(Full disclosure-I was recovering from anesthesia when I wrote this post)
Just last week a contest was announced to 'Win a date with George Clooney'. It only takes $10 to enter to win and it's for a cause close to his heart here. It got me thinking, my husband likes George Clooney and I could take him as my +1. My blog is nearly two years old, and yes, I am the one who posted shameless eye candy photos of George Clooney at random just to keep it interesting in the early days. When I noticed that George Clooney's name was running neck and neck with my own husband Scott's name in my tag section I decided I better cool it. Until last spring when I ended up staying right next door to George Clooney's villa in Cabo here and later had a peek into his pad here.
It's award season and I'm hearing much about prepping to be red carpet ready. After the holiday indulgences, clean eating, and even a cleanse sounded like a good idea to kick things off for the new year. Besides, if I win that date with George Clooney I will be one step closer to being red carpet ready.
This happened to be perfect timing since I had my first.....gulp...colonoscopy scheduled for last Friday. You see, that is one of the things George and I have in common, we are both 52 years old (that's why I like him so much ;). Around this age it's recommended that we have that 'procedure' which involves drinking gallons of a strange liquid over the course of 14 hours and not eating a bite of food for 36 hours and then having a 'roto-rooter' examination of said colon. I drank my 'cocktail', over and over and over.
Yes, a cool glass does help--just a bit.
After my full day of fasting my husband, eating a bowl of ice cream after dinner, informed me I had to get up at 3 am to drink the rest to the liquid in 10 minute increments. Well....cr@p and I mean that in the most literal sense of the word. I was either drinking or 'cleansing' all night. By morning I was exhausted, starving, desperately needing coffee and then we got to drive to the procedure. The 'ice cream eating man' drove me, after his coffee with cream (and I was seriously considering taking another +1 to the date with George Clooney).
The staff, in prepping me for my first colonoscopy, were friendly and fun. There were all the usual jokes about a #roto-rooter #you'll shoot your arse out and #it's your first-we'll be gentle. They seemed to like my "shouldn't someone be buying me a drink first?" (being awake all night will warp your sense of humor in no time).
Let's just say I'm glad the anesthesia worked and I have no memory of what happened next.
How about you? Are you red carpet ready?
Have you ever done a cleanse?
How about a colonoscopy?
Wishing you a fabulous Monday.
If I don't win that date with George Clooney I surely hope you do!
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