Fabulously Mediocre

I’ve changed the theme on this abandoned blog like 6 times in the last two weeks. I think I like this one the best, so maybe it’ll stick around. I think the header is off center. Fabulously mediocre indeed, yeah?

Anyway, welcome back to Sassy Brunette! A blog all about the things I love: the internet, having unpopular opinions, and probably makeup. I really like makeup. I hope to update at least once a week but no promises. I’ve been an on-and-off blogger for about 15 years now and if my track record is any indication, you may not be seeing much of me by the end of the year, but I’m going to try to make an effort!

After what feels like 100 years of urging her to do so, my friend Julie over at pinkydavis.com finally started her blog and has been going strong for two whole weeks! I’m inspired by her newfound determination. Also we both want to be internet famous one day and that’s not possible if we have no content. Just bein’ honest!

So, there you have it. A small re-intro to my world of mediocrity. See you on the internet!

Justin Timberlake at the Fillmore Miami Beach

In the spirit of actually using this blog that I pay for every month, I’m going to nonsensically post about what I did last night. That’s what blogs are for, right? Is this thing on? Am I internetting correctly?

So I had the opportunity to go to a private event at the Fillmore in Miami Beach last night, to see Justin Timberlake as a Priceless event for MasterCard cardholders. Jay Z and Justin had their last show for the Legends of Summer Tour at SunLife Stadium in Miami Gardens, and this Priceless event was an aftershow.

I have to say, I am old. I am ALMOST THIRTY. That is ancient, in Celisse years. Celisse years are kinda like dog years. Anyone more than a year younger than I am is a child, and anyone slightly older than I am is a fossil. Don’t ask questions, just love me for who I am.

Being old, staying up past my bedtime of around 12:30AM is a rare occurrence but, let me tell you, IT WAS WORTH IT to see Justin Timberlake in all of his glory.

The Fillmore is a pretty small venue to begin with. Coupled with the fact that it was being marketed as a small, intimate event, and the fact that I got there ridiculously early, I was able to grab my drank (a margarita, natch) and camp out pretty close to the stage.

Unrelated anecdote: Even though the event was 21+, I still got carded at the bar. HILARIOUS, AND AWESOME. The old turd behind me in the line yelled at the bartender, saying, “They checked our ID’s at the door! You don’t have to card her!” I just yelled back, “BUDDY I AM ALMOST THIRTY HE CAN CARD ME ALL HE WANTS.”

I am the most charming person alive. *hair flip.* ANYWAY.

J.Tim arrived fashionably late due to the Legends of Summer show being delayed, but there was a DJ at the show keeping the oldies dancing and the rest of us from falling asleep. Seriously, there were a lot of elderly couples making out at this show. It was a little awkward. Whateva, get it get it, I guess.

THREE SEMI-AGONIZING HOURS LATER, Justin finally went on stage around 2:30AM. AHHHH.

It was as magical as can be expected. Actually, it exceeded all expectations. I have to say, although I adore Justin Timberlake and have been a fan since his MMC days, I have never had much of a crush on him. I’ve just always wanted to be his very best friend and hang out on his yacht. Yeah. But A PARADIGM WAS SHIFTED DURING THIS SHOW, PEOPLE. I FELL INTO HIS TRAP. We must have made eye contact like, 3 or 4 or 18 times and, well, SWOON. I’m officially in love. Sorry, Jessica Biel.

Justin played all my favorite songs, which is mostly a whole bunch of stuff from FutureSex/LoveSound and Justified, and some from 20/20 as well. Overall it was just a super fun set that everyone could sing along and dance to.

Apologizing in advance for the quality because I am NOT a videographer by any stretch of the imagination, I’ll let the videos do the rest of the talking:

So, yeah. Great show and I’m so excited I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with a legend. THANKS, UNIVERSE!

An Introduction, and a Birthday

Okay, listen. I started this blog up in January, and I must admit that 90% of the reason that I have, until now, not posted a single thing onto it is because I am useless and cannot come up with a cute header. Sigh. I am about thisclose to doodling something on the Paper app and just throwing that up there.

Anyway, HELLO. My name is Celisse and I’m a sassy brunette.

Sassy brunettes are in right now, guys. I know you know it. We’ve all been watching New Girl and The B In Apt 23 (omg Dawson!) and Girls and reading Hello Giggles (in an ironic barfy way, right?) and listening to The Dum Dum Girls. 2012 has been the year of the sassy raven haired ladies to stand up and start blogs and write tv shows and get book deals, and NOW IT’S MY TURN.

…right? Whatever.

The point is, listen, it was my birthday week this week and I am ready to get this ball rollin’. You will read about some things here. They will all be about my life and the ridiculous things I love and hate and that happen to me. In addition to personal topics I will also cover entertainment and some sports (hello ~*~*the Olympics~*~* is starting soon) and other pretty lady things like beauty because I like to spend all of my money on sushi and nail polish.

You will also probably read a bit about my ridiculous job and co-workers, because my job and co-workers are so ridiculous, you guys. Also, let’s be honest here, I spend 50+ hours a week working and if not for the hilarious work-related happenings of my life, I would have no content for this blog. That is a fancy blog way of saying I have no life outside of work. Sigh.

In any case I hope you will enjoy my sassy ridiculousness, and here is a photo of my birthday cake upon which was emblazoned a photo of Ryan Gosling: