My Little Piggys Went Out With Their Friends

Girls’ Night.

Heaven in flip flops and snort-giggles.

Last night, I left my testosterone crazed world and stepped out for an estrogen break. A much needed estrogen break, mind you. I’d been up to my much-need-to-be-waxed eyebrows in stinky tennis shoes and remnants of Lego battles (all.over.my.house.), and I was needing to get out….or someone was going to get hurt.

Me and my girly friends headed out. Conversation in the car was light and fun. We heard about a “real-live ghost” and talked about how we despise exercise. We talked a lot about nothing and yawned because we were sleepy…at 5:00 in the evening.

We decided to eat at Chili’s. Here’s a tip….do not eat at Chili’s unless “in-a-hurry” does not apply to you. Because we were there….a really long time. Good thing I was there with good company. We discussed the amazing-ness of Edward (one of my favorite conversations to have), the slowness of our waiter, and the levels of grossness of our houses. And then we discussed what to do next….because even though we were sleepy, there was no way we were going home yet.

We discussed going to a movie. But I don’t like watching intense, make-you-think movies when I’m out with my girlfriends, and that seemed to be all that was playing. Lucky for me, most of the other girls agreed. Because who wants to think? Or be sad? Or contemplate the meaning of life? Ugh. Not me.

Let me insert a side note here: I’ve decided that I’m one of the most flightiest people I know. I have smart friends for a reason…so they can be smart for me. I can hang in conversations about a lot of things, but when talk turns to politics, social activism, and matters of historical significance…..I’m done. I turn to the basket of chips and take my cue to keep my mouth busy eating rather than speaking. I’m lucky that most of my friends get that about me. I’m sure they want to pat me on the head and say, “Bless your heart, Sweetie,” but I’m good with that. Other people, however, don’t appreciate my ignorance for such “important” matters. But, I’ve decided that I’m okay with being the “flighty” friend. I’ll be the one that watches way too much reality tv, that is the hopeless romantic, and that chooses to not read parenting books and just do the best I can (but may whine about it later!). I will also be the friend that will encourage you to buy a new dress, try on blingaliscious flip flops, and eat an extra cookie if you want to. Some would call that an enabler….I just like to think of myself as supportive.

Enough rabbit chasing….

After we FINALLY got our checks and checked our teeth in the bathroom mirror, we headed out for the best part of the evening.


Look at these piggys. Aren’t they mah-va-lus?!

The only downfall with getting pedicures is that you have to listen to the chatter of the precious Oriental people that are so super talented when it comes to nail art. There is no doubt that they were discussing and giggling about the nastiness of my feet. Because I would if I were them.

After our toes were beautiful and we were feeling sassy, we headed over to the book store…the only place still open…because we still weren’t ready to go home.

So, we browsed the bargain book aisles, thumbed through some magazines, and discussed the importance of vampire literature. Then we sat down for some good coffee and snort-giggles.

The coffee was good.

The snort-giggles better.

Because we talked like girls should talk when they are together. Because it is good to know that you aren’t crazy….that other people have the same issues that you do. That there is someone who “gets” you. There was some political talk….in which I embarrassed myself by displaying my ignorance, and then resorted to buying a huge cookie and scarfing it. Hello….I’m your flighty friend. And SO okay with it.

We closed the book store down and then headed for home. With pretty toes.

I love Girls’ Night Out so much. It is therapy for me.

And Lord knows I need it.

Thanks, girls! I had a blast….and I’m hearting your toes!!


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Okay...let me guess who the toes belong to.

Clockwise: Lisa, Steph, you.

I thought Teresa went with ya'll too. Where are her toes???

Jim said...

Glad you had a bood night out with the girls. Question? You mentioned "blingaliscious" flip flops. How does that translate in plain ole' Anglash? And are flip flops the new IN? If they are then certainly showy toes are important.
Gotta close. I love you.

Gretchen said...

Oh, Amber, I want to come to the next one. I promise to be flighty, too. Your toes (all of them) look mahvelous.

We need our girlfriends. We just do.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Girls night out is a MUST for our sanity. As are pedicures...and your toes are mighty pretty! I love love love all of your shoes too...so cute.

I would LOVE to hang out with you, scarfing chips and cookies, and not entering into the deep conversation. Sounds about right to me. :)

Jessica said...

Okay, it's official. I need girls! GirlFRIENDS, that is, not daughters. ;) I can only handle so much estrogen at a time (that and the fact that there's only room for one princess around here, and that position is FILLED!).

Anonymous said...

I am SO overdue for a girls' night. So very overdue.

I'm glad you had a great time and all those toes look MAHvelous!

Carpoolqueen said...

You and I can take flight together - although I will occasionally use big words just to remind myself that I knew them once before the boys sucked the last living brain cell out of me.

Kendra said...

I need a GNO, but first I've got to get some G's around here!

You're my favorite kind of friend. I can discuss politics and such, and I can discuss reality TV. But I love the enabler friends! The Alice in Wonderland "Eat me, drink me, buy me" friends. Sometimes you just need a friend to tell you to splurge in life. You deserve it. I love to be an enabler, too. Think of the good we could do together!

Lori Motl said...

Sounds so fun! I'm glad you got girlfriend time. It is so important!

Are your Piggy's in the flip flops?

The Bowden's said...

Sounds fun! I need one of those too! :)

Becky said...

Okay, those shoes in the bottom of the photo totally ROCK! Who do they belong to because I want a pair?

I'll guess along w/Mer.
Clockwise: Teresa, Steph, and you

Next time you guys head to Benton or LR you need to give me a call. While the rest talk world peace we can dish about reality TV!! :)

Mich said...

Sounds fun. Glad you had a good time.

Kristin said...

So jealous! All my girls to have GNO with are in Chicago so our nights are few and far between.

But...I just may have a trip planned in the not so distant future to see them.

Love your toes!

Glo said...

First of all, you may have some competition on the flightiness. I can probably beat you on that. Just ask Steph! I am pretty flighty!LOL 2nd, what is a girl's night out?!!!LOL I would like to have one of those sometime! 3rd, love the toes! 4th, you CRACK me up and I don't even know you yet!LOL I religiously read your blog now! I am totally hooked! Can't wait for the next one!

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

Every girl needs a girls night out once in a while! Looks like a fun time was had!

Michele said...

GNO are my favorites. I'm a little flightly myself . . Your toes do look mahvalous. You are so funny. You make me laugh!! I always tell people that I love my hubby dearly but I don't expect him to understand me . . that's what my girlfriends are for . . . nothing like 'em!!! You've reminded me too how badly in need of a pedicure I am.