On Friday night I went to the Indianapolis Zoo’s annual black tie fundraiser, Zoobilation. I had it on my “Indy Bucket List” of things I wanted to do before I left (I’m not going anywhere anytime soon by the way) and it is now checked off. I was invited to be part of the twitter team for the event meaning I walked around in a very fancy dress tweeting all night. Cody put up with it, only because he had a lot to eat and my talent with the tweets is what got him there in the first place. I’m pretty sure there were some people watching us thinking “That girl needs to put her phone down and pay attention to her husband!” To those people I say “Have another cocktail, you obviously need it if you’re judging the actions of others at a party in the zoo.”
Speaking of cocktails, Cody and I had a heck of a time trying to get unleaded drinks. We finally had to give up and just carry around cups of ice as every bar we went to was out of water, Coke, Sprite and juice. (“Are you sure you don’t want rum punch? It’s free!” “Yes, we’re sure.” *crunch crunch crunch*)
If you’re in Indy I believe it is your duty to go at least once, it is a wild and enchanting experience that cannot fully be enjoyed vicariously. (Be sure to wear comfy shoes when you go.)
Zoobilation was a big fancy date night for us, since our anniversary is this week (ELEVEN YEARS) and we’ve never been to such a fancy party before I bought a new dress and shoes and I had my hair and makeup done, something I’ve never done before short of the cosmetics counter in a department store. I didn’t even get my hair done for my own wedding. I always figured that I was good enough at both to get by, surely I didn’t have to pay anyone.
Y’ALL I was wrong.
I have a very, very good hair girl. I’ve been seeing her for almost two years. I value my relationship with her as one of the most important in my professional/personal life. She does makeup as well and after two and half hours and 55 bobby pins? Dude, I didn’t even know I could look that good. If I ever become wildly famous she’s coming with me. She balanced out my squinky eye (which she renamed my ‘sultry eye‘) and made me GLOW.
When we got home I told Cody his job was to stare at me. I couldn’t fathom washing my face after only 7 hours which meant I sat in my pajamas for the rest of the night and watched Deadliest Catch with the fanciest hair and makeup ever.
I even wrapped my hair in a silk scarf and practically slept on my nose in an attempt to salvage my hair for another 24 hours. When I showed Addie she said “It doesn’t even really look that good.”
Kids, keeping me humble since 2004.
Finding a modest but lovely dress was a chore (A CHORE!) but totally worth it in the end and spending the night with Cody in a handsome suit, riding a roller coaster, eating far too much food, crunching way too much ice and goofing off in photo booths?
Best night ever.