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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Missed the Boat!

Sorry folks just got word that Mc Farlane held a private media launch THIS MORNING!!
Needless to say I missed that one!

The website is scheduled to launch tomorrow, and I am anxiously awaiting the revelation of Boyie's journey depicted by Mc Farlane in mas.

Carnival Anxiety

Less than two months to go and I woke up this morning feeling worried about my Carnival preparations!

So far the change of diet has been working great, I have lost weight but not enough to, in my opinion, do “Fireman” justice; I still need to loose a few more pounds and Christmas is almost on the door step with lots of temptations! The main problem for me though is finding time to exercise and now that Christmas is here it is even worse! My main form of exercise has been walking the malls instead of walking the treadmill and the only benefit of this is that I have been doing a lot of walking finding no parking spaces close to any of the malls.

I have already made a firm decision to avoid many of the sinfully delicious foods this Christmas; there will be no pastelles, ham, butter cookies, black cake or ponch de crème in my house; sorry for anyone who plans on dropping by. Included on the menu for Christmas are lots of veggies, sea food and salads. I know it is difficult to not have pastelle for Christmas but I cannot afford a set back on the road to Carnival, I have come too far to ruin all my sensible eating choices by gorging this Christmas. I am breaking my “no alcohol” rule stocking the house with Lite Beer (half the carbs. and calories of regular beer), but there will be no other alcohol…no vodka, rum, scotch…nothing at all except Lite Beer! See why for Carnival Monday and Tuesday I will be breaking loose, stage or no stage? All I am seeing with these sacrifices is the goal at the end!

The other thing I have yet to start on is my Monday wear. My plan is to wear a “costume” on Monday and I have already gotten the design, but I have not made any attempts to get to Samaroos to look for the materials I will need for this project. I feel stumped on this whole Monday wear idea and I am seriously thinking of a plan B, just in case I do not have time to get the original costume. It would be really nice if I did not have to think of Monday wear at all, having it provided by TRIBE , like the other band does for their masqueraders.

Also, shopping for clothes is sort of driving me up a wall. I have found some really cute shoes and pants that are perfect for Carnival but I am coming up empty on finding tops. Is it just me or is every store carrying the exact same items of clothing? From Jebelle in West Mall to the cheaper stores on Frederick Street, all I am seeing are tops with that huge belt attached! With my first fete of the season in less than a month I was hoping to find something to wear during all my shopping trips, but I have been coming up empty! I think I need to visit Eva’s in Maraval. Thing is I really don’t like showing up at a party/event and looking like a clone of every other female in the party; it might be in style but that does that mean I am wearing it. Clothing that “speaks” to me are the ones that are different, unique and looks like a one of a kind item. How I miss Elements of Style!

Other items I still have to get, but can possibly wait until late January/February are:

2 pairs of mas stockings (one for Monday, one for Thursday)
Make up (eye shadow, gems, spirit gum/eyelash glue, lipstick, liner)
Tape (for boobs and toes)
Body Jewelry /Decorations

The only thing I have secured so far is my costume and footwear!As I look at the numbers drop daily on my count down clock to Carnival I am getting nervous, is it just me?
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