The Loofah Got a Birthday Shoutout

January 10, 2012 · 41 comments

A 24th birthday weekend recap is in order.

These pictures make me deliriously happy, so you’re gonna be hit with a lot of them.

Maggie and Dana arrived on Friday just as the weekend activities kicked off.

Since Chloe was at my parents last time Maggie came to visit me, it was her first time meeting the sasspot. As evidenced, they hit it off right away.

And since enthusiasm was at an all-time high as soon as Dana arrived, we decided to hit the oceanfront for some pre-birthday fun.

The SAME night some jerk stranger dropped my point-and-shoot camera and broke it (who wants to throw some cheapy point-and-shoot recommendations my way? Nikon CoolPix, perhaps?).

And after a “Jersey Girl Boardwalk Run” with Jamie and a delicious breakfast at Badass Coffee, we hit the mall for the day before getting ready for birthday fun.

But seriously, how weird is it that three of my closest friends from completely different parts of my life are all from an hour radius of each other in New Jersey?

Just naturally hitting the prom pose.

As we awaited the arrival of the limo, all my good Virginia Beach friends began to trickle into my house.

My pretty Lisa-Marie was there, of course. Do you recognize pictures of this room from her Bachelorette Party this summer?

And, of course, my tinsel twin.

This is like a roll call of Life of bLyss characters.

Do my friend JP and I look like we’re at our wedding, or what?

And look. Once the limo arrived, we tried to get a group shot in front with my broken camera.

Which turned out awesome.

We hit the karaoke bar first… where we impressed barmates with our renditions of Don’t Stop Believin’, Genie in a Bottle, and Just What I Needed. I’m sure you wish you were there to experience, and I know I wish my CAMERA WORKED to capture it for you. Thankfully, Dana and Maggie got some shots of the fun.

Then came my favorite stop. Remember when we went to the bar after our “Halloween Part II” party and were the only ones dressed up? Well, we went to see that same band play. The Deloreans, a fantastic 80’s band.

And as we walked in, I showed them my birthday pin, asked them if they remembered me, and asked them to play Journey “BECAUSE IT’S MY FAVORITE!”

Apparently, when you dress as a loofah, everyone will remember you for the rest of time.

Suddenly, just as I hear the first few bars of Don’t Stop Believin’ (yeah, for the second time that night…), I hear “We’ve got a birthday girl in the house. The last time we saw this girl, she was a loofah. She was wearing nothing. but. loofah.”

She pulled me onstage, I got to dance and sing with them for the entire song. I was a little kindasorta ecstatic about it and afterwards texted Anastasia and my mom that “I was a Deloreans when I turned 24.”

This was taking place as the clock struck midnight, it became January 8th, and I turned 24.

Who else feels like they see my SnackFace friend in that picture above? Thanks for showing up, Kailey.

And that’s how I spent my 24th birthday. The final two bars we hit have no pictures or memories, and therefore, don’t exist in blogworld.

Good thing Jamie graciously captured this to give you all a true visual of the birthday excitement.

Birthday girl needs a bobby pin.

And maybe some varied dance moves.

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1 Lauren January 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Haha this looks awesome!!! I love your dress and you and your friends all look like models, FYI.

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2 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries January 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I love everything about your birthday bash! I’m so glad it was wonderful :)
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3 Chelsea January 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm

It looks like you had a serious blasttt :)

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4 Jamie@cupcakedynamite January 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm

……you seeeeeeeeeeeem kind of nice..
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5 Jenny January 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I love that you point one finger when you dance! I always use two fingers and point and stick my tongue out…I think I’m hoping it disguising my awful dancing overall! haha Happy Belated Birthday!

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6 kaitlin @4loveofcarrots January 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Your dress is super cute!!!

