Friday, October 30, 2009


I sort of fail at Halloween every year. I’ve had one good year. It was in my pre-drinking age days.* My friend Fran and myself were Bonnie and Clyde. I was Clyde. I wore a hat, carried a gun, in a stylish suit. Oh. We were them after they had been shot up.

It seems I never really have anywhere to go on Halloween. I wish I did. I suppose I could throw my own party. I’m an adult now and I can do what I want, but I live in a studio apartment. I doubt my guests or neighbors would appreciate it.

A couple years ago my coworker/friend Kelcey had a party. I threw together a cheap costume at the last minute. Borrowed a cheerleading skirt, cut up a baseball shirt and zombied myself. It turned out fine. Nothing spectacular. I just figured it would be funny, me as a cheerleader. It was for anyone that knows me. So here’s me and Kelc. Kelcey’s costume was pretty amazing. I liked seeing him drink beer from a straw. Such a dedicated monkey.

This year I got a lab coat and was a mad scientist at work. We had a station with brains (cauliflower), eye balls (peeled grapes), guts (spaghetti), maggots (rice) and dismembered hands (oatmeal in surgical gloves). I was going to man this station, but T and Alyssa kept me too busy to lord over the body parts.

I guess I’ll just stick with the mad scientist for tomorrow. It’s nothing special, but I’ve already exerted all my halloween energy peeling grapes.

*There was drinking.


Becky Jo said...

You're right. You as a cheerleader is straight up wrong. That's like me as a customer service rep. Wrong wrong wrong.

P.S. Some of the word verification words are crazy, so from now on, I will share them with each comment I make.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

You make a heck of a ZOMBIE cheerleader. The whole slightly demented and undead part suits you. Quite a pumpkin there!

Reverend Awesome said...

I didn't even realize I had the word verification thing going on in my comments. I took it off, but you can still make up what you think the word would have been.

Yes. I make a reasonable undead/demented person. The cheerleader part is what I used to scare the masses.

Fran said...

Becky, thanks for mentioning the word verification thingy. Kasey, thank you for removing the word verification thingy. It was a pain and now so much easier to comment. The mad scientist costume was glorious!

Fran said...

Oh, yes. There was lots of drinking in our pre-drinking days. We were roommates for God's sake.

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