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Day 90: The Man Parts

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Saturday I went to a fundraiser…food, wine, cheese, entertainment, the whole bit. Mostly, I was there for the Cher impersonator.

But there were 2 billion other acts to sit through first…

The high school choir walked on stage as if they were approaching a guillotine. They looked like they were hostages forced to sing for their lives. They screeched through TWO [yes, 2] songs from the musical, Wicked.

[note to self: TOM makes me a less tolerant human being for sure]

I covertly whisper to my friend in a volume only a dog could hear: “How is it possible they are this horrible?”

[I swear the hostages really could not hear me. I was sitting way in the back.]

My friend with 2 young daughters explains: “Honey, when you have kids you will learn there are different levels of torture, and really my kids’ violin recitals are much worse.”

[note to self: Steer all offspring into non-musical hobbies.]

It seemed like ions passed before Cher appeared in all his/her fabulous glory, wearing a floor-length lavender fur coat, bejeweled with sparkling things and knee-high platform boots. Makeup = fabulous. Attitude = diva. Cher was putting on show. Go Cher. You rock!

Suddenly, Cher whips off the lavender fur, revealing a skintight purple bejeweled leotard. Like a magician s/he made his/her man parts disappear. The whole man part situation was simply fascinating. Cher still rocked the house though. And it was a blast.

Ninety days ago I didn’t even think I was capable of any kind of social life

Let alone hilariously fun nights filled with man parts and lip-syncing and the vocally-challenged

Ninety days ago I was sitting on my bed with fast and junk food on my nightstand

Attempting to drown my pain and convince myself that settling was enough

And then I found the spark and the realization that I could restart my life

And the fact that I had the power to change my life all along

For me this journey has always been about finding a full life, not just losing weight

Some days are easier than others

But I always know that I have the choice to let go of the old baggage or let it bury me.

I can always choose.

And I am choosing to be free.

I am choosing to be happy.

I am choosing to live.
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IFDEEVARUNS2 3/31/2010 12:23PM

    What, no pictures?

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KORALEY 3/31/2010 11:32AM

    Love your blog! You have made such amazing progress in 90 days!!! You are incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My kids are young, but they both appear to be musically inclined. And I'm going to encourage it, because I think its awesome. However, this blog post serves as a mental note to invest in earplugs. :)

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MELISSALOVESGOD 3/31/2010 11:30AM

    yay!! emoticon

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LIBBYFITZ 3/31/2010 11:00AM

    Loved you're blog!

My son when he was about 13 bought home a trombone , by that I mean it came with him on a plane on a 4 hour trip! He was at boarding school at the time.
He got to play 2 notes! We all fell over laughing! Needless to say, he stuck to piano and guitar after that!
He laughed with us!
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MELICHACHA 3/31/2010 10:53AM

    Four words for you: Ru Paul's Drag Race

You want to see some fascinating disappearances of the manly-business? That's your show.

And I'm so glad you found the spark and are here to share with us... you rock, lady!

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NICOLE12-01 3/31/2010 10:39AM

    "I can always choose...and I am choosing to be free...I am choosing to be happy...I am choosing to live".

Beautiful and very fitting for me right now. I am choosing to not let this funk get me down. Some days are better than others, but in the end, this journey is worth every easy and every painful step.

Have a fantastic day gorgeous!

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KIMBERLEY60 3/31/2010 10:33AM

    I love your writing style and humor. I, too, have been the victim of many a school production. I've been sitting in the audience wondering why the drama teacher decided to put on a musical when none of the leads could carry a tune...and yes, it is painful to listen to. I feel like the sounds are assaulting my ears. So I can certainly relate to that.

i love your words of strength and power about the choices you make. Sparkpeople feels SO good to me. I am just beginning. I will lose my first ten pounds when I weigh in on Friday. But I have learned so much already. This does not feel at all like a diet but to me, it is an inspiring journey to find that person who is the best I can be.

Keep it going! emoticon

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KIMBERLEY60 3/31/2010 10:31AM

    I love your writing style and humor. I, too, have been the victim of many a school production. I've been sitting in the audience wondering why the drama teacher decided to put on a musical when none of the leads could carry a tune...and yes, it is painful to listen to. I feel like the sounds are assaulting my ears. So I can certainly relate to that.

i love your words of strength and power about the choices you make. Sparkpeople feels SO good to me. I am just beginning. I will lose my first ten pounds when I weigh in on Friday. But I have learned so much already. This does not feel at all like a diet but to me, it is an inspiring journey to find that person who is the best I can be.

Keep it going! emoticon

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KAHOLLIDAY 3/31/2010 10:24AM

  too funny lol emoticon

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KATE07231 3/31/2010 10:08AM

    Powerful and true words about finding your "spark"!

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LESLIES537 3/31/2010 10:07AM

    emoticon I aspire to be like you! emoticon

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JENNFIELDS4 3/31/2010 10:00AM

    To funny..I have a DD who plays the flute and oh boy do I wish I haven't mentioned she could play mine. I loved to play her not to much.lol. Your blogs are great.

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HOMEGROWNROSE 3/31/2010 9:25AM

    This is a great blog post, and I'm very very happy for you. Its amazing what can happen in only 90 days. :) Congratulations!

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TRUE-NESS 3/31/2010 8:29AM

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Thanks for another terrific blog. You're great!

