I got home from Kathy and Nam's last night, thinking we had gained an extra hour to watch movies and thinking I was going home at 3:30 A.M..
In case you didn't know, thanks to something called the U.S. Energy Policy Savings Act of 2006, this year Day Light Savings comes the first Sunday of November beginning in year 2007. Thanks to the Americans, I got home at 4:30 A.M..
So this weekend was The Weekend for those of us who are too old to celebrate Halloween and go trick-or-treating but young enough to lose our dignities for one night to dress up.
On Friday, Richard invited us to a Halloween jam that was going on right here in Mississauga. It was a lot better and cheaper than going downtown to one of those other parties, so we opted to check out this jam. It was being thrown by one of his friends at some banquet hall.
Now, we all know Halloween is a time, especially for women, to have an excuse to dress up to show our true colours. This year, I went as a stripper... dressed as a cop (not a slutty cop). We all know how much I believe in the sanctity of police enforcement.The party turned out better than I expected. The setting of the party kinda reminded me of a highschool dance, because there was a stage and it was like being in a gymnasium. They even played some old school R&B and hip hop at the beginning and it was just like being at a school dance. Loves it. It was also a little like being at a house party because the cheap booze was flowing and flowing a-plenty.
Costume parties are always a hoot. Even though it was last minute, I think we all came up with some fantastic costumes: Mel, fortune-teller; Megan (who really got in at the very last minute), Strawberry Shortcake; Richard, mobster; Devlin and Rum Rum, Aladdin and Abu; Sarah S., fairy; Cuong, that guy from Scream (but mostly from the neck up); Vicki, Athena; Diane, Lil Red Riding Hood; Sarah C., Batgirl (third year in a row!); Jonny, pirate; Neil, dirt-bike racer; Paul, mechanic; and Peter, Dorothy (it was Vicki's costume from last year, with a lil more rips for him to squeeze into it!). For some reason, Nick assumed that everyone would just take off their masks and costumes as soon as we got in the party, so he just dressed as himself and brought a Saddam Hussein mask. Boy, was he wrong! He couldn't see in the mask, so he ended up just putting in his pocket and was Nick for the rest of the night. Haha. There were some really good costumes and a lot of typical one (witch, pirates, etc.). The pics will give you an idea of what they were like: