Anyway, because I take my method acting very seriously, i really wanted to go full-throttle get into character. I borrowed the clothes from an old hippy friend of mine, and then set about trying to get my face all 70's-like.
I went to the local costume shop to buy myself the afro, and while i was there i bought the fake sideburns and 'stache.
Then i got home and cursed in the mirror for 30 minutes because the fucking things wouldn't stay on.
Then i went back to the party store and bought some of that Spirit Gum that is SUPPOSED to help keep shit like that on your face. The gum ended up working even worse than the shitty tape that came with the getup.
So, that's when i stubbornly decided that i still had 2 weeks before the party and i could damn well grow my OWN mustache and sideburns in that amount of time. And dammit if i didn't pull it off.
Anyway, I was just looking through the pictures of the party and i noticed something....... disturbing. There is a definite 'down-slide' to my general appearance as the night wore on. This came as somewhat of a disappointment to me, because i really thought i was actually keeping myself together at an alcoholic social function, for once.
Let's elaborate with some more pics, shall we?
The banner pic is me, all primped and composed, ready to head out to the party.
Here I am about an hour or so in. I think i'm still holding myself together nicely.
Then things started to take a turn for the worse. The Patron and jelly shots were starting to take their toll....
I don't really remember taking this picture, but at least i still recognize the people i've got my arm around. I DO know that shortly after this picture, I remember grabbing a tray of Jello shots to see if i could finish them all off.....
.... which might POSSIBLY be a factor of my face in THIS picture....
It goes without saying that i most definitely do NOT remember taking this one.
Which brings us to our final picture. I don't really have any words for it, except to point out to everyone that at least I only TOOK this picture, and wasn't involved (for once).....
Yeah, I can see that one going right in the family photo album. Right next to Aunt Clara's 50th anniversary pictures.