18 January 2007

16 "we paid straight money to be here!"

sometimes, these perfect little moments come out of nowhere. say when you're feeling twelve types of restless and go with some dear friends out in the dead of the freezing chicago night to a karaoke benefit for a lesbianish theater. and you dance and forget that there are ten bazillion boxes that have yet to be packed and that you'd rather spend six years in a popcorn factory than pack them just now. instead you act eight kinds of silly and drag your sleepily stumbling self home through the snow drifts in the even deader dead of night, hearing the sounds of bee's janis joplin lilting gently on the wind. whenever i forget how i love this city, there it is again. all quirky beautiful.

16 comments:

Les Savy Ferd said...

many even numbers in there. how *odd*.

oline said...

for an oddball, i really like the evens.

your attention to detail is a marvel, pirate.

Linda said...

Am quite curious.. what made the theatre lesbianish? I have all kinds of inappropriate lesbian jokes that i could make - well, at least I WISH i had all kinds of inappropriate lesbian jokes to make.

oline said...

it's a feminist theatre. and amongst the crowd of benefiteers, we were the most conspicuously straight girls present. basically meaning we dressed up and danced while everyone else dressed way way down and stood in the corner looking on disapprovingly at our antics.

you don't have all kinds of inappropriate lesbian jokes??! lindear, i'm disappointed.

Linda said...

I'm trying! I'm really trying!

How about "A lesbian theatre? How could you tell? Were all the women impressed with the carpet?"

Ew. or

"A lesbian theatre? How could you tell? Were there portia de rossi posters everywhere?"

or

"A lesbian theatre? How could you tell? Was no one wearing deodorant?"

Linda said...

clearly my lesbian view is rather skewed.. and heavily influenced by pop culture.

oline said...

ask and ye shall receive, but really. wow. i didn't know that was in you. now "tee hee, boobies" seems fantastically less scandalous.

Bombsy said...

AND CHICAGO LOVES YOU TOO!

lindear- she's sooo right. a very lesbianish thetare. the atmosphere was rife (sp?) with sapphism. everyone was wearing chico's or ethnic hemp clothing, everyone was fairly seething with social empathy and political outrage, and i spied many a moon goddess amulet. and there were many, many , MANY pursed lips and narrowed eyes in our short skirted direction.

and speaking of boobies, i will have you all know that the three of us were hypnotized by caro's decolletage that night. it was magic. they were magic. she got the award.
sorry, blusholine. it bears repeating.

Linda said...

I don't know if it is all the lesbian talk, or just bombsy's fab description, but I definitely need to see a pic of the decolletage now!

Bombsy said...

oh, i have two. one with just the decolletage, and one where various fingers and hands are reaching towards said decolletage. we just could not leave her boobies alone.

oline said...

i slip away for half an hour and look at the naughtiness you girls get up to. "various fingers and hands," bombsy?! sounds as though i unloosed myself to the general moon goddess amulet-wearing public.

when did things become so breasty over here? lindear, i believe the fault lies with you. so can we consider mine fully discussed and move merrily on to someone else's?

Linda said...

nuh-uh.

Bombsy said...

no way.

i'm working on putting a picture into one of these here comments.

oline said...

baby, get your hot ass over to your own blog and give us a photo essay. the blushes prompted by a stand-alone cleavage shot might very well be the end of me.

oline said...

incidentally, bombs, next time the lindears roll into town, you'll clearly have to come party with us. the fun could be boggling.

Bombsy said...

i'm there!

and i shall display and distribute many a photo in the coming days. i still havent sent out the n.y.e ones!