I’ve been meaning to do a photoshoot with Jill for like EVER, but it seemed that whenever we planned one, those plans just fell through. Finally, though, she and I both had time to do one. The plans started out that it would just be me and her, but then we added Katie, then Angela, and Shannon decided to tag along to. The theme was 1920′s/1930′s flapper-esque and we shot the pictures in Buffalo’s very own City Hall and City Hall’s Common Council chambers. To see the photos in a slideshow, click here. To see the pictures in an album, click here.
Katie has been talking about going to Club Marcella since I started talking to her and I had always wanted to go there as a result. Last night, I finally had the opportunity to visit it and I think I chose a pretty freaking good night to go. Unknown to Katie, Josh, and the rest of whoever was with us, Marcella’s was throwing its first annual “Black Out Party,” which, according to the Club Marcella website, attracted 400 hot, sweaty, groping people to its pitch-black dance floor.
I seriously don’t think I’ve ever had that much fun in my life. For ONCE, I could listen to really loud, hard-core techno music and go crazy without being screw-faced by some wannabe music-eletist. Accompanied by the light of our glow-sticks, we partied there for about an hour and a half, not nearly long enough. By the time it was 3:30 and time to go, I had stripped off two layers and all other remaining layers were completely soaked-through with sweat. It was pretty awesome.
I was kinda worried about prom this year. Not so much the actual going to it, but finding what to wear. I hate tuxedos. I think they’re the ugliest things on the planet and they should all be taken, soaked in gasoline, and blown up. Basically. My original plan for prom was to go Ellen Degeneres style: a suit with a t-shirt and converse sneakers. That plan was all fine and good until about two weeks ago when I went to the tailor to check out the suits and he was like, “get out of here. You’re too small.”
I tried to find custom tailor websites, but all of the suits I found on them looked crazy frumpy and I started to become terrified that I wouldn’t be able to find anything to wear to prom. I decided that the only place that I could find something that would actually fit me, much like I had before, was H&M. That place is amazing. Unfortunately, there isn’t one in Buffalo, so Russell, Katie, Brandon and I went up last Tuesday to Toronto to do a little bit of prom shopping. We found only ONE blazer in my size and it was super on sale because the pants it was supposed to be sold with were missing.
Once I got my little blazer thingy, I went back to my original plan of Ellen-Degeneres-style prom attire. That is until about three hours before prom when I realized that wearing a t-shirt and a blazer is not nearly as cool-looking as it sounds. I put on a wrinkled button-down shirt underneath. I excavated a slim knit tie from my tie pile and found this old bowler hat that’s been lying around in our house for months. I felt that the whole ensemble really required a cane to look adequately pimpin’, so Russell drove me to Tom’s house to borrow the cane that he used for last year’s prom. Once I saw the entire outfit together, I get SO pumped about it. I got even more excited with my super-duper-fun last-minute prom date, Mary. Everybody at prom basically thought I was on crack.
Yesterday, Jill threw a little party for her friends Catherine and Angela in her basement. The party started off really fun, for maybe the first two hours or something, but then there was this whole load of drama that put a damper on the night’s festivities. I’m not going to get all into detail about it, but certain people got upset at certain other people and it basically made everything awkward and quiet from that point on. Still, I can’t deny that it was a pretty interesting night. This stuff is worse than The O.C.! Maybe it’s best that way, anyway. I had only been there like half an hour before my memory card was nearly full. To see the pictures from the party in a slideshow, click here. To see them in an album, click here.