Planet Earth is melting!
I know — I know, I know, I know — when I was whining about the heat after practice on Thursday, Taylor said,
Melting? What are you talking about? I live in Australia! It’s the middle of Winter!
And then Lumyai chimed in
It’s winter in Thailand!
Enjoy the cool weather, Southern Hemispherists. We’ll have our revenge in 6 months when we Northern Hemisphere Hegemonsters make you celebrate Christmas in the middle of Summer! 😛
For some of us here in the north, it’s pretty hot. Oppressive, sweaty, popsicle-melting heat. When the message came through on Thursday that we were wearing Cheer Shells & Body Liners I begged JTS to let us just wear the Crop Tops! Alas, I was too late. Apologies to anyone I dripped sweat all over!
Back in January I worked with Maddy to design a fun, cooler weather uniform. “Worked With” means I coughed up a few L$ and Maddy did all the great work! I was thinking it might be nice to create a Summer Uniform that’d make me feel a little less oppressed these days. Like those gorgeous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Uniforms with the short-shorts and the huge belts!
I snagged a few pix and put together a concept board of what might be fun:
I’ve worn many hats and tried on many identities as an avatar. I’ve been young and I’ve been old. Skinny and full-figured. Black and white. And red and green. A cheerleader and a derby girl. A barista and a host. I’ve seen so much love and beauty, so much desire, so much hunger for love and connection in the virtual world. I’ve seen that hunger and need expressed in unhelpful and destructive ways. Ways that can make living in this world as frustrating as living in the first life we came from. I’m touched by the tiny acts of kindness that surround us every day. If we can make it here, we can make it anywhere.