Day Fifty-eight 10/25/2009
Dress: Black Cotton V-neck Dress
Purchased From: Conway
Year or Era Purchased: Summer 2009
Accessories: Jeans for some of the day, White and blue knee socks for the rest of it, boots for some of the day, balck flats for the rest, grey v-neck long sleeve shirt, jean jacket
Hair and Makeup: braids and curls, black eye makeup
Comments/Compliments/Complaints: Michael, and lots of people at paintball commented on me wearing a dress, some knew of the blog and some didn't. They all do now. Word.
Today's dress is pretty self explanatory- it's a cheap, crap cotton black dress that I wore because I didn't care that much about it. I paired it with lots of other layers because it hurts less to get hit with a paintball if you are layered.
Today was one of those days that was so busy and full and that it felt like two different days. We woke up later than I wanted and rushed around to get out of the house to meet up with a bunch of people for Kristin and Becky's Birthday Paintball War. As usual Michael and I were late and stupid. We finally arrived and got on with the paintball shenanigans. Man do I suck at paintball. Not that I thought I would be good but if you watch too many action movies in your lifetime you start to convince yourself it's possible for stuff like that to come naturally. It so doesn't for me. We played something like six or seven games, or maybe even more, I may be blocking it out. The first two made me pretty miserable since I only shot my gun one, hit almost immediately in both games. Blargh. I'm not going to lie, I got sad about it and I also got yelled at for cursing. Ha. Finally on game three I was able to shoot the gun and it began to get fun. I got hit in the boob, stomach, elbow (twice), thumb, calf, thigh and mask. So far my calf welt is proving to the most gigantic and ugly and painful bruise, thank you Kristin. I don't know that I'd ever do it again but I do like saying that I did it, makes me feel kind of tough even if I did it in a dress. Our referee told us we were the most interesting and fun group he ever had so we got that going for us, which is nice.
After paintball we got ourselves cleaned up and met up at the Memphis Taproom for some birthday dinner and then headed to The Music Fountain Cafe for ice cream. Michael and I came home and worked on our costumes for hours. I watched Ted Bundy the movie, not so good, and then we watched Dexter, some baseball and Venture Brothers. So yeah, I worked on my costume for about five hours tonight. Ugh. I made a lot of headway in mine though as the bottom half is done. The middle and the top portions will take sooo much longer. My fingers hurt from sewing, my back hurts from sitting in a stupid position and my whole body hurts from playing paintball in my old lady body. Ouch. Time for some ibuprofen and bed. Sorry this entry is lacking, I hope all of the pictures make up for it!