Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween weekend

Well, despite still being a wee bit sick, I managed to make it out two nights in a row this past Halloween weekend.

Party #1 was Disco Superhero theme at See Sound Lounge in Belltown. My friend Liz dressed up as Jem, and I was Stiletto Girl, a superhero of my own making. As Stiletto Girl, I have the power to kick through brick walls and charm men into doing my bidding with a single glance. The costumes were great, but Liz found out on the drive over that Jem was not really a superhero, though in the 80's cartoon show she could create holograms out of her star earrings.

Upon arrival, the girl signing us in immediately told us that while it was a bit slow at the moment, it would pick up in time. No worries, we understood that the night was still young! We sat down at the bar and got a round of tasty beverages. While drinking away the sound of horrible techno music, a Carey Hart wannabe sat down next to Liz and began flirting away. Unfortunately for him, she was unimpressed by the fact that he was currently on ecstasy or that he was on parole for assaulting his girlfriend. Oh well, better luck next time! As our area was filling up with people standing around awkwardly, we decided to move over to the other room where dancing was supposed to take place. It was pretty much empty...besides the fish tanks. Well, after a bit of this, we realized that we could probably just make it home, change clothes, grab guest passes, and save the night by going to our tried and true dance club, Trinity. We rushed home, changed, I grabbed my passes, and we turned around to head back to Seattle when we realized we wouldn't make it by 12 (when the passes expire). Liz emailed the manager from her phone. As we drove, we kept checking and rechecking her email until voila! We were on the all-night list. Yay!! It would have truly saved the night, except that there was absolutely no parking in the area once we arrived. After 20 minutes of driving around we headed home to sleep.

Party #2 was a masquerade at the Experience Music Project. I spent an hour curling my hair (I have a LOT of hair), then used bright blue eyeliner on my eyes, extending the line almost to my brow line. I added silver shadow to my lids and topped them with silver glitter. Above my brows, I used my blue liner to make little dots. In the middle of each dot, I stuck a body jewel. The effect was perfect, but did not show up in photos very well. Oh well, I was pleased. Liz and I arrived a bit early, so we showed off our beauty at the nearby McDonald's. The scene kids were, as usual, unimpressed. After finishing off our tasty fast food, we headed across the street to the EMP. The line was a bit long, it was quite cold, but at least it moved pretty fast.

Upon arrival, we checked in and let them know that we had a volunteer shift from 10-12 (which is how we received free admission). We had enough time to walk around, get some pictures taken, grab a drink, and check out the facilities before heading back downstairs for our shift. Liz and I were put in charge of checking people in, which was pretty easy work. It went quickly, we got to check out everyone's costumes as they entered, and it was all pretty nice. Until the Drunk Caveman arrived. Evidently, this guy had purchased VIP admission, but had checked in at the general admission door. He had proceeded to get intoxicated, went up to the VIP section, and they wouldn't let him in. Well, Drunk Caveman won't stand for that! He marched himself down to our table and asked why he wasn't being allowed in, and what the heck we were going to do about it. Well, the girl in charge had just gone MIA, so we were clueless and panicking for about 15 minutes until she came and sorted things out. Once our shift ended, Liz and I went upstairs to the main dance floor. It was a lot of fun, but people were getting a bit shovy, which I did not appreciate. After a while, we decided to move things to the third floor. The music was techno-y, but there was plenty of room to move. Definitely enjoyed that! After a while, we went downstairs again for the top-40 music.

All in all, not too bad. However, the real magic is tonight. You see, my dears, tonight is Halloween itself and Liz and I will be heading out to one last party. I will not say that I will be the prettiest girl there, but dagnabbit, I will be the cutest Pokémon in the club!

Pika pika,


Friday, October 28, 2011

How to get non-sick

What happens when you have a week off, but on the weekend you will be going out several nights in a row and you just happen to get sick mid-week?

