Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Perfect Dress?




Well, it is about time for New Year's Eve. Time to gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate the new year. This New Year's Eve I actually have a boyfriend to enjoy it with. I am extremely excited about this fact. We are going downtown Charlotte to the Avett Brothers homecoming concert. If you have not heard about this band you need to educate yourself and check out their music. You will not be disappointed with what you hear. I will be honest I had heard about The Avett Brothers before from my sister Susan, but really didn't care to look further into the band. But when I met Reiggin he was a big fan. So I got him to burn a CD and thought what the hell I will give them a listen. I am glad I did because now I am a big fan of the band. Also I am filled with excitement at the thought of seeing them live.

So Reiggin got tickets for the two of us to attend their homecoming concert at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center . Attached to this lovely night was a agreement I made with Reiggin. I agreed that I would wear a dress. Now this may not sound like much if you don't know me. But for those of you that know me, you know that I only wear dresses to Sandy Plains Baptist Church and weddings.

So I decided that I wanted to find a dress that would really wow Reiggin. So I started looking online at Old Navy. There I discovered that Old Navy has a great Plus Size Section to their website. This is pure paradise for me to search though. But I knew that I couldn't get the dress in time for the big night. Also call me crazy but I feel funny buying clothes online. Clothes are just something I like to try on and look in a mirror before buying. So my search had to continue on. I looked at the Old Navy in town and came up empty. Then I went to the local mall and looked around and came up with zero. So I went to work with a long face. I even called my best friend Lisa to complain and for her to make me feel better. And as usual Lisa had some great advice she told me to go check out Cato's and Dress Barn. So the next day I drove over to Cato's and boy was I surprised to see multiple options. I could have danced around the store with joy. So I was finally happy I had found my perfect dress.

Now that I had the dress, I had to have the perfect accessories. Being the crafty person that I am I decided I would make my own accessories. So I rushed over to Michael's which is like releasing a kid in a candy store. I had two gift cards in hand and I was on a mission. I made a bee line to the bead section like always and found the perfect black, white, and gray beads for my dream necklace. So now I had the supplies and just needed the energy to start the project. That would come in time. I mean I only have two days before the big night.

With all this excitement I almost forgot to tell you about some more exciting n ews. First, me and Reiggin got to go to the Jeff Dunham show. If you have never heard of Jeff Dunham shame on you. But seriously, Reiggin introduced me to Jeff Dunham. And ever since then I have been laughing up a storm. Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist. He has a group of puppets in his act. There is Walter the grumpy old man. Peanut the cute purple creature. Jose Jalapeno the jalapeno on a stick. Then Bubba J the lovable redneck. Melvin the super hero. Last but not least Achmed the Terrorist. This show was the best comedy show ever. I laughed so hard I thought I was going to pee in my pants. So I highly suggest you go check out Jeff Dunham. You will not be sorry!


Man this is one long blog post. I think I am going to call it quits. But before I leave you. One last thing. Saturday night me and my dad enjoyed a good old John Wayne movie called True Grit. It was great. One it was just nice to sit down and watch a movie with my dad. Don't get to do that much with all the running around I do. But I always enjoy watching old movies with my dad and of course love the old musicals. So I leave you with this gem of a movie. Enjoy!

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Perfect Dress?





Well, it is about time for New Year's Eve. Time to gather with friends and loved ones and celebrate the new year. This New Year's Eve I actually have a boyfriend to enjoy it with. I am extremely excited about this fact. We are going downtown Charlotte to the Avett Brothers homecoming concert. If you have not heard about this band you need to educate yourself and check out their music. You will not be disappointed with what you hear. I will be honest I had heard about The Avett Brothers before from my sister Susan, but really didn't care to look further into the band. But when I met Reiggin he was a big fan. So I got him to burn a CD and thought what the hell I will give them a listen. I am glad I did because now I am a big fan of the band. Also I am filled with excitement at the thought of seeing them live.

So Reiggin got tickets for the two of us to attend their homecoming concert at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center . Attached to this lovely night was a agreement I made with Reiggin. I agreed that I would wear a dress. Now this may not sound like much if you don't know me. But for those of you that know me, you know that I only wear dresses to Sandy Plains Baptist Church and weddings.

So I decided that I wanted to find a dress that would really wow Reiggin. So I started looking online at Old Navy. There I discovered that Old Navy has a great Plus Size Section to their website. This is pure paradise for me to search though. But I knew that I couldn't get the dress in time for the big night. Also call me crazy but I feel funny buying clothes online. Clothes are just something I like to try on and look in a mirror before buying. So my search had to continue on. I looked at the Old Navy in town and came up empty. Then I went to the local mall and looked around and came up with zero. So I went to work with a long face. I even called my best friend Lisa to complain and for her to make me feel better. And as usual Lisa had some great advice she told me to go check out Cato's and Dress Barn. So the next day I drove over to Cato's and boy was I surprised to see multiple options. I could have danced around the store with joy. So I was finally happy I had found my perfect dress.

Now that I had the dress, I had to have the perfect accessories. Being the crafty person that I am I decided I would make my own accessories. So I rushed over to Michael's which is like releasing a kid in a candy store. I had two gift cards in hand and I was on a mission. I made a bee line to the bead section like always and found the perfect black, white, and gray beads for my dream necklace. So now I had the supplies and just needed the energy to start the project. That would come in time. I mean I only have two days before the big night.

With all this excitement I almost forgot to tell you about some more exciting n ews. First, me and Reiggin got to go to the Jeff Dunham show. If you have never heard of Jeff Dunham shame on you. But seriously, Reiggin introduced me to Jeff Dunham. And ever since then I have been laughing up a storm. Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist. He has a group of puppets in his act. There is Walter the grumpy old man. Peanut the cute purple creature. Jose Jalapeno the jalapeno on a stick. Then Bubba J the lovable redneck. Melvin the super hero. Last but not least Achmed the Terrorist. This show was the best comedy show ever. I laughed so hard I thought I was going to pee in my pants. So I highly suggest you go check out Jeff Dunham. You will not be sorry!


Man this is one long blog post. I think I am going to call it quits. But before I leave you. One last thing. Saturday night me and my dad enjoyed a good old John Wayne movie called True Grit. It was great. One it was just nice to sit down and watch a movie with my dad. Don't get to do that much with all the running around I do. But I always enjoy watching old movies with my dad and of course love the old musicals. So I leave you with this gem of a movie. Enjoy!

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