I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville writer with a passion for family travel, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process. This is where I share my discoveries, along with occasional deep thoughts, pop culture tangents and a sprinkling of snark. Want to get in touch? Use the CONTACT form at the top of the page.
February 1, 2012
How could I forget to share the latest episode of “I’ll Take That Dare” with you?
This particular dare was another one of my favorites — I wore a wine glass necklace at local hotspot Urban Flats on a Friday night, and while I was worried that I’d be scorned by the hipster clientele, everyone had a lot of fun with it.
Check it out:
There’s a good back story to this episode, which I shared on The Stir:
if you’re sort of wondering what the hell I was thinking CRIMPING my hair for this episode, you should know that I took this dare immediately after taking the Ke$ha dare.We had a tight production schedule in order to get these delivered in time for CafeMom Studios’ first season, so I went into the ladies’ room of this trendy bar, changed out of my Ke$ha clothes, combed out the rats’ nest that was my Ke$ha hair, and completely redid my makeup.
I did all of this while a bunch of uber-hip women filed in and out of the restroom and stared at me, appalled, because they had no idea who I was, or what I was doing, or why I had all of my makeup spread on the counter beside the sinks, or why I had glitter paint over one eye. One woman asked what was going on and I told her I had just done a circus performance. It seemed easier, somehow, than explaining the whole story behind “I’ll Take That Dare.”
But it wasn’t easier.
“The circus?” she asked. “Wow! Where was the performance?”
“….Vanderbilt,” I said. Vanderbilt University was about 15 minutes away, and it was, I realized too late, a highly unlikely venue for a “circus performance.”
“Oh,” said the woman uncertainly. “What exactly do you do in the circus?”
“I’m a contortionist,” I said, wanting to be anywhere at that moment except in that restroom. I had lied my way into that situation and it was getting worse and worse.
“Oh,” she said quietly, and left. I guess I’m not a very convincing contortionist.
You can see a preview of the next dare at the end of this episode, and I think it’s probably my most shocking!
In the meantime, though, would you wear a wine glass necklace?