Trying something new here.
The Amateur Cosplayer
My mother told me that for my very first Halloween, she threw herself into making a Snow White costume from scratch. The holiday wasn’t celebrated where she grew up, but she wanted to make sure her daughter didn’t feel left out from the rest of the kids. With only a borrowed VHS tape of the movie as reference, she freehanded patterns as best she could and spent night after night hunched over a sewing machine to painstakingly cobble together a costume in time for the event. It took the entire night before to carefully add the costume’s finishing touches, but my mother was able to drop me off at school on Halloween day in an adorable rendition of the princess’s gown. Shortly after, she went shopping for house supplies and was shocked to find several Halloween costumes for kids available for immediate purchase…including one of Snow White. Exasperated and sleep deprived, my mother decided then and there to abandon the sewing machine and opt for store convenience in the future.
The Tides of San Francisco
On his free weekends, my boyfriend drives over fifty miles to visit me in San Francisco. Without fail, he’ll make his utter disdain for the city known from the moment he walks through the door.