Thanks for your response! I've participated in a few nude figure drawing sessions (as one of those drawing), and always wondered what the models were thinking or whether they felt strange. Cheers!
Good piece, but I was hoping to read more about how it actually felt to do this kind of modeling for the first time. Were you nervous about your body at all? How awkward was the initial disrobing? Were you self conscious, cold, crampy, etc? How did it feel to see four pairs of eyes studying ALL of your features in detail?
I feel like I could have written the Boston version of this story (although my writing wouldn't be as elegant and amusing). It sucks when that spirit of adventure gets wiped away by the intolerable realities of the situation. And LOL @ at the many tiny snails!
@liznieve Nope, she sure didn't. I was speaking more towards the premise of this blog and the other contributors.
I'm very amused at your last $100 going to a Wholewallet grocery run and some mp3s. (It's cool, I did a similar thing yesterday.) In fact, I love how this feature showcases day-to-day urban spending and why we never have any money and call ourselves "poor" despite the fact that we--with our $4 lattes and organic produce--are very much not poor.
@JR 2001 You sound like a lot of fun.
@hopelessshade That's actually brilliant. These places don't mess with allergies. I asked for lactose-free ice cream at Disney World once and actually had to wait 10 minutes while they procured a waiver for me to sign. Thanks!
Very well said! This exactly sums up my Six Flags experience. I've been considering ways to smuggle in decent drinks and food if I go again this year. The fact that I would be considering the smuggling move just attests to how truly oppressive the inhumane Six Flags regime is. I used to be mortified when my parents brought lunch into Disney World (which compared to 6F, is a classy haven of illusory dining choices and democratic Fast Passing). I vowed never to become like them. Alas...
One drink is indeed an advanced move. Especially if you haven't been out all week, then the first drink goes down pretty quickly. Unless you starve yourself all day. (Bonus money saved on food.) But here's a tip that actually helps me a lot: Have MOAR DRINKS waiting for you at home! It can be a cheap bottle of wine or BYOB leftovers in your kitchen. If I'm out at a bar and I need to save money (or drive home sober), the anticipation of a more relaxing drink on the couch really keeps me in line. And water, water, water.
"more whole"...is that possible?