~Monday, February 12, 2007

Two Steps Back, Three Steps Forward

I had a good chat with Amber last night. She listened while I moaned, then she kicked my ass into submission. Plus getting out of the house and going to work today helped, even though E was there too.

I had been sitting on a few invites from friends in my outer circles for a couple of weeks. I called and RSVPed to a baby shower for a friend I've known since before we could drive and all we did was burn poetry. (It was never the good stuff, just angsty teenage poetry from our boyfriends at the time. I know I have pictures of our burnings somewhere. Now she's procreating!)

I also accepted a party invite for next weekend. It's a lingerie party. Not the kind of party where you sit around and buy lingerie, but where that's the dress code. It's from an old college buddy who has also moved to the city. She used to throw the best theme parties back at school. There was the Beer, Sex, Beer party where you're guaranteed two out of the three. There was the Stoplight party where you wear green in places you liked to be touched and red in places you don't like to be touched. There was the Jammin' with Salmon party that has become legendary after the juggling machetes and the police incident. Then there was the St. Patrick's Day party where my drunken slogan, "Beer me, I'm Irish" got printed on t-shirts. This is actually the second lingerie party.

It's one thing when you're wearing lingerie and the only person who sees it is about to have sex with you, so you kind of automatically look sexy. It's a whole other ballgame when you're wearing lingerie in front of 100+ people who will not be having sex with you. This party has put me on a strict diet and exercise program for the rest of the week. Additionally, to make up for my emo posts all weekend, I will be bringing my camera to the party and I will be posting photos. You're welcome.

Lastly, I have also accepted the set up with Friend of Harvey. Apparently my finger-up-the-nose photo passed with flying colors seeing as how he had photos posted of him giving the thumbs up in front of ladies' butts. I actually introduced Harvey to her husband, so she owes me. He's supposed to call tonight or tomorrow to firm up plans.

So my weekend was booked by Sunday at 10 PM. I was supposed to go out Friday night with E and our coworkers as we do once a month, but I think I'm going to bail out this time. I just don't feel comfortable going out with E feeling like I do. And she did her best to hide from me this morning before she left to go out of town. This has brought out mixed feelings from people because it looks like I'm running from the situation, and maybe I am, but omigod, do they really expect me to sit at the other end of the table from her and pretend I'm not mentally stabbing her with my fork?

I was also supposed to go to a birthday party with her on Saturday night, but I've already replaced that with my lingerie party, which technically I was invited to first. Whatevs, that lingerie party is going to kick some ass.


Amber said...


You go girl!! I am so proud of you!

You're totally in kick-ass mode and you're going to have a great time! Going out, making new friends, trying new things sooooo beats the hell out of moping around, feeling sorry for yourself, praying for you phone to ring.

So have at it and post the stories and pics! We'll all be looking forward to it :).

I'm proud of you, chica!

Miss Natalie said...

Your friend sounds awesome! Love the party themes. Do you guys really get behind it? All my friends whine about a costume. I went to an 80's themed party on the weekend and i bought CURRENT STOCK! So scary, bubble skirt, elastic belt, jelly bangles (pony tail on side).

I'd love to see some pics of the party. Happy dieting and keep your chin up :-)

Lil Bit said...

Awww, maaaaaaan - I *heart* theme parties.
Daaaaaamn, I wanna go to the lingerie party! LOL
What ya gonna wear, huh?

Jen said...

Sounds fantastic Sarah. I don't think you are running from the situation with E....I think you are moving on, living your life. Can't wait to hear all the gory details.

dont eat token said...

HOO-FUCKIN-RAY! That party sounds dicey.

I'm pretty sure I couldn't go to it in the shape I'm in now. Yech.

I'm exhausted just thinking about all your plans - enjoy!

Phil said...

That's the Sarah we know and love.

Where can I get that t-shirt?

general_boy said...

finger-up-the-nose photo passed with flying colors

Well if that's not a sign I don't know what is!! LOL


Muchos pictures please!!!! =)

Sarah said...

Amber- Thanks! I knew you'd approve :)

Miss Natalie- I am a fan of theme parties; I don't really know why people would complain about it!

Lil Bit- You could wear your santa cowgirl! LOL. I just might go out and buy something for the occasion ;)

Jen- Gory details, indeed. I am fully expecting a few wardrobe malfunctions. Hee.

Don't Eat Token- Yes I have to figure out how to lose 5 lbs in a week. Hello Slim Fast and treadmill!

Phil- I have 2 or 3 :)

General Boy- Oh god, my blog really does make me sound like some weirdo freak!

Megan said...

My friends and I used to have lingerie parties in high school. I don't think anyone ever felt particularly self-conscious about things back then, but that was probably because, at these parties, there was in fact a chance that one would be having sex with any one of the 100+ people that showed up. Hopefully, not all at once though.

Walter said...

Does a merry widow outfit made of leather count as lingerie?

londongirl said...

I'm not american, but I feel this DEFINITELY calls for "go girl" and probably even a "yee ha". You sound bounding with life and frankly the boys will be crowding round.


Sarah said...

Megan- Your high school experience was very different than mine. :)

Walter- I have no idea what that is!

LondonGirl- I prefer "atta girl" and thanks! :)

James said...

Lingerie party, photos, you're an angel ;-) Have a ball.


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