella:
She was there and she was there.
First the group ate orgasmic corn chowder soup, and then they retired to a bar one block away. Of course in Atlanta one block = six blocks and when did Bossy become so fond of mathematical equations?
And then Bossy and Minivan Bohemian became engaged:
Next Amber Lee showed up with her 18-your-old friend with the cute mile-wide grin. They were a little late. Because they drove from Knoxville Tennessee:
The 18-year-old friend with the mile-wide grin attends college, but Bossy and Stella still aren’t sure what his major is because they
forgot to ask asked
six times which doesn’t help when you have Early Onset Alzheimer’s.
After four hours of sleep, Bossy was up early this morning for another all-day drive, this time to Orlando:
And that’s when the whole Birkenstock Intervention happened. And in
Jacki saysMarch 28, 2008 at 3:45 pm
BOSSY is TOO PRETTY.
karla ~ looking towards heaven saysMarch 28, 2008 at 3:51 pm
oh sure Amber… show this Tennessean up ;0)
Karla is still too busy crying in a corner because Bossy could not manage to detour into Tennessee to see her.
*sob sob sob*
Auntie Lenie saysMarch 28, 2008 at 3:54 pm
Wheeee Green! So excited! Surely it will be headed this way soon. So tired of the most boring winter ever.
Hope your feet feel better soon. Also glad to see you were on 85 and not 95 because I was so afraid you might be tempted to stop at “south of the border” – that place to TOO SCARY.
Momo Fali saysMarch 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm
Four hours of sleep and swollen ankles? Bossy is turning into me!
motherofbun saysMarch 28, 2008 at 4:11 pm
Wow. You are suffering for your art (or blogging/road trip). Hope those feet get better soon. Because from what I hear, you’re headed to the midwest in late-ish April! And many of us can’t wait!
Amber Lee saysMarch 28, 2008 at 4:25 pm
Only because I wanted ignore my EFFING HUGE graduate work load. So we split some cash for gas and took a nice little mini-road trip.
smr saysMarch 28, 2008 at 4:31 pm
birkenstocks may not be the prettiest shoes out there, but they’re kinda cute and surely comfy.
drive safe! (safely?…whatever – just, you know, don’t hit anything)
Surcie saysMarch 28, 2008 at 4:37 pm
So do you feel a little like a rock star, or what?
Maggie saysMarch 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm
oh no! DID I MISS BOSSY? I am in Orlando and don’t know where you will be! Pretty please email me and let me know where you are!
stella saysMarch 28, 2008 at 4:59 pm
LOVED IT!!! and am now off to write about it…
Christine saysMarch 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm
BOSSY is tall. I will come up to BOSSY’s chin. I must remember to stand uphill of BOSSY.
Scottsdale Girl saysMarch 28, 2008 at 5:04 pm
Wait til you get to Scottsdale…oh so pretty here already. And hopefully the weeds um I mean AFRICAN Daisies will still be littered all over the freaking place and you can OOH and AAAH over THEM!
Scottsdale Girl saysMarch 28, 2008 at 5:05 pm
Oh and um you won’t need that scarf. BUt you will need those sandals.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysMarch 28, 2008 at 5:07 pm
MAGGIE!!!!! Altamonte TGIF on Route 436
The Domestic Goddess saysMarch 28, 2008 at 5:11 pm
Mmmmm…Corn Chowder. I want that.
V saysMarch 28, 2008 at 5:16 pm
Oh, Monday just can’t come soon enough! (never thought I’d say that on a Friday).
Off topic: Dooce posted a pic that I think looks like you. I wrote about it today. You don’t think she’s going to try to steal your Saturn in some sort of Married White Female move, do you? E-gads.
Foolery saysMarch 28, 2008 at 5:28 pm
Atlanta can use that for their city slogan — “It’s Blurrier In Atlanta!” Unless it’s taken already. It probably is.
That’s what my feet look like after the swelling goes down.
Jules saysMarch 28, 2008 at 5:40 pm
It was soooo much fun. Posting when I get home from work! Great meeting you Bossy!!!
heart shaped hedges saysMarch 28, 2008 at 6:28 pm
Actually, I did notice that you didnt stay at a man’s house last night. I was wondering if you were going on a tour of men, but this was a group of gals, so, that answers that question.
