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MAKE IT A SPA DAY

I’ve been sick for a few days and haven’t been sleeping well. It’s basically because my body refuses to let me be a mouth-breather. So sleeping at night with a stuffy nose, consists of not sleeping at all. Despite pumping myself with decongestants. I’ve found a good combo of saline spray and saline gel at night so I can do that breathing thing.

But I haven’t had time to catch up on sleep. So I’m feeling a bit long in the tooth. I dont actually know what that phrase means, but I’m going to imagine myself as a scraggly bunny in dire need of sleep. 

So we’re shooting to hopefully move in less than a few weeks. Which means there is no such thing as downtime or sleep. It sucks. I’m trying to find a balance between packing and having a social life. Easier said than done.

 I can’t wait for the move to be over. I’m beginning to feel like Tom Hanks at the end of The Burbs, when he accidentally sets that guys house on fire, and then the neighbor tries to murder him in the ambulance. Trouble is, I already feel like setting myself on fire and we haven’t even moved yet. 

They opened a new spa near work that does those saltwater pod things. I’m seriously considering booking a session next week. Otherwise I fear I may go mad!

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RICK ROLLED IRL

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Saturday was an interesting night. Andy and I wanted to grab some burgers and booze for dinner. We had plans to see a friends cover band play in the area. We didn’t intend to stay for the whole set. The cover band was playing in the Foundation Room of the House of Blues. Meanwhile, down in the actual concert venue, Rick Astley was having a concert. I guess it was the last night of his tour for a while. We watched him on the TV’s upstairs, and they piped in the concert audio for us.

I give Rick a lot of credit. He played a 45 minute encore! Once his show was done, the cover band started to play. They were good, loads of Step Brothers references thrown in, they won me over just on that alone. About an hour into their set, none other than Rick Astley himself shows up. He asked to play with the band (Mr. Doubtfire) for a bit. This was a huge surprise, and we weren’t being Rick Rolled. I figured he would play a few songs, and be on his way. His tour manager told us they had to leave back to England early in the morning, so he was trying to keep Rick on a tight schedule.

It was quite the spectacle to see Rick Astley basically have a private concert for us. There was probably only about 40 or 50 people at the Foundation Room. I have to give him serious props, he played various cover songs with Mr. Doubtfire for a good hour and a half before calling it quits. So much for trying to leave early! We stayed until almost closing time. Which means there was a huge line for hot dogs when we left, so we couldn’t get any food from Sausage Guy. Bummer! But hey, we got a free private concert from Rick Astley, so I can’t complain. 

 

 

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EVEN MACGYVER LIKED MY LEGGINGS!

Erin and I had a very fun-filled Saturday. We went to a local area comic con type event. It was so much fun, but damn expensive. We got in early, since we got the upgraded ticket. It was definitely a good investment, it allowed us to access the “speed pass” lines for celebrity booths too! 


We paid to get a photo with Richard Dean Anderson. I was glad we got a picture with him, without having one get the VIP package tickets, which were crazy expensive. RDA also liked my comic book print leggings! He seems like a genuinely nice man, who really enjoys interacting with fans.

We also got autographs from Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka. We were so excited to meet them, as we’re big Karate Kid fans. I even got a hug and and kiss from Billy, oh lala! We ended up getting pictures with them as well. A couple in line, had a genius idea to wear Santa hats in their pictures, to use them for Christmas cards! Seasons Greetings, from the Macchio’s?

I regret not getting a picture with Paul Sorvino, but hopefully he’ll come back another time. But I did get a picture with Peter Facinelli. Can I just tell you, he is very good-looking!! Sometimes celebs look better on-camera, but that is certainly not the case with Peter. He also gave me a hug and a kiss after meeting him, oh snap!

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HELLO, BLOG!

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Sorry, I haven’t been blogging as much lately. I doubt anyone has noticed, so no harm there! Last weekend I celebrated my birthday. I was all “bah humbug”about it at first (because I don’t want to get old!), but we all had a very good time. I used the downstairs area of this new place called Article 24. I like the atmosphere there, and they have PARKING. Which is a rarity around here.

I went a little early and had dinner with friends. Once we were done eating, we took over the bar area. My friends began to shuffle in, and we had just enough seats at the bar for everyone. It got a little loud when two large parties sat down to eat, but they didn’t stay too long. We enjoyed some drinks, including ones that are set on fire. We ended the night at The Drop, which surprisingly wasn’t that crowded. 

