Regular readers may recall that LiFT, Little Falls Theatre Company, is not doing a Shakespeare play this summer. This has rendered the summer a less busy and a little sad. This weekend is the Little Falls Canal Celebration, one of the venues we perform at. However, LiFT will have a presence at the parade on Friday, Aug. 10.
Last year I did not participate when LiFT marched. I just felt too tired. Of course I regretted it, because they had a fun time, and I do love a parade. So when I received an email saying we were going to participate this year, I jumped at the chance! (Metaphorically speaking, of course.)
But what to wear? I could NOT wear my wizard costume again! I wore it for the Doodah Parade in Ilion. It would be a faux pas to wear it again so soon, even if I switched back to the wizard hat I wore for the March of Dimes in May.
And, yes, I did pretty much have a silly expression on my face most of the time I wore the outfit.
I append a couple of pictures for those of you who missed my wizard-attired exploits (and to pep up the post, like I did yesterday). The above was a rehearsal of the outfit for March of Dimes March for Babies. I also made myself a wizard wand with a knitting needle, a few odds and ends, and a hot glue gun. I can be dangerous with a hot glue gun. I modified the outfit slightly to march in the Ilion Days Doodah Parade.
I was a hit with the crowd, if I do say so.
I wore the witch’s hat, because it has a brim to offer shade from the sun. I added the sunglasses for the same reason, and the necklace just because I liked it. My dear friend, Kim, gave me the wooden wand. I still had my homemade one, so I used both to cast spells on the crowd as I rode in the back of the pick-up truck.
But I need something different for Friday. Something light, and light colored. Maybe a set of wings from the dollar store. Maybe a quick trip to the Thrift Store. What can I come up with? I spent most of the morning at work pondering options and formulating plans, while trying to stay hydrated and not get too far from a fan, because hot and humid seems to be a way of life these days.
Regarding the latter part of that last sentence, let’s just say I was not successful. I am susceptible (wow! I spelled susceptible right on the first try!) to heat injuries. I got too light-headed and nauseous (I had to google nauseous) to handle it, despite the perseverance that has seen me through many difficult runs. I went home, ignobly calling my husband for a ride, because the nurse didn’t want me to drive and neither did I.
So I am really re-thinking this march through the heat in a costume idea. However, I hate to let my LiFTer friends down, especially my friend Kim. And I have lost a whole afternoon I could have been working on a costume, because I am still feeling like crap. In fact, I wasn’t even going to make a blog post today. I was going to take a blogger’s sick day. But look at me, I am over 500 words with two pictures. That’s one thing I did right today. Let’s see how I do tomorrow, on Wuss-out Wednesday.