I think our group is all women too, but we are in Laguna Beach, so if you need to find a gay man, there should be some there.
BTW, Im feeling like you have such a long drive ahead of you…you are WAY OVER in Florida! Hurry West Bossy!
oh, and, are you stopping at Ree’s house?
feefifoto saysMarch 28, 2008 at 7:21 pm
Does Bossy have two left feet?
Mrs. G. saysMarch 28, 2008 at 8:04 pm
Just a warning: do not make fun of Birkenstocks when you are in Seattle. We take them very seriously here. Hope your tootsies feel better soon.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysMarch 28, 2008 at 8:19 pm
Bossy’s hair travels well!
Grandma J saysMarch 28, 2008 at 8:45 pm
Barefoot or flip flops….your feet will thank you.
Ruth Dynamite saysMarch 28, 2008 at 9:02 pm
Drive safely, Bossy!
(TAKE ME WITH YOU)
Isabel Kallman saysMarch 28, 2008 at 10:01 pm
Isabel kept pressing refresh most of the work day.
I am so excited for these updates. I know they may be hard to do on the road typing with swollen feet and all.
But, please keep it up because I am on the edge of my seat.
Thanks for the ride!
stepher saysMarch 28, 2008 at 11:39 pm
What a fabulous trip this is turning out to be. How fun!
Birkenstocks RULE. They are comfort personified.
Nancy saysMarch 28, 2008 at 11:56 pm
Drink, eat, drink, nap, drive ….. you rawk girl! This road trip is fantastic.
Yo saysMarch 29, 2008 at 12:12 am
is bossy 8 feet tall?
Biddy saysMarch 29, 2008 at 12:13 am
too bad bossy didn’t find a Reef Outlet. Cause really? Reefs are made by GOD himself.
ok, not really, but i’m pretty sure the angels make them
Rattling the Kettle saysMarch 29, 2008 at 1:20 am
Good news: by the time you get to Los Angeles, we’ll have picked a place to meet you! We’re officially voting to decide between three places, and, so far, it’s basically a 3-way tie. Go figure!
Karl saysMarch 29, 2008 at 2:34 am
Wow, you really are taking a hit on the feet already. Day 3? Hope you bought a few pairs of Birks.
Amber Lee saysMarch 29, 2008 at 3:38 am
Bossy, I just browsed your youtue videos…
Your son is an outrageously good drummer too?
Geez, I wish I was going to Columbia this fall! Though he may fall out of my minimal requirement of having some memory of the Cold War – even if I was in first grade when it ended.
Cheri saysMarch 29, 2008 at 4:16 am
Nice pedicure! That’s all I have to say for now.
Oh, The Joys saysMarch 29, 2008 at 8:08 am
I’m so sorry I couldn’t meet up with you, G.
See you in July.
(p.s. – did you get my voicemail about the party?)
sam saysMarch 29, 2008 at 12:05 pm
I hate sandals and think they’re ugly too. Oh and hi.
Kyddryn saysMarch 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm
Did you stop at King Frog for those sandals? My family has a weird tradition – every time we go down to Florida, we stop at King Frog and buy shoes. I have no idea why. Must by a hypno-frog or something. Meanwhile, why not drive barefoot? It’s only against the law if you get caught, right?
Shade and Sweetwater,
magpie saysMarch 29, 2008 at 2:31 pm
i can’t believe you went south. when will you hit NYC?
the new girl saysMarch 29, 2008 at 2:43 pm
Be careful of your feet! Purple and swollen is no good!
You’re probably going to have to squeeze those dogs into bowling shoes at some point…
Secret Agent Mama saysMarch 29, 2008 at 11:21 pm
Secret Agent Mama would have loved to meet Bossy, but alas Secret Agent Mama is a shmuck and didn’t get on board with the tour. If Bossy ever comes back to the ATL area, Secret Agent Mama would love to show her a day in her crazy life that makes me who I am!
Alli ~Mrs. Fussypants saysMarch 29, 2008 at 11:39 pm
Keep on truckin’!
Jami saysMarch 31, 2008 at 2:15 pm
Did Bossy’s foot emergency involve more than swelling and discoloration? If I’d worn sneakers with no socks while driving for days and days and days, the bad foot news would have also involved an aroma … an aroma capable of knocking a buzzard off an outhouse at 30 paces.