Monday, December 14, 2009

you'll never guess...


the sweating began as i started getting ready for church yesterday morning.


i wore this. that's right. green tafetta.* not the greatest fabric OR color when you know you get the nervous sweats. but my roommate said it made my eyes pop (in a good way), so i HAD to wear it.

just walking from closet to bathroom to bedroom and back again in the daily ritual hunt for my keys/lippy stuff/sunglasses/coat/scarf/purse/phone/violin/shoulder rest/music/etc/etc/etc was apparently too much for my system and, well...


maybe it's cool on a rockstar, but when you're supposed to play a rather difficult (for me) solo arrangement of mannheim steamroller's "silent night" in front of a couple hundred people and you're the last number before the bishop's christmas address, pit stains are not ok.

so i did what any girl would do. i put pantyliners** in my armpits.

worked like a charm.

merry christmas everyone!



*i have since been informed that this color is chartreuse. i always wondered what color that was. and now i know. and you do, too.

**apparently pantyliners with wings work even better. thanks, k!


13 comments:

Melissa said...

Um, brilliant. And your eyes did pop. And you are a rockstar.

Marissa said...

and that is why you are my hero! Brilliant! Your solo was magnificent and beautiful as well!

Laura said...

I love you.

M. said...

LOL! Cute dress and I've never heard of that before. :) Um, and NYC... i think it would be so fun for a year at least. maybe it should be our goal ;)

Unknown said...

You're right, I wouldn't have guessed. You are so cool.

Sherry Carpet said...

BAHAHAHAHA! Tacos! I love it. Not the tacos, but the solution. Nursing pads work really well too, and might provide a little more coverage. Try not to run into people you know when buying them, tho. Bishop might not invite you back next year.

:-)

that is SOME DRESS. whew!

Adriana said...

And you did a fantastic job on the violin. Sorry I wasn't able to tell you on Sunday, it was crazy near the punch bowl :)

jenni said...

We have more in common than I ever realize, girl ;)
That aside, you are GENIUS! Glad you pulled off on tip!

Shawn said...

Thanks for the tip! I have a problem with that too from nerves and/or heat and I have a new blouse I want to wear Sunday. Maxipads here I come!

JD said...

brilliant solution. nice job on improvising.

abbyjane said...

yeah! that's my girl! that dress is hot. i want it in navy.

Nicea said...

Way to go, smarty! I hope you're bringing your violin home so we can hear the song you played. And bring the dress. I like it when your eyes pop (in a good way.)

Jana Brookes said...

you crack me up!