The Day After

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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!!

It was so good to see him. I hadn’t seen him for some time because he had been on a trip, so I was so glad he came out.

Here’s to Fabio, Me, & Halloween!!

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!!

CocteauBoy n Hedda!

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.

HEDDA LETTUCE @ East of Eighth

CocteauBoy DID NOT dress up for Halloween this year!
(remember THIS?!)

We made lots of new pals!


2 thoughts on “The Day After”

  1. Troy,

    Thanks for link to your costume from a prior year! I thoroughly enjoyed it! I love the hair and the hose! Nice pose too!


  2. OMG, it was one of the most hideous costumes EVER. And are you loving the hair on my head or… well, let’s just say both bunches of hair are wigs, mmmmkay?

    LOL! For other photos from that Halloween, check out NOVEMBER of 2004’s archive. Scary!!!


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