So, since I'm a self disclosed fashion junkie, motivation often takes the form of some really B.A outfit that I am trying to squeeze into. This past Christmas, for the first time I was invited to attend a REALLY formal event for a fundraiser. These are few and far between in my little podunk town so it was pretty exciting and required shopping for a full length dress. The kind I haven't worn since gradution. There we were shopping around... and I found THE DRESS. The dress that made me say 'oh' 'ah' 'pretty' and 'I'll never eat cake again'. Tragically, said dress only comes to size 10. Alas, it was pipe dream. So I bought another dress, a nice dress... but THE DRESS.
I tell you that story to tell you this one... My mama and I (best woman ever btw) went shopping in the city the other day. And there it was, THE DRESS. In a size 10. I pointed it out and told my mama about my Gala shopping experience. Then we left and I thought nothing of it. I got home that night and I'm looking through my purchases, when my hand makes unexpected contact with satin.
My mom had bought the dress at some point when I wasn't paying attention and hid it in my other shopping. God, she's the best. I called her up and she just said 'Call it Motivation'. Love that woman.
Anyway, there was a time in my life when I wore a size 6 dress and didn't even require suck & tuck panties. I looked kinda like this...
But that was 7 years and 60 lbs ago.
My surgery is scheduled for September 16th, and I'm really excited, but nervous. I wish I hadn't left all this time to stew between deciding and having. Of course then I think about the bandsters that waited YEARS for their band and I think to myself, Self, suck it and stop being such a pansy. And I do. Mostly.
Also... I stole this survey from JRD at CanuckBANDitMusing who I have been following. She went through the same clinic as me so I've been spending A LOT of time lurking on her profile. I decided to day I'm guilty of blog lurking in the worst way, so now I'm making a real effort to comment and be less stalkery. Anyway, the survey:
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
I was named after a depressed French prostitute. No jokes, thanx Mom. Seriously, my mom named me for the song Janine, by Trooper. Which is about a girl in Montreal that's having a rough time. It's actually a really sweet love song. If you're pregnant, and you're reading this, and you're thinking about naming your kid something featured in a popular song 'Roxanne' 'Caroline' any of these things... I think you should know, we song kids hold a grudge.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
When the last time my BFF made me watch some sappy chick movie? (which I hate) Prolly last month.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Thank goodness for computers because my printing and hand writing looks like chicken scratch.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS
Nope, but I am currently pregnant with septuplets! (Long story)
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Well, I'd probably find myself a little grating a first. A little cocky and sarcastic... but then I would warm to me when I figured out that all that is just a cover for a warm mushy, mostly decent human being core.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
My momther actually invented a word to describe my ... demenor, "Snarcastic" to be both snarky and sarcastic. Thanks mom.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
I've been twice. Once on an indor one that was like 150 ft and then once in Thailand.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Never, step outta them and leave them exactly where they landed for TFG to trip over on his way in the door,
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Something with cookies and caramel
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
How seriously they take themselves. People who take themselves real seriously make me nervous.
15. RED OR PINK?
16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I am my own worst critic. I put expectations on myself that are basically unachievable and then berate myself when I don't achieve them. In fact, right now I am berating myself for berating myself too much. Go figure.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My dad. He's not really gone, but he might as well be,
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST?
Yep! But I think if you steal it from me you should follow me... and be my very first follower!
19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Uhm... jeans. and Lime green shoes.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW
Our Lady Peace
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Cucumber, caramel and coffee
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My Mom, who's in San Fran with the rest of the crew right now. Lucky duck!
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Absolutely! I've been blog-stalking her long enough to be confident I would!
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH
CFL football and golf
28. EYE COLOR?
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Crab legs and sweet potato fries
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Scary movies with happy endings. I hate sappy girl movies, but I also hate things that end sadly.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Green and white
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer, Western Canadian winters SUCK
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Depends on who's delivering ;)
36. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW
"The Exiled Queen" by Cinda Willams Chima
37. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
It's one of those paper mouse pads with a weekly planner on it
38. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Billy the Exterminator
39. FAVORITE SOUND(S)
A thunder storm, the sound of my sled/quad idling (smell that 2 stroke smoke!)
40. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
41. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
42. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I love to write fiction.
43. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Red Deer, Alberta
44. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
A mutual friend introduced us at the bar. He grabbed my bum on the dance floor, so I bit him. That was two years ago. Go figure.
So... I guess that's it in a nutshell. Have a great weekend everyone!
27. HAIR COLOR?