Since I'm starting to bore and annoy myself with all of this IF and IVF stuff (okay, "starting" is an understatement), I thought I'd write about something different today.
Last night we joined some friends at this Denver landmark. Although I'm a recent sushi convert in the last couple of years, I absolutely love it and this restaurant is the best place to get it in Denver. I stuffed myself happy. One of the topics that came up during our dinner conversation was naked sushi, whereby pieces of raw fish are served directly off the body of a naked woman (see more unsubstantiated details here). This topic generated all sorts of great conversation including the desired temperature of the fish being affected by body heat, whether or not you are supposed to talk to the naked girl with the raw fish on her body (for example, "is it cold in here?"), whether the girl is face up or face down (I was told she is face up of course).
I also had many questions in my head and more that have popped up ever since because I can't stop thinking about this phenomenon. For example, what is the interview process for this job? Do you send in pictures of yourself? Do you have to smell nice, or not have a smell at all? Are you allowed to use lotion? Do you have to wax frequently? What is the pay like? Is there a locker to store your clothes? Are there bouncers or bodyguards to come to your rescue if one of the patrons gets too touchy (uses their fingers instead of chopsticks to pick up the fish, or starts poking you with their chopsticks)? What is the age requirement for the job? Is there an age requirement to eat the sushi off of the girl? And the list goes on and on.
Although I have absolutely NO desire to eat sushi off of a naked woman, I can't help being fascinated by the idea. In fact, I have to make sure I never go to a place that does this because I would probably just STARE all night long and that could be considered inappropriate.
On another topic, I went shopping yesterday for an outfit to wear to a wedding next weekend. B got me a Nordstroms gift certificate for Christmas and this was the perfect opportunity to use it. One of the best tips a girl can get from her mother is how to shop efficiently. This girl learned from her mother to use the Nordstroms personal shopping service, which happens to be free of charge (they work on commission, but I've never felt pressured to spend more than I want). You make an appointment ahead of time and tell your personal shopper what you are looking for. You show up at said appointment time and a variety of items are already waiting for you in a large, comfortable dressing room. You proceed to try on outfits while your personal shopper gives you her opinion and you tell her your opinion. She then runs all over the store grabbing different sizes or finding new items for you (including running upstairs to petites or downstairs to shoes!) while you sit in the dressing room, sipping your water.
In about an hour, we found the perfect wedding outfit that not only will be versatile to wear again for different occasions, but somehow manages to make my 5'1" frame look tall! If I had attempted this shopping excursion on my own, it would have taken all day and I'm sure I would have ended up with something inferior. I would post a picture of the outfit, but of course, it is being altered. But I was able to bring the jacket home with me because it required no alterations (major miracle). Here's a picture of the jacket, which I just love (and really the picture doesn't do it justice, it looks so much better on me than on the hanger, if I do say so myself!):
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