Wednesday, November 4, 2009

An extra pair of shoes and a grounding adapter...that's all I need!

I find that being prepared for everything at any time, keeps me sane! I was at a party the other night and a lady walked into the rest room and noticed that she was wearing one black shoe and one blue shoe…The funny thing was that the blue one had a high wedge heal and the black one was a flat. This was actually quite funny to me. I offered her the shoes I was wearing from behind the door of the stall. She asked me what size and it turned out that there was no way that mine would’ve fit her. Even more, when I saw the shoes she was actually wearing, I more than recognized that if she wore my shoes, she would likely kill herself. Mine were a little bit higher and hers were clearly purchased at a clergy outfitter. In a way, I sort of envied hers…other than the difference in color and heal height. My feet were actually killing me after a few hours on the hard cement floor. I looked into my bag! I was pretty proud of my bag actually. A friend of mine once said, “If I ever get stranded on an Island and I’m allowed to have one thing, it would be Calia’s bag.”…It’s true. I have an extra pair of sensible shoes (and by sensible, I mean a 2 ½ inch heal instead of a 4 that I would start an evening in), a grounding adapter (you never know when you’re going to get somewhere and have only an ungrounded power supply), an extra pair of stockings, small screw drivers (cause everywhere I go, someone’s glasses always break), a needle and thread (I can actually sew buttons on the guy’s suit coats while I sing), and a toothbrush….Oh yeah…and a juice box and a piece of chicken in case I get hungry.

The night was a huge amount of fun. Every party has that girl who has a formal gown on – and giant tattoos all over her….um…honey?…Do you want to borrow my coat to cover those things up? I mean…why did she even bother doing her hair in an up do? It would’ve been fine if you had just spiked it up with dippety do and worn ripped jeans and a biker jacket. As a matter of fact, I probably wouldn’t have noticed you as being out of place at all! People were wearing their strapless dresses. Strapless is hard to pull off! Your posture has to be just right and many people who only dress up for a formal event once a year, have apparently never worn shoes before! Careful about the manly walk in a gown! I worry about these things myself. I am very careful to hold the right glass and stand and walk correctly depending on my outfit….other than the relentless jumping in high-heels!…uncool…but extremely fun!

Oh well! All in all…I like to be prepared for anything. I’m sort of the MacGyver of singers. If something needs to be reset, I can pull out my earring and reset it. If I break a heel on my shoe, I can set it with a tongue depressor and super glue. I don’t like to be caught off guard! I like to do this when I go out too. It’s best to always get ready for the day before you leave the house. You don’t want to meet “the one” and have his first and lasting impression of you to be, “Wow! What a mess!”…a good lesson to learn! ...Shoes, screwdrivers, stockings, benadryl, a good hair day ...and this lamp! That's all I need! I mean... Shoes, screwdrivers, stockings, benadryl, a good hair day, this lamp,...and a spare hard drive...That's all i need!...