Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Yesterday Kat shared her favorite Halloween costume with us and asked some costume related questions at the end of her post.

The last time I dressed up in full costume for Halloween was in 2004. It was part of a contest at work. Prizes were awarded for best costume and best decorated cubicle.

While my costume was pretty good my cubicle COULD NOT lose. It. Was. Awesome.

I spent more time, energy and money on that damned contest. But it was by far the best cubicle in the building.

Except that I LOST!!! I got beat by a tissue paper wrapped desk that had a broken doll on it. Seriously there was a broken doll, a fake owl and an ET figure there. Nothing went together and yet I LOST.

Devasted. I was devasted. And bitter. Bitter and devasted. I just knew I would win.

And no it didn't matter that I won for best costume and that they both had the same prize. I WANTED DESERVED to win for best cubicle.

So to re-live this tale I dug through a few boxes trying to find the picture of my cubicle. It took a while and I found some very interesting things along the way. Anyone interested in a Jessica Simpson cassette tape? A promotional one...it doesn't even have the whole songs on it.*

Before revealing my SPECTACTULAR, AMAZING, RAD, AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, MARVELOUS, LOSING cubicle, let me explain.

I dressed as a mad scientist that had escaped from the mental ward complete with hospital gown, slippers and robe. My desk was my laboratory and I don't care what they say it was BAD ASS.


Do you see the flasks filled with colored liquids and gels? The graphs, charts and family portraits I made posted to the wall? Do you see the walls that I painstakingly covered in silver? Bad Ass I say. Bad. Ass.

Those bastards. But I'm not bitter.

*Jessica was on tour with 98 Degrees when I got this tape. They came to our town and I took my sis. Hey! I'm a great big sister what can I say?! Besides 98 Degrees was pretty hot. Anyway, she was a nobody at the time so after the concert she was signing demo tapes out front. And I got one.

Wonder if I could ebay this sucker for some big bucks?

22 comments:

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Maybe they just thought that was how your cubicle always looks?

Carrie said...

That is freaking AWESOME! You were robbed!!

p.s. I adore your glasses. Can I borrow them?

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hah. Great job on the cubicle and costume. Yeah, you should be bitter :)

~Trish~ said...

Such a good job!! I can't believe you didnt win!!

KatieZ said...

I think maybe they were afraid of your decorated cubicle. Probably thought that it was a little too close to reality! But I think you did a great job!

Aleta said...

That was great! I loved the cubicle. What a cool idea for Halloween. At the office, years ago, we used to dress up for Halloween in costumes. The owners of the company would bring us to the local grammar schools and parade us in front of the children and the kids would pick out the best costume - whoever won got the day off!

You definitely should have won!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

That was an awesome cubicle! I bet the winner was friends with the chooser, cuz yours rocked!

Cecily R said...

My guess? They wanted to be fair and not give you BOTH prizes.

Your cubicle is decorated better than my house will EVER be!!!

Awesome pic!!!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

to hilarious!!!!

Lula! said...

You are smokin' hot!

I would have left my cubicle like that. Forever and ever. Amen.

Lump said...

ahahaha that costume and cubicle is hilarious! LOVE IT.

oh yeah ebay that shit. you could get a few dollars. ;)

Jyl @ MommyGossip said...

You are the baddest and maddest scientist Ev-a!

Happy Halloween!

Kat said...

I love the cubicle. I think I would have felt compelled to leave up the silver paper. And pictures. So that people might always wonder...

Robbed...I say, Robbed...

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Hey there! I know you like giveaways too so if you get a chance go to

http://nanasboxnonprofit.blogspot.com/

to enter and if you do tell her I sent you and I'll get another entry.Cause it's all about me.me,me,me.

TMI said...

Love the googley glasses! Happy Halloween!

Elizabeth said...

I love the whole idea of decorating the cubicle to match the costume! What a fun workplace!

Sis said...

Front row seats to see 98 Degrees and Jessica Simpson... it was also Bewitched lol... sitting outside the civic center, 14 years old with my bestest older sister at 4 in the AM. Hell yea! I still have the ticket stub, front row AA Seat 17. Also have autograph picture of Jessica with her platinum blond hair and BLACK BLACK eye make up. Whore. Anywho, you can have it if you want to bundle the tape with it. Some lunatic will buy it.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Hey thanks for coming by and entering the giveaway! Good luck!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Almost embarrassed to admit it but I went to that concert as well - it was my first. We saw them at Penn State University. *L* We had a sign and everything. hahaha You're a good big sister.

And your costume/cubical rocked!

Denise said...

Girl you were robbed, no doubt about it!

But you are also TAGGED! Check out my blog for details!

Hannah Noel said...

HAHAHA greaaat job!!
You WIN in my book!

Shannon said...

You totally should have won! That contest was rigged. For sure.