For those of you not local (i.e. 95% of you), Boulder is a unique and beautiful town in the foothills of the Rockies: home of great beer, the University, and a bunch of weirdos. No seriously--they are now marketing the city as the "Republic of Boulder" in homage to the very strange political (and non-political) people who live there. In other words, everyone is respected and valued for their differences, unless your name is Bill (O'Reilly), Anne (Coulter), or Rush (this one should be obvious). Lots of free-thinkers, hippie throw-backs, street performers, and the people who love them congregate there. This leads to what I think is truly The Best People Watching in Colorado (without having to drive up to Aspen). On this trip I saw tap dancers perform, a string quartet, a man fit his entire body into a small, clear, lucite box, a woman who looked like a 1950's Rockabilly pin-up calendar, and a homeless man with a sign that said, "Please give generously--I need gas for my spaceship." So it was free beauty products, kitchen gear, AND a show!
In homage of my fun and spontaneous trip to the land of weird, I decided a themed post of the Sideshow Freak was in order. So here you are...Welcome to the weird, wonderful world of the Post Weight Loss Surgery Woman!
*MEET* the woman with 2 stomachs!
*SEE* the Rapidly Shrinking Belly Dance turn into the Smaller but Not Going Anywhere Belly Monument!
*WATCH* as her chins (and boobs) are lost to the Other Realm!
*MARVEL* at the fact that her current weight is actually 1 pound lower than what her drivers' license says it is!
*HEAR* her upper arms flap as the loose skin gets looser!
*AVERT YOUR EYES* as she actually "pants" herself without unbuttoning them. And they are NOT stretchy pants, but actual DENIM!
Well, that was fun, wasn't it? I do sometimes feel like a bit of "surgically altered freak" (borrowed phrase from the Bariatric TV gang), so I guess it's fitting. Unlike my jeans, which I really can take off now without unbuttoning them.