…the AIDS Lifecycle Reunion Party is tomorrow!
I wasn’t sure if I’d go (I’ve pretty much been in hiding from the ALC community while trying to get this #*$! sample chapter written), but I finally decided yes, if only to get in touch with some riders I want to re-interview.
So, of course, that gave rise to the “but do I wear a tutu?”, to which the answer is obviously yes–if only because, if I turned up without one, everyone would ask me where my tutu was, all afternoon long. (It would be like turning up naked.)
So that, of course, gave rise to “but do I make a NEW tutu?” –I mean, I could just go in jeans, T-shirt, and an old tutu…kind of the dress-me-down version…
…but nah. I mean, would *I* be caught dead in the same tutu twice?? dahhhhling, how could you even SUGGEST such a thing?!?
…so I decided to split the difference and turn up in T-shirt, jeans, and a brand new tutu.
This one’s gonna be nice–it’s a bright orange fabric heavily brocaded with gold and silver paisley designs. Very bright, visible from quite a distance. It’s a fairly stiff fabric and I put it into pleats, so it stands out quite nicely on its own, with only a little help from the underskirt I “borrowed” from another tutu. It’s iridescent–the gold and silver appears and disappears depending on the angle–and vaguely Asian-looking. I haven’t yet decided whether to wear my nice orange-with-gold-iridescence Vietnamese silk blouse (that I had made for me in Vietnam) with it. I think the combo would look stunning, but since it’s a barbeque it’s probably a bit too dressy for the day. I think I’ll stick with my AIDS Lifecycle T-shirt, jeans, and an orange brocade tutu. It has just the right ring of absurdity to it. 🙂
I’ll see if I can get photos tomorrow, and if so I’ll post ’em.