Thursday, February 2, 2012
Those of you who follow my journey know how much I enjoy dressing up and engaging in feminine activities. The only sad part of it is that I'm almost always alone. Doing this by myself -- with nobody to talk to or share it with -- makes me feel lonely and isolated. That's one reason why blogging has been a joy for me -- it's as close as I've gotten to living female and having girlfriends.
Two of my close friends, Nicole and Jamie, are aware of this hole in my life. In an act of great kindness, they recently offered to throw a party for me -- one at which I can present as female. That means I get to wear a dress! And nail-polish! And Spanx and heels and jewelry.
Other than once on Halloween, I've never appeared in public or at a social setting dressed in pretty clothes. Anticipating the opportunity to do this makes me giddy with excitement. I'm bouncing around like Tigger on drugs.
We scheduled the party for a Saturday night (March 3rd). It will be here, on Long Island in New York. If you're in the area at that time, let me know and I'll send you an invitation to the party. I wish you all could attend but I understand how most of you can't hop on a plane and travel far.
If you can't make it but want to join in the fun, you could wear something pretty, take a picture of yourself and either e-mail the picture to me (for posting on my blog) or post it on your blog (and I'll link to it). In this way, you can be a "Guest In Spirit" at the party. If you want, I'll add you to my post about the party, which will probably go up the day afterward. I'm eager to share this experience with you guys as much as possible, so this is one idea I had. If you have any other ideas for how to share the party with you, please suggest them!
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So cool, sounds excitingReplyDelete
I bet it will be soooo much fun
Can't wait to see the pictures, remind us!
I want to be a "guest in spirit" :)
This party sounds like so much fun! What sweet, thoughtful girlfriends you have. Will you post some teasers of venue and planned outfits as it approaches? Gah! Can't wait to see you all dolled up!ReplyDelete
I'll be there (in spirit) with bells on! If I was within a few hours driving, I'd come in person.ReplyDelete
My suggestion? Ask a friend to snap the photos of the night, and opt to immerse yourself in the evening. Having someone else on camera duty will free you up to not miss a thing. Then spend the next day partying in the blogosphere with those of us who are joining up.
Do give us a reminder as time gets closer.
I'm so sorry to hear that you feel alone in this. I am happy to hear that you have two very wonderful friends who are throwing a celebration party for you though! I think that Megan has a wonderful suggestion of hiring a photographer - what a great idea!ReplyDelete
Wish I could afford to just jump on a plane and join you for the party ... live just a bit too far away!!!ReplyDelete
I will definitely be a guest in spirit ... Will even paint my fingernails to celebrate with you.
I am so in for your party...as a Guest in Spirit. How much do I wish I could come, but that's right across the continent! I will put on something special for you! I love Megan's idea of having a photographer.ReplyDelete
I will both send a photo and feature it on my blog with a link to you, Ally.
What a wonderful thing for your friends to do for and with you!
I will be a guest in spirit as well. It's such a nice idea :)ReplyDelete
I wish i could be there with you. I love your party idea! awesome! I'll be a guest spirit for you sending both picture and making a postReplyDelete
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That is very cool! "Tigger on drugs", teehee! I would love to be a Guest in Spirit, and by the time it is scheduled I should be slightly less busy than now...ReplyDelete
That's sooo exciting for you. So wish I could hop over the pond & join in xoxoReplyDelete
shybiker read the text and thrilled me, as I wanted you to be what you really want to be complete, I'm glad that despite a few friends in the real world are providing it to you.ReplyDelete
I would like to be there with you and see your eyes shine...but will be in spirit and know that you will have a very happy night.
hugs rose jp
I will say this..and know that I am saying this in good hearted nature, and warm goodness...ITS ABOUT FUCKING TIME!!!!!ReplyDelete
I'll dress up for you anytime !ReplyDelete
How excited you must feel.... have you thought of what to wear ? Will it be a theme party ?
I too agree with Megan - let someone else take the pictures and enjoy the night away.
Sounds exciting, can't wait to see pictures!ReplyDelete
What fun! I hope it will be everything you dream of.ReplyDelete
How wonderful! That sounds like so much fun. You have very nice friends. I'll be there in spirit, and I can't wait to see the pictures.ReplyDelete
This sounds awesome. I will definitely be a guest in spirit!ReplyDelete
(Now what do I want to wear??) Hope everything goes swimmingly. Quick tip: For especially big nights I like to play around/decide what make-up I am wearing the night before. It helps get a little practice in, and then I know EXACTLY what I'll be doing. Also, you get to play with your make-up.
I'm so excited for you! I hope you have a fabulous time and I can't wait to hear all about it!ReplyDelete
AWESOME!!! I wish I could come to your debut! You are going to look fabulous. Are you going to buy a new party dress?ReplyDelete
Thanks, guys. And yes! I'm looking for a new dress. Loren's suggestion of doing a trial-run with makeup, etc. is smart: I plan to do that the week before so there are no unpleasant surprises on the big night.ReplyDelete
This is a fun idea! The party will be fun.ReplyDelete
That is so amazing of your friends! What a fabulous idea. I am sure it will be a smash!ReplyDelete
"bounding around like Tigger on drugs." ---brilliant!ReplyDelete
I hope you enjoy your party! It's so important to have friends who are understanding and embrace us for who we truly are. You are very blessed :)
I remember the post and had enjoyed the photos. these are great additions. Hope you have a great party. Wish I was nearby. :)ReplyDelete
I was just thinking about this last night, wondering when it was happening. Actually, I first wondered if it had happened and you just hadn't written about it yet. But then I realized there's no way you would not write about it immediately. I know how excited you are. If I were closer, I'd come for sure.ReplyDelete
That's such a brilliant idea, I'm so happy for you! :) Looking forward to the trial run pictures (if they're not confidential)! :)ReplyDelete
I'd love to be a guest in spirit! :)
How I wish I could come!! I wish for a great time for you dear!ReplyDelete