Submitted by megan on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 22:11
I love a good outfit, and I got to wear two this weekend that I don't normally get to go out and about in. I got to wear these outfits with two of my lovely friends, doing two very different but very fun things. On two different days.
Though before we went to our amazingly delicious dinner at Domus, I removed the necklace that looked like a collar and put on a more demure scarf. I asked Steve and Shelley if it looked more appropriate, and they both allowed as how it did. "It looks like you're trying to be more demure," Steve said, "Nice."
At Domus, I knew our server from yoga, and it took her a second to clock me. "Oh wow! You look, uh, great!" Normally, she sees me red, sweaty, and frustrated by my short hamstrings. A coworker of mine, who passed not two feet in front of my face, twice, did not recognize me at all.
I had no idea that lipstick was a disguise.
After our amazinly delicious dinner at Domus (Truffles? Yes, please! Pear strudel? I won't say no.) we went over to St. Brigids to watch the contest portion of Mr Leather Ottawa. I've always wanted to go, but tickets are $25, and that's a fair amount of money for something I'm only moderately interested in. I've never seen so many assless chaps in one church.
The main reason I was up so early on Saturday and Sunday was to write the Q and A section of the workshop that Matilda and Edwina were giving at the 160 Workshops. We, as we said to each other more than once, are Manner Ladies, not Get Things Done In A Reasonable Amount Of Time Beforehand Ladies. But get it done we did.
Part of why I love being Edwina is that I get to write with old fashioned grammatical constructions and tell people how to act in what I feel is a reasonable manner. Another part is that I get to work on creative projects with Matilda.
Another big reason is that I get to wear pencil skirts, blouses with many buttons and my spectator pumps. It is hard not to feel damn sexy in spectator pumps and a pencil skirt. Especially if you're holding a clipboard.
I can't vouch for Matilda, but I might say it's the same thing for a cinch-waisted full-skirted dress with a car coat layered fetchingly over top.
Along with our fabulous miens, I think the workshop went pretty well. We're not entirely convinced it's the venue for the Manners Ladies, but everyone seemed to have a good time. One of the YES People took a whack of photos of us and the people there, and this is my favourite of the whack.
It is very satisfying to make people laugh.