Hey people. It's been grossly hot, and humid, and every day is like some contest my hair is having to see how dumb it can look, but I have been whipping it into a ponytail and forging ahead. When it's in the 90's and super humid, and you have to wear long pants and a leather apron all day and have no AC, it just is what it is.
Really though, life's been pretty darn good in Suelandia. I'm getting used to the heat, and kind of marvel at how our bodies adapt. I've been cranking out a lot of pretty decent art too. Here's a fun shot I took of my reflection in this shiny chrome bumper before I started cutting it up.
It's hard to explain to people who don't do it, but it really plugs me in. The swoopiness of it, wind in your face, feeling yourself clattering over bumps, your muscles working hard to push up a hill, your breath and blood pumping hard, even those "oh crap!-- whew!! That was a close one!" times make me feel really alive and grateful.
This week I'm going to ride in my first race that doesn't involve a costume. Last year, you may remember, I entered the Halloween race, but anything where there's a costume just doesn't seem that "real." This series of night races are all at my home trail, and are supposedly laid back-- they don't really "count" to the actual racers as far as their seasonal points system. They're just for fun.
I am, however, beginning to obsess about Halloween already though. I sort of start thinking about my costume for the coming year starting the day after Halloween. I love it! Now that there is a race that day it's extra fun because you get to wear a costume and DO something, not just hang out while everyone except me gets loaded. I was going to be a version of this-- but even more movie starrish-- the smoking, martini swilling variety. I was thinking of the name Fabulosa Renard...
Then I saw THESE online and super wanted them. I could see any number of possibilities-- a super hero? A mod? Maybe somehow I could work them into Fabulosa's get-up? I even started convincing myself I could wear these in everyday life, say, with jeans. Sure. Why not? I think I could pull it off... Right?
I can always be Fabulosa next year, and I'm sure I can find those boots again if I really want them. Now I need to develop my ninja-like assassin skills, and find a purple wig!