The Sonia Show

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Girl, you are trippin’


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?

If Jessica Biel can do it, so can I, right?


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

3 thoughts on “Girl, you are trippin’

  1. If you can shove your skinny jeans into boots, then I think it works. I do not own skinny jeans and therefore always wear my pants over boots.

    Also, do those boots come in black?

  2. The spy museum is really well done. We did the ‘spy experience’ (or whatever it was called) “for the kids” and it was a BLAST. A totally different experience from any other museum.
    The museum itself is fascinating. I could have spent all day there. Have fun!!

  3. I’d think the perfect shoes for David and Sonia would be those with little wheels on the heels — I think they call them Heelys.

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