Halloween 2008 Redux
So, this year’s Halloween was one of the most tedious, exciting, exhausting, aggravating, and enraging days of my life. I mentioned before that people at work go nuckin’ futs at Halloween and all that was expected came to frution: stress level at orange, peope running around like mad everywhere, and my department ultimately winning for set design. So bitersweet.
I’ll level with you now – an insane amount of pictures are in this post ( I tried my best to edit – really). No, I did not get permission to use any of them.
Ok, so that was the crux of my department – Arabian Nights type theme, awesome decor, people dressed accordingly. Fun stuff. There was also a costume fashion show and several other departments to walk through. It was exhausting. More exhausting than doing actual work.
There was quite a bit to see in the other departments:
There was also a haunted maze with evil oracles and doctors hacking people to bits inside of it and a recreation of a past London complete with a murderous barber’s shop. The day nearly culminated with 1984 Prom – Pretty in Pink was on screen, Billy Idol was there (ok, not really), and we took prom pictures and danced to “Like a Virgin” and “She Blinded Me with Science.”
I still can’t believe we did all of this at work. I rue the day I have to help clean up all of this mess. It was fun, though. I can’t tell you how tired I was at the end of it all. Almost too tired to go out later that night, BUT I was too geeked about my costume and had to dress up.
Wig & Thigh Highs: Ozzie Dots
Button Down: American Eagle
Dress: American Apparel
That makeup took forever since I didn’t have face paint…really should have planned that a little better. How did I do? If you think I pulled it off, can you please vote for me on the AA site? No obligation. =D
Ok, so I was all ready to go out, called some friends and was set to meet them out on Hollywood Blvd.
Not only was traffic horrendous (I was in my car for TWO HOURS when the normal drive is about 15 minutes),but by the time I finally got there, paid to park, and walked three blocks, I was met by a barrage of police officers clearing the entire boulevard.
“Hollywood is closed. Go home.”
“How the fuck do you close a whole city down?” (I was indignant…can you tell?)
“Too many people; they’re getting too rowdy and it’s causing problems, so we’re clearing it out.”
I nearly cried. Seriously. My friends were already at the club and I was stuck outside, alone, and in a minidress with my most hooker of heels on. I should have stayed home. Really. I guarantee I will NOT be headed in that direction come next year. I should have just hung out in Boystown like I’d originally planned. All that damn dressing up and driving for nothing. AARGH!!!
I hope you guys had a better night than I did – Lawd knows I was ready to hit someone. LOL.
So…tell me stories! What of your holiday weekend?
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