This is my entry for the blogfest 2012
Who doesn’t like parties? I love them and the whole rigmarole of getting ready for the same, planning what to wear, intelligent conversations; some not very coherent (post a few cocktails) but thoroughly enjoyable ones nonetheless.
Ever since I had my kids, I changed from being the life of the party to being a casual observer, sophisticated, demure wallpaper. This was by choice and not under duress, but I missed my real self at such gatherings.
Something snapped inside me one day and an old forgotten spark found its way up into my suburban and resigned mind and lit it up with its bright light. We had been invited to a costume party and as usual I had been planning to go dressed as a lady, but my old demons had overtaken my new docile mind and I decided to change my getup.
Imagine the scene, all my friends and family were expecting to see me enter the hall dressed as usual in a traditional sari, and in walks this punk rocker chick with a skull tattooed on her forehead, carrying a guitar in one hand, a can of beer in the other. Multicolored bracelets jingling as she strummed the guitar, black eye shadow and mascara making her appear crazy and scary at the same time.
I was the belle of the ball after ages and it felt good…
24 thoughts on “Costume Party”
We want pictures, Sulekha! I'm trying hard to imagine this……..
Done 🙂 I managed to find an old picture of that day.
Wow!! I hope to see you like this soon 😉
Now that is ONE definite way to become the life (and the talk) of the party!! I wish I could have been there to see all their faces–priceless!! Awesome post– and thank you for participating in our first ever BlogFEST!
Jenn, welcome to my site and thanks for the blogfest. It was a comic site to see them standing with their mouths open :))
Welcome Claudia, thanks for the comment.
Yeah, Baby! You're only as old as you feel Way to cut loose, Sulekha. Love the story.
:)) thanks a ton.
Aren't you glad something snapped? What fun!!
Yes, good for me but bad for the rest of them 🙂 thanks.
That is awesome! I love the pic AND the tat! Rock on sistah! ; )
Appreciate your rocking compliment 🙂
Fun! Absolutely, you have to keep people guessing.
We do need to be unpredictable in a fun way, thanks.
Awesome…I think you should do it again! I see a zombie in your future!
Me too 🙂 thank you.
Very funny…wall paper, NOT!
A funky one 🙂 thank you.
Wow! would have loved to see you dressed up like that. Must have looked very cool.
I wasn't me 🙂 Have added the pic as an afterthought after Corinne demanded to see one 🙂
Love that photo! You are awesome!
Thank you so much.
Lovely pic. Oh boy would've loved to see their faces as you walked through the door.