I’m in Pittsburgh (probably my favorite city, though largely for the zombies) with Beth this weekend for her bridal shower, among other things.
Yesterday was the bridal shower. It’s the first time I’ve ever gone to one, though it wasn’t as scary and TV-land like as I feared it may be. Unsurprisingly, I was the only bridesmaid to show up in a Dr. Who t-shirt, but surprisingly, I wasn’t the only bridesmaid with funky hair! Since last I met Eve, she has dyed her hair a lovely shade of neon orange. We think we should have a rainbow theme for the wedding… we have six bridesmaids, and we already have red and orange – all we need is yellow, green, blue, and violet (we’re skipping indigo ‘cuz it’s not really visible anyway). The other bridesmaids are gonna work on that ;)
Today we had a late start, but ended up making it to the bridal store for Beth‘s 12:00 fitting by 12:30. While we were there, I also tried on my bridesmaids dress, which fit (and looked) much better than I could have ever suspected. All I need is a few inches hemmed, and one of the shoulder straps taken in (I’m lopsided :) ), so I left my dress there to get those alterations done. While I was there, I was mistaken for Eve (who was there trying on her dress yesterday) once by one of the staff.
After that, Beth and I went over to Pittsburgh proper to visit the Warhol Museum (one of Eve’s places of employment [== free admission, j0!]). Right now, they have a big John Waters hullabaloo gong on over there, and two whole floors were dedicated to… well, someting that has something to do with something. It was cool anyway. There were contributions by actors such as Steve Buscemi, Brad Pitt, and Ben Stiller (among others, of course), which I thought was pretty cool. The other floors were mostly full of Andy Warhol‘s stuff, of course, which I really enjoyed – especially the neon cow wallpaper, and the silver clouds (though the ‘Oxidation Painting’ [in which Warhol urinated on metallic paint] certainly deserves an honorable mention!). We wandered around there for a few hours, during which time I was mistaken for Eve at least once, then popped on over to the gift shop to acquire discounted swag (rockin’!) and collect Eve.
Since we were all hungry at this point we got some food at a local Mexican place, and after that (since we are, well… us) we went over to Eve’s other place of employment (a hip local video store) and rented a pile of movies. On the way over to Eve’s place we stopped a bit in the cemetary across the street from her house and hung out, checking out the elaborate mausoleums and monuments.
We ended our day by watching Project Grizzly (that guy has more issues than you can swing a tree at) and Return of the Living Dead (naked punk zombies, talking zombies, and zombies making zombie rockets to get space brains [okay, maybe not that last one] – factually incorrect, maybe, but with such a great soundtrack it was still worth watching!). Then Beth and I came back to her folk’s place, and here I am now- blogigng when I should be sleeping :)
Tomorrow – the long ride home.
BTW, I’m now the official Ithaca liason for the Pittsburgh Dept. of Zombie Disposal (‘cuz I asked Eve before Beth thought of it!), so all you hemp-wearing, patchouli-smelling Ithacan zombies had better watch out!