Thursday, July 05, 2012

Feelin' Groovy

So, i went to a 70's party last weekend.

Can you tell?

Of course you can.  You're quick like that.

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.

Lovely.

16 comments:

Choleesa said...

THAT looks like a fantastic party.

sybil law said...

Oh waaaah.
Until you're the only person in their underwear making shapes of the alphabet with your body and having someone take photos, then stop whining.
:)

B.E. Earl said...

You are keeping the facial hair, right?

Annabelle Archer said...

Was it a key party?

Chantel said...

Where are the chicks with no bras dancing?! Dig your groove man, wicked 'stache--you're keeping that, right? Like just to leer at check-out girls and pose on the sidewalk at random times?

markd60 said...

I think we went to high school together. I know that dude!

Slyde said...

Chol: it was. it really was.

sybil: you, missy, have once again trumped me...

earl: it made it unscathed for another day. then i had to go to CVS and didnt want any weird looks, so i chopped it.

anna: if only!

chant: if YOU think i look good with it, i'll grow it again, just for you...

mark: we would have had a good time in high school :)

2abes said...

nice picture....big improvement

Cocaine Princess said...
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Cocaine Princess said...

OMG- what awesome pictures! Digging that chest of yours Slyde. Peace.

Bruce Johnson said...

The long slow demise of Andrew......this made my Friday.

Heff said...

Keep "the look", man. It works for ya.

Slyde said...

abes: you think?

cocaine: yes yes.... many, MANY women around the world share your sentiment...

bruce: anything i can do to put a smile on your face is worth it...

heff: agreed...

Dr Zibbs said...

Oooh I love the white boots on that hottie. Give her my number.

Pearl said...

Where's the shot of you guys hitting the bong?!

Pearl

Paticus said...

I remember being in a costume store one Halloween a couple of years ago, and the guy in front of me was describing his hippie costume, then he and his lady friend looked at me and realized they had basically been describing me. Good times.
Nice 'stache.