I thought of that title while I was running this morning, and I like it.
The Doodah Parade is part of the Ilion Days festivities in Ilion, NY. Full Disclosure: the Days have been going on since July 13, and I have missed them all so far. What the heck was I doing last weekend? Probably drinking wine. Judge me if you so choose.
Anyways, for the last three years I have participated in this deliciously named parade with Ilion Little Theatre. Last year I was a wizardry witch. That is, I wore the silly wizard costume I had worn in May for a March of Dimes event but paired it with a silly witch hat I have had for some years. And I had two wands, because my friend Kim gifted me one that day.
The previous year I dressed as Dorothea Doodah, a character of my own invention. The first year I participated I dressed as a pirate. I don’t have any pictures of the other Doodahs, but I may have one of me as a pirate, when I revived the costume for a parade in Little Falls.
Clearly my main problem with being in the parade tomorrow is that I must come up with a costume. Of course it is perfectly acceptable to repeat a costume, but it is more fun not to. I could probably come up with something.
Also on the Don’t Do It side is my desire to run in a 5K in Ilion on Saturday. Many people can do both. I am not of their number. Again, judge me if you will. I felt after my run this morning that I am in fine 5K shape. And so I dither.
I have really been enjoying running lately. But I always enjoy dressing up in a costume. Could I do both? Will I end up doing neither? As always, I hope you’ll stay tuned.