Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I normally get really excited about Halloween, but I was a little bummed out this year. That was until I started writing this blog.

My friends and I are huge fans of Halloween and we have a huge party each year. Everyone gets dressed up, Dana tries to kill everyone with the punch, we play games, drink a lot, it's a great time! Unfortunately, due to my geographical and educational situation, I will be unable to participate in the festivities for the first time in 4 years :( Anyway, I decided to write this blog and post some pictures, but then after looking through my photographs I realized that my friends and I love Halloween for one reason alone....the costumes. In fact, I've realized that my friends and I are dressed up in some weird costume/outfit/hat/etc. in almost every picture that I have. Therefore, I am no longer bummed because Halloween is totally replicable (gosh, i'm such a scientist) for the next time I get back to NC. I mean, we always watch scary movies and Dana routinely tries to kill us with punch, so next time we'll just put on costumes! Anyway, here are a few pictures from years past:

Year I: I was an angel and Matt was the Brawny Paper Towel Guy (you could argue that neither one of us are in costume...heeeheee)

Year II - This was the year that I decided to go as Roller Girl from Boogie Nights (Mistake Number 1). I tried to persuade Miranda to install hand rails in her house and put down some sort of spongey material on the floor to protect me from injury. She wouldn't (totally unreasonable, by the way). She did promise to help me "train" for Halloween by rollerblading with me around the loop at Wrightsville Beach (Mistake Number 2). Of course, I fell about 30 minutes into it and injured my wrist. She pretty much dragged me into the car and ran in my apartment screaming to Matt "I'm sorry, I broke your girlfriend!".

Many of the American Eagle Clan:

Year III - a lot of beer pong was played this year.

New Year 2008:

This is actually the same night, except we have obviously decompensated quite an bit and changed costumes:
Then we added blowers:

This deserves some explanation, but I'm not going to give it to you:

Then we were swamp monsters:

Miranda was a lion and Daner was drunk :)

My Maid of Honor and me:

I sometimes wear a crazy sombrero :)

Guess who? Don't worry, your secret is safe with me.