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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween: A Retrospective

It's almost 2 pm on Saturday, and the house is sparkling clean, the snacks are ready, the decorations out, the last minute errands run -- and we have nearly 5 hours until this evening's party: I don't think we've ever been so prepared so far in advance! So, what to do, what to do with my spare hours?

Well, I thought I'd take a short trip down Halloween memory-lane, and give you a peek into the Halloweens of Jess' past.

Favorite Costume Ever: 2nd grade when I was a kangaroo. My grandpa made my costume, and it rocked the hiz-ouse. It even had a pouch for my stuffed kangaroo that inspired my desire to be a kangaroo that year.

Worst Halloween Ever: When I was 5, it started snowing early on Halloween morning, but we still got ready to trick or treat that evening. I was a bunny that year as I recall (I was very fond of animal costumes as a child.) We lived on my grandparents farm at the time, so my mom had to drive my brother and I into town for trick or treating, but the snow all day made the roads very trecherous. We got about a mile from home and we had to turn around. No trick or treating that year. A waste of a bunny costume.

Most Work for the Least Reward: When I was four, my dog ate all of my brother and I's candy from trick or treating. Wrappers and all. My mom had put all the candy on my bed to sort through (you remember, looking for razor blades and stuff) and then she'd left the room for a few minutes -- when she returned, our Newfoundland had devoured it all. Strangely, he didn't die.

Most Embarassing Halloween Party: In college, one year at a Halloween party, I got very, very, very drunk. And I'd just started dating someone new, and he was also at the party with me and my friends. I got so drunk that at one point, I tripped and fell down and spilled my cup of beer all over everyone who was sitting on a couch. My boyfriend pulled me aside and told me I was "acting like a fool" and was "embarassing myself." I was so upset over his poor opinion of me that I left the party early and walked all the way home in the freezing cold. He and I later broke up.

Most Unique Halloween: Two years ago, Hurricane Wilma destroyed South Florida a week before Halloween. We were still without power for the Halloween party, yet everyone got dressed up, we had plenty of beer (not as much ice, though, so some of it was warm), and pooled together for snacks. We didn't get power again until a week after that celebration, but we put our hearts into that small party.

Most Recent Halloween: Last year. See for yourself.

Tomorrow, you can anticipate pics from tonight's party. Should be a good time -- the forecast predicts heavy intoxication -- and I am really looking forward to everyone's costumes.

14 comments:

Taryn said...

So fun! But I have to ask... what were you dressed as at the very, very, very drunk party? ;)

(& I love your last year's idea of evil fairy! Next year, evil here I come!!)

Karrie said...

Have fun at your party. I've wanted to host one for a few years now, but we've never quite gotten it together!

nwgdc said...

you have a NEWFIE!!!!???? I want a newfie sooo bad!!! I can't wait...until i have a bigger yard. Awesome!

teacherwoman said...

looks like it should be a fun time!!

Froyd said...

isn't that the point of halloween costumes in college though? to act like a fool and embarrass yourself?

Marcy said...

LMAO I was going to ask the same thing as Taryn.

Can't wait to see what you have cooked up for us this year chica! No doubt it will be good ;-)

Tough Cookie said...

Okay, first of all, I think we're the same person. Second of all, I think we're married to the same person.

Brad and his friends are OBSESSED with "pro" wrestling. They dress as some sort of wrestling-related entity every year...I don't get it, but whatever, I love him. His Hulk Hogan costume last year pretty much rocked, though...

Also, I ended a relationship after a particularly unfortunate drunk Halloween in college. I was dressed as a "sexy" lunch lady, and wearing fishnet tights with my apron. My new boy and I were walking down the street with a bunch of friends to a party, and I tripped and fell while we were linking arms. He didn't realize I had fallen, and he continued to hold my arm as he dragged my legs across the pavement. My knees were completely scraped up and there was blood everywhere. Asshole.

That was the longest comment ever.

MN Mom said...

Seems like you have always been a Halloween girl...can't wait to see photos.

Laurel said...

Ugh, I remember the Hurricane Wilma year. No Halloween, that sucked!

I haope you have fun at your party tonight!!!

L*I*S*A said...

Have a great time. Can't wait to see pics of the evening's events.

Mendy said...

Ok. I'm sure you have the pics.... what wer yu?/

J~mom said...

I love the pics from last year. You were too cute! I hope today was a blast!

Nicole said...

Hope the party was fun - can't wait for the report.

lifestudent said...

Hope your partie went well! I ate cookies & ice-cream and watched a movie. Not a bad night I must say ... but I bet yours was better ;)