This past Monday, my friends and I celebrated a birthday (and the beginning of summer vacation in general) by gallivanting around Indy.
Oh wait, did I say... summer vacation? Hell to the bleepin' yes I did. The weather seems to have gotten word of it, too. Literally as I type this, my legs are stuck together like Velcro, thanks to the humidity that seems to have blossomed overnight. But I'm digressing.
As I've so briefly started earlier, Monday was set aside for a whole day's worth of adventuretime with good friends. We laughed, we walked around in circles, we vintage shopped, we shopped in general, we ate copious amounts of food... and I fell in love. Yes, I can't stop thinking about the (to steal a term coined by my friend) deliciously quaint subdivision of the city we hung out in. The setting was perfect, really. There it was in all its artsy-fartsy-downtown-college-student-area glory, and I had no chance. Little eateries/cafés and shaded neighborhoods? Ugh, I'm so there.
Meet Hotaru Lola somethingoranotherIhavetofigureoutherfullandfinalname. Pink gave her to me and this little buddy traveled with me wherever I went. Think of her like the gnome from Amélie and/or Travelocity commercials, only much smaller and cuter. You'll be seeing much of her in this post.
I ended up buying one of these au natural soaps at the local health food store because its scent reminded me of Thailand. Nostalgia, thy name is me.
There was a kitty in the first vintage store we went to; friendly kitty was friendly. Friendly kitty tried to knock little Hotaru over. Bad friendly kitty.
We had a lot of ... good finds.
"Hey, is that a creeper van that's completely carpeted in Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon?"
Why yes. Yes it is.
**SPOILER ALERT** This alleyway wall will prove to be significant in the next post.
Good thing Hotaru likes graphic novels as much as I do.
I think you may remember Hotaru's companion from last summer?
Fun fact: goats look demonic when you take pictures of them with flash.