December 9 – Party Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans. (Author: Shauna Reid)
Random aside: our friend Erin says “shenanigoats”. Now I always read shenanigoats, even when it’s not.
I went through my calendar: there have been some good parties in 2010. A friend’s 40th birthday, another friend’s bon voyage, parties with family, dinner parties. Surprisingly, my favorite of all the parties was the Crazy Lady Party.
A group of four of us dressed up in our cracked-lady-finest, like the seniors we plan on becoming, and got together to watch Sunset Boulevard and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and drink Pims Cups and … uh, other drinks. I’d never seen Sunset Boulevard. ‘Twas awesome.
I believe there was noshing, as well, although mainly I focused on the drinking. And the sparkles. The celebration of our own crazy sparkle was implicit. Maybe a slight sympathy for those characters broken by the obsession of fabulous fame whoring too. Plus, turbans have got to be ripe for a comeback, y’think?
Ripley was so charmed by the idea that he had me promise he could play with my hair &/or accessories if we did it again. … Perhaps he was a drag queen in a (recent) past life?