Scorpion Queen

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dress from Nordstrom rack, Betsey Johnson Pollys, Erin Fetherston X Target heart purse, Madame Satan’s School For Girls 666 Kitty necklace, heart and bow rings

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This weekend I went to the annual Bug Fair at the Natural History Museum, the place where insect collectors and nature nerds meet!

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As with tradition I sought out some creepy crawlies to cradle in my arms. First up a lil’ millipede!

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I wanted to hold a big one (natural urge) like the African millipede but this one had to do. I like the hundreds of tiny legs and always automatically think of it wearing a mini high heel on each one. IMAGINE

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Can you spot the arthropod known as the flamingus cheetous in the center?

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ALRIGHT BRACE YOURSELVES. Here I am holding a scorpion which I have never done before. I must admit I was scared. Scared this asshole was going to raise its tail and attack and there was the end of me. Yet, after some convincing by Emi aka the Willard of Insects I wiped the sweat off my brow and held that mutha. I mean, I’ve held scarier things in my hand before.

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This is my nervous smile.

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Next time I’m sure I’ll have scorpion swagger just like my Asian sistas here. Maybe sport some live arachnid jewelry? Watchew think?

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20 comments

1 mary { 05.18.10 at 11:52 pm }

hello sexy!

2 Jennifer { 05.19.10 at 7:12 am }

your so brave with that scorpion! i also think that all scorpions are going to be aggressive. the millipede was really cute though :)

3 vanessa { 05.19.10 at 8:39 am }

love the dress and necklace, and am in awe of such bravery in the face of scorpion tails!

4 Eli { 05.19.10 at 10:22 am }

OMG the scorpion!! how did they convince you to told that? I think I almost shit my pants once when I touched a snake

5 Fajr | Stylish Thought { 05.19.10 at 10:31 am }

Damn the millipede, I love those rings!

6 Awesome All Day { 05.19.10 at 10:48 am }

When I was a kid my mom took me to a pet shop. In the pet shop they had a scorpion, now i’m not sure if that scorpion was pregnant, captured by a face hugger, or had eaten a bomb burrito but it’s stomach… was. fucking. moving.

Ever since then I’ve had an almost irrational fear and violent response to them (only in person, I did not punch my mac book when I saw your post).

Heebie/jeebies.

7 Michelle { 05.19.10 at 12:16 pm }

Oh man. You’re braver than me, Marie, I don’t have a problem with snakes or uh, lots of other things that squick people out but gawtdamn you would not get me to hold a scorpion. NO WAY.

8 Annie { 05.19.10 at 3:44 pm }

Amazing! I love that place. I’ve been in their spider & butterfly tents, but I had no idea about this! Didja ever see this? http://www.cabinetmagazine.org/issues/25/duprat.php

9 Kate { 05.20.10 at 12:21 am }

Those chicks with the scorpions are cahhhhhrazay! Love your outfit.

10 BuckyJo { 05.20.10 at 11:05 am }

This outfit is too perfect.

11 Jessica { 05.20.10 at 1:12 pm }

your outfit is leaving me DE.VAS.TATED. its everything I’ve ever wanted and I KNOW it won’t cum/come in my size…RUDE

I’ve been following you on Twitter for a bit and I’m pretty sure we’re sistahs

12 Ellie Di { 05.20.10 at 5:28 pm }

What a cool field trip! That bug was totally humping your giant heart ring, though.

13 Tiffany { 05.21.10 at 4:11 am }

I can’t believe I missed this again. :(

14 Tiffany { 05.21.10 at 4:13 am }
15 Felicia { 05.22.10 at 5:09 pm }

ahhh the scorpion is the only one that freaks me out a little. Once found one in my apartment and didn’t want to touch the floor for a week. blalaalaahaha (that’s my gross sound effect)

16 melina bee { 05.26.10 at 1:29 pm }

wow,you are so cool. I love the natural history museum and probably am not brave enough to hold a scorpion. but I guess you need not worry when your eyeliner is so fierce?

17 melis { 05.27.10 at 2:12 pm }

so sorry we missed this! you are too funny lady!! next time we will most definitely go! i don’t know about holding the scorpion though! i think i would be too chicken which makes you totally FEEEE-AAAACE!

18 Monique { 06.01.10 at 10:06 pm }

Oh my word! How long ago did you get that Erin Fetherston haeart purse? I adore it, just as I do you. Must have!

19 Enterrement vie de jeune fille { 06.21.10 at 2:46 pm }

J’aime bien la robe rouge, she look like Minnie mouse.
Lilou

20 Sarah { 04.01.11 at 5:29 pm }

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT NECKLACE?!!!!!!!!!! must have it!!! *shifty eyes*

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