Sunday, October 30, 2005

Best Use of My Bonus Hour

I got in tonight in time to watch my clocks switch from 1:59 to 1:00. Sure, I could use this extra hour for sleeping . . . but why not post Halloween party photos instead?

Okay. The theme for my costume this year was "If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em." Everyone tells me I look like Buster from Arrested Development, or that I act like him. I don't know how to respond to this other than "Well, then I guess I look like Buster." So I decided that I'd dress up as Buster (How do you dress up as buster? striped shirt under zip up sweater, buy some reading glasses, make a claw out of two hangers and a big plastic cup, get a new haircut that's really short) for the big halloween parties tonight.

These are some test photos that I took of myself before going out:

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Here I'm practicing realizing that I have a claw . . .

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. . . and yelling, "I'm a Monster!!"

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Then I made my way up to the Stake Center for the big Mormon party.

Tina was Mr. Peanut.

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Karisa was eaten by rats.

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Amy and Bracken were sneaky. (You see, they're married)

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Mary Kate was seen with Buster.

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Here's a better look at Di as Mary Kate Olsen.

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Josh had been wounded.

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Mindy and Emily were 80s girl and gypsy.

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These guys took my picture, so I took their picture.

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I slow danced with Patricia.

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Laura was an Upper East Side Mom and my claw was backwards.

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I was let down by how few people knew who Buster was, or, how few people that I knew knew who Buster was showed up for the party. But the people who did know what I was up to appreciated my effort, and I appreciated that.

After the "big party" I split my evening between a party with my former coworkers at Sony (Hot Cop Omer is seen here with his prisoner) and a Stake party afterparty that was being so carefully documented by other wielders of digital cameras that I felt no reason to click away myself.

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An excellent photo of Omer and I was taken on Omer's camera. I hope to get a copy of that photo and put it right here . . . in the future.

3 comments:

mitch said...

Briggie! I love all your pictures and your secret costume. It was worth waiting all these months (in great suspense) for the final unveiling. Oh, I wish I went to the Mormon dance last night. My mom loves your costume, too. I think she loves you.

ian said...

You and I may have had our differences over the months, but that costume was magnificent. I never took people that seriously when they spoke of your resemblance to Buster, but now I see what they meant. The costume was even more impressive in person.

I am ashamed to say that I initially thought Laura was dressed as Lucille 1. I don't know how that happened.

Cindy said...

That costume is hot, almost as hot as my squirrel costume. Why can't I be where you are?