05 Nov

The Girl Next Door Grows Up
Blog started this Feel Good Friday meme. Pick one of her prompts and write about it on your blog!


Am I cute or what?

They couldn’t take off 20 pounds and twenty years but otherwise I love it.

It was so much fun. I wasn’t going to get this photo shoot until some of you encouraged me. Thank you very much. I’m glad I did.

It was a blast.

They were nice as could be young people working there.

I didn’t ask, if I was their oldest ever person to come through.

They say you can bring your own camera and take more pictures after they have you all done up. I brought my camera but I didn’t have anyone to take the photos.

I would have tried the long arm thing, but the photographer took me outside and took about ten shots with my camera. She didn’t have to do that and I appreciate it very much.

Would you like me to pour you some tea?

Just don’t ask me to get up from the floor without help. XD


Posted by on November 5, 2010 in Abundance, Japan, Uncategorized


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13 responses to “FEEL GOOD FRIDAY

  1. Cherylann Marois

    November 5, 2010 at 2:41 am

    You are so cute!

  2. Erika

    November 5, 2010 at 5:06 am

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh I hope you get an 8×10 of that and put it in a frame!!! How much fun would that be?!

  3. Petty Witter

    November 5, 2010 at 5:46 am

    No need to take off either 20 pounds or 20 years, you look beautiful as a geisha girl.

  4. purplume

    November 7, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Thank you all. I know! Hee hee. My second childhood continues.

  5. Jb

    November 8, 2010 at 9:48 am

    LOVE it! LOVE it! LOVE it! You look elegant…how did it feel? If you needed to hide 20 pounds, it’s sure hard to tell! Maybe that’s why geishas wore so much cloth LOL!

    • purplume

      November 11, 2010 at 10:30 pm

      Thank you Jb. It was a blast. I loved being made up and helped. It felt like having ladies in waiting, so that must mean I was a queen.

  6. joann Mannix

    November 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I’m sticking my head in for a second, taking a break from revisions. I’m actually not doing NaNoWriMo. I’m doing my own version. My goal is to finish up my revisions on my novel by the time November is through.

    And You look amazing! Beautiful and serene and just absolutely lovely. It must have been so much fun.

    Good luck with your writing this month!

    • purplume

      November 11, 2010 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks Joann. I triply appreciate your comment knowing how busy you are this month. best luck with your writing. You have a lot to offer the world.

  7. Angelia Sims Hardy

    November 10, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Awh! This is precious! I love it and you look incredible. Perfect in every way. 🙂

    • purplume

      November 11, 2010 at 10:32 pm

      Thank you Angelia. So kind of you to say. XD

  8. Jen C.

    November 12, 2010 at 2:40 am

    You are so adorable 🙂 I’ve never tried doing this but I hear it’s really fun though tedious too because it takes a long time to get all dressed up for this. I guess it’s something that’s fun to try at least once when you’re in Japan though 🙂 I think it’s really cool that they helped you take several photos from your own camera too! So do you have any of the ones they took?

    • purplume

      November 16, 2010 at 10:34 am

      Thanks Jen. They say to allow 1 1/2 hours to do this and that was right on. 2 hours if they use your own hair, (instead of a wig). They think it turns out better with your own hair. If it’s light colored they spray it. I used their wig.
      I was hesitant to post theirs because they have a release saying I won’t this and that. My husband sys it is fair use for me to use it on my blog so I will post it when I finish Nanowrimo and have time to figure out how to. I tried to post one of the shots with my camera and that is the bamboo from the background that you see on the right. muhaha.


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