Saturday, December 22, 2018

Party Notes

Here are some comments regarding the company Christmas party I attended on Thursday.

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All my previous femulations among my co-workers was with blonde hairdos, so when I showed up as a brunette on Thursday, some people did not recognize me.

While standing in line for the buffet, the co-worker in front of me remarked that she had no idea who I was because I looked so different as a brunette. She added that I looked gorgeous as a brunette.

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Although I had a great time celebrating the holidays with my former co-workers, it was also a little depressing to hear the news I missed during the past year. One co-worker's son committed suicide, another co-worker was diagnosed with colon cancer, and the company is being sold (again), which may result in my division disappearing.

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Good news is that I reached my weight loss goal this week. Bad news is that I now have a closet full of shoes that no longer fit. I had no idea that losing weight would result in reducing my shoe size as well as my dress size.

I plan to go through my collection and see what fits and what doesn't fit. Every cloud has a silver lining, so I assume I will also find shoes that were too small six months ago that now fit.

I discovered my shrinking foot problem when I tried on the Nine West metallic platform pumps a few days before wearing them out. They were very loose and after a few steps, I would lose one shoe or the other.

Being a stubborn fashionista, I was determined to wear those shoes with my new dress to the Christmas party, so I inserted heel liners in each shoe. The liners helped and I did not lose a shoe throughout the day, but often I had to clench my foot when it felt like a shoe was not going my way. So they are destined for the "do not fit" division of my shoe wardrobe.

Source: Boston Proper
Wearing Boston Proper (Source: Boston Proper)

Alan Sues
Alan Sues femulates Jo Anne Worley on television's Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In.


  1. How about inserting 'party feet' gel insoles for the ball of the foot which may tighten the shoe a bit more?

  2. I believe your feet aren't smaller, it's just that your reduced weight is forcing your feet less into your shoes.

    looking good, whatever!

  3. Hi Stana
    I wanted to take this opportunity at the closure of the year to thank you for your marvelous posts. I look forward to reading them every morning upon my return for work! They're fun, informative and many times I find similarities in what you have written to my younger days.
    Keep on "rockin" the new year and have a lovely Holiday with hopes you have some lovely new items for your ever growing wardrobe.

  4. Thanks for the 'Laugh In' shoutout. LAUGH IN is on twice daily on DECADES NETWORK. Almost EVERY episode has a gag about gender-bending of some variety.
    My (older than the other)parents thought Laugh In was 'naughty', given all those "Sock-It-To-Me's" and jokes with 'double entendre'. Naturally we LOVED it and could not wait to get to 7th grade to mimic such 'naughtiness'.
    And Goldie Hawn, still GORGEOUS after all these years....