Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Never too old for a sleepover

On Friday I drove up to Tysons Corner, VA early to meet and pick up Kari. After getting lost on the cluster that is 95/495/295/hell these days, I finally realized that she was working, literally, right next door to Tysons Corner mall. Such a bad influence! I resisted buying anything for a long time and then I found the Coach store. I normally just walk in and wonder in amazement over the fancy purses and then walk out, wondering whether the clerks think I'm going to steal something the entire time.

This Coach store, however, had jewelry. There's a Coach ring I've been eyeing up for a while...

and they had it there. I was trying it on and putting it down and trying on all the others and it occurred to me that my birthday is in a couple of weeks and I hadn't bought anything for myself yet, so why not buy a ring? (By "buy," I really mean "put on my credit card"). I ended up choosing a different one than the one pictured, but I won't wear it until my birthday, so stay tuned for a picture :)

When Kari was done working, I drove over and picked her up and she presented me with a seriously awesome early birthday gift.

How cool he?!

We got to Kara's house way earlier than we'd planned and she was on her way home from the doctor with her daughter. When she got there and opened up the door and let Peanut (her dog) out, I was in love! She has the same energy as Pippi but doesn't jump incessantly. I wanted to take her home and Kara kept offering her to me. Why she did not come home with me, I'm not sure.

Literally the next thing that happened was, Kara got me a glass of water and I proceeded to spill it all over the floor. I was prohibited from being around anything else that could potentially spill the rest of the night. Showing my true colors a little too soon.

While her daughter was eating her dinner, I tried to get her to say "cookie" because she pronounces it "cock". I got a couple of "caaahk"s out of her and it was enough.

She eats her Oreos in three layers. So ahead of her age.

When Alyssa and Amanda got there, Kara made us homemade pizzas. Like, she created the dough out of flour and oil and some other things. So fancy!

And then came the team shirt painting. I'd already painted the front of the shirts with "Team Bitch"

With our powers combined...

Alyssa painted the back of her shirt: Chocolate Loving Bitch

I was given the task of painting the others: Crazy Bitch for Kara, Nasty Bitch for Kari, Sexy Bitch for me, and Notta Bitch for Amanda.

You ain't cool unless you wear your Noodle Hugger like Rambo.

And then, Kara presented me with a surprise early birthday cake!

I love surprises. And fire!

Don't worry, I made a really good wish.

Purple flowers! Kara said the lady at the cake place thought it was for her
daughter so she made it extra special.

Before bed, we had some laughs over watching TLC's Say Yes to the Dress and previews for Virgin Diaries. And then, you know, pillow-fighting in our underwear. I also snuggled with Peanut for a little while before bed. I wanted her to come sleep in the bed, but she needed her space.

These ladies are seriously amazing. Thanks again for the fun times!

Have you ever met someone in real life that you'd previously only talked to online?
This was a million times more successful than that time I unsuccessfully tried online dating.


  1. Well at least something good came out of the Hot Chocolate 15k!

    Is there a blog entry with your internet dating experience? I would love to read that.

  2. It's like I'm reliving the glorious day all over again.

  3. I can ship Peanut to you.

    Also, get a spray bottle and Pippi will stop jumping :)

  4. I love that you guys randomly had a sleepover without having met each other first.

    I'm going to guess that the ring you purchased was purple....

  5. Looks like it was a great time...oh, and Happy Birthday!

  6. Wow, you have some serious skills. I am so untalented and if I had done the front of the shirts, it would have been ugly & not straight! Good job! Love the headbands you made for everyone too!

    Met my husband on the internet - jury is still out on how that will workout.......LOL ;)

  7. I want this to be a monthly activity.

  8. I can not WAIT to see your spiffy new ring! I love the shirts, not gonna lie.

    And yes, I've met someone in real life after interacting on the internet - but I don't think I had nearly as much fun as you did!

  9. I so love reading everyone's recap of your sleepover, I'm super jealous that you all got to get together before the race! I have met friends in person that I "met" online, I even had an online friend fly here with her daughters and stay for a week.

  10. That sounds like so much fun! Love a good girl's night. You know what is funny? My husband and I for some reason watched part of the Virgin Diaries. I have been scarred for life by the kissing that took place at the wedding. Really, you just need to see it to believe it.

  11. We should have stayed at Kara's on Saturday to watch more TLC and eat birthday cake instead of going to National Harbor! I'm sure her husband would have loved that.

    Thanks for writing on my shirt. You have nice fonts.

  12. I've really enjoyed reading all of your posts about getting together last weekend. Glad you guys had a fun time together!