Girls Just Wanna’ Have Fun!
If you know me, you know I’m all about incorporating ANY and ALL possible fun into your life. Being open to the spontaneous, the unusual, the silly.
Last night we did something fun, and a bit different. One of the local radio stations has put on a women’s “slumber party” for a few years running. I’ve wanted to go in the past, but the only way to get tickets is to “call in and win”, and I seldom have much time for that type of contest, and when I did try, I didn’t win……. (poor, poor little me!)
Lucky for me, last Wednesday I attended a networking meeting, that I LITERALLY just decided to attend about 1 hour before it’s start time. (Then almost didn’t make it, because I went TOTALLY to the wrong place, wrong town…… blonde moment, another story for another day…..) But I digress……
The Ticket to the Fun…
So, I went to the networking meeting, and a woman there asked if anyone would like tickets to the KYXY Slumber party. YES, YES, YES! I’m always up for fun. She gave me some tickets, and I was thrilled for the opportunity!
My first order of things to do was to ask my “bestie” Stella if she wanted to go. We then also asked our friend Leona, and plans were made.
What Do You Wear to a Public “Slumber Party?”
Yesterday afternoon Stella said she wasn’t sure what to wear. I had the same quandry….. Since around my house we sleep nakey, I didn’t think my sleeping attire would be appropriate for the KYXY event………
Stella and I are SO much alike in that we love to do any “theme” up to the max, and we don’t care WHAT anyone thinks……. So Stella came up with the idea of going in frumpy robes, curlers, etc……
I jumped at it.
Don was going out the door for something, so I asked if he could stop at Rite-Aid and pick up the craziest slippers they had. He came home with pink kitty “beanie baby” slippers. OK- they were a child’s size, as that’s all they had, but I squeezed into them. (They “made” the outfit. Always accessorize properly ladies- it’s one of the rules of dressing like a diva…..)
Leona wasn’t up for making a complete ass of herself in public, but she said she didn’t mind going with us that way.
We’re Bringing “Sexy” Back….Or Not!
So, we were off and running with the idea. Stella came up with some ridiculous hair rollers. I had some curly roller thingys I had bought a few months ago that didn’t work at all. I was going to do a video of me trying to use them, but of course THAT never happened. So, I incorporated those into my beautiful “do.” They worked perfectly for that!
Frumpy robes, face mask, rollers, slippers, and then, of COURSE some accessories- coffee cups and a teddy bear, and we were off!
Let me tell you…….. it take a lot of nerve to walk through a casino on a Saturday night looking like we did! ESPECIALLY for two gals who don’t go out of the house without our makeup done, and a “real” outfit on- accessories to match.
But- there we went. If you could only see the looks we got as we marched through that casino. People were trying to figure out WTF they were seeing! Stella and I were definitely “bringing sexy back”……. in a WHOLE new way!
I have to say though- we were a HIT! Other women put on jammies. Some cute. A few silly. One or two a bit glamorous. But NO ONE went the frump route, with curlers and masks……. we were having our photos taken like we were Beyonce and Megan Trainor, or I-don’t-know-who! If we had charged for photos with us, we would have probably made more than most of the vendors there!
We were hardly through the door when Susan DeVincent and the gals from KYXY stopped us for our photo, and we were up on the Instagram screen all evening, about every 60 seconds!
Sweating Like a Hooker in Church
The event was great fun. There were vendors, a bit of food, drinks and fun to keep us entertained all evening. One of my favorite things was the zumba dancing. Let me tell you though, doing Zumba in a big-ass frumpy terry cloth robe had me sweating like a hooker in church! Not an easy feat! I think I may have come up with a new workout medium! This is like a combination of hot-yoga and Zumba combined! I may need to copyright this!
The “Queens” of KYXY
Susan DeVincent, Dorothy and all of the young gals that worked for the station were darling! So friendly and fun! Anytime you asked them anything, they were nice and accommodating. They all looked fabulous in their cute little “jammy” ensembles!
There were a lot of fabulous vendors- selling bling, nail accessories, clothing, CHOCOLATE, cake pops, t-shirts, jewelry and more. What woman doesn’t have fun looking at all the stuff we already have too much of?
My only complaint was with the food. They had chips and guac, pizza and cookies. I don’t know when in my life I have had worse pizza. Even the pizza at Chucky Cheese back-in-the-day when the kids were small was 100% better than this stuff! Harrahs’ – you’ve gotta’ do better than this. The cookies were just about as bad. KYXY- get some food vendors to come in and feed these women! I know there would be a lot of businesses that would LOVE the exposure! Give them free booth space and have them feed the women free. A win-win for us all!
One of the escape rooms had a booth, and on our way out the door we solved their puzzle. It took us some help from the guy running the booth to help us solve it, but we had a great time getting me unlocked from handcuffs before the clock ran out!
Ladies, this is great proof of the one rule of life that I SO believe in. Don’t worry so much about what everyone thinks! Don’t be embarrassed about being YOU! Go out there and live your BEST life, your authentic life, your fun life- and people will respond in a positive way to you! If you have confidence – you can pull ANY damned thing off! We had much more fun in our weird, attention catching get ups than we would have had if we “blended in!” Every time I caught a view of myself, I couldn’t believe I looked that ugly- but it was worth every “ugly” minute!
Worshiping “The Queen”
There were even a few men attending the event, and one came up to me and got down on his knees worshiping me! There you go- they know the Queen of Damn Near Everything when they see her even if she is hidden behind a face mask and frump!
I’ve got next year’s outfits all figured out already- now I just need to figure out how to get an invite again!