Friday, December 30, 2005

El pueblo unido jamas sera vencido!

Today I was dressed to blend in with a Columbian insurgency group, or at least costumed impeccably to hit a jungle vine-hung pinata with a few Zapatistas...

I was wearing a pair of garden work-stained cotton pants from Guatemala with pull strings at the heels, an oversized gray thermal top embroidered with dust, cobwebs and bits of insulation, a rubberbanded headlamp and a faded blue bandana around my nose and mouth...

Though I WAS hoping to attract the attention of some cutting-edge Hollywood fashion designers, my only real objective today was to attack back-end-exited rat jewels from my mother's attic.
Obtaining the treasured jewels, though, proved more difficult than I had anticipated. I was immediately ambushed by an army of asbestos soldiers on the piped grassy knoll of rotten insulation. Then, the narrow supporting beams decided to realign themselves on an inside joke whim to watch the attic intruder run the dusty, labyrinthine gauntlet and get stuck hunched in the corner. And, to make matters worse, my nose was flooded with new flu mucous, threatening to explode into my stylish Subcomandante Marcos mask.

Sigh... I'm ready for bed...

Don't worry, though- I'll be bright-eyed in the morning, ready to flaunt next spring's line of dumpster-diving gowns.

3 comments:

dingobear said...

Well, I, for one, think the Chiapas-Zapatista look is hot for 2006. So I'd say you're ahead of the curve.

Have a great New Year's, C. :)

frustratedwriter said...

so are the rats still dropping their jewels or are you working on a post production line?

-c said...

dingobear- Yeah, I heard the Zapatista look might come back in. I already got slippers with "I want my land back" embroidered on them.

frustrated- well, the little jewel-producers have ceased to drop loot, and are now dropping- themselves. It's carcass patrol time. A less lucrative business, but very rewarding!