Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Who's got two thumbs and doesn't look like a total hound in drag?

THIS gal! (I'm pointing at myself, with my thumbs. I know you can't see me doing it, but you'll just have to take my word for it.)

We took this pic at the Labyrinth ball in LA a couple of weekends ago. It's hardly the best picture of me ever taken, but it means a lot to me because through hard work and dedication I've managed to not look absolutely hideous.

I've always been ambivalent about my looks, sometimes I think I'm cute in an odd way and sometimes I think I just look odd... But last year I put on some weight, and when I saw how I looked in the Labyrinth pictures last summer I wanted to die. I mean, to say I looked like ass is an insult to ass. I wasn't sure if it was the weight I'd put on or if I was just getting old or what the heck was going on, but drag is just too much work to bother with if you're gonna look as super-assy as I looked.

So over the last year I've lost a couple dozen pounds, and while I'm still not down to my ideal weight I do feel like I'm looking better.

As I've said before, I have no problem with fat chicks. I love fat chicks. I'd kill to be a fat chick. But fat just sits wrong on my bones, it goes to all the wrong places and really butches me up. So I end up in this weird place where I'm lusting after porky girls while I'm starving myself. It's not good.

Dig my renaissance faire outfit? I know it looks super-dorky, but you try putting together a big fancy ballgown on a Party City budget.


SeasideAntitheist said...

I'm glad to see you went!

Mindi Flyth said...

Yeah, I'm kind of surprised it worked out. We actually had some fun.

How've you been doing?

Glenn Saunders said...

You look a look like Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day in eyeshadow-mode. I'm probably not the first to make that connection. You're not a bad looking guy.

Glenn Saunders said...

Sorry about the typo above. I do that a lot :)

Mindi Flyth said...

Thanks for what I'm sure you meant as a compliment... But just so's ya know, for somebody like me, being called a guy is not a fun thing. I don't spend two-plus hours getting prettied up in drag, to get called a guy. (But again, I know you didn't mean any harm and I'm not trying to kick your butt about it or anything.)

Nobody ever told me I look like the Green Day guy. Maybe in these pics, but I don't think the resemblance is there in real life.