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My Big Fat Wet Saturday Night


You know how it feels when you have things planned out to perfection in your head and then suddenly everything just sort of falls apart? Yeah…THAT! I thought I would have so much time after work to pretty myself up some and well, no! I closed the cafe at 2, headed across the street for a trim and then my wonderful and lovely friend let me borrow a vest for my outfit of awesome. By the time I got home? I had like 30 minutes to shower and get ready. Ack!

My Avenue tights of such high expectations ended up not even going past my thighs (I got a size E for fuck’s sake!) and so that sort of threw me off, too. Luckily my Avenue boots worked out okay. I say okay because they did fit and look great, but because the ankles were so very loose the entire boot ended up scrunched down around my ankles. My husband said they looked fine this way, but they left my ankles sore from the added pressure I guess. I am considering having the ankles taken in somewhere and maybe adjusting the top lacing bit. Oh, yeah…I bought these boots in black. And they fit my 19″ calves! It took a bit of patience and my husband was kind enough to work out the lacing in the back once they were on so that they looked nice (I seriously cannot do it when they’re on and sort of need them completely loosened to zip up the side zipper). In the end I’m glad I bought them, but they’re not my dream boots of radical awesomeness.

So yeah, my outfit didn’t turn out as planned. Also because the vest I had dyed didn’t take the black dye completely. It will require another dye job. *sigh* It’s a lot of work dying stuff, I had no idea. C’est la vie! I made the best of it and while I didn’t have time for the cute eye liner I wanted to do I did dig out my fave glittery eye shadows! Ha! We headed to Oakland for dinner and the Big Moves show.

Dinner was weird. I mean, the food was great (a bit pricey for my taste though) but the bar was closed (transferring their license apparently) and then we had to wait for them to process our bill forever! It wasn’t packed or anything either. In fact it was down right dead. So we ended up being a bit late for the show. We still made it in time to see the show start, but I of course had wanted to mingle and chat with fats. Again, oh well. I did run into two fab ladies that I knew. And the show was good. Not great? No. You see, my two BFFs and I had attended the Go Big or Go Home show a couple months ago and the Fat Fly Girls basically performed numbers from that show, plus one new one (unless I’m wrong). But the belly dancers were lovely and Vicadonia was fabulous as always. I did enjoy it, but the set up was a bit weird because we were sitting at tables instead of auditorium style. Also a lot of the dancing was on the floor level and not on stage so it could be hard to see at times. It was nice to expose my other friends to fat positive things. And the chocolate was Killer! Ha!

After the show half of my group headed home as they had work in the morning. The rest of us hit up a local tea shop to chill out, chat and sip teas! It was nice talking to these two wonderful ladies whom I had grown up with. Yep, we’ve known each other for over twenty years which seems crazy, but they’re rad! Definitely need to do that more often! Before we left, they took this pic of my outfit (pay no attention to my cheesey smile):

As it was cold and wet I did have to wear my Avenue Trench/Raincoat (from 3 years ago, sorry) but the t-shirt was Avenue $9.96! (The t-shirt was dove grey with black and silver glittery beading on it.) The vest was borrowed, but from Torrid and the skirt was a tube dress from Target clearance last year for $4! The clutch is actually Avenue, too. The the necklace says FAT in Fame-like lettering that I got on Etsy for $10! Sorry, it doesn’t show the boots on me.

And this lovely lady was in the display window of the antique shop we took my pic in front of.
Just thought she was cool:

All in all it was good fun. Plan or no, I enjoyed spending time with my fave peeps and seeing a big fat show to celebrate my birthday instead of a party! Ha!

