Saturday, October 31, 2009
Happy Halloween everyone! Earlier this afternoon, the boy, Hazel and I headed to the park for the inaugural Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade & Pet Expo, benefiting Pet Stop Rescue. When I heard about it, I knew I had to take Hazel out for a day of Halloween fun. Dogs can dress up, too! Late last night, I ran out to my local PetSmart to find a costume and I picked up a sweet little Cinderella dress for just 5 bucks in the clearance section. See, it pays to procrastinate sometimes!
Anyway, Hazel looked adorable, of course, if I do say so myself. She wasn't so happy about the costume this morning, she had her sad face on, but once we got to the park she lit up and started running around, showing off and saying hi to everybody-- dogs and people alike. We actually saw another Cinderella prancing around, but Hazel was cutest, for sure. (I'm a mom! I'm allowed to be biased.)
We ended up not actually "marching" in the parade-- the boy's back was really bothering him today and he needed to go into work still-- but we walked around the park for a little while and after the boy left, Hazel and I stayed to watch the parade-goers return. It was a fun time and just like with little kids on Halloween, Hazel ate tons of treats! In fact, as I type this she is passed out on the floor, in a treat-coma. What a life, huh?
Hope your Halloween is just as good!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
P.S. Thank you for all your lovely comments about my costume! You guys are so sweet. I can't wait to wear it again this Saturday!
Monday, October 26, 2009
The party itself was okay, minus the fact that I didn't know most of the people there and all there was to drink was beer. (I'm not a big beer fan. I nursed two Coronas all night.)
Oh, and I can't forget to mention, my ex and his girlfriend were there. Not that big of a deal, really, but a little awkward to say the least since they kind of avoid me. Funny thing is, I didn't even realize it was my ex at first because he was wearing this ridiculous South Park character costume that pretty much covered his whole body and face.
Anyway, moving on. I did have a good time getting dressed up, of course. And making over Matt into Tinkerbell. I covered his lids in shimmery, bright green eyeshadow and lined his lids with navy liner on top and a shiny white on the bottom. There was mascara, blush and lipgloss, too! He totally rocked it out. The unfortunate part is we showed up right after they finished a costume contest! Everyone told him he would have won though, hands down.
For my makeup, I went all out, too. Bright blue eyeshadow, thick black eyeliner and fire engine red lips. If I can't wear it on Halloween, when can I? Actually, I kind of liked the red lips. I'm thinking that I should work those into my routine a little more often. Except, I need to get some lip liner to help it stay a little better-- you can tell in the photos below how late it is in the night by how much lipstick is left on my lips!
Speaking of photos, without further ado, here's a glimpse of my night.
Luckily, my costume is going to get more mileage than usual this year as I get to play dress up all over again next week. On real Halloween.
Hope you all had a good weekend! And thanks again Andhari for the great costume suggestion!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Well, given the way costumes are made these days, I am going as sexy Alice in Wonderland.
Let's hope I can pull it off!
What I am most looking forward to though is doing the makeup for my friend--and former roommate--Matt, who is going as... Tinkerbell! Oh, I love it. And yes, he is gay. My best friend, Marielle, is going as Peter Pan. I think they'll make a cute couple.
So in about an hour, I will head over to her place, armed with glittery blue and green eyeshadow, to make him over. What more can a girl ask for?
Hope you have a good night! I'll post some party pics soon...
Friday, October 23, 2009
Happy Friday everyone! It's been a busy week work-wise so I am ever so glad the weekend is here. I have been super lazy this week when it comes to reading (and commenting on) all your lovely blogs, so I have a lot to catch up on this weekend! Plus, I need to get a Halloween costume. Which is never easy, at least not for me anyway. (I am open to suggestions so if you have any, send them my way.)
In the meantime, I wanted to share the above photo with you. I was playing Hazel's paparazzi the other day, snapping away, and most of the shots came out just as cute as usual, with Hazel happy and looking at the camera. But this one was, well, a little off. And I love it! Cracks me up, I swear. I hope it makes you smile, too.
So, any exciting plans for the weekend? And have you already secured a fantastic costume for Halloween? (Do tell, I may steal your idea!)
Enjoy your weekend!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
The occasion was a sorority event, the Alpha Phi Family Brunch, which is basically a chance for the new pledges to introduce their families--parents, siblings--to their new sisterhood. My little sis, Sam, invited me to come and since I hadn't seen her in forever, I immediately said yes!
Moving on. I ended up being a little late for the brunch and believe me when I say, it wasn't my fault. I do have a tendency to run late but this particular instance I am blaming on the cops. The Police Officers Association decided to rally outside a councilman's house and, as they say, duty called. More like, the POA prez and the councilman called, while I was sleeping. But once I handled that, I was off.
But really, it is beautiful. The campus was breathtaking before and somehow it has been made even more so. Since I didn't take too many pictures around campus when I was an actual student, I decided to play tourist for the day. Here's some of my snapshots of the remodeled main campus, the chapel and, of course, the views.
So, for all you college grads (or current college students) out there, where did you go to school and what was your campus like? If you've already graduated, do you ever go back? Have things changed?
And here's the zinger: Do you miss college? (I definitely do. Sometimes, anyway.)
Guess there's just one thing left to say-- Go, Waves!
Yeah, that's our mascot. Don't judge.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Currently, I don’t really collect much. Although, I am most certainly a pack rat. But I think a collection has to be more than stuff you don’t want to throw away. It has to be on purpose, don’t you think? Anyway, I do have about 20 or so shot glasses that I have picked up during my travels. And I have nearly every single Glamour magazine for the past four years. As well as an overflowing jewelry box and tons of strands of necklaces hanging on my wall. Oh, and debt. Seems that’s easy to collect!
I want to start a real collection though. Something legit. I would love to collect more old books, like the ones I bought awhile back. I also have a thing for figurines, particularly ones of little birdies and owls. Though, I won’t say no to a couple of friendly squirrels or a big-eared deer.
What do you think? A little too grandma-ish? A collection like that could potentially turn my house into a pile of knick-knacks. At the same time, I quite like the idea of a lovely little bird perched on my bookshelf or a pair of critters by the keyboard on my desk.
Full disclosure: I bought the bird. And the owl. Sign me up for Shopaholics Anonymous.
P.S. For those of you wondering where I got the Maple Ginger Snap gelato, I just picked it up at my local Vons. I am pretty sure you can get it at most grocery stores if you are dying to try it!
P.S.S. I had Chinese food Friday night—yum!—and this was my fortune: “You have a strong instinct to take care of the people you love.” Not exactly a “fortune” but one for the “collection," I'd say!