Sunday, October 24, 2010


Our driver picked us up at 5:30 a.m. for the ride to O'Hare. We didn't get to sleep till 2:30 a.m., so I'm only operating on three hours of sleep. Add an ORD-->SFO flight, plus a drive from SFO-->Aptos, and then a drive from Aptos-->Palo Alto (where I'll be working this week), and you get an inkling of what my day has been like. If you are harboring some hope that this post will be coherent, I suggest you discard that foolish notion.

Why were we up so late? Last night was John & Sharon's annual Halloween party. I don't know what the final count was, but I'd say there were easily two-hundred attendees this year. The party just gets bigger each year.

Each year the theme of the party changes. This year, the theme was "dead celebrities". Some of the costumes were a tad bit more morbid than others (understatement). What I found interesting was the number of times that I heard people fondly reminiscing over celebrities who have passed on.

I lost count of how many guys came up to me during the party and told me that when they were kids they wanted to be the person I dressed as. Several insisted that he lives on. I'm not quite sure how, but they sounded convinced of the veracity of their claims. Who was I? Find me in the photos below and find out.

Mr. Rourke and Tattoo (a.k.a. John and
Sharon) make arrangements for the party
behind the scenes. What, did you think
Fantasy Island just happened by itself?

Brian (a.k.a. "Blewis") and Ivonne were in
Chicago this week, so we scored them an invite.

Frida Kahlo (a.k.a. Alicia) shows off the latest in
fashions at Chalk. Frida and I were at the boutique
to pass out clues in the scavenger hunt.
Alicia was a great sport to wear the unibrow!

Rapunzel (a.k.a. my niece Chloe) Rapunzel,
let down your hair.

The cutest Jessie (a.k.a. my niece
Elodie) ever!

Check out Elodie's moves on the dance floor!
JFK (a.k.a. Fritz from an earlier post) having
a bad day.

My nephew Connor terrorizing Aunt Alicia!

King Tut
Let's liquor up Colonel Sanders
and see if we can get him to
divulge his secret recipe. 

Natasha Richardson shows off her ski wear.

Evel Knievel (Me), Frida Kahlo (Alicia),
Carnac the Magnificent (the other Brian),
and Audry Hepburn (Ivonne)

The curse of King Tut

My nephew Ethan did a superb job of promoting
his candy count guessing game.

The whale trainer who died at SeaWorld.

Michael Hutchence of INXS shows off his neckwear.

The photobooth is fun every year!

Joan of Arc feels the heat
from the costume contest.

The Bahá'í made for an easy landmark
with which to find the party!

Catherine the Great and her... uh... "friend"
JonBenét Ramsey Now that's wrong.
That's just wrong.

Elvis (a.k.a. Burt from this earlier post) and Evel

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