Pommeled by racing drag queens
This story gets filed in the “how can I be such an IDIOT?” department.
So, I went to cover the drag race for Hospice event in Easton on Sunday. It was a stellar event. Twelve local businessmen in the community agreed to dress up in drag, and run a block-long footrace in heels, all to raise money for our local Hospice organization. It was hilarious, and they raised almost $20,000 in this first year event. Wow!
I mostly went because Mark Williams, my co-chair for Shelter Century, was dressing up as a french maid. Of course I wanted to support him. I will say – he was the prettiest of all the drag queens. As they were announced, each sashayed out and did a little dance, tried to entice the judges, etc.
Here they are at the start.
I stood in the middle of the street with the other media people, taking photos for the Spy. When the racers lined up, a bunch of us headed to the finish line, and stood there – far too close to where they’d finish.
I honestly thought I’d have plenty of time to jump out of the way.
Winners number one and two plowed over me, my legs went flying over my head, smashed onto the ground, feet in the air, prescription glasses flung some 30 feet away, lying there with my short skirt even shorter, underwear visible, I’m sure.
In front of 500 people.
Swell, KB. Good job.
I felt like a complete idiot.
Lesson: Am I really this dumb?
Answer: Apparently so.
Lesson #2: This is a very clever idea for a fundraiser. It’s especially good because the runners themselves do the majority of the fund raising, seeking sponsors from their own networks of family and friends. One can only assume that the Talbot Hospice Foundation will do this every year, and it’ll grow. Smart!
Guy with a camera sidled up to me to see if I was ok and said “I envy you.”
“You got the shot” he said.
(so what???? I could have ruined my entire year with a broken bone or a puncture wound somewhere from those stilettos!)
I did get the shot.
I’m way too old/smart to be impressed by “getting the shot.”
But I suppose I did.
Yikes is right.