Monday, November 12, 2007



Oh my god, I haven't blogged in like 2 weeks! What is wrong with me? Totally.

I've been keeping pretty busy. The most important thing that happened during the blogging hiatus would be Emily's annual Halloween Extravagnanza! That girl knows how to throw a party...she goes all out! This year's theme was a casino that had burned down. Like from the 20's. It was a lot cooler than I'm making it sound.
L-R: Mother of the year (Jess), Tank Girl (Katie), and burned cigarrette girl (Emily). This is the "before" shot, when everyone's makeup is still fresh. We all kind of stood around eating until people really started showing up. I commented that if it had been 4 years ago, we would have drunk half the keg by now.

My costume was one of those "fortune teller" machines. With the lady inside. I was the lady inside.
I built it out of PVC piping and cardboard, and I stayed up the night before painting it all. I really did write a bunch of fortunes and sell them for quarters. You can see the fortunes tucked into the corset. At the end of it all, I only held on to $.50 though. This picture is from kind of late in the night, and I don't know what I"m trying to do there. But you get the idea. There are no other good, decent, or even ok pictures of me from this night (even though I seriously looked hot), so this is all you get.
KT's brother Jason was Dwight from the Office. His costume was hilarious, yet eerie.

I believe his cell phone ring was even the theme from the office. By sheer coincidence.

Ok, moving on, here's Juan. As a backstory, Juan called me as I was rolling into town for a ride to the party. Since he was already walking towards the house, I told him to just stop into Aladdin's (a crappy restaurant we've all worked for) on the way, and I'd pick him up there. Juan hesitated, and said, "Well, the thing is...I feel so stupid...I'm dressed as the solar system."
He looked so good! Other than Jess and KT, I don't know the other people in this picture too well.

This is my favorite costume for the evening, worn by a girl who works with Emily. She went as a "Casino Lady," and I think the costume speaks for itself. She took Polaroids of everyone all night and gave them away.

The winners of "Funniest and yet most disturbing costume of the year" go to Jessica and Josh.

Our other friend Josh showed up when I was half in the bag....okay, maybe 7/8 in the bag...I am going to publicly state here that i don't get his costume. But he looks spooooooky in this picture!

FInally, here's the shot you've been waiting for. We all had such high, grown up hopes for this party, but it still ended the same way our parties always do:

Chug! Chug! I'm pretty sure we're all dancing to Jolene, too. You can't see me, but I'm pretty sure I'm dancing in the box. Also, that is not Tank Girl's hat, Katie!

So there you have it! Other than Halloween partying, I've been doing a lot of sitting still and knitting. I'm SO excited for Thanksgiving. It will be a super mega blast!

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