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Fall Follies...

This is a discussion on Fall Follies... within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; I am laughing so hard can't type what a cool idea my neighbors will love ...

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    I am laughing so hard can't type what a cool idea my neighbors will love it rofl !

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    Okay, since I started this I should at least contribute one of my halloween adventures....

    Way back when in my svelter, more youthful past, I attended with a friend a halloween party given by co-workers. Since halloween fell on a Thursday they held the party on the Saturday following the holiday. I was well known as very conservative at work, wearing a suit and all that stuff. So my friend suggested I try a costume that would really 'surprise' everyone. Well, I took that to heart and decided to go as a hooker (lady of the evening, aka prostitute).

    I bought some really cheap high highheeled platform shoes and glued multi-colored sparkly glitter all over them. I got a pair of fish-net pantyhose, the kind with the seam up the back (Wow, was it hard to get those seams straight!). Then I took an old skirt that I didn't wear anymore and cut it off REALLY SHORT. I wore a push-up bra and a tight, low cut blouse. I borrowed a blonde Big Hair wig from a neighbor, put on enough make-up for an entire troop of circus clowns, and some great big flashy earrings. To keep things authentic, I didn't bother to carry a purse.

    My date arrived and was amazed at my appearance, and said he would never have recognized me, and that I really looked the part. (hmmm wonder how he knew what an authentic hooker looked like....) We got into his car and off we went. He had a really nice new cadillac and I was playing with all the electric seat controls. I guess I overloaded the system, because as we were motoring down the freeway, the car quit. We coasted to the shoulder, my date got out and took a look under the hood. (Like he would know what to do - he was a genuine rocket scientist..) He decided to walk the 1/2 mile to the next exit to get help.

    Soooooo - I'm sitting in the car on the shoulder and of course, a highway patrolman pulls up behind, turns his spotlight on the car and comes up to see what is wrong. Now, think about it from his perspective...

    A fancy new cadillac, on the the shoulder, with a, ahem, provocatively dressed woman inside... who doesn't know where the registratrion is, doesn't have the keys, has no I.D. with her and who insists she is the date of the guy who owns the car and that they were just going to a costume party....


    I've never done that type of costume ever again.. I almost wound up in jail. It was about 10 minutes before my date returned, but it seemed like hours.

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    LMAO! And I'm still chuckling over Gin's and Mehera's photos! I was going to ask you, Diane, how the lock-up was!

    Other than my bagpiping mummy photo, which is in some other thread...I'll have to find the link...I'm pretty well behaved on Halloween. That's probably because I'm not the rest of the year...

    Diane's fishnet stockings remind me of a joke in college. My thesis advisor was a young biology professor from Washington state, who could only be described as Clark Kent. He was very bright, but very naive. And very loveable. Tall, a bit ungainly, and always pushing his glasses higher on his nose. He became the very natural target of the grad students' pranks, mostly because he'd fall for every one so completely, and his reaction was always priceless.

    His stories of his mom (his dad died when he was very young) were quite cool - she let him have a pet skunk as a boy, and a variety of other intriguing pets. So when she and his sister were flying east to join him for his birthday, I set to work on a plan!

    I had fed Chris' kitten a month before when he was traveling, so I knew the cellar storm door was always cracked open with a brick so the kitty could let itself in and out. I hit the store and bought a black lacey bra and undies - very low cut - and black fishnet stockings, the ones with the seams up the back. When he drove down to Boston to pick up his mom and sister, I let myself in through the cellar.

    I went to the upstairs bathroom and took everything out of its packaging. Then I ran it all under warm water and wrung it out. I laid it all over the shower curtain rod and then decided it wasn't quite right. The stockings needed to be stretched as if worn. So i dropped my pants and started to put on the stockings. This is the moment I envisioned the police would find me after some neighbor spotted me entering through the cellar door. No cops, so the stockings came back off, now looking really believeable hanging beside the rest.

    I carried out the wrappers and made a clean getaway.

    Several hours later I was diligently working away in Chris' lab, prepping my microscope samples, when he came in and introduced his mom and sister. They were as lovely as I imagined. I went back to work as they entered his office. His desk was covered with birthday presents all wrapped up from his friends. He was so much a little kid, "Oh wow!" he said.

    I overheard his mother say, "Well...I don't know if I want to watch you open these, after what I saw in your bathroom."

    That was too much for me. I was literally rolling on the floor howling. He instantly figured out who was behind the bathroom scene.

    But the best part was how it all played out. When they got to Chris' house from the airport, his mom used the bathroom first. She looked at undergarments and thought, Chris? Then Chris used the bathroom, and he thought, Mom? Neither said a word to the other until his mother's droll observation in his lab office.

    Thanks for the memory, Diane!

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    those are priceless what a visual they create...

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    Nothing so exotic. One year I decided to go to a party as a giant jack-0-lantern. I sewed a giant orange pumpkin complete with big green leaves and pretty vining tendrils in my hair. I also got a pair of green tights. When I got the pumpkin on we stuffed it until I was very round and plump. Almost as wide as I was tall. All went well until I tried to go out the door, I didn't fit. Fortunately we have double french doors. And then, when I tried to get into the car, I couldn't get in the door. I had to ride across town in the back of my husband's pickup truck. Luckily the party was held outdoors so I didn't have to battle any more doors.

    One other time stands out in my memory. When our boys were young and got too old to go trick or treating we always made our house an interesting
    place to visit. We had a very scary soundtrack in the background and several spooky props. Our town is only 30 miles from the city of Mexicali, Mexico and kids (and adults) would come by the car loads to trick or treat.
    It was nothing for us to have 300+ at our door. One year my husband made our oldest son a headless costume. He made a frame that rested on his shoulders and he looked like his head was cut off. He kinda looked like a headless Fred Munster. He had a wild haired manequin head with what looked like dripping blood in one hand and a machete in the other. He would stand very still until someone got very close and then just raise the machete. Kids would scream and run, sometimes all the way down the block. I have to assure you that he never did this to little children or pregnant women. Yes, adults came with their bags out too. For some unknown reason we never again had that many trick or treaters at the door again. Young parents with their children still come to our door each year and remind us of the fun they had coming when they were children.

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    Oh what a great story!

    I remember as a kid how my parents wanted to have some fun. I was living on Long Island, a NY city suburb at the time.

    We had the jack-o-lantern burning in the window. We turned out all the house lights, except the porch light. And my dad was stationed at the piano. When the doorbell rang, my mother took up a candlestick, held it close to her face and answered the door with a slow, drawled, "good eeevening..." Meanwhile my dad was playing the Funeral March on the piano.

    They definitely sent kids howling from our porch! They whigged me out, and I was in on it!

    After our two cars in the driveway got thoroughly egged and shaving creamed, they decided not to repeat the performance the next year!

    McJulie

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    Default Mouse Treats!

    I had a gross little present on the front porch this morning. This is Tom's my black cat's favorite recipe he wanted to share...

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    Gee thanks McJulie--really helps the oatmeal go down!

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    Yuk!! But, he is just doing his job!!

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    Hey, it's not everyone who gets a fresh mouse head delivered with their morning coffee! All my cat ever brings to me is her catnip toy.

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