Monday, October 18, 2010

a tall drink of water and a pretty little thing


This week marks the end of my long, busy, insane work schedule that I've had these last couple of weeks... can I just please have a moment of silence to remember the lining of my stomach that is now gone due to my intense stress as I was in charge of orchestrating 3 separate company audits these last few weeks........... moment over.

In all honesty, this week is going to prove to be insanely difficult to concentrate on work at all. This last month, I've been trying for something that is kinda out of my hands now. At this point, I've done everything I can do and it's now up to the powers that be to make the final decision. However, if the decision goes one way, it will change my world as I know it in every way. I'm trying to think about other things but until I know about this, I will continually be about 50% mentally checked out of whatever I'm doing. I just hope this goes how I want it to. Stay tuned...

Anyway, I got my wisdom tooth (yes, just one though I told everyone "teeth" instead of "tooth" because I think it sounds a little less white trash) out on Friday and so I was on pain meds for the majority of the day and slept mostly on Saturday. However, I still wanted to make it out on Saturday night if I could for my friend Lindsey's birthday party. She celebrated her 27th birthday party at a country-western bar south of Portland. Due to the fact that I was very tired, on pain meds and not up to party, I just went to hang out for a couple hours and do a little dancing. Which is exactly what we did in what we determined was our best "country western" gear for the night. The upside of being post-surgery and out on the town is that after a 2-day liquid diet, I certainly felt skinnier as I got ready- I was so lucky getting mono, that was like the best diet ever.

{Best Friend Shanin and I before departing to the country bar. Neither of us did the "country" look right. She just looked cute and I looked like a desperate cougar}

{Shanin and I on the dance floor, after getting our line dancin' on}

{Who wears a sweater vest to a country bar... my boyfriend apparently.}

{He makes me laugh.}

I am very bugged with myself though because due to my pain medication stupor, I hardly took any pictures and only got one, from-the-back image of the birthday girl. So I'm stealing one from another time and place to give you all a visual of her majesty. Don't be fooled by her pretty face, she's as badass and as hilarious as they come and she's someone I'm so happy to know. She makes any outing more fun with her biting wit.

Happy Birthday Lindsey and best wishes to you all for a wonderful start to your week!

PS- please keep your fingers crossed for me :)

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Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling better! Impressed you got out of the house so soon after having your widsom teeth out. Granted I'm horrible with pain medicine, but I think I was knocked out on the couch for several days when I had mine out!

Leia said...

It sounds like you've had an intense couple of weeks! I'm really hoping everything will be okay at work!

I'm not an expert on country dressing but I think your fringed boots and leather belt definitely go with the theme! And LOL about feeling skinny after 2 days of the liquid diet... I had a very overweight friend in middle school and she got malaria after a school trip to India. When she was back from the hospital all the guys thought she was suddenly hot because she had lost a shedload of weight! haha.


Anonymous said...

You crack me up, wisdom TOOTH = white trash! FUNNY! You're quite a trooper getting yourself all fancy and going out! LOVE that the Boy wore a sweater vest and tennis shoes, keepin it real! And is that a Lyman I see in the background of that first photo? True PacNW girl! Fingers are crossed!

Unknown said...

Hope things go in your favor and Good Luck. You look pretty :)

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

You look fab!! Ugh, getting wisdom teeth/tooth out sucks so bad...but yes you def do lose some weight LOL.

Panty Buns said...

It may be that all that complex and stressful work at the job makes you feel older but you're way too young to be thinking you looked like a cougar. By doing the "country" look right did you mean as in the kind of outfits they used to wear for "Club Dance"? Did you ever see that? i used to watch once in a while back when i still got that channel. (no more "line" dances, PLEASE). It looks like your boyfriend can dance well. Your boots look country & Western dressy and you look and Shannon both looked cute together there.
Good luck with what you were trying for. Hope you enjoy your week.

erika sorocco said...

Congrats on making it through the wisdom teeth surgery - I had mine out (all 4) when I was like fourteen and thought that I was going to die!

And cute trumps country - you and Shanin killed it. Also, I don't think The Boy got country down too well either, so you're in good company! :P

Happy, Happy Birthday to Lindsey!! :)

stylefrontier said...

those look like a great night
and hope your wisdom teeth pain is better by now!

mirmirzimzim said...

keep up the regular blog posts, they are the highlight of my day. xox you're funny. and pretty. and why is the dance floor empty aside from you holding it down??

Unknown said...

Thanks for the birthday post Cait!! You are so cute and I thought your cowboy fit was totes adorbs, as you like to say! ;) Thanks for coming and making my bday special!

Anonymous said...

Love the dance pics, you both look adorable!

Camila F.

Unknown said...

hope you're feeling better - my friend got all 4 of her wisdom teeth out last week and her face swelled up like a balloon!

my fingers are crossed for you... and my toes too just for a little extra luck :)


Unknown said...

looks like you had fun xxx

drollgirl said...

yikes! you have been dealing with too much stress! i hope life eases up and the good times start rolling in! :)

bananas. said...

i had one wisdom tooth too! but mine was like a baby tooth so i ate and drank just fine, on one side of my mouth. lol.

happy birthday to your friend. i love country bars myself.

hope you feel better and things ease up!

Kara said...

Ok I am seriously dying over your wisdom TOOTH. That is the funniest shit ever, I love your friend that said you were white trash hahahahaha

And SERIOUSLY Caitlin SERIOUSLY, you can't tease us with secrets like that!! I am DYING to know what's going on. My first thought is "pregnant"!!

I also love that you say you looked like a total cougar, I actually was looking forward to commenting that you look especially hot, considering you just got your redneck wisdom tooth removed! Hahahaha god I'm dying in this comment.

Please, for the love of god, email me and tell me what's going on.

o said...

Oh man, I remember when I got all four of my wisdom teeth out at once. Not fun! Hope you're feeling better this week! Ugh, I hated being on the liquid diet coz I was cranky from feeling hungry all the time haha! Your friend's bday looks like a blast! You girls look so cute in ur western attire:) Love how the boy wore a sweater vest lol! You guys are too cute! Good luck with ur new venture...Keeping my fingers crossed!

Keith said...

Hope you are feeling better. Great photos. Take care.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

I want your boots in a bad way woman!

Ms. Emmy N said...

Wisdom teeth are such a pain! But I am happy you are feeling better and looking fantastic as always... love the boots!!

Kim Axani said...

I think you look cute in that outfit! Love the boots =)
You and your man look so cute as he takes you for a twirl on the dance floor =)

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

you are beautiful! Looks like it was alot of fun! love the frindge booties

Anonymous said...

Lovin your boots girl!

Jess said...

Hope your feeling better after your wisdom "tooth" was removed... haah. Loving your outfit in these pictures - especially the boots!


Slamdunk said...

Yea for the sweater vest--trend setter all the way.

Ouch with the dental work and I hope you are feeling better.

Sher said...

Oh, sounds like you're having some major life changes, whatever it is you've gotta tell us lol:P

You look simply adorable in your western gear! And hun, if it makes you feel better, my bf would also definitely turn up in a sweater vest to a country bar:) Aren't we lucky to have such cuties?


Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

'wisdom tooth' + 'white trash' = me LOL'ing.

You look HOT in that black dress and fring boots annnnnnnd skinny minnie!!!

Fingers crossed!!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard said...

it looks great fun :D
I love the boots of you both!!

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