This post is SO late, but I’m posting it anyway. My motto seems to be, “better late than never”. Life and depression got in the way and I just simply didn’t feel up to posting much. This happens sometimes, since I have clinical depression. All I can do is be kind and patient to myself, take a break, and then get back into the swing of things.
This past April, I attended the annual Countdown To Yuri’s Night (C2YN), hosted by Astro Pop Events. This is the second time I attended this show and it was just as fun and delightful as last year’s event. This year’s theme was Space Pirates. My dearest friend, Matt, had a birthday in March so this was the perfect way to honor his birthday. My sweetheart joined us as well, since he’s a space nerd.
Here’s what I wore. I wore 3 layers of clothing (5 if you count my long-sleeved shirt and leggings underneath), all in black so they’re hard to see in these pictures. My apologies.
Here’s my makeup. None of my clothing has a space-age vibe, so I experimented with green eyeshadow. I’ve never colored in my eyebrows with anything other than dark brown and black. I thought that this was the perfect time to experiment with a new color. I used the jumbo eye pencil by L.A. Colors® in “Summer Love #422” to color in my eyebrows. Looking back, I could of pushed my look further, with some green glitter and false eyelashes, but I ran out of time. Oh, well. Maybe next time.
Before the show, we went to RFD Washington (Regional Food & Drink) for dinner and drinks. If you’re a beer connoisseur, you would love this place. Great food and over 300 beers to choose from. I don’t drink beer often (I much prefer wine), but I did try a Kriek lambic, which is a Belgian beer. Delicious! I had the cherry-flavored one, but it also comes in peach, which I’ll be sure to try next time. Be careful, though. Kriek lambic tastes like a strong, carbonated juice, so it’s easy to drink more than one bottle. I also tried the bison burger. I’ve never had bison before and it was quite tasty.
Here are a few more pics from the show. Unfortunately, I left my DSLR camera at home so I had to make do with my camera phone. The pictures came out okay, but not great. There’s only so much I could do with low lighting and lots of movement. This is why there’s only a couple of photos of people in their costumes. It’s such a bummer too, ’cause there were some fun costumes that night. Sigh.
Sorry for the craptastic photos, and to add insult to injury, I accidentally deleted my videos from that night. I think I left my brain on the Metro or something, ’cause I’ve been a day late and a dollar short these past 3 weeks. Sigh. Next year I promise to get my act together. In the meantime, live long and prosper!
Love & Shimmies,