The holiday for today started here in Bellingham in 2006 when the Clark sisters had a conversation in a hot tub and decided that wigs can change your life. They then wore wigs to work the next day to test their hypothesis. The next year they organized a parade and a party and called it Wig Out Day and set it on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. The year after that they sent wigs to Brittany Spears, Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres to encourage them to participate and this year it’s on a bunch of holiday websites.
Sounds fun, right? I mean, how many holidays have started in the town where you live? And what are the odds that I’d run across such a holiday during a month of holiday celebrations in a town where I DON’T live? Weird and random. Needless to say, I had big wig plans but woke up today to discover that Wig Out Day had been canceled. Canceled! Not only that, but Wig Out Day was canceled because of rain! In Bellingham! Where all it does is rain! That’s like canceling Christmas because of snow!
The apologetic blurb on the website says that it’s too cold and wet so they’re waiting for a sunnier day (in Bellingham where the sun doesn’t come out because it’s too far north and the sun gets tired with all that traveling so it just sleeps all day!) Further updates say Wig Out Day is moving to September. Who knows what I’ll be doing in September? But I am celebrating holidays now, I had wiggy plans for today so I’m all about Wig Out Day whether the Clark sisters like it or not. How about that?!
Ok, calmer now. Thanks for listening.
I’m not the only one affected here. Caesar Chavez has been looking forward to this day for weeks and I hate to disappoint him. It turns out that he’s Willie Nelson’s biggest fan and his dream was to wear a Willie Nelson wig today. Who am I to disappoint the dreams of a small dog? No one. That’s who.
So, Clark sisters (and all the rest of you), hold onto your wigs as I present to you, Caesar Chavez, or Chavie, as he likes to be called when he’s in costume:
Chavie and I sat down to a cozy chat about his relationship with Willie and his past life as a roadie. You can see how much he came to resemble Willie after all those years together and all their… recreational activities… Chavie got pretty mellow as he talked about jamming in Willie’s bus.
Apparently Chavie and Willie used to play golf between Willie’s gigs. Who knew? Chavie’s still good friends with some of Willie’s ex-wives, which Willie doesn’t love but it’s hard to resist Chavie when he looks so tough and yet seems so chilled out :
Chavie then had to take a break to go chase a ball so the conversation ended. But he left me with some essential Willie Nelson wisdom before he bounded away:
“I didn’t come here and I ain’t leaving.”
I think he speaks for all of us.
Happy Unofficial Unauthorized Wig Out Day!