Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Fancy schmancy

Last weekend I went to an 18th birthday party. I cannot tell you how old it made me feel. It was officially fancy dress (although of course, we left that to the yoot) - and there really is nothing more entertaining than the site of nubile 18 year old girls dressed as bumblebees and Britney Spears (pre-breakdown) attempting to inconspicuously sneak out for cigarettes. When you're wearing big wings and/or carrying a giant plastic python it's kinda hard to sneak anywhere.

Still, overall the results were impressive. The boys were in heaven (MC was very constrained until he saw Catwoman in skintight PVC. To be fair even I could barely control myself).

Interestingly quite a few of the, um, larger contingent went as cats too - they must have been gutted. 'It's so they can wear black,' observed a very wise Astarael. And as for the size 14 Amy Winehouse - that was pure genius. Especially a few hours later once all the eyeliner had made a bid for freedom.

Oh - and dilemma of the day: what's worse, finding out that your boyfriend is in prison or thinking that you've been dumped because you haven't heard from them? This does not relate to MC who is a wonderfully law abiding citizen, of course. But it is, in all seriousness, a dilemma for someone I know. Sometimes I think I must lead a very sheltered life.

9 comments:

The Blonde Blogshell said...

LOL - awwww!! I wanna go to a fancy dress party!

Oh wow -dude now that IS a dilemma...holy shit, I'd prefer the latter...to find out he's in prison is well...disturbing!
Do tell more! :-)

almostwitty.com said...

Some people get all the luck...

Personally, I'd prefer to find my prospective bf/gf had gone to prison - then I didn't do anything wrong at least!

Geoff said...

Z,

Charleston is a college town - there are 12,000 student here, and 70% of them are women (!). i frequently find myself at parties where the average age of a person is 19. And I have no complaints at all. Does that make me a dirty old man? You know what .. don't answer that.

zuzula said...

Blogshell and AW - yup, she was glad to discover that he was in prison! i was speechless, which is unusual for me.

Geoff - *zips mouth* ;)

Legs Akimbo said...

silverfox can possibly shed some light on finding out that your partner has been released from prison when you didn't know he/she was in prison in the first place

Peas on Toast said...

Oh my word!

Ten out of ten for the size 14 Amy Winehouse - god, what a picture I love it!
And also....I'd rather find out my boyfriend was in pirson. As wierd as this may sound, in prison he still may love me. And it could be that he's in there because of unpaid fines or something equally as juvenile.
Ourt of prison and being dumped...it hurts so much every time!

Being Brazen said...

Sounds like a very interesting party...

I love fancy dress parties. Any excuse to put on some wings and a halo ;)

silverfox said...

Legs...I was going to keep my mouth shut about that one.....although another time maybe.

zuzula said...

hmmm....