i’m an idiot with fake eyelashes on at my computer

May 31st, 2006 → Leave a comment

By now, you’d expect me to post pictures of me in my new veggie oil car.

Today was supposed to be the for reals pick up day for my pink veggie oil car. I’ve had this get-up planned for days now for picking up my wheels. I put on my pink skirt, my pink top, my pink jewelry I bought from the 99 cents store, my pink headband, my pink dress shoes and my fake eyelashes.

I walk down to the bus stop looking like a Japanese pop culture prostitute, and even elicited a couple of whistles from passing drivers. As I am walking, I call the lot to let them know that I am coming.

They tell me that they need my car just one more day (“just one more day” seems to be the operative phrase there) to put shocks on. The car is drivable but the new shocks they will put on will make it even better.

I was really getting mad on the phone with them about how long this is taking. Especially since I was walking about the whole neighborhood in fake lashes and have been arranging almost every day the week before around picking up the car.

I surrendered. Ok, another day of waiting.

Helena, who is also waiting for her veggie oil car to arrive, tried to ease my nerves by phone.

“Just let them do everything they need to do so it’s safe and perfect.”

And so I sit here with my fake eyelashes falling off, typing away, feeling like the boy who cried, “I swear my pink veggie car is coming tomorrow! I swear!”

I’ve been carless in LA for over a month now! I’m pretty amazed that the worst things that happened are I’ve missed a birthday party and my partner and I got into a few disputes about me driving his car. People have been cool about picking me up, and as it turns out, I don’t need to leave the neighborhood much. Sure, eleven days of said month was spent in the Bay Area. But now I’m even wondering if I really need a car that bad.

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Anyway, if you want to see the car live and in person (for reals), I am doing a show this weekend. My birthday is Sunday! So it’s a very special opportunity for friends to come out
and see the car and then see my first ever pieces for “Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” that I am producing. There is a reception after. It’s a drive out to see it, but what a great way to bless me with your presence!!

Info here. I think if you click on it, it gets bigger.

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