Draggin’ lady

From the “Only on Route 66” files:

This evening, a drag queen with enormous fake boobs and a screaming fucshia wig walked into my lobby, wearing a pink miniskirt, pink camo tights, a “save the ta-tas” T-shirt, and a pair of glittery, calf-high Chucks the same approximate color as Pepto-Bismol.

Smiling cheerfully from beneath sparkly fake eyelashes, Miss Salome Ehnrei explained that she was walking the length of Route 66 to raise money for an organization that provides makeovers and wigs to women undergoing cancer treatments.

“I get to feel pretty every day, and they should, too,” Miss Salome explained.

I gave her a room, dinner, and a donation. As far as I’m concerned, anybody willing to hike 2,448 miles in calf-high Chuck Taylors just to lift other people’s spirits ought to succeed in that mission.

Joey — who walked to the truck stop a couple of hours ago to buy purple Gatorade for our guest — has now decided that I need some glittery shoes so I can “look pretty like Miss Salome.”

I told him I’d take that under advisement….

— Sierra



  1. Gracie · July 17, 2010

    Salami on rye…nice.

    • tumbleweedmotel · July 17, 2010

      I’m not sure how it stacks up against, say, Khrystal Leight or Vida Boheme, but I thought it was pretty cute. Miss Salome got up at six o’clock this morning, had a big bowl of granola with fruit and yogurt to fuel her journey, and took off walking into the west wind with a fluffy pink feather boa trailing behind her. I think she may be related to Mary Poppins, as she has no support vehicle and is carrying all her outfits and supplies in a big pink cooler on wheels with a big pink satchel strapped to the top with bungee cords. Have I mentioned lately how much I love this road?

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