8.09.2012

NATALIE THE MISSIONARY + GRETCHEN RUBIN'S HAPPINESS PROJECT


okay so... this post is pointless. like, more so than usual by large amounts. proceed with caution.

i met gretchen rubin at alt summit this year. i liked gretchen rubin. and then i got lucky enough to attend a few dinner parties with her in the months following. this explains how i somehow got invited to her swanky book release party last week, held in an insaaane apartment on the upper east side. (her first book, The Happiness Project, was a New York Times best seller! aaaand you can preorder her new book, Happier At Home, HERE! that there was just a shameless plug for a friend, don't mind it.)

so, when we first arrived there was a table set up in the foyer with these cute little chalkboard name tags, which, once affixed, made me look hysterically like a sister missionary. a sister missionary for the church of bagels and cream cheese, obviously. (we were supposed to write down what made us happy.... jewish food will do it for me just about every time.) (JEWISH SISTER MISSIONARY.)

anyway anyway anyway, this clunker of a post exists solely to say that while i may have closely resembled a devout spreader of the gospel from the top... i was most decidedly not gospel-appropriate on the bottom. because i was wearing my....


...satan spikes. 

satan spikes'll save you every time.

40 comments :

  1. lol, you are amazing! those shoes, get me every time.

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  2. A good chuckle is never pointless. Neither are those shoes. (cue the cymbal crash...)

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  3. Hey, I'll join the church of bagels and cream cheese! I'm obsessed with the chocolate cream cheese right now. I smother it on my croissant and pretend I live in Paris.

    Lovin' the shoes. You're rockin' them!

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  4. hahaha WORK IT!
    this post just made me laugh out loud.
    xo the egg out west.

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  5. hells yea to the shoes. I have a similar pair and love them.

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  6. This totally made me laugh, and I'm in love with your Satan spikes.

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  7. ha love this! you can totally work those spikes :) i, too, love a good bagel.

    xo, amanda

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  8. I was going to call them The Gaga Shoes!

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  9. Oh man I love Gretchen Rubin. Neat that you got to go to some dinner parties with her. What a fabulous adventure. You should write about your dinner parties!

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    1. Oh btw bagels and lox are my favorite (no capers though)!

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  10. I LOVE THIS POST! Made me laugh so hard!

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  11. I feel like, for a 'pointless' post, I felt all the emotions. I laughed, I coveted your amazing shoes and then I craved a bagel. I'd say that's pretty point...ful? :)

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  12. amazing. hilarious. totally random.

    loved this post.

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  13. Literally ... LOL'ed .awesome.

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  14. You do look like a missionary but a very stylish one :)

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  15. HAHA! Love, I agree with Melina. Now I'm getting a bagel.

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  16. Oh no you didn't! LOL- my friend Gregg and I were just admiring those very same shoes in a window display a couple of weeks ago. They're amazing! I love that you bought them!

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  17. you are too funny! "satan spikes" ha!

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  18. O-M_-G! I Love the shoes!

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  19. you must address the pressing question (alright, my pressing question) of how on earth you wear those things without scratching the devil out of your legs. you know, with the walking and the crossing. or is it the kind of pain that beauty demands? cause that i get.

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  20. The satan spike shoes save it! No missionary looks with that outfit. :) I happened to discover your blog recently and you make me want to quit my life in Utah and move to NYC straight away.

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  21. those shoes are fierce, girl! i must know, are they easy to walk in?!
    xo TJ

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  22. Dinner parties with Gretchen and trotting around NYC in Satan spikes? I want to be you.

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  23. wow! love those shoes!!

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  24. i read "the happiness project" a few years ago and loved it! i underlined half the book.

    and love your shoes! your whole outfit actually.

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  25. haha I love the Satan spikes at the end!

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  26. Those shoes are outrageous! You go girl xx

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  27. this post made me laugh--if missionaries wore those shoes they would be fierce :)

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  28. Please post a video showing how you walk in those - it does not look possible

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  29. I cannot get over those shoes. They are amazing and you are pulling them off. Majorly!!

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  30. Ha! I LOVE that I was responsible for the satanic photo. Also - It was a pleasure to photograph your Satan Spikes... You looked awesome in them.

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  31. i love that girls first book! did she seem really happy? ha ha

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  32. It makes me really happy you wore these bad boys out and about!

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  33. You seriously rocked those spikes! XO

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  34. This post seriously made me laugh. Love it.

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  35. I love love love those chalkboard name tags!

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  36. You are adorable but a big dislike on the shoes. Shades of Lady Gaga with a clubfoot. Sorry!

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  37. You may be a mormon, but culinarily, you're definitely one of us!!

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  38. i love your satan spikes. id sport them to church any Sunday. im sure the bish would just love it. oh well, not im gonna look for similiar ones ova in haight n ashbury. keep rockin' em and continue to keep it real! xoxo

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