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Thank God Halloween Only Comes Once a Year

Friday, October 26, 2007

Most people who know me know that Halloween is, by far, my favorite holiday. However, with the exception of Nik (Oompa Loompas), Al, Kevin and Michelle (Wizard of Oz), and Kurt, Nancy and Danette (assembling outfits for the Running of the Bulls), no one really knows the amount of insanity that goes into each year’s costume. This year, Dave got a taste of my annual OCD.

Come Wednesday night, I will be wearing my rendition of The Life Aquatic’s Team Zissou uniform. But that’s not where the madness comes in. That, my friends, comes about as a direct result of my need for authenticity; it’s all about the details. Ask David how many thrift/art supply/shoe stores I dragged him through over the last three or four days (12 shoe stores alone today!).

Custom Zissou Adidas + Zissou Shirt/Pants + Red Beanie + ID Badge = I’m almost satisfied.



  • At 7:46 PM, Blogger Steenie said…

    It's always a treat to see what you're going to come up with for Halloween. Will you be entering some sort of contest again?

  • At 9:39 AM, Anonymous one who knows better said…

    I think the title should be more like "Thank God Halloween Exists to Give My OCD an Outlet."

  • At 8:57 AM, Blogger [a]musing/s said…

    your hair's gettin kinda emo, buddy

  • At 6:48 PM, Blogger Travis said…

    Crap, I was shooting for WT; guess I need to shave the sides.

  • At 9:49 AM, Blogger Al said…

    I notice that you're leaving out Yesi and your most successful, award and money-winning costume out of the short descriptions :)

    Yesi and I even dressed up as medical support personnel for you!

  • At 4:35 PM, Blogger Travis said…

    Yesi wasn't part of the Wizard of Oz madness, though. Just witnessing the costumes is only a window into my insanity.


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