Some of you asked what my speech was about, well, I’ll tell you! It was the “Ice Breaker” speech and it’s primary purpose is just to get you up there, speaking in front of people. I’m no stranger to public speaking, I was on the Academic Decathlon team in High School, and my specialties were speech and interview. And I minored in Speech at university. The Ice Breaker is normally a speech about you, though, and I think that is my least favorite thing to speak about! I love giving a Power Point on a new product, or instructing a class on how the new expense report software works, but speaking about myself, at work, not my thing. So to keep it personal but not too personal I talked about some of my favorite bands through the years and what they taught me. For the record, I spoke about The Monkees, The Cure, The Spice Girls and Girls Aloud.
And now, back to the hits. Or the outfits. Whatever.
Sunday night our friend Marjorie was DJ-ing for the first time ever at the Inwood Lounge, so we went down to support her. She did really well, and I really enjoyed her mix. Just the right mix of familiar tracks and new things to be fun. I can't wait to see her do it again!
That is a Kensie tunic my friend Laura gave me a month or so ago. I knew just how I wanted to style it right away, but it is so sheer I’ve been nervous to wear it, since the AC is on so high everywhere, I was afraid I would be cold, but the Inwood was at the perfect near 78 degree temps and I felt great. Glamorous AND comfortable, the perfect combination!
Saturday we went to see “Scott Pilgrim”. Go now. It was amazing. But while we were waiting for the movie to start I popped over to Claire’s and got my ears pierced, just second holes, nothing fancy. I’ve been wanting to do it for a while now, and I wanted to have it done at a salon, with a needle, but the difference in price was pretty extreme. So I went with the gun.
I got little CZ studs and it was much less painful than I remembered. The gun was also really quiet. And quick. Of course, the left one is starting to get infected, which pretty much always happens. I am doing everything right. Not touching, cleaning three times a day and washing my hands really well before I do that. My ears just do not like to be pierced. The only time that both healed quickly and cleanly was when I did it myself at home with embroidery needles. How crazy is that? I’m off to see the Dr. tomorrow and hopefully nip it in the bud. I do NOT want to have to take them out.
Tunic, hand me down from Laura, Kensie
Clutch, vintage, thrifted by Nathan
Necklace and talon earring, Moon Raven Designs at Etsy
Cross and chains earring, self made