Venus Trapped in Mars

13 May 2014

I hope you have a big trunk... because I'm puttin' my bike in it

Ideas tend to pop into my head and I usually run with that idea within seconds. I'm a little impulsive. Sitting at work on Friday afternoon, only minutes left until quittin' time, I had the idea to road trip to The Pink Pistol in Lindale, Texas. Miranda Lambert is hands down my favorite person on the planet, and I get super creepy excited for every move she makes. What can I say, I'm a fan girl! But show me someone who doesn't think Miranda is a bad ass and I'll show you a liar. 

So back to my story. Lindale is Miranda's hometown. The Pink Pistol location in Lindale is actually the second location Miranda opened, the first is in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. Nothing is sold online, and the intention behind both stores is to bring business to small town USA, which I love. Now, I'm a city girl all the way. I grew up in a smaller(ish) town--- Midlothian, Va--- and now after leaving, nothing will get me out of a big city. BUT visiting for a few hours? Oh sure, no problem! 

So Saturday morning I hopped in my car and began that hour and a half drive to Lindale, Tx! Population 5,149. When I arrived at The Pink Pistol, I cried. I called my mom and asked why I am a nutcase, crying over a store that was about to take all of my money, the answer is still TBD. 

So here are my pictures I snapped. Even though I brought my nice camera, I used my iPhone and snapped fast because I was trying to play it cool. AKA-- I was looking around and over my shoulder the whole time waiting to be surprised my Miranda. 
















The next morning I woke up with an equally exciting idea, an idea I brought home 4 and a half hours later. Because, as we know, if I didn't have it I would have died. After my first ride to Klyde Warren Park, which serves beer and has free wifi, I can safely say that this was the best purchase ever made. 













Next life goal: Use that dang nice camera I own once in a while.



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42 comments :

  1. OMG this is so cool! I love that bike and I love the awkward "I'm acting cool" photo. I always feel like an idiot posing for photos with my big camera too! Hah, WHY? I'm never gonna see these people again.

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  2. you know what's weird? i didn't even know they had wifi! good to know. lets go on a bike date and miranda date soon.

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  3. I'm obsessed with your bike...seriously! The color, the style, the basket and cup holder...*Swoon!
    Sounds like a pretty cool little bike trip. ;)

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  4. Tell me you at least came home with booze or some of the seasoning "shit" from Pink Pistol? And I do have to agree..the bike was a great investment..the beer in tow just makes it even better.

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  5. That place looks awesome, and that bike is so cool! Yay for spontaneous trips.

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  6. That bike is the best ever! I have wanted one, but never actually gotten one so I am super jealous!

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  7. GIRL. How fun! I've never heard of that store but how adorable?! I love me some Miranda. And that bike? Precious. I love that you have a beer in the cup holder--I knew I liked you. You'd never know you weren't using your good camera. You've mastered the iPhone shot :)

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  8. I dunno.. You're a pretty awesome iphone photographer.

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  9. We have almost matching bikes!! I love mine, and the basket and cup holder are a perfect addition!

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  10. I can't wait to see all the adventures you take with that bike of yours! What's her name? (she must have a name)!

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  11. Love that you just take off on adventures! And that bike is so cute I love it.

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  12. Texas is on my must visit list and a stop at the Pink Pistol is a must as I'm a crazy fan girl too! Okay, so my favorite part of the bike is the freakin' cup holder! Genius.

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  13. Omg both of your spur of the moment decisions sound pretty amazing to me! And yes you absolutely would have died without that second one! I so wish we lived in the same city and could have tons of weekend adventures together!

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  14. *raises hand* not a Miranda fan... like, at all. BUT I love your pics of The Pink Pistol, it looks super cool inside!!

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  15. Haha, I'm guilty too of the awkward, hope nobody sees me snapping this photo, picture taking! That bike is perfect. I need it. It has a drink holder. I'm sold!

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  16. I love your bike! Where did you get it? Also, did you take the pics of your bike with your iPhone or your Canon?

    Confession- I haven't been to Klyde Warren Park. I need to go.

    That store looks totally adorable!!! Thanks for sharing

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  17. you bike is super cute. I need to get a basket for mine.

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  18. I want that bike. Desperately.

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  19. I love everything about this post. The spontaneous trip, the new bike, the need to use the fancy camera. I am SO the same way. Except I haven't bought a bike yet.

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  20. Oh my gosh, I adore your bike! And I have to admit I'm more than a tiny bit envious of your awesome go with the flow life. And I had no idea you were from Midlothian! I have a good friend who graduated from Monacan!

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  21. Did you try the wine??!?!?!?!?!!!?!?!?!?!?!? Tell me all about it.

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  22. You weekend wins at everything. Really. I freaking adore your bike AND that you went to Pink Pistol. Love.

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  23. I have that same bike and LOVE it! It is so comfy and smooth to ride!

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  25. I love that bike! Can I ask where you got that wallet? I NEED it in my life.

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  26. Tishomingo is about four hours away, I might have to convince Jarrod to road trip with me. Also, that bike is the cutest thing ever.

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  27. Hey Sarah! Awesome shop and I love your new bike too! So pretty!! :) XO

    Lisa,xo
    http://chiclittlethrills.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hahah i love this!! The pictures look great even though they are from an iPhone.

    xo, Taylor

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  29. Ah! I love Miranda Lambert so much. I think she's hands down the coolest person in country music. It's so awesome you got to roadtrip to Pink Pistol. I would have been looking over my shoulder the whole time too.

    -Jackie
    http://ournashvilleife.com

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  30. Now I feel like I need to make the trek to Lindale, Tx. I could make it in probably two days after stopping for snacks and to pee. Actually this may be a stellar idea!

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  31. I must go to that store and give them all of my money. Now.

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  32. I don't have a bike why because I would fall off it...............just saying

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  33. I live & work closer to the Pink Pistol than you and still haven't made it there! So was it worth the drive?

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  34. That store is adorable! It's just a mix of things? And the bike!!! So cute. I love that it has a cup holder. Clearly that's for wine or beer.

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  35. I think I need to get to a Pink Pistol store ASAP! Everything looks so cute! And your bike is extra adorable...love it! Does it have a built in cup holder? Even better.

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  36. But what did you buy at The Pink Pistol?

    I'm the same way with Kid Rock. One day, I will meet him and cry a thousand tears like a 12-year-old Bieber fan.

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  37. Just found your blog today & I love it!! So brave of you to move to Dallas on your own! I've always wanted to do something like that, never did though! I'm a Ft. Worth girl so if you're ever in the neighborhood let me know! Also, I'm super jealous that you went to the Pink Pistol!! It's definitely on my road trip list!! Looks like a lot of fun!!

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  38. And now I need a cup holder for my bike, badly.

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  39. A cup holder! You ARE set.. That bike is a real beauty!

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  40. your new bike is SO pretty!! Good for you!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  41. Visiting the pink pistol is definitely on my bucket list!

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