Last weekend was The Miss Adams Morgan Pageant that takes place in Washington DC each year. Unlike other drag shows or pageants, this one is a star studded event with over 1,000 people showing up in drag, ridiculous costumes and insane outfits. If there was an appropriate event for a Freak Flag to Fly like in the showtune from the musical Shrek, this is the event where you can let your Freak Flag Fly. Our table’s theme this year was Greek Gods and Goddesses, but the theme of the 2013 Miss Adams Morgan Pageant was Asia and Silver. Asia because of the olympics, which I don’t understand, and silver because it was their 25th anniversary. Also, the reason I said Miss Adams Morgan Pageant 2013 instead of 2012 is because they crown the winner for the next year so this year is technically 2012 but it is the pageant to crown Miss Adams Morgan 2013. I couldn’t figure out what to do with my costume for Asia or Silver and I didn’t really want to do the Greek Theme so I was originally going to fill huge boobs up with pingpong balls and have a dress made of paddles, but instead I figured out something a bit more ridiculous. I went with the silver theme and completely overdid it.
I ended up finding and falling in love with a silver and white dress that I turned into a ghost. I added a silver and somewhat shiny Marie Antoinette wig, silver jewelry, white beads and painted my face with white powder, black eye makeup, red blush, eye shadow and lipstick to create a dead Marie Antoinette. I decided to keep her head on though and gave her vampire fangs for fun. Shrek the musical would have been proud of everyone at the 2013 Miss Adams Morgan Pageant because everyone let their Freak Flag Fly and had an awesome time.
There were insane drag outfits. Greek gods, chinese takeout boxes, muscle bears dressed as pandas, Phylis Diller even made an appearance from the dead with her sequins outfit, crazy hair and cigarette holder in hand. The only thing missing was the drag queen wolf from the musical Shrek who let his Freak Flag Fly as well. The pageant is an awesome annual event and if you are lucky enough to meet one of the drag queens that are performing and you can get a ticket, I definitely recommend you going. It’s the perfect reason to go crazy and have an insane costume, party with your friends and then go crazy in DC showing off your outfit. Here are a couple of photos of me at the Miss Adams Morgan Pageant in DC.
I’ve been going on a bunch of dates lately and doing the opposite of what I always thought. That instead of chasing and trying to find love, it would come find me again. Unfortunately I’ve come to the realization that I can meet some great people on dating sites, and although trying to find someone is fun….and a waste of time other nights, You can’t find love. You have to wait for it to come to you. With that said, at the same time, that doesn’t mean you should sit around and hope that it comes soon. You can do other things to help it find you.
You can go to parties and events, as well as have drinks with friends for a happy hour. You never know when you’re going to meet someone. The only way to meet a person is by being out there. You don’t have to force love to come to you, but you do have to at least make a move. That’s why I love the showtune I Know It’s Today from Shrek the Musical.
The song sort of reminds me of Happily Ever After from Once Upon a Mattress because it is about being bitter and goes through everyone else’s love and all of the other princesses finding their princess or having their princess rescue them. When Fiona sings I Know It’s Today from Shrek the Musical, she is singing to her stuffed animals about Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and everyone else who she eventually meets in person and becomes friends with. The only problem is she is getting lonely as she grows older and is somewhat questioning if her prince will come for her.
It’s sort of like when you go on a few bad dates and it just seems pointless because everyone out there is getting worse and worse and you just keep getting older and older. The truth is that you just need to not give up if you really want to find love, because eventually it will find you. Some people don’t find it until they are in their 50′s and some find it when they are teenagers. You just have to be patient and you cannot focus on everyone else’s story. What you need to do is think of your own and wait for your true love to come find you, after you let him or her know how. Love is sort of like fate.
If you are meant to find love, you will find it. At the same time, even if you don’t find true love and the person you will be married to for the rest of your life, you can still have other times of love where you are with someone you honestly love, even if it doesn’t work out. It hurts when you break up, but the hurt feelings do go away and you’ll be able to fall in love again. I love the song I Know It’s Today from Shrek the Musical because it reminds me of going on dating sites and realizing that they just aren’t working. I know eventually I’ll meet the right person but until then, I’m going to continue to have fun and hopefully meet a great guy before then.