Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My (Early) Birthday Celebration 2010

My birthday isn't until 10/31, but due to the scheduling of this particular event, I celebrated it early. Because a relative hooked me up big time, I was able to attend this event with some friends from work. The event was last night, and it was a concert at the House of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, starring R&B singer Jason Derulo. His music has been featured in a couple of episodes of "Gossip Girl". On the show, Jason Derulo's 1st hit, "Whadja Say?" was played during the feuding Thanksgiving dinner scene last year.

Before the concert, we ate at The Stinking Rose, an Italian restaurant that serves food heavy on the garlic, in Beverly Hills. I eat at this place every year for my birthday. It's perfect because it's vampire-themed, and my birthday's on Halloween. Plus I love Twilight! I realize now that I've been there with several different groups. It's sad, kinda, I don't have consistent friends, but I'm also one who grows and evolves all the time, and sometimes that involves new friends. I was so nervous I barely touched my 40-clove garlic chicken and mashed potatoes or the yummy garlic bread. However, I did get my leftovers to go and drain my glass of Sauvignon Blanc. And the serving staff gave me a free garlic ice cream for my birthday. It's not as gross as it sounds. In fact, I really like it.

Then, we headed out to the Sunset Strip for the concert. We sat on the balcony, perfect for watching the show while getting to sit when you're tired. We danced, sang along, and screamed (and drank again, of course). I haven't had so much fun in a long time. There's something so liberating for me about being at a concert. I get into it and really don't care about what other people think. Jason Derulo is quite a performer. He sang all his hits, danced beautifully, and even did a tribute number to the late great Michael Jackson with his rendition of "Billie Jean". As pictures of the show were prohibited, I will post only the picture of me with the promo poster, taken in the ladies' room (tee-hee). I didn't end up wearing the Leifsdottir dress, as I felt it was too formal for a club. However, I did rock my new-again Paper Denim & Cloth Ripper jeans and Ya-Ya halter top.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Learn to Let Go...and Good Things Will Happen (Part I)

10/10/10: I just had to have an entry today. For the sake of the date, plus other things that have happened for me lately. Read below.

Imagine my surprise when I stepped onto the scale yesterday morning, after several days of not stepping on it. My eyes couldn't believe it. I was about 5 pounds lighter than I was the last time I stepped on it. Sometime within the last year (or maybe 2), I decided that I would accept my shape as it is. I'm a curvy gal, with boobs and a butt, and I'll never be Nicole Richie. I stopped caring, and now I'm the lightest I've been in about 5 years.

For the last 5 years or so, I haven't been able to wear my Paper Denim & Cloth Ripper jeans. I bought my first pair about 6 or 7 years ago and loved them so much I bought another pair. They were my favorite jeans, and I wore them everywhere until I sadly realized that I couldn't fit into them anymore. I normally sell or give away clothes I can't fit into, but a little voice told me to hold onto these 2 pairs.

Well, I'm glad I did! Not only is this style being discontinued, but as of yesterday, I can fit into them again! And it wasn't like I even shimmied to get into them-they glided easily over my hips! I was even able to stick my thumb inside the waistband! I was soooo ecstatic! I can't wait to wear them with a pair of Christian Louboutins (I'll have to, they're so long!).

And to think it all happened after I decided to let go and just let things happen. I think this is how I'll approach all the obstacles that come my way. Recently, I connected with A, a guy I'd met before and am interested in. I told my pal, J, while we were getting manis and pedis to let him know I was interested, so she did and gave him my phone #. He hasn't called, and it's been 4 days. I'm a little disappointed, but I'm going to just let it go. A is free to call or not, and I won't let this stop me. A may not be meant for me, but someone else out there will be, and I need to just let it happen.

I called this entry "Learn to Let Go...and Good Things Will Happen" (Part I) because I plan to make this something I do more often than just once.

Also, my mani/pedi I raved about in my last entry is still going strong! 11 days and counting!