I have made the conscious decision to veto Halloween this year. After degrading myself last weekend with my ridiculous costume, I decided that it would not be in my best interest to dress up, attend any more parties or celebrate the holiday.
I do remember one year where I dressed up as a pregnant nun when I worked at Mrs. Fields Famous Brands. It was the only year in my professional history that I have ever dressed up at work. And, I am pretty sure it will stay that way. However, one year at MFFB we made a spook alley in our department. I im'd Alisa, a former MFFB coworker today to remind her of our early years in the professional world and our ever so appropriate spook alley:
Me: remember when we made a spook alley at MFFB?
Alisa: yes. that was awesome. what are you dressed up as today?
Me: not dressing up
Me: i am vetoing the holiday
Alisa: even tonight?
Me: not going to any parties
Alisa: more lame
Me: i'm lame. what can I say? That is why you are friends with me, right? Everyone needs one friend lamer than them
Alisa: yes, it makes me feel so much better about myself because no matter how lame i am, i'm no where near as lame as you.
Me: Exactly. So, what are you dressing up as?
Alisa: a christmas tree
Me: that's even lamer than not dressing up
Alisa: no it's not. it's sparkly. So why are you boycotting the holiday?
Me: just not in the mood to get all dressed up and go to some lame party
Alisa: i get i. i wouldn't be excited to go to a church function either, but drunk parties are kind of entertaining when everyone is in costume
Me: oh for sure
Alisa: and statistically speaking, i have a better chance of some drunk guy making out with me. the sober ones sure aren't running.
Me: you better take advantage of someone. i will accept nothing less
I miss Alisa. Alisa, please move back from New York and hang out with me.
In closing, Agency X has a few good costumes here today. Winner of best costume goes to Steve, one of the partners. We've called him Mr. Incredible for the past few months because really, he looks like Mr. Incredible. And so, it was only appropriate for him to dress as himself today:
Happy Halloween all. Enjoy your parties and your cute children. I'll enjoy taking the holiday off.