It’s the Shoes

26th May 2008

During the two hours we meeted and greeted, Heather stood in these shoes:

In fact, she’d been wearing them since noon, when we left the hotel to present. She did not whine a single time, and only whimpered once.

So the next time you find yourself wondering why you can’t pay your mortgage with your Internet Website, don’t ask yourself where you’d find ten hours a day to take photos of suburban life, balance batteries on your dog’s head, and write detailed essays about Al Roker’s nipples. Ask yourself whether you’d be willing to stand in 5 inch heels for seven hours while greeting 200 people you don’t know.

Next time I present somewhere, I’m wearing 15″ lucite stilettos. I apologize in advance if my feet bleed on you.

37 thoughts on “It’s the Shoes

  1. Rita

    Your dress on Friday was so smokin’ hawt I just about ripped it off you and ran for it ;)

    Just sayin’…

  2. patricia

    her feet may not forgive her for a while but at least her legs looked great! love the combination of striped tights with swirly pattern on the dress/skirt.

    the tallest heels I can handle is 4 inches. and only if I spend most of the time wearing them sitting down. oh what we do to look pretty.

  3. Janice (5 Minutes for Mom)

    Heading to the shoe store right. now.

    It was GREAT meeting you both. I didn’t think the line moved too slowly – I appreciated that you both took the time to visit with people. Great work ladies!

  4. Michelle

    It was great to meet you! I have spent the last three days telling and retelling the story of our impulsive trip over to see you and Heather. Thanks for the laughs and making it worth the trip!

    Hope you had a great time, and maybe we’ll see you over here on the Island sometime.

  5. Chloe

    I hope you were able to corral some of your cute shoes before your trip! However rumor has it you have an awesome collection already. Thank you for posting the round-up. I absolutely hate shoe shopping as well, and while I can’t pay a mortgage through my website, no one’s revoked my girly parts.

  6. Amy

    Maggie,
    My daughter was in her first ballet recital recently and when the little girls complained that something was hurting them (like straps or ponytail holders) she would answer: sometimes being pretty hurts.
    I wanted to slap her so hard.
    Amy

  7. anna

    I know those shoes wouldn’t come in a size big enough for my boats.

    Sorry I missed your panel and meet and greet – couldn’t get a sitter for my three rugrats :(

    Hope you loved Vancouver – you sure had a fantastic weekend weather wise!

  8. Lynda from Canada

    I am so sorry to have missed you two on Friday! It looks like you had a great turn out though! YEA! Did you have a good time here?! I hope so!

  9. Veronica

    I have those shoes! And 7 hours? I salute her. I wore mine a while back and after 2 hours I was sneakily taking them off at every opportunity. And my feet hurt for days.

    I am a wimp.

  10. Jasmine

    Sorry I missed meeting you Maggie…I was too chicken to show up at the meet & greet. But I did score some personal time with your adorable little one while I was getting my very own face time with Heather and Jonn on the seawall Sunday night.

  11. Kayla

    Those heels only look like they are 2-3 inches high. Not really so bad. And shiny! Congrats on your reading/signing!

  12. Michelle

    I can’t belive I didn’t find this out sooner!!! Ugh I would have had a babysitter come for the child and hightailed it over.And those are quite the heels..

  13. Spatula

    Holy hell, now this is what I call advanced shoe-ometry.

    Them there ain’t desert-crossing shoes. Or standing for six hours in nervous-making social situation shoes. But hell, she’s got the legs for it.

  14. Sara

    Is that a 40 in the paper bag in her hand? I know I’d need to be drunk to wear those gorgeous things for 7 hours. :)

  15. Sandi

    I did notice Heather’s shoes on Friday. I wondered how she was going to bear standing in them all evening. I’m too much of a wimp to consider such torture.

    I also agree with Rita, your dress on Friday was HAWT!

  16. Josie

    I think I could handle seven hours in heels, if the trade-off is sitting around in my pyjamas instead of actually getting dressed and going to work the other 269 business days of the year!

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