where the magic lives

So, I’m at Disney’s HUGE industry extravaganza/convention/shin-dig, D23 Expo, a coupla years ago with my old friend, Billy, and as we are making our way through all of the VINTAGE DISNEY FABULOSITY, I suddenly come across this random wall of bins with the letters of the alphabet labeled across the front of each one…and inside of these bins — Joy! Rapture! Bliss! — are old, vintage pins from park employees past. For fucking sale. To RABID, VINTAGE DISNEY FAN-HAGS LIKE ME. So, I planted my fatass and DUG DEEP. Tons of Kents, Russes, Jennifers, and Dougs from Disneyland California…and I shit you not, a HUGE GLUT OF Randys and Ambers from Disney World Florida. I swear to Christ there were 50 nametags from Disney World Florida that said, “Randy” on them. WTF?

At any rate, in a fever, I went through hundreds and hundreds of nametags — and in the end, scored a “Margaret” (for reasons which are WELL KNOWN to my genius writing partner, Doug), a “Wonetta” (just because it was SO gottdamned awesome), and this one…just because it was SO GOTTDAMNED ME.

I shall wear this pin with great affection and pride…in honor of the old Chinese broad who is out there in the great somewhere, sashaying the streets and back-alleys of old Hong Kong…sporting THE GREATEST NAME EVER.


Where the MAGIC LIVES:



About muffybolding

Muffy Bolding is a mother/writer/actor/knitter/feminist/withered debutante who likes the smell of asparagus pee, and remains obsessed with the bathroom hygiene of her three children -- despite the fact that they are 23, 19, and 16. She is blissfully married to a cute Jewish boy who looks like Willie Wonka, but remains tragically in love with the dead poet, Ted Hughes. She has the mouth of a Teamster, and her patron saint is Rocco (pestilence relief.) Ms. Bolding lives in Southern California, where she enjoys typing words, making movies, and plucking the rings from the fingers of the dead. She was the co-creator and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning satire zine, Fresno Lampoon, and in between writing screenplays, carnival barking, and savagely threatening her trio of darling larvae with a wooden spoon, she currently publishes the zine, "Withered Debutante." More of her work can also be found in the anthology, "Mamaphonic: Balancing Motherhood and Other Creative Acts", the compilation zine, "Mamaphiles III: Coming Home", as well as in The Cortland Review and hipmama.com. She is currently writing and producing for film and television, and working on a book of essays entitled, "Inside A Chinese Dragon." She has slept around, but not nearly as much as she would have liked.
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