Saturday, January 23, 2010

The body slam of thee Quarter Century

(On me: Cotton Candy Leopard Fur Coat, Rodarte for Target Swiss Dot Dress, Aldo Nude Pumps, Banana Republic Gold Ring, Vintage Clip on Earrings and backpack. On Ursula: Secondhand Polka Dot Dress, Vintage Fur Coat, Jessica Simpson Lace-up Platform, Vintage Bag, Birthmark from Ortude Dial. On Ronnie: La Merde Jacket, H&M Jeans. On Everyone: Rented Ice skates) 

25th Birthday in Chicago
1. Showed up, Ursula still at work, buzzed myself in
2. Oscar peed on bathroom floor and I stepped in it
3. Drank bottle of Sauvignon Blanc out of beer mugs
4. Fell asleep spooning
5. Woke up an hour later to a beautiful man in striped panties jumping on us
6. Stepped in dog pee again
7. Woke up at 8 am to Ursula quitting her job of harassing people at Home Depot with frat boys
8. Decided to go Ice Skating
9. Started putting on fake eyelashes
10. Dug through tons of "perfect figure skating dresses"
11. Make-shift alterations with safety pins and broaches to make my dress fit
12. Make-shift alterations to Ursula's Yellow Guatemalan Satin Dress
13.  Removal of all make-shift alterations
14. Tried on onsies from White Fang movie set, Ursula tried on four pairs of shoes with 3 fancy dresses
15. Ronnie grumbled about annoying girls to the elephant stool perched in his corner
16. Re-safety pinned dresses
17. Finally caught the bus to catch the train
18. Harassed by man pretending to be deaf, trying to give calenders with Roses on them to Ursula, after fifteen minutes of said man departed to buy the perfect figure skating sparkly nude tights at Macy's
19. Went to bathroom to change to tights, schizophrenic woman yelling at herself in the mirror of bathroom
20. Bought fruigurt smoothie, sushi and hard sandwich from food court
21. Ursula gets harassed by 2 eldery women in sequin hats with no feet wondering how she wears such tall shoes
21. Returned hard sandwich, Ronnie gets Ursula's $5.95 back.
22. Arrived at Millennium Park Ice Skating rink, have a panic attack at the million people surrounding rink from above, on and around....surrounding on all sides
23. Forced ourselves to rent skates
24. Upon getting two feet onto the rink, Ursula flashes her coslopis and sparkling tights to the millions of spectators above and beyond
26. Twirled in the middle of the ice skating rink
27. Upon second circle through stopped for more cell phone photos to send to Momma J
28. Held Ursula's hand so she wouldn't fall
29. Hand holding party gets severely interrupted by adolescent boy plowing blades half way up shiny tights knocking into my fancy gold ring...brought Ursula down again with me.
30. Ursula tracks down said boy and forces him to apologize for his beahvior.
31. I run away from boy.
32. Return skates, exit park
33. Approach cross walk, Ursula bites the dust again. Laughter.
34. PHOTO SHOOT dirty legs
35. Harassed by Old Navy preacher with microphone and mini amp, who says if you smoke cigarettes (we don't) and/or are a homosexual (we are) that we will go to hell.  Ronnie flips the bird, wiggles his booty and exclaims "Fuck-a yaou-a."  Ursula and I are grab hands and smooch to spite him.
36.  Wiped Ursula's red lipstick off, crossed the street
37.  Crazy parade of young conservatives with megaphones and banners harass us, screaming and calling us consumers who shouldn't have bare legs in winter.
38. Enter Zara
39. Zara employee giggles at Ursula's dirty knees and tells me I look beautiful.  YAY! It's my birthday!
40. Buy sequin striped t-shirt saying "A Life in Art" because I unfolded it.  
41. Drink Earl G(r)ey Vanilla Creme
42. Enter train station
43. Putting tickets into the turn style, everyone made it through but one- Ursula.  Cracked out homeless man pushes Ursula through turn style and demands she give him $2 for letting her through....cracked out man follows us onto the train, demanding the $2, Ronnie has a verbal fit and spills drink all over himself.
44. After coming to a gradual realization we had no dollars, he departed the train much to our delight
45. Exit train
46. Start to walk home...Ronnie says "See that next light? Do you see it? That's our house..." GOOD. Our feet hurt from walking 4" heels.
47. Ursula falls again.
48. Five blocks later, Ursula falls again, Ronnie says "See that next light? That's our house...." He's full of lies.
49. 8,752,838,537 blocks later we arrive home.
50. THE END. 


  1. Cool blog, and really cool outfit, i love it! specially the Cotton Candy Leopard Fur Coat, uhm!


  2. 1-50= Bravo!!!

    wonderful outfit... I have missed your posts!!

    happiest of new years to you Lauren.