Thursday, October 29, 2009

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

Mama Kat's prompt today? Describe a favorite Halloween costume

or moment you wish you had on video.

We were young. I was hot. Not much older than my chicas are, now. Smokin'...

We DC Types get invited to a lot of fundraisers. For political parties. For causes. To meet authors. To hang out with the high & mighty muckety-mucks who run this town.

Yes, I'm sure taxpayer funds were involved, somehow. They always are. The lobbyists pay for these "affairs" with private funds, but someone always gets squeezed. Fancy party. Sky-high bill. Corporation picks up the tab. Passes costs along to the consumer. What do economists call this? Throughput, perhaps? I think so.

This Gatsby soirée took place on Halloween weekend one year. As you can see, we went all out. And, no, that's not our car. We posed for pix, along with all the other party-goers, at an area of the hotel ballroom set aside for such janx.

I wish we'd captured this moment, or the evening, or the pre-party preparations, on video. I'd love to see footage of my former self. Wouldn't you?

When my youngest looks at this Superior Snap, she says, "Mom, you were hot!" Smokin', in fact.

29 comments:

quilly said...

I have a photo of me I often look at and wonder where that girl went. Alas.

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Smokin'!

Yaya said...

That's awesome!

Tammy Howard said...

Which of those smokin' babes is you?

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Fun costume, nice compliment you got there too!

Here's a link to my writer's workshop post: http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2009/10/bewarea-peek-at-my-spooky-side-writers.html

JennyMac said...

Smokin!!! and a ringing endorsement from one of your youngsters? LOVE it.

My mom was/is a beauty too. Inside and out. She looks like my sister.

knit1kids4 said...

That looks like it was quite fun!

Kaibee said...

It always surprises us when we see how much we have changed but this is the way it is!! :)

Smokin' though!

Shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

omg...you make me laugh woman!!

love ya..

Cairo Typ0 said...

Smokin' indeed! Looks like you guys were the bee's knees! :p

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

That photo is priceless. smokin!!

Susie said...

That is a great Halloween memory:-)

marfmom said...

Looks like a lot of fun! And it's always great when the kids dish out a compliment :-)

The Blonde Duck said...

Aww! I bet you're still hot!

Mom of Three said...

The bees knees haha - love it.

I'm betting you're in yellow... Have I got you pegged?

Mama Kat said...

Smokin' hot is right! What fun costumes!

Dr.John said...

I too wish you had a video but that picture says a lot.

Lucy said...

Well, it's just the Bee's Knees you all dolled up posing on that Jalopy at that Ritzy party!!!

What a great picture!!!

mama-face said...

When I was a youngin dressing up like a flapper girl was all the rage. That makes me like 90 years old, doesn't it? Where did you find those costumes?

kys said...

You're hawt!

Miss Jo said...

Caliente ! Yo, mama ! Don't you just want to have an encore performance of those days ?

Stephanie Faris said...

That looks like a group who knows how to have fun!

BK said...

Those were the days my friends ... we thought it never ends. :)

plainolebob said...

Scribe, I like your style too, That looked like a hell of a group.
My old pics' are really wild to look at now, as i was a bona-fide "hippy"
BIG BIG HUGS

freegal1000 said...

you posted this picture last year, and the witch one too. you need to get some new material mom

blueviolet said...

Smokin' is right! I never had the chance to do anything even remotely cool like that.

Melissa B. said...

Chica Freegal...Actually, the Witch popped up at your auntie's place. And the flapper? I should run that Superior Snap EVERY day, I look so HOT!!!

LadyStyx said...

I wish I looked even half that good....

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