Do you: A. Roll over die?
B. Cancel all plans and order pizza from Dominos to have a night watching b-movies from Hulu?
or C. Stuff yourself full of vitamins, drink OJ by the gallon, and stay in bed pretty much all day?

Yes, I answered C. I am doing everything in my power to get better by tonight. I am currently working on a berry blast Naked juice while eating a slice of birthday cake.

I cannot be too sick..not for Halloween weekend! I'm going to three different parties, I'll be wearing three different costumes, and I intend to be fabulous at every single one.

I'll give you details after each party.

Sick but with cake,


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My So-called Vacation

I blame the boy. What boy? The one that invited me a while back to spend this very week with him at a resort with him and his parents. Alas, things ended and now I have a week off from work and no ideas of what to do with it.

On top of that, I'm starting to come down with a cold. I need to be better by this weekend, though, since I'm going to three different Halloween parties.

Ugh. Next vacation I'm going somewhere amazing. Somewhere that has umbrellas in their drinks.

Your sniffly friend,


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Saving: Feast before the famine

In a culture that thrives on immediate gratification, how is a girl living in a material world supposed to forgo that dress that would be so perfect for the girls' night out next weekend or pass up a great deal for a weekend in Vegas?

This is the plight of so many. While we have compassion for those without, it is hard to give up on the endless pleasures and sparkly doo-dads available for us right this minute. Yet give them up I must. Like I said in an earlier post, saving time is going to begin shortly. I will be trying a $30/week challenge in November (excluding Christmas gifts, rent, gas, car insurance, phone bill, and utilities). This will mean any and all meals as well as anything I simply want will have to be taken out of that $30 per week.

In 2012, I will be saving up to have $5000 put aside by the end of the year. Don't ask me how this will take place. Perhaps I'm mad to even think I'd be capable of it, but I have very little in savings (under $1000), and I am growing older. I want to have a retirement, and I want to be able to take care of any emergencies that may come up.

For the rest of this month, though, I am without rules. Today I found a pair of black boots at DSW for around $100 that I absolutely needed to have. The fact is, a huge portion of my wardrobe requires black boots. I'm not sure how it got this way, but I've been unable to wear quite a few pieces for a while. I made use of my $5 DSW voucher, but as I am writing this, it pains me to admit that I had forgotten that I still had a little money left on a gift card that I didn't use. Fooey.

I do not intend to use up the rest of this paycheck and a bit of the next one before November begins, but I am realizing that there are quite a few things that I need and want that cannot be covered by a mere $30/week.

This is going to be an agonizing journey to building up a savings. Please bear with me through my upcoming whininess, my rants, and perhaps my incomprehensible ramblings that I'm sure will occur due to lack of Starbucks.

Your material girl,


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Oh honey, you messed with the wrong girl

"Go shawty, it's your birthday
We gonna party like it's your birthday
We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday
And you know we don't give a f***, it's not your birthday"

Yes, dear readers, this is one of my birthday weekends. One I say, because my birthday falls during the week. Therefore, I feel entitled to considering next weekend my birthday weekend as well.

To celebrate my impending aging, I went out a local dance club with a couple girlfriends. It was a blast, and they refused to let me pay for any beverage.

However, while we were at the bar getting another round, Drunk Skeezball came up behind me and groped my butt.Well, I was having none of that. I immediately turned around, which startled D.S. Imagine his shock when this little 5'2" girl decided to give him a piece of her mind!

"Excuse me!" I began, quite heated. "Did your mama not teach you better manners than that??" Oh, dearest, beloved readers, the look on his face was priceless. He mumbled out an apology. My reply? "I REALLY DON'T CARE!"

Unfortunately, D.S. is not exactly a rarity. There are many more of his kind. On one of our previous outings, I was seated toward the end of a couch talking with my friends. Ugly Grossguy decides to sit down on the couch at my end, which does not have enough space for another person. UG therefore is not merely sitting next to me. No no no, he is partially on top of my thigh. Well, I was not about to let this slide.

