Sunday, 3 February 2013

I must confess...

Taking a page out of Deidre's book, it's a confessional up in here... so let's go:

1. My thoughts and opinions on the ludicrous traditions and practices surrounding the commercialism of Valentine's Day are notorious and have been well documented in the past. However, this teeny tiny fact hasn't prevented me from finding myself in the precarious position of having to buy not one, but TWO Valentine's Day gifts this year. What can I say? I set fires to feel joy.

2. I've been talking about it for ages, and finally found the courage to put my money where my mouth is. Thing is, I've never ever coloured my hair professionally before. And even when I did colour it, it was never a shade lighter than dark brown. So it was a big deal for me and I wrestled with when for a long time. Then I woke up one morning and decided that it was the day and just took a deep breath and plunged into it. Five hours and a fucking fortune later, I'm happy with the outcome - which in the natural light, is very close to what I originally wanted. It's still taking some getting used to though:

The result:

What I was going for:

3. Being tortured with the task of helping out and attending a somewhat prosaic Bachelorette party this weekend, there was a point when I was instantly transported down memory lane to much more robust, raucous and riotous times with some hilarious female friends and acquaintances; when strippers knocked on the hosts' door and the neighbours called the cops. As funny as those days were, I'm glad they're over (here's hoping). Truth is, I love beautiful men, FACT. But I don't like strippers at all, they make me feel uncomfortable and awkward. I tend to be conservative like that.

4. Speaking of parties, I can't believe (let alone accept) that I'm going to be 31 at the end of next month. It's a stupid number and I'm certainly not ready for it, so I've decided to celebrate my 30th all over again by throwing a party where the main theme is: In Denial. The cake will feature the Nile River flowing across it, decorated with a side of chocolate pyramids and a sphinx; and a tiny boat floating down that river with the number 30 and my name lodged firmly in the boat. And all the guests will be required to come dressed as the person they secretly think they are, or as someone who they think is in denial. See, I secretly think I'm Victoria Beckham, so two guesses who I'm coming as. I know someone else who's coming as her step-mother. I expect it will be nothing short of something fiercely hysterical.

5. Finally, I've never entered a competition and actually won anything... which is why winning the prize on Pretzel Thief's blog giveaway came as such a (wonderful) surprise. Thing is, I never intended to enter the competition - I was just commenting as I usually do. So finding out my comment was generated as the winner was ever so slightly whelming and had me coughing up my white cheddar popcorn on my burgundy Persian rug. I'm the cheery winner of a Ghanda aqua canvas satchel, which is just fanfuckingtastic:

36 comments:

  1. Congratulations on everything.

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  2. I like the party theme. Can I be there? maybe I'll crash and be there as myself.. since I'm in denial about my age too :D I've never coloured my hair before. I've always liked the colour of my hair and also know that it can damage the hair. I'm so pedantic. Speaking of which, I'm mulling over whether to start a beauty blog. I have a lot to share in that dept(!).... but still two-minded.

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    1. Of course you can come too Nuraan. The more the merrier.The hair does take a beating with the colour, but I've been rejuvenating it with all kinds of treatments. Yeah start the blog :)

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  3. I love your hair! Love the length and all about it!
    And congrats :)

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  4. There was a time when my hair looked just like that, Az. Yep I looked like a stripper, which would've made you, well, uncomfortable? Love that bag. Great color and a great year: 1984... Michael Jackson showed off his moonwalk, made everyone scream, men included except moi, and I fell in love with a girl who'd break my heart six years later and dance on my imaginary grave. I confess that was tough. I also confess I don't believe that's you in that pic, but I'm sure you're quite a catch at 31 (minus imaginary 1) ;)

    You sound pretty upbeat. I like that.

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    1. I can believe it Randy, I will even believe that your hair was LONGER than mine. And what do you mean that you don't believe it's me? Of course it's me silly :)

      Enough talk of Michael, I will cry again. Oh yeah, and I'm definitely in the wrong county when it comes to catching men. For sure. And I'm upbeat because you're here ;)

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    2. Rereading my words, I can't believe how upbeat I was when I wrote this.. But um.. you know what you have to do to convince me that's you. I might in return send you a pic of myself that comes with the kind of clause you reminded of a long time ago. Don't cry even if tears look good on you. ;) I mean... with the new hair and all.

      P.S. That's not a wig, right?

