Solidarity, Pussy Hats, and Fake Eyebrows

Posted on January 25, 2018

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Last weekend, Life in the Boomer Lane flew down to Florida in order to visit friends and participate in the Women’s March in St Petersburg.  On the day of the March, everyone got ready.  The three wore shoes that would be comfortable to walk in, warm (for Florida) clothing, and carried bottles of water. In addition, one of her friends, who we shall call “Joyce” because that is her name, wore fake eyebrows.

A note to Readers: Lest anyone be imagining small caterpillars with adhesive on one side, LBL will educate you. These are more like the little rubber stamps with designs on them that are pressed into a powder and then used to stamp the designs on paper. Children love these and can endlessly decorate either paper or each other.

These eyebrows work on the same scientific principle. LBL and her other friend (Jean) were fascinated. They tested the eyebrows. LBL was astonished at the difference it made on her face, as she was consistently unable to press the little rubber eyebrows onto her actual eyebrows. All she managed to do was create two additional eyebrows to the ones already growing out of her face. She resolved to go to CVS and purchase her own fake eyebrow kit and practice at home.

On the way to the March, Jean realized she didn’t have her sunglasses with her. The three headed to the nearest CVS, giving LBL the chance to head directly to the “As Seen On TV” aisle in order to purchase a fake eyebrow kit. As luck would have it, the demand for fake eyebrows must have been less than expected and the kits were on sale.  For a mere $7.99, LBL was now the proud owner of fake eyebrows. Jean was able to obtain sunglasses and then purchased a fake eyebrow kit as well, and the three headed out and went to the March.

Unlike the mega-March LBL attended one year ago in DC, this march was relatively small.  Instead of being surrounded by government buildings as in the DC March, this route took them through the charming downtown St Pete shopping and restaurant area. Non-marching tourists waved and cheered them on, and they waved back.  They ended at a park, where speakers regaled the crowd with inspirational speeches from a large stage and vendors and activist organizations lined the periphery.

LBL wore her pussy hat from the DC March.  Joyce and Jean were able to purchase pussy hats from one of the vendors. LBL thought this was perfection:  taking a stand against a President who defiled everything she believed in, while being able to buy stuff at the same time.

The three returned to Jean’s house, pussy hats and fake eyebrow kits in hand. It was a glorious day. 

 

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