I turned to UG and let out my tried-and-true jab, "What the HECK do you think you're doing on top of me?? Did your mother not teach you how to treat women? Get away from me NOW!"

Well, that did the trick. He bolted within seconds.

I think guys need to be reminded every once in a while that we are not just potential lays. We're girls grown into women, just like their mom.

Feisty but tired,


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fabulous freebies 2

So it has become a bit of a hobby for me to find lots of awesome freebies, as my readers already know. Well, it's been a while, and I've accumulated some pretty sweet deals. Take a ponder below.

 What your eyes are beholding is the stuff dreams and cozy nights in are made of! Free large Papa John's 3-topping pizza, vanilla bean Open Nature ice cream, and redbox rental.

And what do we have here? Two sample packs of Spenda essentials, Honey Nut Cheerios, Dial moisturizer, Clinique gift with purchase from Macy's, Head & Shoulders shampoo sample, and Kleenex Cool Touch tissues.

I take pride in my freebies, and the free diner and movie night was a total score. In the upcoming months and year ahead, I will be working diligently to bringing down my overall spending. Does that mean that I can't have fun and enjoy myself? Heck to the no, ladies and gents! I'll just have to work harder to stretch my dollars and save those pennies.

By the end of 2012, it is my goal to have put away $5000. And you, dear readers, will be along for the journey.

Frugally yours,


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ode to 00's Music: Club Music

I love dancing. A lot. I love listening to the music, and swaying my body in time. Yeah, you get a bit sweaty and your feet may hurt at the end of the night, but oh my word. It is something that I would hate to give up.

Unfortunately, the current music selection is not what it once was. I feel like music of the previous decade (2000-2010) was so far superior to what is currently on rotation with the DJs. Seriously, how can you compare "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO with "Maneater" by Nelly Furtado?

If I were a DJ, the following songs would be on my playlist:

1. "Give It To Me" - Timbaland ft. Justin Timberlake & Nelly Furtado
2. "Whine Up" - Kat DeLuna
3. "This is Why I'm Hot" - MIMS
4. "Lolli Lolli" - Three 6 Mafia
5. "Bananza" - Akon
6. "Hips Don't Lie" - Shakira
7. "Lean Back" - Terror Squad
8. "Bossy" - Kelis
9. "Don't Cha" - Pussycat Dolls
10. "Fergalicious" - Fergie
11. "Get it Started" - Black Eyed Peas
12. "Party Like a Rockstar" - Shop Boyz
13. "Pon de Replay" - Rihanna
14. "Sexyback" - Justin Timberlake
15. "Gimme More" - Britney Spears

And soooo many more! Sigh...if only I were a DJ!

Musically yours,


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Screw you, XOXO!

In a rather silly and premature attempt to get back into the dating world, I signed up a couple days ago on a dating website. Yesterday I received the following message from one of the male users:

"So its Fall already and a movie night with someone cute over cuddle is so on the cards! You are cute but how good are at cuddles?

Keeping its simpple if you fancy me how about a cooking experiment over a bottle of wine followed by a movie night on my 42 inches cuddled up on my couch."

Please excuse the poor grammar and bad spelling; I quoted.

So to make this more interesting, this guy had actually dated one of my close friends. He is a jerk and treated her like crap.

I immediately messaged said friend and gave her the details. Obviously, the best option would be to ignore him as he is not worthy of a response.

We didn't go with the best option. We went with the "you're a jerk and everyone knows it" option. This was my response:


Hmm, you certainly do seem to like cuddling. Perhaps you weren't held enough as a child? I hear that can cause development issues as children grow older.

That sounds like a lot of fun. Just one problem: after hearing how you treated a close friend of mine, I think you're a jackass and I would rather be impaled through my eyes than meet up with you.


If I were a bit more southern, I suppose I would have thrown in a "bless your heart" somewhere, but it is what it is and I'm pretty darn proud.