Today actually is my birthday. I don’t like to have a fuss made over me because of it and so I don’t have that on my Facebook at all. I was surprised that my business neighbor bought me a gorgeous balloon bouquet of blue stars and rainbow-heart butterflies (how did he know me so well?) and a card and a happy birthday banner…my customers keep asking who’s birthday or how long ago my birthday was. Ha! When I say it’s mine, today, they just look confused. I just hate fake or obligatory greetings/offerings/etc. I feel like the people who should know do and that is that. I am so very grateful for all that I have and wouldn’t change it for anything. Please don’t take offense, it’s not a big deal for me anyway.

I’m not yet sure I’ll be celebrating it today at all. Saturday was the true celebration. I may have some wine or something. I may go to karaoke and get faced…I don’t know. Today feels weird to me for other reasons, too. Just not feeling like my bubbly self. Woke up too early from a night of fitful sleeping. Woke up the puppy by going to the bathroom at 5am and thus my husband got up to walk him and seemed fairly grumpy by the time I saw him after my shower. A friend asked if he had anything planned for me tonight and I was taken aback by that. Not sure why. I guess because, well, I love my husband and think the world of him, but I also think he’s going through something internally right now and isn’t ready to come out of his shell. In other words: No. I doubt he’s planning a thing and that’s fine. Ha-ha!


10 Comments to

“My Big Fat Wet Saturday Night”

  1. On October 26th, 2010 at 12:16 pm Twistie Says:

    Happy birthday! Consider this your virtual birthday cake… and I bake DAYUM good cake.

  2. On October 26th, 2010 at 1:43 pm Not Blue at All Says:

    Thanks, Darlin’! That sounds lovely right now…didn’t have any cake on Saturday or yesterday. =0(

  3. On October 26th, 2010 at 6:24 pm Mulberry Says:

    I think your “lovely lady in the display window” could stand to lose a few more pounds if she really wants to be a model. She might also want to try a new hairstyle.
    On the plus side, at least she doesn’t complain about fat people sitting next to her on airlines.

    Happy Birthday!

  4. On October 27th, 2010 at 7:51 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Hey, maybe she just has “big bones!” Ha-ha! Terrible joke, I know. Thank yoU!

  5. On October 29th, 2010 at 6:32 am Kath Says:

    Birthday twin!

    I am the opposite – I love birthdays, and build up to them with so much excitement that I can barely contain myself. Yes, I am 38 going on 7.

    Your outfit looks great, only wish I could see the boots!

  6. On October 29th, 2010 at 7:53 am Not Blue at All Says:

    I used to love my birthdays, but as this latest one has proven, getting excited only leads to disappointment or devastation. I am glad you had a lovely one. I am so fond of that tutu of yours! =0)

  7. On October 29th, 2010 at 4:36 pm Kath Says:

    I have travelled the opposite way. I used to really struggle with birthdays because they weren’t really celebrated by anyone. They weren’t made a fuss over as a kid, and as a young adult I felt very alone. Nowdays I get so excited and happy about an impending birthday that everyone around me is swept up in it as well. They have no choice!

  8. On October 30th, 2010 at 9:57 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh Kath, you and I are so alike, I tell ya! Ha-ha! This is usually true for me as well, just this latest has been the pits. For the most part I am the one who plans everything and makes sure to celebrate and all…We did celebrate on Saturday by having dinner and going to the Big Moves dance show (fat dancers!!!) and it seemed all enjoyed it, but on my actual day? My husband sort of ruined it. It’s all better now between us, but there were some uncomfortable days of anger and depression. Hopefully things will keep getting better because this last week just kicked my butt. Thanks for being you! <3

  9. On October 31st, 2010 at 11:38 pm Kath Says:

    Oh I’m ALWAYS the one who plans everything. I’ve never had a birthday celebration that I didn’t organise myself. But I figured if that’s my lot, I’ll just railroad people with my natural exuberance!

    I had my “do” yesterday, an afternoon tea at Max Brenner chocolate cafe with friends. Had a great time and they spoiled me rotten.

  10. On November 1st, 2010 at 8:41 am Not Blue at All Says:

    Oh that sounds just lovely, Kath! So glad you had a blast!

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