I only left her out on the table long enough to snap a few pictures, then back in the plastic greenhouse she went. Dry air often causes the buds to shrivel before they bloom, so I'll leave it in the more-humid air of my plants-thingy.
This was a $9.99 Aldi orchid. After it was done blooming, I cut the flower spike back to the 2nd node above the base, but this pushed out an entirely new spike rather than regrow a spike from the old one, which sometimes happens.
My other orchids aren't doing so well; they got too dry at one point. Hopefully I can salvage them. After bringing them home from Miami in my luggage, I'd hate to lose them entirely at this point.
The small bromeliad I brought home is doing very well. It has pushed out a new branch, and it even bloomed a few weeks ago - the purest blue you've ever seen on a natural flower. I didn't snap a picture, sadly, and it was only about two days before the flower faded to nothing.