When I first moved to L.A., about 10 years ago, I was quite broke and desperate to earn extra cash. I signed on with an agency that staffed "waitpersons" (<-- my effort to be PC) for movie-premiere parties.
Each party was themed to reflect the essence of the movie, and the costumes were always playful and fun. This time, for _Miss Congeniality,_ the costumes were those of beauty queens: the before and after. Much to my chagrin, I was chosen as a "before" girl--complete with spa smock, fake clay facial mask, and hair in curlers.
I swallowed my Read more