Friday, December 17, 2010

Getting Girly...

The holidays are upon us! For my family, it's Christmas in particular. Christmas, for me, and the entire month of December, means no homework, plenty of family, and lavishing my attention on friends! This past Wednesday, I had the most glamorous experience I have had since my dad's wedding. I got all decked out in a new black flapper dress with leggings and character shoes. I spent half-and-hour on a really high ponytail that made my scalp ache, gussied up my face until I finally decided on about a pound of purple eye-liner (left my good makeup at school), and I plucked my eyebrows for the first time in my life. It didn't hurt nearly as much as I thought and they turned out great! Don't worry males, the neutral part is coming up, I promise.

So, after all this, it was out to dancing! Swing dancing to be exact. It's an amazing form of ballroom that usually goes with music from the 40s-50s era, but it can go with any kind of 4/4 count music. The crowd is older than me, I'll admit, but man can some of those guys dance. And there's no romantic pressure whatsoever, I highly recommend looking up a local club for it. But, moving on. Me and three of my closest friends had a lot of fun, met a lot of cool people from around the area, and went through near five whole gallons of water between the four of us. After that, well we were hungry, believe it or not. So we walk out of the swing club and wander around a bit with the 40 degree weather (it's Florida, that's really cold), and low and behold we come across this really fancy, hole in the wall, gourmet French restaurant, right as it was closing! Turns out, the owner of the place was the only guy there and he was our waiter. We were the only people in the place, so not only was our service quick, we also got spoiled and free coupons on the meal! Since the bill was split four ways, we really got a bargain on such wonderful food. Even the glazed cabbage was delicious!

So, that amazing experience was probably the best thing that's happened to me during this Winter Break. My writing progress has been...lackluster. Too much going on, too many things making me blocked. That's no excuse, of course. I've gotten 700 words in one session, that's my record so far this month. I'm hoping for more successful sessions in the coming days now that I've gotten all my Christmas shopping done. For now, I hope you enjoyed the light hearted post and you're having some great experiences of your own this joyful season! Feel free to share in the comments. I've love to hear about them. :)


  1. Sounds like an amazing time! Where's the picture of you all gussied up?

    I haven't gone and done anything exciting yet. I've spent time with my manly man and my kids mostly. We decorated the tree and the yard.

  2. ...your lighthearted prose continues to make me smile:) Well done, Brie.

  3. I too get a point for finishing the shopping. Rewrote my query letter as well. As for "actual" writing...well, yeah, maybe...later.

  4. That sounded like a lot of fun! And great exercise too! You should have posted a picture of the hair/makeup/outfit.