Monday, August 27, 2007

Of Bridal Shows and Lack of Knitting

So, this weekend I went to the Brides Against Breast Cancer wedding gown sale. I went with my grandma and we figured if nothing else, this would give me a chance to try on a bunch of gowns, see what looks good and what makes me look like Moby Dick, and not have a salesperson sitting there eyeballing us constantly. We were the first ones to show up and I immediately went to the size 16s since that's about the size dress I have been wearing.

Wow, wedding gowns run really tiny. After realizing that unless my boobs shrink by 5 inches before I get married I'll never fit into a size 16 (I'm partial to my boobage, so shrinking 5 inches isn't happening), I went to the 20s and found some that fit. I found one that I really liked aside from the super long train that would probably take me and all three bridesmaids out if I turned suddenly during the ceremony. It was also not detachable, so screw that. But, I found out that I need an A-line style, about a size 20 to fit my boobs, and then some alterations done so that it'll shrink around my waist and not look like a white garbage bag.

DF and I went to the Keith Anderson concert on Saturday night. He does a few pretty big country hits that are on the radio right now and the tickets were only 10 bucks each because of my student discount (just because I'm not enrolled right now doesn't mean I don't want a discount...). It was a pretty good concert. My pictures turned out like crap, but my digital camera has never done well when it comes to dark indoor events. DF's camera does pretty good, so if I get any pictures from him, I'll post them. There was this one woman in front of us who cracked us up the entire evening. She was really getting into it and was just dancing like no one was watching. That and she was punching air like it was Mike Tyson. Very entertaining. Several students around us were shooting video of her which I assume will be YouTube fodder pretty soon :oP

The rest of the weekend, we just took it easy and watched some movies and TV. I finally watched The Departed last night. It was pretty good and has a nice twist at the end of the movie. I can see why it won Best Picture this past year. Oh, and I didn't knit a single stitch this weekend. I just wasn't in a knitting mood, and when I don't want to knit, I don't force myself. I'll probably work on the sock some more today, so pictures tomorrow!

Knit on...

1 comment:

ericah64 said...

Ohhhhh, I can't believe I forgot to tell you that wedding gowns run super small! It's not you; I promise! When I got married, I was wearing a size 8 (really!) in regular clothes, but I had to get a size 14 wedding gown. You'd think they'd run big to make the bride feel good by making her think she's a smaller size...