I'll let the pictures tell their own story... Just know that I had a BLAST even with the rain/cold weather/humidity. Miami just made its way to my second favorite city (second to Seattle) in the US. Everyone is so chill... and friendly. Though the drinks are muy expensivo, they are also excellently made. Especially the strawberry mojitos. I drank twice my weight in those bad boys.
So, here are a few of the tamer pics of the trip :-) Enjoy!
For starters, this is what my room looks like when I begin the whole "getting ready to go out" process...
Lots of this:
Led to lots of this: (Me laughing and pointing and thinking I'm hysterical)
I made friends with the bartenders.
I had several rough mornings/afternoons, as I'm sure you can imagine...
But I sucked it up because we were in MIAMI
Sometimes my husband only loves me because he has to...
My shoes are green. Lucy's are striped. We love them with boyfriend jeans.
Clearly, I never miss up an opportunity to work on my russian... especially when hammered
There may or may not have been a whipped cream fight at the bar...
What happens when your bag is so heavy the airline forces you to pay $70 to check it? Your husband makes you mail a box of stuff home before flying back...
We were determined to get on the beach, NO MATTER WHAT. Stupid cold/rainy weather did not scare us away. (Yes that IS a copy of Wondrous Strange. I finished it on the sand and it is amazing.)
I love my husband :-)
Drink all day and see what happens...
Besties on Ocean Ave.
I am all for world peace.
Did you know that in South Beach, sobriety is NOT a mandatory condition for getting a tattoo?
Because I decided to get one. Yep. A star. On my finger. It's filled in... and I LOVE it. (Thankfully.)
I now have permanent magic writing stardust* in my fingers. (*Thanks to Alexandra for the post-tattoo magic stardust concept!)
Seriously. If you're ever wasted in South Beach and want a tattoo, I recommend Salvation Tattoo Lounge.
Because, after you get one... you'll feel all hardcore and stuff.
And, finally... THIS is what my face looked like when Shannon texted me that she'd won an award at the San Diego State University Annual Writer's Conference:
Okay, that's all. I mean, it's not ALL, but it's all I'm sharing ;-)