Jun 27, 2006

Planning what to wear

Circumstances being what they are this year, I booked a trip for myself to Vienna and Budapest in July. 13 days of bussing and Norwegians and the occassional boat. Instantly, my mind turn to What To Wear For Two Weeks That Will Fit In One Suitcase. A woman's magazine announcing holiday packing advice caught my eye at the magazine stand. But I didn't buy. I've travelled before without stopping to do laundry, and most of what's in my wardrobe is already mix-n-match (I'm weak for dark blue). After pondering number of T-shirts and slacks for a bit, thoughts then turned to shoes. Walking shoes and other shoes. So into the shoe store I went... You know that feeling when you put on a pair and They Fit Without Protest? Well, these sandals did just that. And I know what they'll go with, too.

10 comments:

Sravana said...

Hey! What happened to the pedicure???

;)

I'm always nervous about walking shoes - I NEVER know if a certain pair is going to fit well (or like hell) until I've worn them all day one day. Therefore I have several pair of useless shoes - ones that I can only wear about 6 hours at a time before they rub. It's a real problem in the summer, without the protection of socks.

Keera said...

Well, the pedicure was a while ago, now. :-)

I totally understand what you mean about shoes. There's no way to know for sure in the store. No hills, no prolonged use, so there can be surprises later.

max said...

Hey. Are you going to Gundel's at the Zoo? Will you tell me about it if you do?

max
['Also, can you turn on your feed? I have to run out of IE to leave comments, and I've switched to using feeds to keep me alerted to what people are saying.']

Keera said...

Gundel's isn't mentioned on the itinerary, but now that you've mentioned it, I'll keep an eye out for it. Anything in particular you'd like to know?

Feed attempt now in progress. The things I do to please a man. ;-) I need to add you to my list.

['Now, why didn't I think of that before choosing "Republish entrie site"?']

BTW, what's with the British style of quotes? Ooh, deja-vu.

max said...

Gundel's isn't mentioned on the itinerary, but now that you've mentioned it, I'll keep an eye out for it. Anything in particular you'd like to know?

How good the food is? The reputation is that it is still excellent but not quite at peak. It was the only restaurant to survive with its name intact through the Communist period, because Karoly Gundel was so famous. (Budapest by the way, not Vienna.) I'd want to try the Csirke Paprikas (Chicken Paprikash) myself. :>

Feed attempt now in progress. The things I do to please a man. ;-)

{bows} Thank you, mademoiselle.

I need to add you to my list.

Feed list?

['Now, why didn't I think of that before choosing "Republish entrie site"?']

You ought to be able to get away with just republishing the index.

BTW, what's with the British style of quotes? Ooh, deja-vu.

Well, I'm confused.

max
['Is there a Britisher in the house?']

max said...

If the feed is on, is it droppign a file called atom.xml in the root of the blog directory?

If not in the root, any idea where it went?

That's the default for blogger, and Tbird says we got no go for that.

max
['Sorry for the trouble.']

alice said...

I love the shoes! And I know the feeling about slipping into shoes that feel soooo good right away -- it's a rare event (Birkenstocks were like that for me, though).

The trip sounds wonderful -- we talked about combining Vienna and Budapest for our trip this year but finally decided we wouldn't be there long enough for two such glorious cities, so we saved Budapest for another time.

Keera said...

Max, http://home.online.no/~kafox/blogfiles/atom.xml should now work. I tweaked and tried again.

Alice, I have yet to wear those shoes outside the house. :-) But that time's coming.

Keera said...

Max, re quotes: British write dialog using single quotation marks (‘’), Americans use double (“”). I remember wondering about that when I read British mystery stories as a kid.

max said...

Aha! It works! Cool! Thank you.

British write dialog using single quotation marks (‘’), Americans use double (“”). I remember wondering about that when I read British mystery stories as a kid.

Actually, I sorta remember what you're talking about. It's been awhile since I read something printed in England.

I just started using the singles because it was easier than hitting the shift key and because I was 'quoting' myself. So it didn't seem worthy of "".

max
[' ' <-- meaning 'audible'.']