Friday, October 30, 2009

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go

Happy Fright Night to one and all!

What are your Halloween plans? Have you been invited to a fabulous costume party by your dearest of friends, where you'll wear that fantastic  costume you've put together? Great!

Perfect Wife and I haven't.

A few years back, we hosted a fantastic All Hallows Eve bash. We went all out (well, PW did) with decorations and all kinds of ghoulish goodies. Friends/family and total strangers from as far away as Florida came, and a good time was had by all. At least we think so. Our memories are fuzzy on the details of what happened as the evening progressed. The majority of the attendees are still alive and kicking as of this writing, and no one got pregnant, so we presume all went well.

The party was such a Galapalooza, that we were too exhausted to host another the next year. We were still full of the  Holiday spirit, though, and hoped one of our friends would host a bash. No one did. We surmised that perhaps they didn't think their party would measure up to ours, so they didn't even try to compete. As the years pass however, we still have not been invited to a Halloween bash. What's up with that?! Are we the only people in our circle of chums who have the Halloween spirit? Before you say, "Perhaps your friends are having parties, they just don't want you there", let me assure you nothing could be further from the truth. PW and I are delightful party guests. We always bring something (PW's Taco Salad is always a hit), and, to my knowledge, my shenanigans are the hit of every party we've ever attended. We also recycle our empties.

You may also wonder why we just don't host our own Halloween party if we're so fired up for one? Well, we would, but our new place can't really accommodate the crowds we would expect. Also, since our last party, Rocco the Wonder Dog has joined the family, and he is not a "party" kind of guy.

So, this year, it looks like we will be sitting at home, watching some appropriate programming, with our ears cocked for the rare Trick or Treat-er

Unless you'd like to invite us to your house...

Please note: The above piece was all in jest. You don't have to invite us to  your party. For me, spending an evening snuggling with PW and watching scary movies is better than any party could ever be.

Unless you're having a REALLY good  party...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Rocco was dressing up as a vampire for Halloween...

October 30, 2009 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

We will indeed see Count Rocula for the Holiday. He wants to be a Teletubbie, though.

October 30, 2009 at 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see a picture of Count Rocula!

November 2, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger P.L. Frederick said...

I think, underneath, Teletubbies might be beagles. If it's any consolation I wasn't invited to a Halloween party either. Sigh. Nor did I host one. (Hosting is the surest way to insure one is invited, but it's not 100%.) My house is too tiny and too under-construction, although ceiling holes and derelict nails create atmosphere.

November 2, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

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