Sunday, May 25, 2008

Let's GNO!

My friend recently posted on her blog about her latest "GNO." For those who don't know, GNO stands for "Girl's Night Out" and is not to be confused with "Gyno" (trust me, I've gotten a lot of confused looks from people when I say it). My friends and I came up with the term about 2 years ago—or at least we thought we did. I was talking with a friend a while ago and my upcoming GNO was discussed:

Me: We're having a GNO this weekend!
Sara: A GNO? You mean like the Miley Cyrus song?
Sara: Yeah, one of her songs is about that.
Me: Oh. My. Gosh. I can't believe that's a Miley song! Seriously, that's embarrassing. But wait a second....the question I have for you is....why do you know about that song?
Sara: Um...I babysit for girls who are fans.

Sure, Sara, Sure. Immediately, I informed my roommates about this egregious information and we were all ashamed to be associated with the song, but soon got over it and then embraced it. Now, this song is the theme song for all our GNOs. And also, it appears the term dates back to at least 2004 according to urban dictionary
—so I guess we didn't come up with it...

Anyways, here are some tips on how to have an awesome GNO:

1. Music: have a GNO playlist handy for when you're driving in the car—getting everyone crammed together in a car singing along helps to strengthen the bonds of friendship and sisterhood. Examples from our playlist include "Le Disko" by Shiny Toy Guns, "Tony the Beat" by The Sounds, and of course, the infamous "GNO" by Miley Cyrus.

2. Theme Nights: the theme of this GNO pictured below was "Utah Girls" where we dressed up like
—you guessed itUtah girls who wear tons of black makeup, have GIANT hair, and wear oversized sunglasses all the time—even at night.
3. Crazy shenanigans: Yes, that is me fighting a Disco Jedi. So what?!
4. Food: Always start out by eating out. You can go to the same old place, but I prefer going to somewhere different and fun each time; you know, to spice things up and make each GNO unique. Examples: Cheesecake Factory, Carrabba's, California Pizza Kitchen (apparently in our case, we only go to places that start with "C").

5. No Boys: WHATEVER you do, DO NOT invite your boyfriend, husband, gay friend, or anyone who has a Y chromosome to GNO. The whole point of GNO is to get away from the testosterone. This has happened to us once and let's just say, the boy got glared at all night. Don't do this because then he just looks like That Guy Who Tags Along on Girls Night Out.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

...And We're Back!

I don't know if you've heard, but there's been an uprising and the masses (and my fans) have spoken. Their only request: that I update my blog.
So, I must acquiesce and honor their demand. Honestly, I've been meaning to update--but since I've returned to the glorious land of AZ--my life hasn't really been as exciting as it used to be. I mean, playing Mart Kart Wii, working out, and tanning by the pool all day long is plenty exciting to me, but neither post inspiring nor worthy of my blog.

Also, 10 cool points to whoever can name the movie from the picture above.