March 27th, 2008 12:39 AM
Plain text is zer0gee, italicized text is Molotov. *waves*
I have been trying to get my best friend *makes goofy face* to sign up here so we can collaborate on tasks, i saaaaaaid i would after i was done remodeling my store! im a very busy lady right now! and have had no luck - until tonight! she TRICKED ME!! I gave her Steampunk persona (Miss Molotov, monster hunter i havent completely decided on this yet, lol) an invitation to a tea party it was so neato! hosted by my Steampunk persona (Prytania Cogsworthy, eccentric industrial heiress), to be held on the public transit line of her choosing, making it seem like just a fun thing for us to do. But, NO! *gasp!*It was TASKING, 0_o! and once she agreed to come with me, I told her she might as well sign up and get some points. hmph! hee hee Muahahaha! This woman is just plain evil. draggin me out after an exhausting day of work to go have FUN?!?! The nerve!
We chose the CTA's Brown Line *snicker snicker* - it does a full circle around our downtown Loop area on an elevated track, so we had some beautiful views of the city. We donned our Steampunk finery well, it wasnt my Steampunk finery, it was my Steampunk "schleppin" clothes... (those of you who attended the Tempus Fugit Steampunk scavenger hunt will recognize this!) and boarded the train at the Kimball stop, which is the very beginning of the route. there was no one else on the train, oddly enough but the conductors of soon to be departing trains sure were giving us the crazy eye~ We laid out our repast - cucumber/cream cheese and chicken spread/field greens finger sandwiches, little brownie cakes, and apple juice (I don't like tea) holy beans, it was way more filling than you would think- complete with real teacups and saucers MY cup was FANCY. it even had a frilly little ceramic bottom. i got to pick it. *looks pleased*, linen napkins, and a nice "tablecloth". Photos below show the progression of our soiree.
We fully expected to be relentlessly pestered by other passengers we get enough of that just doing our everyday thing-- so a tea party, in character? oof!. - instead, there was only one very nice lady who asked, "Are you two ladies in a play?" We replied, "No, we're having a tea party." and then she looked completely bewildered. She was quite impressed, complimented our outfits, and proceeded to call a friend on her cell phone giggling the whole time, it was pretty cute. ^_^ and tell them how cool we were and that they would really enjoy seeing us if they had been there. what a lovely lady! We did get many, many stares and strange looks - apparently, there is a young man in the background of one of the photos that seemed to have been made extremely uncomfortable by our presence in the train car. ok now that was pretty funny. he kept shifting around in his seat, looking like he was sitting on tacks or something, and was obviously very uncomfortable making eye contact-- but no matter how he shifted himself, he just couldnt look away!
We ate sandwiches and drank juice, talked about whatever struck our fancy, and took photos for you to see here on SF0. i did some crazy dances for everyone, but unfortunately it mostly looked like i was falling over since the train was moving. you cant do burlesque on a moving train and still retain your balance. i tried anyway, tho. all of the pictures of me being an ass were too blurred to make out. :( It was a lovely party. :) so true! and so, refreshing, in an odd sort of way, heh! Thanks for coming along on this crazy trip, Molotov - I know being "on display" in public is difficult for you, all those staring faces! OOG i just hate being objectified for being different!!. :( strangers always grab at my hair and tattoos!! :((( and I appreciate that you did it for me. *Puts on tough guy face* well...*smooch!* :O oh my!! *gasp* FRESH!!
this was super fun!! i had a blast doing it, mostly because for half our trip the train was empty, so i could be a monkey and do crazy gravity defying dances to crack up zer0gee, heh heh i highly recommend a trip like this. the lightheartedness of it all was a treat in itself! being that we were Steampunk for this, it made me reflect on how trains were used in the past-- by contrast, here we were monkey-ing around in one, runnin around and being goofballs! such uncivilized women! lol