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Girls Night last weekend in Appleton was a blast. Only Mandy and Beth made it, but they were the two I wanted to see and catch up with the most, so I was more than happy with the turn out. Found a new polyester swim suit on sale for $55 down from $80, and I'm all "Yay!" about that because the blue one I had been wearing has seen at least a year of hard use and I was just waiting for some seam to rip or something during swim lessons - not a nice thought considering it was the only one I had until I got the new one (well, two - I got an Ugly a week or two before in Stevens Point, but still). Also found a pair of new shoes on sale for $95 down from $120.

We also helped Mandy find a nice interview outfit, I tried on a goofy dress I wouldn't be caught dead in just for the hell of it, and generally just had a fun time wandering around the mall window shopping. Beth did manage to convince me to spend $40 on makeup, but I figure the lip pencil will last me the rest of my life - possibly even longer considering how rarely I wear makeup - so it should be worth it in the end.

Next up was glaming ourselves up and dinner at Olive Garden; I wore a skirt sexy boots *and* makeup - would've attempted to do my hair, too, especially as it was kind of behaving all blah-like anyway, but we ran out of prep time (hey, by the time we left the mall, we only had 45 minutes left to get to the hotel, change, and get back to the other side of the mall area to Olive Garden, so all things considered, I think we did pretty well), so it was just... blah. Managed to leave it down for maybe forty minutes before pulling it back into my more typical messy bun.

Then we spent a half hour or so at a salsa bar and shared a really tasty margarita before hitting Skyline Comedy Club for the 10pm show. I didn't find the two opening acts all that amusing, but the headliner, Nick Vatterott had me chuckling quite a few times. The line about being high as a kite and checking the time, only to see "End" on his microwave clock had all three of us rolling. And being the wild child I am, my two drink minimum consisted of a rootbeer and a decaf coffee. Am I bad, or am I bad? ;)

After the comedy show it was back to my hotel room, where we spent an additional hour or two jabbering before I shooed them both out and home as they still had to drive a bit and by this point it was 2 am on a Saturday night/Sunday morning. I showered and was in bed by three, where I maybe got two hours of sleep and I was up again by 8:00 because I am a glutton for punishment. Still made it home it one piece, though, and it was an awesome night and I'm super glad I set it up. I cringe every time I think about how much money I spent, but every penny was so totally worth it for the chance to catch up with Mandy and Beth again.

Also, spent New Years Eve with Emmies. We ate at El Mez, had a Disney Movie Marathon (Sorcerer's Apprentice and Tangled), and then I stayed up until 3 with her watching the Batman television series from the 60s. Then I drove home the next day on two or three hours of sleep with a snow storm doing it's damndest to blow me off the road. Thankfully it did not succeed and I made it home all in one piece. :)
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Back in Point. Visited Gramma on the way back, who gave me more money (my grandmother is *awesome*, and way way too generous), and then got groceries once I was back in town. I splurged on Wall-E, which was $15, so shame on me for that.

I also got a cheap plastic makeup/travel case, because thanks to e.l.f. and their $1 a pop prices, I now have three times more makeup than I had before. Though, all things considered, all I had before was a Mary Kay compact - containing eyeshadow, blush, and lip stick - a tube of concealer, a tube of cover-up, and finally the super cheap mascara and eyeliner I got for my Abby costume last Halloween that I haven't worn since. Now I have two additional eye shadows, another two tubes of concealer, two tubes of "facial whips" (whatever those are - something about a soft, dewy finish?), some bronzer, some waterproof mascara, some eye makeup cleaning pads, and blush/bronzer/over-all face brush. I still don't have as much makeup as your average girl, but it's gotten to the point where it is easier just to get one medium-sized makeup case rather than try carrying everything in one small Ziploc sandwich bag. And since my face has decided it's suddenly wants to break out *all* the time, usually as bad or worse than it did in high school, I'm suddenly quite grateful for the makeup I do have. I still highly doubt I'll wear it all the time, but it's to the point where it probably won't be only reserved for "special" occasions.
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Though I highly doubt any of you were really fooled (at least any of you who have known me forever), the previous post was a complete and total fabrication. I had a really good one thought of last night that I thought might have gotten a few of you, but alas the story kinda disappeared into that void that we all fall into whenever we go to sleep. The one I posted was totally off the top of my head and written in about 5 minutes before i left this morning, so I didn't have any time to make it as believable as it could be. Happy April Fools, all. ;)

On an entirely different note, today I had way more fun that I originally thought I would. Dana invited me to do one of those Mary Kay, Muffins and a Makeover parties a week or two ago, and today was when we actually had the party. I was kinda "Dude, I don't know a thing about make up and I'll probably never use anything I learn, but its for Dana and it's a chance to get together with the "girls", so why not." So I went. And I actually bought a compact with the eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick that I used today in my sample thingy. I figured that while I normally don't wear make up, I can use it for the rare occasions when I have to dress up or do something in front of an audience (I always wanted to know a little more about makeup for concerts and such since my face always breaks out before I have to do something or go anywhere). I also figure that the thing will last me the rest of my life and beyond, so I'll never have to buy make up again, which is always a plus.

After the "party", me, Dana and Bobby - who's house we were using for the makeup thing - hung around for a bit playing with Bobby's adorable miniature greyhound, Dash, her really pretty parrot Radar, and her adorable new baby. They also made me watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire since I hadn't seen it yet. Dana and I spent most of the movie jabbering back and forth about how we did/didn't picture the characters when comparing the movie to the book, as well as explaining to Bobby the different plot twists (she has read all the books, but not in a long time, so she had forgotten a lot about what happened). Ended up spending most of the afternoon at Bobby's, come think of it, just jabbering and watching the movie and all that stuff. It was a lot of fun.

Left Bobby's at close to 6, at which point I dragged Dana - who is still trying to exercise more and lose weight - out to take Aragon (her dog) for a walk around the park with me. We walked about a mile as it was a really pretty day for a walk, even if it is a bit cooler then it has been. Talked a bunch more on the walk, though don't ask me to remember what about (it was still much fun, though) and then I finally left at around 6:45 pm to head back home. Stopped at the grocery store to get some wine for my parents, then over to KFC to get some food, and finally got back home around 7:30. It was a very nice way to spend the second to last day of my Spring Break, and I'm glad I let Dana talk me into it.
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::snort:: It's 8:03 and both my parents are in bed. In fact, they already were in bed at 7:10 or there abouts - my dad even earlier than that. I mean, I understand that it has been a long day - what with me and dad talking ourselves hoarse at the Cultural Fair and mom at Gymnastics Conference, but wow if this isn't gonna screw up their already rather wacky sleeping patterns.

In other news, I'm tempted to start wearing makeup if only for the fact that it might dry out my skin. In high school I was in the play The King and I, and for about a month of dress rehearsals and the actual 3 day performance all of us were all decked out in full makeup, and for that month my skin was *great* - despite it being dryer then hell. I mean, I despise makeup with a passion and would have no clue how to put it on if I did start wearing it, but dammit... I'm ready to try anything. My acne isn't near as bad as it used to be, but it's still far from done with and, as my dad is 55 and still has problems with acne, I doubt it'll come to an end any time soon. But, as of right now, my face is totally broken out and even after washing my face twice a day, it hasn't gotten any better. So, yeah... whatever gets the job done, I supposed. Any tips in this area would be more than welcome, however.


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February 2012



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