Of course, now I'm falling into that post-film-festival funk. The one where I have to wait a year until I get to feel like Mary Poppins again and live in Tower City Cinemas (I also don't know who runs their social media, but the employee behind their Twitter account and I are like BFFs now).
Yesterday was not only the final day of the festival it was also t-shirt day! If you wore a shirt (or sweatshirt) from anyone of the previous festivals you were entered into a drawing to win an all-access pass to the 38th Cleveland International Film Festival.
Being the crazy and clever gal that I am, with the help of the magic of YouTube and a handful of safety pins I was able to take last year's adorable volunteer t-shirt and Macgyver it into a dress!
I got lots of compliments on it and with the leggings it was really comfortable (which is key if you plan on spending your day sitting in a movie theater seat). I was also able to take it off without having to remove the safety pins and the graphic on the front is so freaking cute I may end up wearing it as a dress again.
Then, though, once I got home again I got curious about my 2011 volunteer shirt. This is the only piece of clothing I still own from when I weighed 311 pounds. Over the past two years, it honestly never ever occurred to me to keep any of those old garments. The only reason I still have this particular one is because it's related to the film festival.
And as much as I love having these too-big-for-me shirts and evidence of how far I've come, a gal is also inclined to want a film festival shirt that fits the way it's supposed to without requiring safety pins. So thanks to some winning luck at the Horseshoe Casino, I bought a new one. It's a long-sleeved t-shirt with a hood and because it's so awesome it's on back order because I'm a procrastinator who waited until the last day of the festival to purchase it. But for a size medium shirt that I know will still fit for the 2014 festival, I'm willing to wait.
How was your weekend? Any other Cleveland readers attend the Film Festival? See any good flicks?
Love from the ashes,