Say Hello To My Little Friends

Some days ago I attended a party for the launch of the American version of lastminute.com, at which pink cupcakes and pink lemonade were served (if you click on that link, you'll see why.) We were told that if we ourselves wore pink to the party, we would be entered in a drawing to win a vacation, and since I don't need to hear the words "win" or "vacation" twice, and since roughly 80% of my wardrobe is pink anyway, I obliged with a Pepto-Bismol-colored skirt I bought a few years ago in Singapore, and which has served me fairly well over the years for something that cost roughly the same as a ride on the San Francisco MUNI.

As you can imagine, the lure of a free vacation is enticing, even to employees in the travel industry, and there was so much pink in that room that after a while I started to get a toothache just looking around. I'm not sure you can imagine the various shades of pink, the absolute spectrum of the color, until you're in a room surrounded by seventy five different interpretations of it. It was like Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, if the amazing technicolor dreamcoat had been designed by a team of Malibu Barbies. With the help of Elton John.

Sadly, I did not win a vacation, despite my cotton candy skirt, and I think in some strange subconscious part of my brain, this instilled in me the desire to make my wardrobe EVEN PINKER, to really knock it out of the ballpark with my next purchase and make it THE PINKEST THING EVER PURCHASED IN THE HISTORY OF PINK THINGS PURCHASED, SO HELP ME GOD.

This, I think, is how I came to be the proud owner of a pair of pointy hot pink shoes, shoes that just called to me this evening to pick them up and slip them on and then take them over to the cash register and pay for them and wear them proudly like the pinnacle of pinkness that they are. I am seriously sort of in love with these shoes, and whatever you think of them yourself---and trust me, I know there will be some dissenters---you have to at least admit that these are probably the pinkest shoes you've ever seen your life.

New Hot Pink Shoes

Just wait until we meet in person. You'd better bring some sunglasses.

And by the way, I feel the need to tell you, as your (weird creepy Internet) friend (who lives inside the computer and buys strange shoes that you wouldn't be seen dead in) that absolutely everything in Zara at the moment is either $19.99, $29.99, or $39.99, and this goes for the men's stuff too. You'd better get down there quickly though, I'm buying the lime green pair tomorrow. No, really, lime green is surprisingly versatile.

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m
Jun 29, 2007

I got married in pink shoes, so I have a soft spot in my heart for them. Plus, even though it feels like a six year old girl thing to like, I pretty much love pink. I think it has its roots in taking ballet as a child. Oh, and thanks for the sale tip. I actually have never even been to Zara, but sounds like now isn't a bad time to try it out.

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janet
Jun 29, 2007

I am drooling with jealousy over those shoes!

They are allegedly opening a Zara right near my office sometime soon. Could be dangerous.

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citywendy
Jun 29, 2007

Oh, I wish I were already in NY where there's a Zara on every corner. Well, okay, there are like two--but that's two more than Chicago has.

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ferd
Jun 29, 2007

The shoes are red.

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chirky
Jun 29, 2007

My FAVORITE thing about lastminute.com is the text link in the upper right corner that says: "The boss is watching - look busy."

I've been clicking that link and showing it to all my friends for the past week now, and I have to admit: I burst into giggles every time.

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jess
Jun 29, 2007

your new shoes would go so well with the yellow car from San Diego!

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Unstrung Harpy
Jun 29, 2007

I agree about the versatility of lime green. I bought a lime green coat five years ago and am still in love with it despite what the naysayers might, uh, naysay.

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Janssen
Jun 29, 2007

I hate to say it, but they look red to me too. I think I need a picture of you WEARING them to appreciate the pinkness.

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Nothing But Bonfires
Jun 29, 2007

Ferd, Janssen: rest assured that the shoes are most decidedly pink, VERY VERY PINK.

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Saucepan Man
Jun 29, 2007

You should introduce them to the Kenwood mixer. (Shoes - this is Kenwood. Kenwood - shoes....)

I was going to join the red/pink debate with 'they're as pink as a mango is orange' (Vietnam blog - November 2006...? I forget) but you seem pretty damn sure this time.

(By the way, kitchen floor needs a sweep...)

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Susie
Jun 29, 2007

Ew yeah your floor does need a sweep! How embarrassing for you! Anyway I was thinking of buying some pink heels today, but two pairs of pink heels in the family? That's just insane!

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Catwalker
Jun 29, 2007

the thing that stuck out in this post after I got over how fun the shoes were.. is that your Singapore Skirt went from Pepto-bismol pink to cotton candy pink! I'm easily amused. Pink Rocks!!

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Nothing But Bonfires
Jun 29, 2007

A) That's my bathroom floor and it doesn't need a sweep -- that's just how the tile looks. It's all "faux marble" or something.

B) Pepto-Bismol and cotton candy are the same color!

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heidikins
Jun 29, 2007

Love pink shoes! I am the proud owner of, uh, maybe 3 or 4 pairs of them. There's sparkly pink heels, hot pink snakeskin-ish ones, light pink round-toe pump, pink pumas, pink flipflops...ok, that's already more than 4, so I have a lot of shoes, sue me!... Moral of the story: you just can't go wrong with pink shoes!

xox

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Terri B.
Jun 29, 2007

Pink is the loveliest color. Love the shoes. Cracked up over Jess's comment about wearing the pink shoes with the yellow car you rented! Yes, it would be very colorful and no on would miss seeing you.

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Melanie
Jun 30, 2007

Cute! I love pink. I can't believe I don't have any pink shoes. I need to remedy that right away.

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emily
Jun 30, 2007

Umm, I just bought the same pair of shoes in two different colors because they were an amazing deal, and I couldn't decide which pair I loved more. So, I am so, so happy that you wrote this entry.

I'm now going to go cuddle up to my new shoes and take a nap.

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Janet
Jul 01, 2007

I'm in love with a pair of red ones I just bought...not quite pink, but fabulous!

http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/2945455/0~2376778~2372808~2377035~6005056?me...

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Chrissy
Jul 02, 2007

I own the exact pair in light pink and I can't muster up the courage to get rid of them...

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Sarah Brown
Jul 02, 2007

God I love Zara.

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Cait
Jul 03, 2007

I don't understand the people on here trying to correct you on the shoe color (you own them- they see a picture). I think the shoes are lovely, I'd wear them every day if possible.