Sunday, September 13, 2009

You've Got to Want to Succeed

Here is a group shot, so you can see tons of scary 80's wear.

Man, I wish I had an extra day for this weekend too. It's been great, I just always try to pack so much into it. I'd love an extra day to get it all done.

So, Friday? Well, at first both the girls were going to drive to the town a half hour from us to watch the football game, then neither of them were going. It finally went down that Stinky went to sleepover at a friend's house and Coadster stayed home with me. We got a pizza delivered and watched a movie. She had to take the ACT test in the morning, so she wanted to just shut her brain off before she had to crank it up in the morning. Of course, that means I didn't get to read as much of my book as a I wanted, but I try to take full advantage of any time I can get with my girls. I'll for sure finish it this week, though.

As you all know, you need a seriously ozone depleting amount of Aquanette to host a successful 80's party.

Saturday was crazy busy and that was mostly my fault. Lately, I've been feeling great and in good shape and it affects everything else with me, not just physically, but mentally and emotionally too. I REALLY don't want to lose that over the Winter. So, I thought a good way to keep me on a roll, was to decide to do a triathlon next year. I hate to be bad at stuff, so I'm thinking if I commit to a triathlon, I'll keep up with training work-outs all Winter long and I'll stay in shape, which will keep me happy and well-adjusted (well, as I can be, anyway). I guess we'll see how that goes when the snow and ice starts flying.

Anyway, I added biking and swimming to my running and it cut into my time to do other things, but by Saturday afternoon, I was flying high on endorphins - my drug of choice.

Here was my 80's party attire.

On Saturday night I went to the 80's party and it was all different kinds of fun. Everybody made white trash casseroles, and there wasn't just Mad Dog 20/20, there were Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers too. Yeah, they covered all the bases.

Many of my favorite people were there. I had my few beers, did some Molly Ringwald from The Breakfast Club dancing and had great conversations. I spent a lot of time talking to a woman who I've known for a while, but not very well. She and her husband buy and flip houses and she was telling me she thought I should buy my own home. It's something I've been kicking around for a while and this wasn't the first time anyone's ever told me that. Since she's in the business, she had a lot of great knowledge and advice about which banks to go to and how much a mortgage payment might be, depending on what I borrow. In other words, she was awesome. Of course, I have almost a whole year left on my lease, but I might start getting a little more serious about persuing it.

Here are my pink and black Vans - the best part of my outfit.

By midnight, the keg was dry and half the party was heading to the Dublin and the other half was staying and sitting in front of the fire. I decided it was a perfect time for me to head home. So, I said my totally tubular goodbyes and walked to my abode.


laura b. said...

And you'd rather do this than Sat Scav Hunt? Imagine :-)
Your weekend sounds great and committing to train for a triathlon sounds like something you will really enjoy. I'll look forward to hearing about your progress.

Remiman said...

I'm excited that you're going to train for a triathelon. that's pretty awesomr!

Pamela said...

I like your curly hair!

Susan said...

This is the most awesome thing ever. Seriously.

I think it's great you're planning for that tri to keep motivated. Maybe I should do the same.

Tara said...

Aw that looks like so much fun! I love your 80s wear! I also like the acid-washed jean outfit on the other girl in the first shot.

AlienCG said...

The 80's party looked like a blast. I remember that decade, for better or for worse. Of course, I have no 80's wear anymore, so I wouldn't have fit in.

Mr Atrocity said...

Pink and black Vans are awesome.

Churlita said...


Yeah. I'm sorry I've been so lame about it, but I have to have some kind of priorities.


Thanks. I'm excited too and a little scared.


Thanks. That's my natural hair. I usually wear it like that unless I'm going out.


It's too bad that I have to plan a tri in order to keep myself motivated, but by any means necessary, right?


You would have loved it. Too bad you don't live closer...


Not everyone got dressed up for it. You would have been fine.

Mr Atrocity.

I know. They are my daughter's Vans.

Brando said...

That shirt and those shoes are more awesome than a Square Pegs marathon.

.j.william. said...

bartles and jaymes? awesome. I didn't even know they made those anymore.