Monday, 29 July 2013

no roses grow on a sailor's grave

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Typically, I've never been a fan of the themed party. You know, where everyone has to come as a super-hero, or their favourite My Little Pony, or whatever. Partly because it tends to be so competitive, and partly because I move a lot so I never have any stuff so I must either buy things or not participate. This summer I've had two themed parties however, and I may be a convert. The first was a midsummer's eve with wigs (my friend Amandine and I organized it, and we wanted an excuse to use our wigs from Carnaval again). And then there was the nautical-theme we chose for going to a music festival right next to the beach in Vilanova i la Geltru. Easy! Everyone already has striped clothes! (Which didn't stop my friend and I from going out and buying more for the occasion, but anyway).

Then we made tattoos.
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I honestly hardly remember the music portion. It was quite a random mix I think. I just danced because I was there and happy and because it was hilarious being in a group of ten equally stripey people (the official photographers didn't know what to make of us).

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We eventually left the enclosed area to dance on the beach, and swim in the sea at 4 am, and then I characteristically curled up in a ball on a towel and closed my eyes and when I woke up it was dawn.

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And we finally got a picture of those who were still standing. (Rosa was originally in stripes too, someone had taken a tumble into the water and needed a wardrobe contribution).
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And then I slept on the beach some more, until it was too hot to be believed, and then it was time for paella.
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Closet Fashionista said...

You always have so much fun! Ha ha...jealoussss
And now I want to sleep on a beach! :p

Person hinter den Worten said...

That sounds like a lot of fun :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Meg: Sleeping on the beach is good until you wake up cold!

Frannie Pantz said...

Aw! I usually LOVE theme parties. My favorite one that I hosted was a "Red N Wild" party which was inspired by To Wong Fu Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar. I love your stripes!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Frannie: I may be a convert now that a) I live somewhere concrete and b) I have my own group (it's easier when you know more than one or two people per party)

Shannon Broderick said...

This literally sounds like the perfect night-late night swimming, paella, stripes, theme parties? Glad you had tons of fun xx

Little Blue Backpack

Kitsune-kun said...

looks so fun:)

Anonymous said...

I'd like to have a nautical themed LIFE, complete with sailboat.

That paella looks fantastic.

I hope it's safe for you to nap in public like that! I guess your friends were on guard.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Gordianus: They were! When they weren't kicking sand into my face. :)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Those temporary tattoos are impressive. I can't imagine drawing something that detailed and good on someone with a ballpoint pen!

The Braided Bandit said...

This sounds amazing! I love the stripey group picture and this makes me think back to HS where I used to sleep on the beach across from my house on occasion haha.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Emily: Resplendent Tranquility: Indeed. You should have seen my sorry excuse for an anchor...

his_girl_friday said...

You live a magical life.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@His girl Friday: Sometimes :)