tulips & toes

Saturday was absolutely beautiful in upstate New York.   70’s, sun shining, a light breeze, we’ve had snow in late April before so I do not take this weather for granted.   I had read an article in the Times Union that because of our fab weather, the tulips for Tulip Festival may actually be dead by May and that peak viewing time was now.  Boom, there was our reason to head to Washington Park, it did not disappoint.

I found the perfect lounging spot while kiddo played

The tulips were breathtaking.

And I got to reflect about the Moses statue.  Kiddo saw the water and immediately asked if he could jump in, I responded with a NO, but that was a bit hypocritical…


Growing up in Albany I spent a lot of time in the park.  Even pre-high school.   My brother and I went to a ton of different after care and summer camp programs over the years and they would walk us all over Albany.   That’s right, walk…we only got to take a bus if it was raining and that was a maybe.   Anyway, I remember when I went to one camp downtown, we would spend every day in the park.  We always migrated towards the Moses statue and we would always jump in the water, I don’t remember checking to see if a dog was peeing in it first, I doubt that would have deterred us.    We would then climb to the top, try to find ways inside the monument, hang off it.  Not only were we disrespectful, it was just plain unsafe, but a ridiculous amount of fun.   Won’t share those stories with kiddo just yet.

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buy one get one flip flops!

I love flip flops!   I would spend all year in them if I could.   When I lived in Florida I spent 90% of my time in flip flops, I’m a flip flop fanatic.   Sadly I can’t war flip flops in the office at my current job but there’s always the weekend!   I usually pick up a pair or two of cheap flip flops at the start of summer.   CVS has a great deal right now (for extra care card users) on buy one get one flip flops.   It appeared to extend to the entire flip flop collection (except for doggers) in the store.  These are definitely inexpensive flippies but don’t think that they’re the hard plastic uncomfortables ones.  I picked up these on Friday:

2 pairs of sandals for $8.98 !  I love these, I think they’re super comfy.

I really like the detail on the top:

Don’t forget, CVS for BOGO flip flops!

Are you a flip flop person or do you hate them?

the $200 flip flop

I am OBSESSED with flip flops.   OBSESSED.   Perhaps it was my time as a Floridian, perhaps it was my time as an ultra relaxed dj…regardless, I love the uber casual flop of flip on my feet, and am always on the search for the next great pair.

I can’t recall the most amount of money I’ve dropped on flip flops, I’m guessing a hot pink pair of Reefs would rate right up there.  I suppose if you were to take my entire flip flop collection (well over 30 pairs) into consideration it would be decent amount of cash.

While searching for HOT flip flops for 2009, I came across Havaianas, which claim to be the most comfortable rubber flip flop…ever, seriously?   I’m working on ordering a pair to do my own A test, but a quick search of their  website did yield some very interesting (and slightly fab) flip flops like the Crystal Mesh, which retails at about $195!

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They may look like normal everyday flip flops, but apparently they’ll make you “sparkle“, which is reason enough to drop almost $200 on flip flops…or laugh at the price during this ever fab recession. 

Regardless of what you spend on your sandals this summer, break out the flip flops and enjoy!