Hello dearest friends. As usual, today I bring you a bit of the pretty coupled with a bit of the ridiculous. First, let me just acknowledge that I've reached 200 followers, which is such a huge deal for me. I know EVERY blogger says this, but I didn't start this blog with the intention of having a ton of people read it--it was mostly just for me. I'm so glad that I've been embraced in this community the way that I have. I know a lot of people are following just for my [awesome] GIVEAWAY, but that's alright. I know a lot of people are following because they enjoy reading me too, so that knowledge is enough to make me look like this ----> :D
Speaking of my GIVEAWAY, you can click on the picture at the top of the righthand sidebar to take you to the entry post. If you haven't done that already I suggest you do. Your last chance to enter is on March 12th, and the day draws nigh. In order to try to convince you to enter--and also to celebrate what appears to MAYBE be the beginning of Spring (ie we've had three sunny days in a row in Cleveland in March...UNHEARD OF)--I am modeling a polish that is included in my GIVEAWAY, Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear in Going Green. Don't worry, this is my own bottle; if you win the GIVEAWAY you will receive a fresh, never opened bottle.*
Yes, I stood OUTSIDE to take pictures! I was still in my pajamas (really, really short shorts and a hoodie) and I was kind of mortified when some cars drove by but WHATEVER. It's SUNNY. And 31 F degrees! Heat wave, you guys! Bring out the booty shorts! Anyway, this polish had one of the strangest formulas I have ever experienced. When I painted my left thumbnail, which is always the one I start with, I thought, wow this is thinner than I thought it would be. But then it quickly became thick. Really thick. Like, I even thought of putting some thinner in it halfway through my manicure. I managed for today, but if I use it again I will definitely put a couple drops of Seche Restore in it. The color was worth the trouble, though. It's a really gorgeous green that leans yellow with really pretty shimmer that really comes alive in the sun. Who has this? Who wants it? You have to opportunity to get it for FREESIES if you enter my GIVEAWAY!
And now for the ridiculous. Last night Cleveland--my beloved hometown, the mistake on the lake--made history. Yes, it will go down in the annals (heh, annals) as...the city where the world record for most people wearing fleece blankets was set. Not just fleece blankets...no, no, no. The ubiquitous and ridiculous Snuggie. Last night at the sold out Cavs vs. Pistons game each of the 20,000 people in attendance was given a Snuggie to wear. At the same time. They were maroon (the Cavs' colors are maroon and gold). Here's a nice visual--I got this picture from MSNBC, credited to Tony Dejak of the Associated Press. Please notice that the Snuggie-a-thon was sponsored by Key Bank, the company for which my mother dearest works. We are so Cleveland-y in this family.
And now I will quote from the Plain Dealer, Cleveland's one newspaper:
"As Danny Green was about to lead the Cavaliers onto the court Friday night at the Q, LeBron James stopped the first-year player. Then, like a parent scolding a child who had made an unspeakable error, James sent Green back to the locker room. 'Rookie, put on your Snuggie,' James ordered sternly. 'And keep those knees high. Don't trip.'"
Oh...my...God. I laughed out loud for a good thirty seconds when I groggily picked up my copy of the Plain Dealer. Thank God I didn't spill coffee all over myself; close call. While I was reading that, Boyfriend was rifling through the rest of the paper. He picked up the Business section, looked at me and said, "Why is the Cleveland Business section only one page?" I responded, "I don't know, but half of that page is weather." Um...I love Cleveland right now. Does YOUR city have the stupidest/most awesome world record ever? I don't think so. Unless you are a Clevelander as well, in which case I am giving you a virtual high five right now. It's pretty difficult to deal with the awesome at this point, but I'm handling it gracefully. In booty shorts.
Alright, sound off: who loves my Sally Hansen Going Green? Who has already begun wearing green polishes in honor of March? ...who is jealous that I live in Cleveland?
*No GIVEAWAY polishes were harmed in the making of this post