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Friday, April 16, 2010

Portland Red Dress Party


The long-awaited Portland Red Dress Party is on our doorstep. Tomorrow night we will join several thousand people in red dresses. No other attire is permitted. No other color is permitted. It's a fund raiser for several HIV and AIDS centers. It's been going for close to ten years. It started in someone's basement or garage. And now, just look at it. Sold out. It's our first year but numerous of our friends go regularly. We have our dresses, earrings, necklaces, makeup, flowers for the hair, flashy rings and bracelets. I have red hair color, red nail polish, and lots of bling. Exhausting, this work of dressing up. About the only thing that I still need to get it a box of Bump Its. I figure I can stick a couple into my dress and maybe one in my thong -- red hearts on the thong (because I know you're wondering). Well, I suppose I could use a potato, but the Bump Its seem so sheik and elegant. And, hey, everybody needs a little help now and then. We did a pre-dress last night, just LoverBoy and me. To see how long it would take us and what would be involved. Fifteen minutes for those wondering. Now if we actually wanted to look pretty, that would take a bit longer. But we're not that pretentious.

So, we pick up our friends Jo and Andy at 6pm tomorrow and head to Portland's Jupiter Hotel for a prefunk party. We're going to start drinking there, have a couple of appetizers, and get dressed. Then we'll saunter our way up the five blocks to the Party of the Year. (You can picture that...right? The sauntering part.....???) It starts at 9pm -- my bedtime. I'm still trying to figure out a way for that timing to all work out. Maybe they'll have a quiet room, a nursery of sorts, for me to take a nap in.

17 comments:

Dave2 said...

Your bling totally makes the outfit... and the bow... can't forget that bow! Have fun!

annie said...

i can only think of two things in the scenario you may want to rethink......firstly, bump-its will NOT work for this purpose. perhaps you're thinking of the gel stuffings. secondly, i would looooooove to see a nursery at this event. boy, that would be a rerun of CSI all over again!

Mark in DE said...

Sounds like a fabulous time. Take pictures!!!

LSL said...

You girls look gorgeous! Have a ball :)

Jim said...

But the Bumpit has comb teeth... that won't look pretty in your dress dear... do like mama did and just use a lot of tissues!

sounds like fun! Have a great time!

Ur-spo said...

what an awesome idea!
and what a charming couple you two make !

Birdie said...

You're not sauntering five blocks in heels, are you? Do what working women do: running shoes on the sidewalks, heels inside.

This pic is GREAT. I want more from the event itself.

wcs said...

You go, girls!

Princessa lil mexico said...

Such lives you live!

anne marie said...

both of you have perky breasts WITHOUT the stuffing!

you look beautiful (envy)!

and I agree with the others - MORE PIX PLEASE!

Lemuel said...

I guess no one will be singing "Devil with the Blue Dress". ;)

Stephen said...

Hope to see you there... we are also staying at the Jupiter & doing the pre-party. We were lucky enought to receive VIP tickets as a gift... so our party starts at 7pm, which is good because my bedtime is also early.
Let's try & find each other!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Shrieking with laughter - though you both look fab and I know you're going to have fun. Such a great event in support of a worthy cause.

Stephen Chapman... said...

You look a little bit TOO comfortable in those dresses!

Bridgeout said...

Wow! What a hoot! Relish the joys of heels!

CJ/Rick said...

I wish I could have been a butt on the walk as you "sauntered" by. Any gusts of wind from grates as you walked over? I love a good Kelly Le Brock moment. Who doesn't love a woman in red.

DanNation said...

You guys look great!