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
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?