Yeah, so, mighty, mighty good man David bought me an excellent birthday gift: We’re going to DC!
I can’t wait to celebrate the big 4-0 in our nation’s capitol. Long-time readers of The Sonia Show know that I haven’t really traveled, so this trip to Washington, DC, will be as far East as I have ever been.
We are going to be staying with good buddies Katie and Nathan, and I am counting the days until we leave (12 days including today). We are going to see the sights and hit a bunch of museums, including the Smithsonian, because you can’t spell Smithsonian without Sonia. Wow. I apologize for that joke. Anyway, I really want to see the Spy Museum and, of course, the National Treasures of Pop Culture. Once I see Kermit the Frog in person, all of my life goals will be complete.
While we are out that way, we are going to take a train to Baltimore. Charm City! People always look at me like I’m cuckoo bananas when I tell them I’ve always wanted to go to Baltimore, but some of my all-time favorite TV shows have been filmed there like this one and this one.
To prepare for all the walking we are going to be doing, I needed to get some proper shoes. All of my shoes are ballet flats, heels and boots; not really appropriate for walking miles and miles. I own a pair of leather Converse that I bought in college, and a single pair of Nike I bought 13 years ago and are thisclose to falling apart. I don’t want to walk from museum to museum to national monument, bitching about my aching feet the entire time, so I went to Macy’s to get some comfortable shoes that don’t make me cringe when I see them.
Luckily for me, David was brave enough to venture into the women’s shoe department with me, because I was immediately drawn to inappropriate shoes, picking up shoes with heels or more ballet flats.
David: “I don’t think those are, well, umm, what you really need, do you?”
Me: “But they are cute, and they look … comfortable.”
David: “We are going to be walking everywhere. You need sneakers.”
Me: [makes a face]
David: “You need something close to sneakers. How about this one? It’s Merrell. You like Merrell.”
They looked all right, so I reluctantly tried them on. I ran around the store like a jackass, doing little quick stops and skids like a kid. David was right. The shoes are super comfortable, and they are not exactly tennis shoes. But, to make up for buying a pair of sensible shoes, I bought these, too.
I think they are cool. They will look good with dresses and skirts. I could wear them over jeans as well, but I can’t decide if I can pull off that look. What do you guys think? Jeans over boots: Yay or nay?