NetIP’s Diwalia Gala & Black Friday
The above photo was taken today. Photo provided by Komonews.
Random Thought: Can you believe people break up via text and social media? That is ridiculous. Also interesting, these stats show that significant others either call or text at almost the same percentage, 65-67%. It’s just so easy to text! I never thought I’d be a texter until there was a friend I needed to get a hold of on a regular basis and he would only text.
Also random: Blogging is harder than it looks.
I’m just getting around to watching this Jon & Kate Plus Ei&ht. Kind of weird. I’m not sure what I think about this but I wanted to see what all the hoopla was about, years later.
This Saturday I went to NetIP’s annual Diwali Gala. The ticket proceeds benefited the organization CRY (Child Rights and You). It was held in the private club on the 76th floor of the Columbia Tower. They had an Indian wear fashion show, a belly dancer, comedians, appetizers, art for a silent auction and of course a DJ.
The fashion show was beautiful. I’m not all that into fashion but it was much more fun than I ever realized it could be. The models were clearly enjoying themselves, having fun and all the clothes were provided by a local shop, Gold N Looks. The owner of the shop was very nice, professional and down to earth. Not pushy at all. I liked her a lot.
The belly dancer was freaking AMAZING! She made a grand entrance with “gold wings” and later balanced a sword on her hip. I think I was most excited about the clothes and belly dancer. The DJ was also pretty fun. He was a regular Bollygrooves DJ. I didn’t catch his name but we all had a very good time.
Oh wait, how could I forget the henna artist! There was so much going on at this party! She does bridal henna, too, if anyone is looking for that but is up for any kind of appointment, I’m sure. She’s a self taught artist of 7 years. She had it done one day and completely fell in love. I asked her if she was previously an artist. She said, “No. I never drew or painted or anything. You can do this without having been an artist.” It was a great reminder you really can do anything you set your mind to.
But the comedians were awkward. I could see on the MC’s face how horrified she was by the 2nd comedians jokes. He had some potential at the beginning but he continued on with shit, piss and fart jokes to a bunch of professionals. People left the room. A lot of them. It was embarrassing.
Now that Diwali is officially, officially over, I’m looking forward to some Thanksgiving fun! Squash, pumpkins, the lovely red Starbucks cups, beautiful fall colors… some of us are eagerly awaiting Black Friday. Best Buy is now opening their doors at MIDNIGHT! MIDNIGHT! How much later can we go? I think that’s it. 6:00am wasn’t early enough? Then 4:00am wasn’t enough? Sheesh.
Well, this year I plan on making my gifts. I know, this could be bad and apologize to anyone who receives a handmade gift this year, but I’m experimenting… is it cheaper to make it? Depends on what it is I guess. Seattle is full of crafty people. I’m sure I can find some advice on this one.