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10.31.08 14 °C
BOO! Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!
Australia does not glorify Halloween as Americans do. HOWEVER, young Australians are well aware of the enormity of Halloween, and choose to partake in celebration (phew!). As Halloween is my favourite holiday, (largely because the candy is delicious and endless, sloppy Joe's are acceptable, I can wear a mustache, I get to carve a face, and dressing as a blashpemous relgious figure is neither accepted at your all girls Catholic high school or conservative Catholic University) I was pleased to use this adoration as leverage to make new friends. Australians love Americans who celebrate Halloween! Everyone, we were invited to 4+ parties--- which means, we have friends!!! YES.
April & I
Arora tradition mandates sloppy Joe's every Halloween, decorations, candy and costumes. Everything that I love and excel at: eating, celebrating, decorating and costuming. Luckily, sloppy Joe's is a tradition in April's family as well, so we set upon a quest to make sloppy Joe's, even though NOBODY eats it here in Australia. Several cans of tomato sauce, garlic, sugar, onions, peppers, ground meat and hamburger buns later.... we had our traditional Halloween feast. We then met up with some co-workers who are now friends (WOOT) for drinks at an Irish pub on Chapel Street, and then, we went to Shayna's friends from work Halloween party. It was like a bad frat party, gone wrong, but I was so elated and filled with 'magic pumpkin juice' that I had a hell of a time. And the best part, my costume allowed me to wake up in my PAJAMAS!!
I dressed as a myriad of things: A Uni-corn, Rainbow Bright, a big bull dyke, and an Us in The Son counselor on acid.
My head-to-toe flannel neon RAINBOW pajama suit
purple, sparkly fairy wings
a recorder (the instrument)
a rainbow fairy wand
April's neon pink flats
a thicke, black mustache