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7 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts January 10, 2012 at 8:29 pm

haha, looks like you had an awesome time :)

I hope you have a fantastic year :)
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8 Shannon January 10, 2012 at 8:45 pm

That soup facebib thingy would have kept your bangs out of your eyes for sure. Just sayin… :)
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9 Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy January 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

aaaadorable. And I feel you on the bobby pin thing. I am forever fixing my hair when I’m “dancing”.
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10 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile January 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Hahah love the video and that you got to go up on stage! Don’t you love when it’s your birthday and you can use the “but it’s my bday” excuse? :D

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11 Michelle @ Blogitness January 10, 2012 at 10:46 pm

Looks like you had a ton of fun!
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12 Heather @ Run Eat Play January 10, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Looks like an awesome time! I love your dress!
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13 Erin Kidd January 10, 2012 at 11:19 pm

This made my day, and as usual…I love every outfit! haha
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14 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie January 11, 2012 at 12:17 am

Haha they know you by loofah girl, i love it.
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15 Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 11, 2012 at 12:36 am

Haha you are seriously hilarious. Glad you had such a great time!

Oh and P.S. If I had been invited, I would have been able to provide an endless supply of bobby pins. I’m just sayin’. ;)
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16 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy January 11, 2012 at 12:38 am

Happy Belated Birthday!
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17 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles January 11, 2012 at 12:51 am

What a fab b.day weekend! You deserved it, girl! :)
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18 Lena @Fit on the Rocks January 11, 2012 at 2:48 am

I am so in love with your birthday dress! What a fantastic way to celebrate a new year! Glad you had a great time.
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19 Lindsey @ Happy or Hungry January 11, 2012 at 2:51 am

Oh man, this looks like such a fun birthday. Love your dress loofah girl! And love that the band remembered that, bahaha. Ohh how I love harassing live bands.
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20 Stephanie @ afitbliss.com January 11, 2012 at 3:16 am

Happy belated birthday! I recently found your blog and I love it. Cute birthday dress, where is it from??

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21 Alexa @ SimpleEats January 11, 2012 at 4:01 am

Looks amazing! I love your dress…so pretty!

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22 Kailey (SnackFace) January 11, 2012 at 4:16 am

Ahhhh hahahaaha THAT COULDA BEEN ME!!!!! You would have known it for sure, though. I would have tackled you and bought you shots! xoxo
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23 Kim January 11, 2012 at 5:04 am

Your pics are HOT!!!! This looks awesome!!! So Fun!!!

I love your dress, I am sooooooooo jealous

:)
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24 Becca January 11, 2012 at 5:32 am

Looks like loads of fun!! Great pics!
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25 Julie January 11, 2012 at 7:18 am

Ahhh I love nights like that…good friends, good drinks and even better dance moves are always a recipe for a great night out! I turn 23 this summer and I’m freaking out, but you make 24 look fun so 23 shouldn’t be too scary ;)

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26 cait January 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm

haha this was sooooo great alyssa :) i’m obsessed with your dress like everyone else !! where from girrrl?!
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27 kaitlynn @ SnackAttack January 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Ah man, I was hoping to see Jim White in these pictures!

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28 Emmarie @ Bananas and Beer January 11, 2012 at 2:19 pm

“Birthday Girl needs a bobby pin”…hilarious!!
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29 Katy @ HaveYouHurd January 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Hahaha I’m loving the finger point.
P.S. I requested at my wedding that “Don’t Stop Believin'” be the last song they played – best. choice. ever.
P.S.S. I have a Nikon Coolpix that I like a lot!
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30 Emily January 11, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Aw, it looks like you had an AMAZING birthday celebration.
That dress is absolutely killer. (:
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31 Amber K January 11, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Oh my gosh, that looks like a total blast! What a great birthday. :)
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32 vks January 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Go for a Canon Powershot, even the cheap ones out shoot Nikon’s IMO.

The Deloreans are amazing! They played my friends wedding last year and we’re awesome.

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33 Brianna October 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

Hey! I discovered your blog when searching for Loofah examples for Halloween — I’m going to New Orleans for the weekend for a group of 8 girlfriends and we’re all being different colored loofahs! Was wondering if you had any tips/tricks for creating yours — we got the netting delivered straight to the hotel and are having an arts and crafts night when we arrive on Thursday :)

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