Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Willow Manor Ball Eve



I'm in a frenzy getting ready for the Willow Manor Ball tomorrow. Let's see ... manicure, pedicure: check, appointment for my hair and makeup: check, appointment with personal trainer: oops, too late.

Three hundred and sixty four days of the year I am a hippie in teeshirts and jeans. When I dress up, ordinarily I lean towards a gypsy look. But one day every year I strive my best to look classy. High heels, tasteful jewelry, perfume ... you name it, I do it. I even trade in my backpack for a stylish little clutch purse.

Especially this year, I want to look really good. My date is (according to wikipedia) only 33 years old. Yikes. Robbing the cradle? I'm trying to see tomorrow through the eyes of all those real live cougars out there. I'm unnerved, but after a sip or two of Dom Perignon, I'll calm down, I'm sure.

If you've never attended the Ball, click the image on the sidebar, get yourselves groomed and dressed up and come! It's my favorite blog event. You can come with any date you like, dead or alive, imaginary or "real." The rules that apply in regular life evaporate for 24 hours. Last year I woke up the following morning on a couch in the Willow Manor library. My mascara was all over my face and my hair? Good and rumpled. Apparently I had a great time last year!

Can't wait!

9 comments:

Amanda said...

am attending my first ball this year, couldn't decide on a date so i'm taking 3.

p.s. i wear a backpack too. who needs purses?!

Reya Mellicker said...

Three dates? Fabulous!! You go girl.

Love my backpacks, but once a year I'll carry a purse. Oh yeah.

Nancy said...

Have the evening of a life time! Unfortunately, I'm babysitting a toddler and a puppy, and will have to miss the grand event this year.

Linda Sue said...

DANG! I got three gowns to wear but none of them really fit, can't find a date, guess I will sit on the curb with a telephoto lens this year...

steven said...

reya i've asked the lady of shalott to come along. she's getting her gown dried off specially for the ball!! i imagine she'll spend much of her time beside (or in) the pool. see you then. steven

C.M. Jackson said...

oh la la la!! you go girl!!

Reya Mellicker said...

Imagine having to have your gown dried off ... wow. See you tomorrow Steven.

steven said...

reya i decided to be all gentlemanly and spring for a new gown for her instead. steven

Karen said...

The personal trainer part made me laugh. :) Hope it was fun!