Friday, March 15, 2013

I'm doing it wrong: lady gaga gold wheelchair edition

Occasionally I will be out in public, getting my to-go soup at Publix or just generally minding my own business in an elevator and someone will approach me to compliment me on my wheelchair.  It's usually not even just a casual comment....many times it is an excessive amount of enthusiasm and sometimes I'm not sure how to accept it. [Tangent: Usually  these people haven't even witnessed the cool secret features of my chair...like how it leans all the way back or raises up to eye level. Hence why I never fully understand their compliment.] It's always nice to hear, but its not like I crafted it oragami birds; I mean, it really is just a wheelchair, after all. Let's put it in perspective- the wheelchair isn't curing AIDS.

see. nothing that incredible.

Trust that I have seen a lot of wheelchairs in my life [Tangent: I own 4 and am like the Jay Leno of wheelchairs.] and none of them have ever particularly melted my butter. I mean, a wheelchair is a wheelchair is a wheelchair, right? Well, I thought so, until a friend showed me this article and told me I had to delve into it.

Ugh. Once again, Lady Gaga is outdoing me with her 24 carat wheelchair with quilted leather seats.


 The Fame Monster  had this stunner commissioned after undergoing surgery for a torn hip muscle, and although I am usually not one for the flashy, I gotta admit this thing is pretty badass. [Tangent: This is not the first time I've written about  Gaga going gaga for mobility equipment. I wrote about her wheelchair mermaid fetish here.  Then, in her Paparazzi video and on her tour, she was rocking the crutches and wheelchair like they were a Hermes bag. I guess some disabled folks were offended, but why would I care if she wants to be like us!?!? Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery...so lighten up folks!]



Although I am not frivolous, I kinda think Gaga's leather wheelchair canopy is something I need in my life NOW.  Since it's a temporary seat for her, can I at least have it when she's done. I do look good in gold tones.

14 comments:

  1. If you get the gold wheelchair, I think you should dress in all white like Lady Gaga too!

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  2. How cool would it be if Gaga designed her own line of wheelchairs? So chic!

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    1. oh my god! can you imagine! Then maybe my chair would be made out of oragami birds.

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  3. Does that woman do ANYTHING half-way? Holy heck. A man in our neighborhood built a cardboard box canopy for his wheelchair. Not nearly as classy but I think, pretty ingenious. Unless it rains a lot and then, sad.

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    1. I think I want to hang out with that guy....but probably not.

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  4. That is freakin AWESOME wheelchair. We need to get your gold-with-canopy wheelchair Kickstarter project up and going, stat!

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    1. i have seen a lot stupider kickstarter projects. This seems valid.

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  5. The canopy on Gaga's gold wheelchair reads very "baby stroller" to me. But Amelia does seem to enjoy her canopy, so maybe it is a good idea.

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  6. I think the canopy needs to be some sort of fancy parasol thing, maybe with fringe...that does read a little baby stroller. Speaking of fancy wheelchairs, the antique mall booth across from mine has a lovely old wooden one with a needlepoint seat cushion. It's not GaGa-fancy, but it is pretty cool.

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    1. YES! I think a parasol would be better. I like where this is going

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  7. Please write and ask her for it. Then you could become friends and we could hang with her and Andy Cohen. Right?

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    1. omigod! If only! that's my main goal in life. I think we will break the ice with our picture of us and Austin in his Mazel onesie!

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