Last night my church had a Christmas dinner party for the single's at Mario's- a gnasty little Mexican spot in a little rundown shopping center down the street. It's tradition- we go to Mario's every year. I wish someone would do away with that tradition and pick a better restaurant, but anyway- I digress. 37 texted me to see if I was going. I told him I was thinking about it- and asked if he was going. He said he was- so we agreed to meet up there. When I got there- he was no where to be found, so I found a little spot at one of the corner tables and started chatting with someone. An hour later, 37 still was not there. I figured he was busy with work or something and forgot about it. Well, he showed up about 5 minutes after that and had to sit on the other side of the room because my table was full.
He waved. I waved back. After the gift exchange, he was still watching me (which I found odd, because usually he is surrounded by the single women and of course he's always focused on them). I gave my hugs to all of the appropriate people and when I looked up- he was still watching me. Weirdo. :) J/k. So I went up to say hi and tell him that I was going home, and I'd see him at home. He asked me to wait- he had something he wanted to talk to me about (of course a single girl came up just then). Um...okayyy...
After another 10 minutes of listening to this other guy show me his finger flashlight- I turned to 37 again. "I'm gonna go," I whispered as I touched his arm. "Wait!" He turned towards me. "Um...how's Maimee?" (my roommate). "Um...she's good." I said, startled. Maimee? Really?
"Um..what are you doing Thursday?" He asked. I started trying to think fast. Thursday night is ARP. I don't want to tell 37 about ARP. I also don't want to miss ARP- it's one of the highlights of my week. What was he getting to? I was trying to debate between calling ARP a class or a meeting when he could see that I was stalling unintentionally. I realized I had to say something soon because the seconds were ticking by and it looked like I was trying to make up something, which I wasn't. "I have a meeting" I finally blurted out. "Oh. Okay."
"Why? What are you doing?" I asked him. "Um...I have a work Christmas party..."
"Silly! Why didn't you just say so! I'd love to go. I can cancel my meeting- seriously- not a big deal."
"Really? Are you sure?"
"Yes, I'm sure."
"Okay it's semi-formal at this hotel in Newport...." the rest I didn't hear. Semi-formal? It's MONDAY..and you're just now telling me this???? I need a dress! Crap!
So now I'm on the hunt for a dress. I have 2 black dresses that may work (ps, I hate both and will only wear either if absolutely necessary. They are OLD and TIRED. I need something new.) I am posting 2 pictures- you will need to tell me which one to wear PLEASE, in the event I can't find something else.
Draz- I need your formulas for 3.5 pounds down- STAT! :)
Okay...which one? I like the first one better, but it seems to be hugging me in a weird way. It always makes my hips look and feel huge. The second one I feel is a little too blah for a semi-formal cocktail party. Thoughts?
I'm excited- Christmas party with 37!!