Jennifer Goodman Linn You Fearless

Chemotherapy Reject

I guess all of the excitement and craziness from the event has caught up with me.  I went to get my weekly "spa treatment" and I was turned away due to low white blood counts.  There isn't really much the Dr's can do about that except tell you to sleep and eat well and come back next week and try again. I was frustrated by this news because it has only happened to me 2-3x over the past few years.  Oh well, when you've had chemotherapy on and off for 4 years I guess it is bound to happen (I don't like to admit that my body gets worn down more easily but it is the truth).  
So this week I am trying very heard to take it easy.  The 3 day weekend has been making it very nice. I have been spending most of the weekend catching up on the huge pile of tasks that have accumulated since Cycle for Survival completed (and the tasks that I haven't paid attention to for months because of Cycle!).  Today, I am personally signing all of the team captain letters. It is very important for me to thank each and every person but the good news is that we had over 225 teams this year. So, to write a personal letter to each is TIRING!
The highlight of the week BY FAR was attending Barbie's 50th Anniversary Fashion Show at Bryant Park.
I was a huge Barbie fan growing up.  So huge in fact, that beyond having the Dream House, the pool. the plane, the car, the van and every other accessory I could get my hands on, I actually was a finalist in a Barbie Designer contest about 30 years ago.  We got to wear our "Barbie designs" in a fashion show and the winner actually got their costume made into an actual Barbie outfit.  I wore this hideous plaid jumper that was my Purim costume but I still got to walk the runway and meet Sarah Jessica Parker who was the judge (she was Annie on B'way at the time).
Barbie is making a BIG DEAL out of the anniversary and they are planning a ton of historical, buzz worthy events.  Everything from building a real version of Barbie's Dream House in Malibu, CA to hosting an "over the top" fashion show during fashion week where famous designers create outfits for Barbie.  Over 50 designers created design tributes to honor the iconic, timeless style of Barbie. It was amazing!  Pam and I attended and everywhere we looked there was another designer or a celebrity.
Among the designers honoring Barbie were Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Nanette Lepore, Badgley Mischka, Katherina Malandrino, Anna Sui, Kimmora Lee, Marchesa, Carmen Marc Valvo, Kenneth Cole, Donna Karan, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey Johnson, Nicole Miller, Juicy Couture and Rag and Bone (to name a few).
Oh, and who is that sitting right across from me but Heidi Klum!  Pam had to hold me back from telling Vera Wang that she was the best part of my wedding day (and I had to hold Pam back from telling Tory Burch that she was her idol!)  It was great fun. Now, if I could only figure out how to create a fashion show for SpongeBob Square Pants...