The best part of my day was these two women coming in to buy doorknocker dangle earrings in black/gold and various neons.
As I rang the first one, the second said to her, “giiiirl, you know you be lookin all like Beyonce in the ‘Party’ video with that shit right now.” She then asked if she had seen the video & began to share several triggering images from it. I couldn’t bit my tongue any longer & interrupted, saying that I agreed with her point & that the video was basically everything I ever wanted in life. The ladies were laughing and groovin’ at the counter as we bonded over the video.
They both paid their ($9 & $19) tabs with $100 bills.
It took me a while, but I got all my ducks in a row and am gonna be contributing stuff to HelloGiggz. Hold on to your buttholes.
If you haven’t watched this video yet, get with the program. If you have, watch it again. The first shot is channeling me so tough (not that I’m nearly as hot as Bey, but golden blonde & shimmery & sweaty & covered in glitter & brimming with confidence & knowing? That’s the kind of human I am always), & the entire thing is gorgeous.
Also, Christine is one of my favorite bloggers, & I know she’s expressed Beyoncé sentiments in the past that I’ve given a sassy face & pretended not to read, but I think it’s just so ~power 2 tha people~ that Bey enchanted her a little bit. And also this tidbit from her write-up:
And someday she’s gonna be a grandma, ya know? Someday she’s gonna be a fabulous woman in a sequined blouse with red lipstick and a drawn-on beauty mark leafing through a vintage copy of Architectural Digest on a gold, Marie Antoinette-looking couch, and her prodigiously-talented grandchild is going to stumble across this video on his futurecomputer and be like, “Grandma. Grandma. I had no idea.”
And she’ll just smile and be like, “Well, now you do.”