For all my international readers, if you are unfamiliar with this American tradition, Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when fat Americans, like myself, make ourselves even fatter by ingesting large amounts of turkey and carbohydrates. It commemorates the one peaceful day the pilgrims had with the Native Americans before killing most of them, taking their land, and forcing them to open B-rate casinos. Didn't show that in Disney's "Pocahontas", did they?
Despite it's sordid past, I do love the holiday. Not only because it provides me with an excuse to eat can shaped cranberry sauce and excessive amounts of sweet potatoes without fear of judgement, but also because it means I get to travel back to my beloved hometown of Baltimore and see my family and friends over an extended weekend. Lovely.
Speaking of Baltimore, if you haven't checked out this Slate piece on John Waters that my friend Miss A recommended to me, you really should. He's so campy and so Baltimore!
I realized too that in my absence over the past few weeks, I never was able to show you guys that shirt that I ended up making for the Natalia Kills show. Shame on me!
I actually came out pretty well, much better than my scarf-as-a-skirt or new hoodie-as-a-skirt ideas so I'm pretty excited to show it off. The project involved the purchase of only a few supplies...a black t-shirt, gold spray paint, stencils, and sequins (of course). I couldn't wait to wear it to the show...but unfortunately fate had another idea in store.
When we got to the Black Cat, we found out that Natalia had cancelled! As the stereotypical bitchy girl at the door said, we couldn't get refunds because it was, "ha! not a Natalia Kills show, it's a Sounds show...duh!". I was able to sell the tickets for face-value though. If there's one thing I learned from a childhood brush with police and a scalper at an Orioles game, it's how to re-sell a ticket the right way. I walked outside with all four of our tickets, and slyly got them sold in under 5 minutes...without interference from the fuzz. Also, I don't think it was illegal...but let's pretend it was, just for the fun of it, and my street cred.
Anyhow, pictures to come next week of the shirt. In the meantime, I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a fabulous weekend, and I'll be back Monday (hopefully with some entertaining family/Thanksgiving stories to tell).