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ANDRAYAYA 3/31/2010 8:07AM

    It was early morning; I get to work in a bad mood with stale coffee, then I read your blog. It brought a smile to my face; well, more like a giggle. This was funny! And inspiring. Thank you. emoticon

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ANDRAYAYA 3/31/2010 8:06AM

    It was early morning; I get to work in a bad mood with stale coffee, then I read your blog. It brought a smile to my face; well, more like a giggle. This was funny! And inspiring. Thank you.

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SHERRY99992 3/31/2010 6:39AM

    I was just wandering around SP when I found your blog. It brought a smile to my face! What a great sense of humor you have!! Thanks for sharing!!

Sherry

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ROSY_TIAMO 3/31/2010 5:20AM

    I just happened to come by your blog, and really enjoyed it. You have a great sense of humor, and a wonderful outlook on life.

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MOTIVATIONFOUND 3/31/2010 12:30AM

    Great blog! I was cracking up with visuals in my head of your Saturday experience. Thanks for sharing. :)

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LINDA6105 3/30/2010 11:53PM

    Another great blog emoticon

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MOMTORISSA 3/30/2010 11:04PM

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this blog!! You are a FABULOUS writer!

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FOCUSEDDIANE 3/30/2010 10:20PM

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BARRONVC 3/30/2010 9:45PM

    You are free! Live..

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BLUESKYMOM 3/30/2010 9:24PM

    I know just what you mean about HS choirs... we suffered through one at Disneyland the other day (during lunch) and they looked like they were going to the guillotine too emoticon

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CAROLINECHICAGO 3/30/2010 9:05PM

    Fantastic blog & very inspiring! And having 3 children in various music activities, I agree with your friend. It can be a spectrum of torture. Glad Cher was was worth it!

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IAMALIGHTHOUSE 3/30/2010 8:16PM

    You can do this. I believe in you and you have started believing in yourself. I am so glad you found SP and have made so many changes .
many blessings.

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LUNADRAGON 3/30/2010 7:29PM

    Great Choices, Lovely Lady! You rock, as always!!

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MRSSASS2010 3/30/2010 7:25PM

    I love the words "restart my life". That is so appropriate! Keep up the great work, lady. You're rocking!

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KATJAMN 3/30/2010 6:48PM

    A gorgeous Diva such as yourself deserves a fun life!! I am sooooooooooooo happy that you are able to go out now and have a great time!!!
Yes, sometimes we must sit through some torture.. ie.. teenage son in death/metal/screamer rock band. I being the dutiful mother, "enjoyed" every show.. LOL ( I will admit, there was usually liquor involved.. LOL I really learned to love the music.


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KMRICH 3/30/2010 6:00PM

  It sounds like a great night was had by all! Your story was very inspiring, keep it up.
P.S. I too am fascinated by how the man parts can seem to disappear....

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LINDABENEDICT 3/30/2010 5:46PM

    Great blog...you sure know how to tell a story !!!!!

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GWENFITNESS1ST 3/30/2010 5:18PM

    Way to go. I really enjoyed your blog. Keep up the great writing and work.
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WALEB1002 3/30/2010 5:18PM

    YOU ARE AMAZING! thank you for sharing this...thank you for being who you are! emoticon

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KATHLEEN320 3/30/2010 4:43PM

    Great attitude!!

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KLASSIE 3/30/2010 4:12PM

    Choice is a wonderful thing. So many times we give up the opportunity to choose. Glad you're embracing it.

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ARLEENLV 3/30/2010 4:09PM

    Cute story. I'm glad you are living and enjoying life now. Bravo!

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LOPEYP 3/30/2010 3:33PM

    I love your blogs. So upbeat and entertaining. Great perspective on life.
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VAPERCHICK 3/30/2010 2:57PM

    "So many times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key" ~ Eagles

Bravo, good for you!

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KRIGER 3/30/2010 2:55PM

    That was inspiring....I am just two weeks into this and I feel my spark getting brighter, expecially when I get the opportunity to read a blog like this one. Thanks for putting a little more brightness to my flame! Have a great day. KTS (Keep The Spark)
Kris :-)
(10 lbs gone today!)

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WESTCOASTGIRL1 3/30/2010 2:42PM

    You are so on your way to living a full life. It is amazing how far you have come and how far I have come. We are getting there and you continue to inspire me to keep moving forward. To embrace life and make it what we want it to be.
You are such and inspiration! xo...

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CHERIBENEDICT 3/30/2010 2:19PM

  To me choice does equal freedom, but more importantly EMPOWERMENT! Girl power! emoticon

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CAROLYN1213 3/30/2010 2:12PM

    I am always amazed that our blogs seems to be heading in the same direction at any given time! Minus the Cher impersonator! I love who you are! Thanks for sharing!

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TWINKIE14 3/30/2010 2:11PM

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MAJOOD85 3/30/2010 1:59PM

    great blog

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ASHSCHULTZ 3/30/2010 1:45PM

    Great blog!

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DEESJOURNEY2FIT 3/30/2010 1:39PM

    What a great story!! I love it and way to go for sparking your life!! And I know how he makes his man stuff disappear if you really want to know, rofl!! My sisters gay friends have done that when they dressed up as girls back in the day. emoticon

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CAROLJEAN64 3/30/2010 1:39PM

    Wow, all I can say is Wow. You are an advertisement for Spark. Only 90 days to grab hold of life and shake it by the throat. Thanks for sharing. And, as I have said before .... you are a writer!

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TOASLIMMERME 3/30/2010 1:35PM

    What a great story! Thank you for sharing it! Congratulations on your accomplishment - 90 days! Yay for you! emoticon

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LEOLO_1 3/30/2010 1:30PM

    Yay! You are so awesome! I'm so glad you're having fun and appreciating yourself!

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