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Flat Sue’s Back, And This Time We’re Headed West!

If you’ve been reading for a while, you may remember how my friend Sue–who I’ll call Real Sue for the purpose of this post–sent me a Flat version of herself–Flat Sue–so she could “experience” the BlogHer conference in New York last summer, sort of, since she wasn’t able to attend in person. I, with the help of several friends, Instagrammed the heck out of Flat Sue’s New York adventures. If you set aside the fact that we lost track of Flat Sue (ahem, LIZ.) for part of one evening and had to put out a “Missing ‘person’ Report” on Twitter, well, the weekend was hysterical.

Wait. Let me back up. Actually, losing track of Flat Sue may have been the funniest part of the whole weekend. Only because she was recovered.

You can read about Flat Sue’s weekend in NYC here.

I recently invited Flat Sue to accompany me on a weekend trip out west, next weekend. We’re going out for my cousin’s wedding, but we’ll also be visiting two friends I haven’t seen in two years.

And yes, I AM AWARE that I’m already saying “we” as if Flat Sue is a real person. Habit.

Anyway, I asked Real Sue to send Flat Sue with the proper wardrobe for lunch with a friend, a wedding, and something fancier just in case we run into any members of the British royal family. Real Sue followed through beautifully: she is an excellent seamstress, err, paper crafter.

Flat Sue: travel-ready!

I’m getting pretty excited for our trip: we are leaving Chicago next Thursday and returning Sunday. It’ll be just the two of us and I’m hoping that Flat Sue’s penchant for alcohol and salsa dancing won’t separate us, because Momo won’t be in town to pick up the pieces like she did last time.

Follow me on Instagram to stay in the loop, and if you’re not on Instagram, “like” my page on Facebook because all of the pictures will eventually end up there.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to take Flat Sue to the Flat Mall to get a Flat wedding gift for my cousin and his new bride.

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  • As Cape Cod Turns April 4, 2013, 8:10 pm

    Had I known where Flat Sue was going, I would have checked the registry and sent an appropriate “flat gift”. However, knowing your penchant for paper crafts, I have no doubt that she will pick out the perfect present. Good luck: she can be a handfull!!!!

    • Melisa Wells April 4, 2013, 8:12 pm

      Taking Flat Sue to the Flat Mall is my pleasure, especially after you put all the work into styling her so beautifully. I’ve never been to the Flat Mall, you know!

  • Just Jen April 4, 2013, 8:10 pm

    Laughing my flat butt off!

    • Melisa Wells April 4, 2013, 8:12 pm


  • Momo Fali April 4, 2013, 8:17 pm

    Flat Sue will be fine, BECAUSE LIZ WON’T BE THERE.

    • Melisa Wells April 4, 2013, 8:18 pm

      Spoken like the one who swooped in to save the day, er night. 😉

      I wish you and Liz and Real Sue were ALL going with me!

    • Liz April 4, 2013, 10:22 pm

      As far as anyone knows, anyway….mwahahahaha….besides, I was totally distracted by Melissa’s awesomeness last time.

      • Melisa Wells April 4, 2013, 10:24 pm

        MeliSSa who???

        • Liz April 5, 2013, 7:05 am

          DAMMIT!!!! Friggin’ spell check 🙁

          • Melisa Wells April 5, 2013, 7:06 am

            haha! I figured.

            Let’s get back to how distracted you were by my awesomeness. 🙂

        • Liz April 5, 2013, 7:07 am

          Hmmmm, what, I’m sorry, even at this early hour (and without coffee) you are absolutely dazzling 😉

  • Sally April 4, 2013, 8:42 pm

    It is a good thing you ladies don’t all live close by each other. The town would be in hysterics. I’m having a hard time just reading this. I think Flat Sue will make you proud, as I thought her flat clothes were quiet lovely. Please don’t loose her this time! California is a big place to try and find her! But of course have fun!

  • megryansmom April 4, 2013, 9:07 pm

    Skip the mall, cash is flat 😉

  • Grandma W April 5, 2013, 8:04 am

    I love her, can’t wait to meet her in person.
    This will be a great trip — probably the last time we will be together for quite a long time.
    With the kids moving to England.

    Grandma W

  • Colleen April 5, 2013, 9:30 am

    Can’t to see what shenanigans the two of you get into on your trip!

  • Tara R. April 5, 2013, 5:02 pm

    I hope you and Flat Sue has a wonderful trip.

  • Marianne April 7, 2013, 9:34 pm

    Love this. And tell Flat Sue hands off my daiquiris.

  • Kari April 10, 2013, 2:30 pm

    Please say real and flat Sue are coming to Blogher this summer.

    • As Cape Cod Turns April 10, 2013, 5:23 pm

      I am not sure if Flat Sue and Real Sue can be in the same place at the same time…. it’s sort of like you never saw Clark Kent and Superman in the same room……

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