Friday, October 1, 2010

It Is October

The other night, Stephen Colbert had an epiphany ~ his rally is scheduled for Halloween weekend! He suggested coming in a scary costume.

Now I need to figure out how I can dress as a normal female and still pass it off as a costume. I could look for a Christine O'Donnell-ish wig and spew right wing nonsense. Maybe a witch's hat to top (HA!) the whole thing off.

My wife always changes her mind when she's planning something. I can usually count on 30 or 40 mind changes per week, so every time I mention the weekend, she adamantly affirms that she'll be out-of-town with the kids. Or she'll be out-of-town with one kid. Or she'll be at some college event with one kid. Or she'll be at the rally. Near as I can tell, the only things off the table are a visit to the space station and a Mt Everest climb. I'm not so sure about the space station.

But the costume thing might give me license to dress even if she's going too. The rub there is, some friends are going and I know she'd not like me to be "out" to our friends. And Halloween is the crossdresser's holiday, whether the civilians like it or not.

Stay tuned!


  1. The Halloween dressing thing is so hard when your real desire is to be authentically female. The whole point is to go over the top. What we need to do, as you suggest (I think) is to dress as if we are a woman who is dressing for Halloween. Does that make sense? I'm going to work on it anyway, even though at this point there is no party we are scheduled to attend.

    The women changing their mind thing is almost cliché, but I can certainly relate!

    Staying tuned...

  2. Yes, girl costume is the safest way to go. Cheerleader, Elvira, Hannah Montana or whoever's "in" today....

    DON'T TAKE MY IDEA! I'll post it in a day or two.

  3. Ahhh... Meany! ;D

    you know, it is the most sincere form of flattery!

  4. Meg
    The girl costume may be the way to go. If it were a Tea Party rally going in period dress as Betsy Ross could work.

    Being larger than you, rather than Christine O'Donnell I would do better as Rosie O'Donnell. I think I could do a great 'Rosie' complete with attitude, accent and assorted inane comments.

    Your dilemma makes me long for the good old days of the Clinton administration where for three years in a row I hit a few local bars doing 'Monica' with a stained blue dress, black beret and a cigar.

    Of course, the best, in my view, is Sarah Palin. Get some workable glasses, a nice tailored suit, heels and make yourself a pretty as you can be. You 'betcha' this would work.

    And then there is always good old Hillary Clinton but why would you want to dress down and go out in a pantsuit. Yuck.

    Good luck

  5. I'm sure I could go as "something scary" -- but I'd really hope I could be prettier than that! :D


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