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Well, I made it through Halloween Night in my town! I took the easy way out, though, and did NOT make my way down to the monstrous parade of obnoxiousness and potential violence. Instead, I became my own parade and danced my own dance of obnoxiousness and stupidity. But oh my god, I had so much fun!!
First, no one would come out and play. All of my friends were either too tentative to come out on such a troubled night, were too tired for a Monday night outing, or had other plans. I was SO slack in making any plans and organizing anything, so blamed no one for leaving me in the dust on a holiday. I can make my own party! YAY!
BUT, thanks to my wonderful, beautiful, adorable friend, Fabio, I was not all alone!!
I’ve had a really rough year or so and I had slumped, once again, into an ebb of happiness and a flow of depression. It’s weird to actually use that word, “depression,” because I’m not what you would think of as a “depressed” person, but in all honesty, whether I am smiling or having a great time, there is a net of depression just beneath the surface that holds the process of all of my losses lately. Sometimes I just lose that daily footing and there I go… sliding down like Marshal, Will, and Holly… down into the Land of the Lost. So sometimes I have to just get out and LAUGH! And there are certain sources of laughter that I can always count on… one of those is HEDDA LETTUCE!! YAY!!
I haven’t seen Hedda (or Steve) since she went to Province Town for her Summer shows, so I really missed her. Halloween was the perfect night for our reunion! I knew one of the first things she would ask me about was X, so I had actually braced myself. She was always skeptical of X and had playfully raised an eyebrow at his intentions. I always suspected she just didn’t trust him. When I told her what happened, she was not surprised, which was comforting and really embarrassing at the same time. I said to her, “You always did seem skeptical of him.” Hedda threw up her hands and shrugged, “well, I HAD always suspected he was slightly retarded in some way.” LOL!
Now, for what it’s worth, Hedda IS a stand-up comic, so these lines were more to just make me laugh than as a serious observation. So, X, if you are reading this, don’t hate Hedda.
We made lots of new pals!