Monday, February 23, 2009

Not the Prettiest Drag Queen

I'm easily talked into things.

Some of my buddies at work had something special planned for an upcoming Mardi Gras fundraiser. Someone had bailed out on the deal, so I was asked if I was interested in helping out. As always, I threw myself onto the wagon.

The first sign of trouble was when my daughter wondered why her Daddy would be looking for a dress at Value Village. She kept peeking under the dressing room door, with a giggly confusion. I also found it's pretty hard to find size 12 high heels, and ended up settling on some chunky brown sandals.

At the big event, I decided to give it my all. I would be dancing to "If I Could Turn Back Time", by Cher. I wanted to be sexy and sultry.

I ended up looking boxy, clumsy, and masculine. I never realized how broad my shoulders are, until I saw myself in an evening gown.

I guess I don't make a very sexy girl. But I've also been told that's not necessarily a bad thing. I may not be the prettiest drag queen... but I apparently got the "sympathy vote" from someone. While changing backstage, I realized somebody had stuck a $20 bill in my cleavage. :)

If you don't want to watch the whole thing, check it out at 3:10, and the ending. Regulars here will also recognize another otisGexperience guest appearance by my cubicle neighbor, O'Malley (he got the "cutest" vote). And all the others? Let's just say they're mostly government employees from the greater Spokane area.


Anonymous said...

Haha... what was funny is Tricia and I could tell which one you were by your walk! LOL

Anonymous said...

I don't care what anyone says you were HOT baby! It was the best time, and it made the whole evening. Next year you just have to work on your routine. Scott was sultry, Tavis wanted to be sexy by showing a bunch of leg and you were strutting your stuff. it was the best time and I could not choose between you, which is evident by the fact that 3 days later I am still hoarse. it was big fun, BIG FUN. thanks for the great time.... Donna