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On Sunday, I didn’t go to the fashion swap because Andy and I went to the last day of the Brimfield Flea Market. We had a lot of fun spending the day looking around. We also got really amazing donuts, and hot dogs. I saw loads of interesting things for sale, but I was good and only bought a few things. I grabbed a couple of spin drums for myself and Erin. We are going to see if Ralph Macchio will sign them for us. haha!

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LONG WEEKEND RECAP (PT 1)

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I had a nice long weekend, but it was super busy! Hence why I have to split my weekend recap into additional posts. I took Friday off, as I had to run errands and needed ample time to get ready for 80’s prom. I’m pretty sure I spent more time getting ready for 80’s prom, than I did for my proms in high school. I guess people in the 1980’s were very high-maintenance. They rocked teased hair, copious amount of hair spray, and wearing blush that blends all the way into the hair line. My makeup took me a little while, I decided to do rainbow eyes to match my dress. It came out pretty cool, but I suck at photographing eye shadow. So you’ll have to take my word on it.

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Anyway, Erin and I had our hair done by her mom. She did a great job! I really suck at doing anything beyond basik with my hair. So I was happy to get help! The prom itself was a blast! We met up with Jamie, Emily, and Lizz. There was a big group of people with us, so we had our own dancing circle.

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I wasn’t impressed with the special guests. The guests were Information Society and Shannon (a.k.a. Electric Slide lady). I guess Information Society was okay, it was hard to hear them in the back though. But we wanted to stay towards the back because it was a lot cooler. Shannon was disappointing because SHE DIDN’T PLAY THE ELECTRIC SLIDE! You had ONE JOB LADY!

The costumes people came with, were pretty impressive. However, the costume contest is a sham. I voted for the Goblin King, he did a fantastic job with his costume. A couple dressed as characters from the 2000 re-make of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas won. WHAT.THE.FUCK?! THAT’S NOT 1980’s! I’m actually still mad about this. 

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READY FOR 80’S PROM!

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I’m so ready for 80’s prom, it’s coming up soon. I bought my dress a while back, I didn’t go actual vintage this year. Instead, I found a cheaper dress online! I’m going for a Rainbow Brite theme this round, in case the rainbow dress wasn’t a dead giveaway. I have all the accessories I need, like jewelry, tights, and a Rubix Cube bag. But I don’t know what I’m doing about shoes. I’m definitely picking flats from whatever I already own. I just don’t know what yet.

I do have a pair of cobalt blue flats with rhinestones on them. The color would match the bodice part of the dress perfectly! I also have a pair of silver holographic flats, and dark gray holographic flats from Forever 21. Not sure either of those would really go with the dress though. I won’t know until I try them with the dress.

My jewelry is kind of funny! I found a pair of unicorn earrings from Avon, circa 1994. They are in perfect condition, and cheap. I also ended up with two unicorn necklaces. How does one end up with TWO unicorn necklaces you ask? Blame indecision. I found a glitter unicorn necklace for cheap, so I bought it. Then a couple weeks later, I found one I liked more (also cheap) so I bought that as well. I don’t know which one looks better, but I’ll decide later.

They announced the musical performers for prom. I was a bit disappointed because I was hoping it would be Tiffany or Pat Benatar. Instead it’s Shannon and Information Society. I honestly had no idea who either of these performers were, until I looked up their music. Shannon is the Electric Slide lady. But I don’t remember how to do the Electric Slide, and there are multiple versions! I also thought the song, “What’s On Your Mind” by Information Society was by Duran Duran. Ooops! To my defense, they do sound like Duran Duran. Prom will still be fun though, I can’t wait!

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TAXES, NACHOS, NETFLIX, AND SANGRIA!

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I finally got my taxes done over the weekend. I’m happy to report I’m getting mo’ money back than last year. I also got to see Erin over the weekend. We skipped the sushi and went straight for the nachos and sangria. After some dinner and drinks, we went back to my place to do our nails and watch Fuller House. We blasted through quite a few episodes, then I finished up the season on Sunday. I have no restraint when it comes to binge-watching on Netflix. It will be the same story when OITNB comes back.

I have to admit, I was a little scared to watch Fuller House. A lot of reviews were negative, which I totally don’t get after seeing it. I think it’s just those people that have to crap on things to make themselves feel cooler. I actually really liked the re-boot. Can I just have everything in Kimmy Gibbler’s closet, please?! I really want the bacon and eggs scarf, the cupcake scarf, and the cat kimono. I may have already found and purchased the Betsey Johnson Rubix Cube bag…ooops! To my defense, I need it for 80’s prom and I got a good deal. 

 

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