I was in a play in high school…
My senior year of high school I was cast in our school’s production (Thespian Society production to be clear) of Steel Magnolias. I was cast as Ouiser Boudreaux. If you’re only familiar with the movie, or even if you are not, that was the character played by Shirley MacLaine. She was the kind of stubborn, angry one. Of course there’s more to her character than that, but for a public high school production in Indiana that is the best description I ever got.
Anybut, the point is! In the script is a scene mentioning a strange cake. A red-velvet armadillo cake….as in, when you cut into the cake…it looks blood red inside.
Now as a mature high school student, I made the best decision ever. For my senior graduation party (which I shared with another girl because there was no way enough people would show up to one thrown just for me, but that’s a story for another day), I decided to have an armadillo cake. The other girl who I shared the party with was in on it. She played Annelle in the play with me.
Did we get a lot of confused stares? Absolutely.
Did we care? Abso-fucking-lutely not.
It was funny. We were proud of it. And it was amazing.
And do I have a picture of it? OF COURSE!! But not cut into, but trust me….it was blood red inside.
Do I also have pictures of me as Ousier Boudreaux? Yes, but you’ll have to wait for a future post for those. 😉