So us nine lovely ladies decided to volunteer our services
at the American Heart Association's Heart Gala which is basically
a party for rich people to wear fancy outfits and spend lots
of money. We all started out in a chipper mood at 4:30, but
let me tell ya, when 12:30 rolled around I wasn't too pleasant.
(Just ask Maggie!) As you can see Lauren, Amy, Marni, Charleen
and Jana got to wear pretty dresses and walk around with baskets
coaxing men to buy keys to there heart. Aww... Ok, the real
deal was to win a watch but it sounds cute. Actually hitting
on guys that
old sounds kind of gross thinking about it, but I'm getting
way off topic. The rest of us; Rachael, Maggie, Brieanne and
I got to wear those sexy black and white emsembles. We got
the awesome and exciting job of standing at the silent auction
tables and making sure people knew how to write down their
name and phone number correctly. I guess the rich have difficulities
with simple tasks but that's beside the point. We were all
quite excited to see the famous Namoi Judd who was the guest
speaker for the dinner. My grandma asked me how she looked
but I really couldn't tell since my face was smudged up against
the glass windows of the ballroom and she was standing a mile
away from me. But I saw the guitar she signed! My highlight
of the night was our new boy friend, Fabio (a look alike that
is) who thinks sororities exist for beer drinking and bad reputations.
guy I guess,
but what was up with the curly long hair? My grumpy mood was
lifted when I made an ass of myself on the dance floor, particularly
with Marni and Amy. We brought out all the 80's dance moves
in slow motion to a pathetic Meatball song. Everyone was hugging
their honeys and we were running in circles like annoying three-year-olds
but when the crowd is more than 3 times your age, you really
don't care. The best part of the evening was when we all got
to raid the ballroom for decorations. As you can see, we all
left with more than we came with including flowers, streamers,
stars and a copy of Naomi Judd's book! I guess the eight hours
of staring into infinity was worth it especially since I left
the convention center with my very own glowstick:)
The melting ice sculpture in the background provided hours
of enjoyment for those of us sitting at the auction tables!
By the way did
I mention how cold it was in this room? Notice how we are all
huddling together in attempts to feel some body heat. Brrr....
"Here I am with my best friend Maggie. Doesn't she look just
stunning tonight? She is the greatest person in the whole world!"
"Ugh, ok now that she's gone I can show my true colors. Can
you believe this girl? Look at her acting all prim and proper.
I bet some old guy bids on my bear before anyone bids on her
golf certificate. And she smells too! (I was holding my breath
in the picture above!)"
This poor lady was badgered by Bud Miller all night. Who is
Bud? Does it matter? He has two Beer names! Wow, no wonder
While working registration, Rachael gossiped with a French
woman about the fashion disasters of the night. Little did
Charleen know they were talking about her the whole time!
Can you tell we just went on break for the first time?
I really don't know how to explain this burst of sillyness.
I liked the lights on the stairs so I made Maggie do some ridiculous
poses with me. No wait! Forget that! This
was our big routine of the night and when people heard us singing
they all rushed out of the ballroom right in the middle of
Naomi's speech! Boy we were a hit and the men kept throwing
$20 bills at our feet but of course we didn't accept them because
this was a charity event :)
Look at that smile. If this girl is the first thing you see
when you enter a party, you know it must be good.
This was our big Madonna number. I performed the vocals while
Maggie danced "the Vogue." I'm wearing a cheery face for the
crowd and...who am I kidding. I'm laughing so hard at Maggie
becuase she looks plain ridiculous.
Notice Jana's coat and pale white face. I told you we lost
blood circulation and all bodily feeling in that freezer!
Ahh, and as a final gift we left the crowd with our sweet
air-blown kisses which in Maggie's case is masterfully disguished
as a smile. Does she kiss boys with her mouth wide open?
As people headed home for the night, Brieanne gave them a
little kick out the door. With that starry garland around her
she was super ferouscious!
The Princess Crew return home with their treasures.