8-12-11 Friday (Copying A Drag Queen)

Yesterday, my job decided to send out an email about an employee hat contest.  The contest is for today.  It’s meant to be fun but why the short notice?  Half the employees were off yesterday which means they won’t know anything about it.  Maybe with a week’s notice more would participate?  Well, if you know me by now, you know that I love being goofy and having fun so I knew I was going to be in on it.  I went to Walmart for supplies.

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I bought some stuff (pictured above).  It was all about $4 worth.  I really didn’t want to spend a lot of money, but I wanted it to be humorous.  Being bald, I thought I’d do something like drag queen, Ongina, from Ru Paul’s Drag Race.  Take a look at her “head pieces”.





That was Ongina.  I couldn’t find a mini hat.  I didn’t check a party supply store because I didn’t really have a lot of time.  I mean, I got off at 9 the night before and have to be in to work at 12:30 today.  So here’s what I made with my supplies:

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Yes, I wore that to work. I had to take it off from time to time cause the plastic was creating sweat. It wasn’t announced yet so I’m not sure who won.  I was told several times by supervisors that I won but nothing official yet.  If I win, I think it will have been for originality.  There was lots of picture taking.  Lot of laughing.  Lots of fun.  I was also told that they’ll do it again with more advance notice.

Some of the hats I saw were witches, blinking bunny ears, beanie propeller hat, Dr. Seuss, cowboy, Indian headdress, and can’t remember the rest.  Again, the people who participated were scarce.  Not enough time or didn’t want to bother… not sure.

So what do I get if I win?  I’m not sure.  I do know that just by wearing the hat got me an entry into a drawing for an extra half hour lunch.  Big deal, I know, but they do a lot of different things like this with prizes like free chips, cookies, pizza party, etc that it’s better they do small gifts than expensive stuff that they can’t do as often.

That’s enough about work.  I stopped by the house.  We have trees and shrubs.  No grass or seed yet.  The wood floors were in but 90% of it is covered with card board to protect.

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As you know we’re financing through NACA which then will go through a conventional bank for the loan. I’ve mentioned the highlights of the NACA program.


So bad news?  We got this email from our NACA representative/advisor:

Hello Gentlemen,

I don’t want to scare anyone (really?), but I understand your intentions of closing only on sep/2011 (We only picked Sept because walkthrough is 8-24)

NACA, as you may be aware, has a exempt status with the NCCOB (north Carolina bank commission), and talks here in the office and with our regional director is that our exempt status will end by Aug/29th. I don’t know how true this is. (Is it just a rumor? What does he mean?) 

If this is the case, and naca doesn’t not obtain its business broker license, loan will not be able to close until this happen.

I just want to give you heads up with this situation, in case this comes to be true.

Yeah, I was kinda sick over it.  Now the rush is on.  Jim and I have decided to not let it bother us.  If it’s meant to be it will happen.  If not we’ll start all over!  We’ve decided to continue on as planned.  We’re obviously trying to get a closing before anything bad happens but we can’t do anything till our NACA rep is back in on Monday. 

In other unrelated news, I received my ordered copy of “between the stars” from Amazon!  This is our friend, April Fox’s book.  (She’s the one with pink hair who lives in Asheville.)

April's Book


  1. Oh you are working it in that hat! :) And the new shoes look good on ya too.

    Good luck with the closing! Why must there always be a last minute surprise?

  2. You are definitely making a fashion statement!

  3. You are definitely making a fashion statement!

  4. @Brenda: Thanks! I'm glad you noticed the shoes. I made sure to get those in the photo (wink).

    @Karin Maybe just a statement.


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