Hey Lover Muffins,
I was Salvador Dalí for Halloween.
This was the first time in a LONG time in my adult life that I've worn a costume. (The last time I wore a costume... I wore a Venetian Mask for my previous job at STARS in Mount Laurel.) This was quite a time. Kendra, and her gifted hands placed the wig on me and I filmed the entire thing. We had a LOT of fun (<<<<< there's a clip there) and I filmed a short special episode for The Painted Fool's Paint House (<<<watch there) as Salvador, teaching how to paint a Sugar Skull on a Pumpkin.
That episode had some silly technical challenges. I only had one shot considering the day planned ahead so I had to make it work, but I had a great day.
Shoutout to Wolek's Famous Mustache Parlor for the Dali Mustache that I wore. I ordered it from him and he delivered it so fast. I LOVED the mustache. That's Dali's signature look - the mustache. Without that, I couldn't have been Dali. So, Mr. Ron Wolek pulled through. Great time. Peace be upon Salvador Dali.
Later in the day, I spent time with some friends and members of the South Jersey Young Democrats Black Caucus at an intimate gathering. The costume was FOR that event actually buuttt the mustache fell off in the car - so I just went and enjoyed myself.
Yo, when it was time to LEAVE?! I tore that phucking wig OFF and debated not even showering to go STRAIGHT to sleep. I was up EARLY in the dawning the entire day - I was worn out. Completely done. But I managed to take care of that AND complete my facial regimen to sleep like a child.
Here I am. Grateful - woke up feeling like a million bucks.
It's Dia De Los Muertos so, I spent some time honoring my ancestors (more specifically, my esteemed ancestors) and I intend on spending another few hours carrying on in remembrance and celebration.
Peace to you.
Hey, Lover Muffin.
Welcome to the bonfire. The space of Authenticity.