OT - Pride In My Rework

New York Built's picture

As some of you know, I have had a role for the past decade in the creation, execution and hosing into the floor drain the detritus of the annual Halloween Parade in NYC.

What brings it to mind is the impending Summer gathering of the LGBTI crowd and last week's Leather Pride Weekend - all the diverse elements that make this time of year something special.

Special as well is the experience of being trapped between long-in-the-tooth drag queens at the aptly named "Witching Hour" of four in the morning, after the bars close. The scene of this bus accident may have occurred in a corner bodega in Chelsea. It is a barbed reminder that the collective noun for such a group is "A Gaggle of Gays."

"Not crotch, you troll! That's Crow-shay! As in Sash-Aye! Knitasha Croché! Get it right!"

"I'm beautifully twisted and cabled, DAMMIT!"

"Oh my stars and garter stitch! IS THAT FABRIKA???!! She looks mildewed!"

"Honey, take a note! You look home-made---not hand-made. Shop worn is so last year, Sweetie!"

"Pulleeze...shave off those pills! You are an embarrassment to us all!

"WHO-EVA did your hair forgot to turn off the fryer!"

"Get a diet Coke, cause you need a secret formula!"

The odd thing is that they always air kiss, saunter away on shaky heels and sleep it off. We should all take this as example.

Happy Pride.

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Crafty Andy's picture

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Happy Pride Everyone! Let's celebrate Diversity and remember Spok is on the loose!

scottly's picture

Oh, you remind me that it's

Oh, you remind me that it's Pride Fest this weekend in St. Louis and I have nothing to wear. Hmm ... as that its 98 with 100% humidity here maybe that's exactly what I'll wear - nothing.

New York Built's picture

Very cool. I'll come and

Very cool. I'll come and march behind you...I have the same uniform.

"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."
– Francis Bacon

BuduR's picture

Get enough of you to do it

Get enough of you to do it and you'll look like an invading military O.o

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Sounds like you will have a

Sounds like you will have a great Pride. Enjoy!! -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

rdought's picture

Happy Pride to you and

Happy Pride to you and thanks for the description of a gaggle of gays. I was considering what one might find in a pride of leather. "Sir, I was admiring the lace on your vest. And your color choices on the left bring me to my knees. Is that a kelly green or a hunter green?"

New York Built's picture

Hunter, when I wear

Hunter, when I wear it...that's gold lamé, this weekend.

"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."
– Francis Bacon

New York Built's picture

Or nothing at

Or nothing at all.

"Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends."
– Francis Bacon

grandfatherknits's picture

"your color choices ...

"your color choices ... bring me to my knees"

*snicker*

But color choice could be as good an excuse as any other, I s'poze.

Paul's picture

You're naughty... Tee

You're naughty... Tee Hee...

mrossnyc's picture

Happy pride to you too.

Happy pride to you too. While I don't think I'll be out at the witching hour, it should be fun and it looks like the weather might cooperate as well.