Friday, April 29, 2011

A Little Mexican Surprise..

As many of you know, I have a hard time staying in Richmond for extended periods of I planned a little Easter/bachelorette/birthday getaway for me and 4 of my friends to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Little did I know we have a second location there!!! Maybe I should re-locate....


Monday, April 18, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Pink Mannequin

I've always secretly wondered what it would be like to be a mannequin- not one of those real people who get paid to stand unthinkably still in a storefront, but a real, plastic (or whatever they're made of) form with removable limbs. I probably shouldn't admit to this, but lately I've put some serious thought into it, and I've come to the conclusion that while there are a lot of pros, there are also a few cons. 
Yes, as a mannequin you have a impeccably perfect body- tall and thin with legs for days and sculpted arms...almost the whole package, but missing perhaps the most important part- A FACE! No eye or hair color to distinguish you from the girl standing next to you. That means you never get to treat yourself to a day at the salon (never mind the fact that you wouldn't even be able to bend your body to sit in the chair); nor will anyone ever say to you "Your eyes are blue, like the ocean..and baby, I'm lost at sea." On the other hand, you'll NEVER have to hem a pair of jeans ever again! Your boobs will also defy gravity, not to mention they are the PERFECT size- AND, you'll never have to wear a bra! Dream come true to most..And imagine not having to shave your legs again, so say goodbye to $18 razor refills (seriously, when did they get so expensive?)
Aside from the physical aspects of being a mannequin, there's also the emotional side. A real person may have an issue with hundreds of people walking by, pointing and sometimes laughing at them on a daily basis, but being a mannequin you lack the ability to process these emotions because your head is full of fiberglass- not a brain.  However, I would miss some human emotions though..such as the happiness I feel when eating chocolate covered almonds from For the Love of Chocolate. I would also miss laughing at Rebecca's quirky jokes and endless stories about "what  her kids did this morning".. And, as a mannequin (especially at a women's clothing store), I would never get to experience the excitement of a first date. On the other hand, though, I would never have to feel heartbreak. But I would get groped and prodded on a daily basis- thanks to window display changes!
These are just a few of my thoughts, I'm sure there will be more as the days go on (and I have nothing  better to think about!), but perhaps the most important part of being a mannequin in Pink is being able to represent the beautiful digs we have to offer, morning, noon and night!! Thanks girls!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Official Results Are In...

We did it! Here's the proof! That's me with my arm up and Rebecca to the left in a pink hat. This was taken around mile 5, and I was definitely feeling it! It was an amazing experience for me- nothing like a little early morning run with 41,000 of your closest friends, right?? I finished in 62 minutes, Rebecca in 61, not bad at all! Thanks for everyone who supported us! We'll both be working tomorrow, so stop by and visit!


Friday, April 1, 2011

Catch Us if You Can!

Many of you may know the story of Rebecca and I, but for those of you that don't, let me fill you in real quick. Rebecca is a true Pink veteran, having worked here on and off for 20 years and I have spent the past 18 years in and out of the store, playing dress up, hanging with the employees and, most recently, working full-time (fyi:Libby is one of the owners and also my mom, if you couldn't tell :) ). Therefore, I've known Rebecca for ALMOST my whole life! And she'll be the first to tell you that when she was my age, she would babysit me for nights at a time while my mom was out of town, over in our old house on Greenway Lane. She'd try her best to keep me and my friends contained in the basement in front of the TV while she and Christian, Kelly and Erin (all former Pink employees) would hang out upstairs, but most of the time we'd end up intermingling. I guess this was all foreshadowing, because 15 years later we're still hanging out! And working together! On paper, our lives appear very different: she's married and has two sweet (and well-behaved) children, and I'm 26 and still trying to find my way in the world. However, in reality, we're very much alike and over the years, our bond has morphed into this friendship/sisterly/sometimes maternal type relationship. Sometimes we just need to sit around, drink wine and laugh, other times we have to coach each other through daily dilemmas such as what to wear to a specific function or how to work through a problem with a friend, and sometimes I just need some motherly advice, like how to cure perpetual dry skin or get a stain out! Needless to say, we know a LOT about each other, so when I decided to run the Monument Ave 10K this year, I knew that Rebecca was the perfect running mate for me. For starters, she's the ultimate Seal Team diva- if I had a dollar for every time she tried to convince me to come to Bring a Friend Day "just to try it out", I'd be RICH!!! And secondly, we needed more than one person to represent PINK!! Moral of the story is we'll be out there tomorrow morning, bright and early with our black hair up and our running shoes on! So keep an eye out and give a shout if you see us whiz by...thanks Rebecca for being my support team, I hope you know what you're getting yourself into :) LOVE YOU!