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27 Oct 02

halloween funtastica

ok. so, yesterday:

robin and i went halloween shopping in the afternoon…there’s nothing like putting together a costume at the last possible second. is there another way to do it? robin went as robin (as in batman and) which was pretty appropriate, so he had to buy some short shorts and green tights. the tights were the fun part: he got to ask the lingerie dept. woman at s&r for tights that would fit him…for his “halloween costume, yeah that’s it”. i’m sure she bought it.

i unfortunately spent the afternoon wandering around just trying to figure out what to be. one idea was to be richie tenenbaum (from royal tenenbaums), but i would’ve had to start growing my beard a while ago. i thought that was a pretty original idea. robin then suggested i go as bjorn borg, but it was late in the afternoon by this point and i didnt wanna run around finding tennis stuff. i may file that away for later though. one other thing i’d thought of a while ago was going as murdock from the a-team, but i changed my mind on that one.

we checked out audrey’s costume store and i didn’t buy anything there, so i went with this other idea i had that i was kind of apprehensive about: going as the halloween costume version of me. i thought the idea was hilarious, but i thought it was one of those things where people would either find it funny or really stupid. there’s this simpsons episode in which milhouse is dressed up like radioactive man for halloween, and lisa says “i don’t think radioactive man wears a plastic smock with picture of himself”, and milhouse replies “he would on halloween!” so, i wanted that to be me. i wanted to be wearing a plastic smock with a picture of me on it. so, that’s what i did. here’s a picture of me wearing my mask with mitch (freaky huh?), and here’s the best picture i have that shows off the smock. it’s too bad i didn’t have a picture taken of me in my costume, but
alas. i was gonna take a picture of it this morning, but it’s a bit on the wrecked side.

anyway, so we went to mitch and jo’s before the party and played a few drinking games. i think it’s safe to say i was the big loser there, but i won’t go into that. we headed to the party at around 10:30 i think and it was interesting to say the least. here are some highlights:

  • meeting a richie tenenbaum within an hour. i told him i almost had the same costume as him. i guess i wasn’t as original as i thought.
  • meeting an eli cash (also from royal tenenbaums) about 3 hours later. i explained to him as well my previous idea, and he said “there’s a richie over there…and chas too.” not original at all apparently. they looked great though.
  • one of the first people i met was this girl wearing a great traffic light costume. the lights would turn on and off when you push them. i saw her again an hour later and she’d taken it off ’cause she kept crashing into things. oh well.
  • there was a guy there in a john mcenroe costume that i kept running into. he expressed his disappointment that i didn’t go as bjorn borg, or we could’ve had a match.
  • i also met a guy dressed as mr. t (or, more accurately ba baraccus from the a-team). my murdock costume would’ve matched him nicely. he kept telling me he was drinking white russians ’cause they contain milk.
  • one of my favourite costumes was this guy dressed as destro from gi joe. i went and talked to him and the girl he was with got irked at me for not being able to identify her costume (she was the baroness, also from gi joe. i could only think of scarlett.)
  • and the best costume of the evening was the guy dressed as beaker, hands down. the girl with him was the professor, and no doubt they were the hottest people in the world.

anyway, it was a good time. and, robin helped me to figure out why we were so drunk when we got home: some guy kept giving him whiskey and some guy dressed as inspector clouseau kept giving me jaggermeister. i’d forgotten that. i also think i confused this one girl by knowing exactly who she was even though i’d never met her. she writes for a campus paper and she took over for my friend’s radio show, so i knew her by reputation. i’m sure she loved that.

anyway, many people were met, my costume was a big hit (i got a lot of pictures of women who tried on my mask, all of which freak me out) and i went home happy. whee!

oh, one more thing: after walking jo home, robin and i walked back to his place, and we realized when we got there that he had no keys, and the doors were all locked. our solution was to throw stones at his housemate’s window (she was also at the party so we figured she might still be up), but she didn’t respond. no one answered the doorbell either. so, we started walking…not sure if we were gonna go back to jo’s or to my place…and we by chance met his housemates who were coming home. that worked out well. and then we proceeded to wake up his remaining housemates by being excrutiatingly loud. how good of us.

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