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    3. P.S.2: I must confess I need glasses. I almost didn't notice the evidence that undoubtedly comes with said clause. And I don't mean Santa Clause. Thanks, Az. You look great.

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    4. I'm still waiting for the pic Randy ;)

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  5. Love the theme party idea! And congrats on winning that cool bag - I'm still on a high from the Starbucks gift card I won in a raffle 3 years ago.

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    1. Winning stuff is amazing Roving Retorter - however small or insignificant, it's still pretty cool to win! :)

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  6. That cake sounds like the BEST THING EVER OMG. Post photos of it once the party is over, por favor!

    Okay, your hair? Is stunning, woman! Luscious locks much?! And you look gorgeous, DUH.

    Two gifts for V-Day, eh? Hahah!

    Beautiful men ARE beautiful...bwahahah. My bestie and I went riverside cycling on Saturday and saw THE hottest dude kayaking...shirtless. Ahahah! We unabashedly perved at his bemuscled self like two giggly schoolgirls. His back was Greek god-like. Yowza! Anything more would've gone into body building territory -- his muscledom was just right. ;-) When we got home, we told Yogi about our innocuous leering and he laughed at us, then we all laughed. :D (I mean, hey, I might be happily married but it doesn't mean I'm blind and won't check out another fine specimen, like the kayaking show-off who was so obviously parading his pecs about on purpose, bwah!)

    FINALLY, so rapt you ended up being the winner and that you like the bag, yaaaay! Sorry it made you choke on your popcorn, though, hahah.

    xo

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    1. I will post pics of the cake Pretzel Thief, and thanks for the compliments and for your giveaway. And there's nothing better than appreciating God's beautiful creations ;)

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  7. Um... I knew you were pretty, but can I just say, DAYUM! Girl you're smoking HOT! Love the hair!

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    1. You flatter me Angie *shy face*. Thanks for the comps :)

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  8. That is a very cool bag. My colour that. And the hair looks phenomenal!

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    1. Thanks Aasia! Blow-drying the hair in this heat is now the issue ;) I love the colour of the bag too - one of my favs.

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  9. i agree valentines is hyped up early birthday wishes and the cake sounds so cool

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  10. Congratulations on winning!

    Also, your hair is amazing (and you are quite the beauty my dear in general) - It looks awesome!

    Also, Also - strippers make me uncomfortable to.

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    1. It feels great to win Deidre :) And yeah, people don't get my awkwardness with strippers.

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  11. Well I hope you'll be stuck to a David Beckham lookalike all night long Miss Victoria. Nice bag and most probably well deserved.
    P.S - your hair looks fab

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    1. Juliette, I can only wish I had a David Beckham on my arm lol! I'd even settle for a David Gandy (see I'm not picky ;D)

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    2. David Gandy... who's he? (Don't make me google him...)

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    3. Sacrilege! You don't know who David Gandy is?!? Google him :D

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  12. Your hair looks so pretty :-) I find it's fun to play around and change things. Not long ago I went from hair down to my butt, chopped up to my shoulders.

    Was a great deal of fun.

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    1. Thanks Happy Whisk! I'm sure you had fun with your own hair too :)

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    2. When I get to wear my hair down it's a treat. Usually I have it up and away from all the food. But I wrap it in fun colored pieces of fabric.

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  13. The precarious position of having to buy not one, but TWO Valentine's Day gifts: If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.

    Hair: I like the new Azra

    Bachelorette Party defined: jackrabbit vibrators, drunk women, naked ripped men dancing on the table. Pre-marriage party: Women behaving well - going home bored. The conservative Azra may not be the REAL Azra

    Azra's 31'st: See Bachelorette Party (above)



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    1. LL, I find the insipid games played at these Bachelorette parties well... insipid and boring and a waste of precious time. I would rather go on a cruise :)

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  14. aaah Im sure your amazing always and pretty, I know ah and dont think in age dear really is not matter, that is something I learned that not matter to me I dont think LOL
    you are really beautiful and yes Randy need glasses LOL

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    1. LOL! You hear that Randy? Gloria agrees - you need glasses :D

      Gracias Gloria! Abrazos :)

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  15. Hah, I love your birthday theme - make sure to take lots of pics. PS I adore the hair colour - it looks wonderful

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    1. Thanks Rooth. I will be sure to take as many pics as possible - especially of the birthday cake.

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