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Whee! Mandatory fun!

We're having a costume contest at work!  And there are prizes!  I haven't dressed up in...gah!  Since the last time I took the boys trick or treating, so we're looking at about a decade?

[I went as a dark fairy that year.  Man, I loved that costume.  And I am NEVER sewing tulle by hand again.  I was living with the ex (long story), and we took the kids around this *amazing* historic neighborhood in New Jersey.

And, boy, did he hate that I kept getting handed candy (Ashe wanted me to go to the door with him for some of the scarier places) and told what a wonderful "big sister" I was, taking my little brothers out.  (Liam wasn't exactly thrilled, either.  Ashe was just "ooh, more candy!  And my mama has fairy wings!")]

I've already got my costume planned out, and all I need to do is buy a cute little headband with a glittery witch hat on it that I was trying to find an excuse to buy anyway.  I'm wearing my "Defy Gravity" shirt, flouncy black skirt, stripey tights, my "dress" pentacle (I have a tiny, discreet one.  And then there's this....), the aforementioned headband, and going as an urban witch.

Without specifying what I was wearing, I made sure everything would check out under the work appropriate mandate (we don't have to wear McAlister's anything, thank the gods, because that would be impossible to work into a costume.  Or at least a respectful one.  I could rock a zombie cashier look, after all...).  Big Boss looked amused, assured me that if I has wearing skid resistant shoes, she had little doubt I'd be fine.  As I was leaving the office, she chuckled, "I can't wait to see what you're cooking up."

Yeah, since I'm probably the only one who will dress up.  Every one else will be at the mercy of Big Boss' random bag o' stuff from Party City and Dollar Tree (I swear, that woman uses any excuse to go to a Dollar Tree.  Not that I know anyone like that.  *ahem*).  Deely-boppers and Groucho glasses for everyone!

I got to start training the new hire today.  Oh, be still my heart.  HE HAS RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE!  He even admitted that FoH is new to him (he's done everything from dish pit to line to expo), so there might be a little bit of a learning curve, but he's eager to learn.

And I didn't even have to show him how to work the dish machine!  *sobs with joy*

Please, please, please let this one stay.  And please don't let me be mistaken.

In other news, after work I got the tickets!  Ian Hunter, here we come!  

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siduri
Oct. 19th, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
Ian Hunter? Wow, I saw him play Toad's a couple of centuries ago. Lucky you!
mac_arthur_park
Oct. 22nd, 2016 05:48 pm (UTC)
I didn't know he was even still touring. I can't WAIT!
weebleswobble
Oct. 19th, 2016 01:38 am (UTC)
the last time i got to dress up for halloween was when i worked at goodwill. the whole month of october you could wear a costume instead of work clothes. and it was a thrift store so i had access to all the cheap bits for costumes. fond memories. i miss halloween celebrations. have fun dressing up! and hell, you could even google cheap/free costumes and have a different costume every day.
poniesandphotos
Oct. 19th, 2016 02:34 am (UTC)
You MUST post a photo of your costume. It sounds awesome.

I hope the new guy works out! You could use a break at work.
mac_arthur_park
Oct. 22nd, 2016 05:50 pm (UTC)
And the headband with the witch hat LIGHTS UP!!!!

This is going to be the best Halloween in FOREVER!
an_su
Oct. 19th, 2016 08:59 am (UTC)
I'll be another one hoping for a photo :)
I wish I had the occasion of dressing up (for Haloween or another occasion) and going out without people thinking "this is a mad woman" :)
communitybee
Oct. 19th, 2016 09:29 am (UTC)
Ian Hunter. My friend's son is named Ian Hunter so I always chuckle at that.

I miss dressing up for Halloween.
vegawriters
Oct. 19th, 2016 03:31 pm (UTC)
I'm asking to take Halloween off ... we'll see if I get it. If I don't, it's full on rocker girl that day at work. ;)

Good luck with the new guy at work!!! *fingers crossed*
mac_arthur_park
Oct. 22nd, 2016 05:52 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I think I got my hopes up too soon.

Half hour trips to the bathroom and coming out disoriented are kind of a warning sign. *sigh*
millysdaughter
Oct. 20th, 2016 01:48 pm (UTC)
I have a party at the club on Friday -- will semi-dress, as I will be working, serving food on the line and taking pictures the rest of the time -- so I need to wear a non-intrusive costume that lets me move easily. For school on Monday, I will need to dress up as well.
nucleosides
Oct. 22nd, 2016 01:40 am (UTC)

Mandatory fun sounds hilarious in a weird way. :P

mac_arthur_park
Oct. 22nd, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
My mother always used to call the holiday parties we had on base (my sperm donor was a Marine) "mandatory fun events." I kind of like it. I mean, if you can't get out of it, you might as well enjoy it.

Besides, I LOOOOVE dressing up and haven't had an excuse in years. One of my friends went through his drag kit and gave me purple tinsel clip on extensions. This is gonna be AMAZING. Pictures WILL follow.
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