Old friends

Been struggling a bit since Saturday -- I have a gala to go to on Wednesday, one that I actually have to put on a proper formal dress for (my theory with these events is that you either look super-dressed up or wear Comme des Garcons, i.e. look really weird and expensive). So the only formal dress I own is one I wore to an Oxford ball once upon a time, back when I was, ahem, 20 pounds lighter. I tried the dress on on Saturday. Then I tried it on on Sunday. I just tried it on again now. I look like a sausage. Seriously. I mean, I'm lucky it zips up, but how am I going to wear this on Wednesday night? Today I've eaten nothing but vegetables and a piece of fish, had some popcorn. Got to be good until at least Wednesday. Seriously, this is bad.
"Observe Everything. Always think for yourself. Never let other people make important decisions for you." — from Bad News by Edward St. Aubyn