Monday, 3 August 2009

It's just all so... odd

Everything is weird at work at the moment. I can't explain, just in cas (as Ches pointed out the other day, you never know who's reading), but it truly is random and unsettling and I don't know where things stand.


Curiouser and curiouser as Alice would say.

On a nicer note, the weekend was mostly great. I went to a 40th birthday party on Sat with the dress code "black tie or fancy dress". No theme, just that.

Am I the only one confused by that? Generally if it's dress-up, it's a theme. Like mafia. Or Pirates of the Caribbean. Or Medieval. But no, for this one, we had licence to dress up like clowns or queens... whatever our preference.

And normally I LOVE dress-up. I tend to go a bit over the top, actually. But I was nervous going on my own (TSC being away on men's camp), because I knew there would be hardly anyone my age and that I wouldn't know anyone other than the birthday boy and his fiance. I decided to go black tie with a feathered mask just in case no-one else was in costume.

It turned out I needn't have worried - their were scores of people dressed up (from the host dressed as Elvis to a Zorro, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, pirates, convicts and a Cleopatra) and loads in black tie, so I would have been fine either way.

I had also been to a girls' tea party that afternoon (not really my thing, but turned out to be good fun) and a friend who is studying make-up did mine for the evening. Wow! I didn't know I could look like that! It seriously helped me to walk into a room full of strangers knowing I looked my best.

Pity I don't have any photos, but that is typical of me. I prefer being behind the lens rather than in front, so I have pictures of everyone else at the party (even random folks I didn't actually meet), just not of me ;-)

So just take my word that I looked fabulous, k?

After my last post, where I just happened to mention Bosnia, I have been asked to write about our family trip there in 2006. My laptop with all my photos on it was stolen shortly afterwards, so I'll have to see if I can get some pics from my parents, but I'll try to post about that this week.

In the mean time, have a good Monday, folks.


Anonymous said...

Hey Tam,

That party sounds fun though- I like open to interpretation things too; but imagine if you had been given a theme- you could have been more outlandish

but it sounds way fun.. like something out of a movie of masked marauders... etc. But interesting all the same.

It's a shame that you're editing now that people could be reading your blogs... I thought about it because I put my blog up on Facebook so ANYone I know can read it and I talk some junk about them here and there; but its not as if I wouldn't say that to their face

But i've been told I'm too honest so I should probably keep shut.

Otherwise. Have a good one.


Louisa said...

I love fancy dress parties too...but that is a fairly strange one.

Being Brazen said...

Wish you had taken a picture of sure you looked Fab :)

po said...

Howdy, sounds like a cool weekend. Looking forward to your Bosnia post!

Ches said...

Ha, Tam...I'm in the same boat at work. And yip, you never know who's reading.

Hope the wierdness improves.

thejacksonfiles said...

oooooohhhh. make up done by a professional. how NICE. i love that.

Spear said...

I’ve just read this and a number of your previous posts, so I’ll sommer comment on all of them here.
-NEVER write anything remotely negative about work or the people there on your blog!
-My Grandmother used to smell of a mixture of Singleton’s Medicated Snuff and Frisco Coffee.
-In my latest post I also contemplate my unstructured jottings on my blog.
-Yes, the braai season. Remember Braai for Heritage Day on 24 September

Tamara said...

Paula: If there was a set theme, I would so have been more outlandish ;-) I have always self-censored my blog. I still talk about real stuff, I just don't use names. That way, no-one gets hurt.

Louisa: Uh huh! It was fun in the end though.

Brazen: Me too - even if only to show TSC what he missed out on ;-)

Po: Pressure!

Ches: Ditto.

TJF: It was nice. I could get used to it!

Spear: I try not to!
That's an odd smell. Did it work for her?
Yes, I read so ;-)
That's still a long way off. You may have to remind me!

Damaria Senne said...

The party sounds like fun. Hope you had a great time.

Laura said...

That party sounds like fun :) Its a different theme but cool!!

Sorry about work tho :(

angel said...

Oh I wish I coulda seen what you looked like!!!