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Brian Comes Through

Posted on November 20, 2011 by under Outfits, Things to Do.    

While Brian was in Vegas a couple of weeks ago, he begged me not to go to Suede by myself. In exchange he promised to take me to Suede every Friday until the end of the year. It worked out well because I actually had another function to go to that Friday night, which was better than going to Suede. LOL.

Brian made good on his promise and took me to Suede again the other night.

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Last weekend I wore a halter polka dot dress that mom gave me. This weekend I decided to recycle the outfit that I wore to the Brew Ha-Ha at Flint Hills National. I figured it would be okay since I didn’t get photographed in it. Plus, I’m not really averse to wearing the same outfit. Some people will refuse to wear the same outfit for several months. Well, if you have a clothing wardrobe like my mom’s, you can do that sort of stuff. It’s just not practical for regular people. I actually find that I wear the clothes that I like most week after week. I have clothes that are pretty much “work uniforms” of a sort.

Mom liked this dress actually. I told her that I had gotten it at the spa for only $40. Beau Monde is selling clothes now. They owner has been dabbling in clothing and accessories for a while. She is after all marketing the place as a “spa and boutique” type of business. I’m not sure if it is intentional or unintentional part of their marketing plan, but it is quite an effective way to differentiate the business from Healing Water and Serenity (two other places on the East side of Wichita that Brian and I have gone to for massages). Anyway, this is the first time that something really caught my eye.

The first time I saw the dress was almost two months ago. I thought they were cute and one of the Beau Monde staff gave a blazing testimonial. She was like, “They look super cute with leggings. I have it in every color.” This was a girl who was always fashionable and put together so I knew I could trust her recommendation. That’s all I needed to hear. I wanted one. Of course, they didn’t have any left in my size. They only had mediums and larges. As she was searching through the rack she was like, “You are tiny. The medium will be too big for you. We should have some more coming in, though.” I hadn’t been called “tiny” in years so that made me feel good. LOL.

Several weeks later when I was in for my regular waxing appointment, I found that they had one in small. It was the only small they had in stock so I went ahead and bought it. Although, I wish that they made these dresses in extra small because I think even the small fits a little baggy. My bra kept peeking out of the low scoop neckline all night at Suede. I don’t think that I would have had that problem if the dress was cut just a tad smaller.

Anyway, mom actually got dad to come out the other night and I think they had a great time. I think the funniest part was that mom was trying to tell dad that he was doing something wrong and it turns out that mom was the one who was doing it wrong the entire time. LOL. Of course, we women always think that we’re right and usually we are. Not this time, though.

This is going to sound a tad racist but, when it comes to Brian and dancing, I always play the Filipino card. I mean everyone knows that Filipinos have rhythm. We are a nation of dancing fools. Heck, even our inmates enjoy dancing.

One night at swing lessons, Brian and I were having trouble with one of the combinations and we couldn’t figure out who was messing it up. He was convinced that I was doing it wrong and I was convinced that he was the one messing us up. I was like, “Hmmm… Let me see… You’re white and I’m Filipino. I’m pretty sure I’m doing it right.” We both busted up laughing. That’s one of the things that I love about Brian is that we can make fun of stuff and one another and we always have a great time, no matter where we are.

The last couple of weeks of salsa lessons have been really good. Gina is such a great teacher. We learned some new combinations and I think we actually look like we know what we’re doing on the dance floor now. Even Rene (mi bailador favorito) agrees that we’ve come a long way from when he first met us at Suede last year.

Here’s a photo of Hideki, Gina Ann, Andrea, Rene and me from this weekend.


We had a smaller group than the previous week (last Friday was 11/11/11 after all, so it was kind of a special night), but that didn’t stop us from having a great time and taking lots of good pictures. These ones I’m posting were stolen from Gina Ann’s Facebook. She’s never without her camera!



Brian and his angels…


See what I mean about the bra thing?


Anyway, we won’t be at Suede this coming Friday because we’re spending the weekend in Kansas City. We’re hitting Legends for our annual midnight shopping expedition. We’re leaving on Thursday night and won’t be back until Sunday. I’m pretty sure there will be naps mixed in with the marathon shopping. LOL.

I’m hoping that we will be back at Suede the following Friday, but that all depends on how I feel because I have my biopsy that afternoon. I’m not sure what all that entails. Hopefully, I’ll be in a good mood and dancing won’t be out of the question. Maybe I’ll have a new outfit to wear. New clothes (even hand-me-downs) always cheer me up.

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