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Warning: If you stay here long enough you will gain weight! Grazing here strongly suggests that you are either omnivorous, or a glutton. And you might like cheese-doodles.
BTW: I'm presently searching for another person who likes cheese-doodles.
Please form a caseophilic line to the right. Thank you.

Friday, June 24, 2011

GETTING YOUR GAY ON! BEING FABULOUS! IN SAN FRANCISCO!

Coming Sunday is Gay Pride in SF. Which means a parade. As every year, our little contingent of pro-Israel street-guerillas will be marching.

No, I'm not really looking forward to this. My feet hurt. And there's nothing really fabulous about a bunch of middle-aged people.
No matter how vibrant, springy, and youthful we are the rest of the year, on Sunday we'll be surrounded by professional fabulous.
People who have taken being fabulous, just fabulous darling, to new heights of total fabulosity!
By comparison, we won't look nearly so good.


IT'S..... FABULOUS!

One of us had suggested upping the ante by dressing as Jaffa oranges.
That will not be happening.
Neither will the neat-o dance routine that we've been practicing so assiduously.
And we had such a dynamite act, too!

Great choreography!

Coconuts!

Kicky rhythms!


Rather like this:


IM--PECK--ABLE!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfGpVcdqeS0


It seemed like a splendid idea.
Imagine a whole bunch of Zionists dancing down Market Street.
Wouldn't that be cool?

The issue is the suits of armour.
There are ventilation problems.
Especially on a warm sunny day.
Also, blue ostrich feathers cost a bit.
As do lapis lazuli studs on your tabard.

Plus there were just WAY too many pissy objections from the other members of the group.

No way in HELL were they gonna put that thing on, didn't know who died in it several centuries ago, smells like a skunk crawled in there after eating bean dip, it's NOT my size, my mother doesn’t want me lifting anything heavy, I refuse to wear rusty iron shmatte, not my colour, reinforces the patriarchate (of Antioch, I presume), it's SOOO reactionary, how am I going to get my inhaler/cigar through the visor, kvetch kvetch kvetch.

I guess I was the only one practicing the little dance.

No wonder my feet hurt.

Anyway, I've been trained as a contingent monitor, I've got a mean glower, and I know how to use it.
That and a bitchy attitude.
Growl snarl grunt.
Prepared.
Totally.
My blood sugar will hit a low-point about one third of the way in, and I'll be dehydrated and in serious need of caffeine and sunscreen by the time we pass the cable car turnaround.
Might even feel homicidal by 8th. Street.


I am ready to be fabulous.


Immediately after we've finished, I'll be heading home instead of joining the big party in Civic Center.
Tens of thousands of people having a great time is not my idea of fun.



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7 Comments:

  • At 4:03 AM, Anonymous militantly amphibious said…

    There are other options to marching in chain mail, ducky...

     
  • At 11:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey, we can be as "fabulous"s anon else....in our own way though, eh?

    R

     
  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    Iam. totally. Lah!

     
  • At 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Peta girls looked mighty fetching in their cabbage bikinis and their "eat me" signs. Next year, ATBOTH, remind me- we should bring salad dressing.

    The lovely parade was only marred by the hateful attacks orchestrated from the "intactivist" camp, who regarded anyone identifying as Jewish as an appropriate target for their attack.

     
  • At 5:30 PM, Anonymous Señor Krautwickel said…

    The Peta girls looked mighty fetching in their cabbage bikinis and their "eat me" signs. Next year, ATBOTH, remind me- we should bring salad dressing.

    Mmmmm, stuffed cabbage!

     
  • At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Señor Krautwickel said…

    The lovely parade was only marred by the hateful attacks orchestrated from the "intactivist" camp, who regarded anyone identifying as Jewish as an appropriate target for their attack.

    Should’ve waved something at them.
    Oh wait, that would’ve aroused the poor dears.
    Never mind.

     
  • At 9:26 PM, Blogger Tzipporah said…

    Next year you should all go as circumcised members of the gay-supporting local society. Big, floppy costumes, not too warm at all.

     

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