Monday was pretty much a normal day, but Tuesday, I had to go after hours to set up an exhibit at the State House. We couldn’t get in until after business hours, so we had from 6-8 pm to put up an exhibit. From the beginning, things did not go as planned. First as they were loading the truck, they figured out that the truck was not big enough for the crates containing the exhibit. Finally, we got it loaded only to find out at the State House that not all of the exhibit cases would fit through the doorways. We finally got it all set up, just not the way we originally designed it.
Wednesday, I had to be at the office at 6:30 am. We had to be at the State House at 7 to put the artifacts in the cases by 8. Then we had the lovely job of standing by the exhibit, explaining the exhibit, and mostly just standing around for the next 11 hours. We dealt with news media, press conferences, and protesters and supporters of a controversial abortion bill. It was a mad house all day. We did get a break for lunch, but that was basically our only break.
Thursday, as I mentioned yesterday, I had a dental appointment and a physical therapy appointment. In addition, I had to work for a couple of hours. I was tired all day long. Today, I’ll work half a day and then have the rest of the day off. I’ve been working so much lately that I need to spend my weekend cleaning house.
I worked late again last night. After spending nearly 16 solid hours on my feet, I was exhausted. I have to go in for only an hour today, but it won’t be a fun day. I have a dentist appointment this morning and a physical therapy appointment this afternoon. I wish I could just stay in bed.
I worked late last night getting ready for a museum event, and I am working late tonight for the event. I may not have time to write much until Friday.
The king of the drag ball as mentioned in yesterday’s post.
The Mortal Lease
Because our kiss is as the moon to draw
The mounting waters of that red-lit sea
That circles brain with sense, and bids us be
The playthings of an elemental law,
Shall we forego the deeper touch of awe
On love’s extremest pinnacle, where we,
Winging the vistas of infinity,
Gigantic on the mist our shadows saw?
Shall kinship with the dim first-moving clod
Not draw the folded pinion from the soul,
And shall we not, by spirals vision-trod,
Reach upward to some still-retreating goal,
As earth, escaping from the night’s control,
Drinks at the founts of morning like a god?
I’ve heard it’s the biggest event in Vermont. I would not disagree. The Winter Is a Drag Ball had tons of people gathered at Higher Ground in Burlington. Hosted by the LeMay Sisters, there are numerous drag and burlesque performers to entertain the crowd and plenty of dancing too. I ended up getting there an hour late because the person who I was going with couldn’t get her act together on time. Which means, I missed the LeMay Sisters main performance and I missed the performance of the drag queen I had dinner with a couple of weeks ago. We did catch a number of the acts, and we had a great time.
If you remember, the theme was Broadway Bound, a cross between Broadway and BDSM. I wore the outfit below and kept a small leather paddle in my pocket. I loved the ball gag on the shoes. Not everyone dresses up, but a good 80 percent do. I don’t know when I’ll ever wear the below outfit again, but it sure was fun to get dressed up and it not be Halloween. Mine wasn’t very Broadway character inspired, but there were lots of cats, some Hello Dollys, and a lot of Cabaret inspired clothes. The costumes went from the subdued (or dapper as someone described me) to the absolutely wild. There was a costume parade and prizes. The king of the Drag Ball was basically wearing a leather thong. He had a fabulous ass and one of the biggest packages I’ve seen outside of porn.
Anyway, it was lots of fun. Next year will be the 25th Anniversary so who knows what the theme will be. I’m sure it will be fabulous, and I can’t wait to go again.