The whole family got into the spirit of dead witches and costumed up! :o)
Dan, Marie & Amanda
Mariachi, Fairy, Flamenco Dancer.
Big Texan, Nancy and Natalia
Marie's Dad, Marie's Mom and my Mom
Lord Vader, Queen and Mother Superior.
Andy and I were very politically incorrect and went as a Border Patrol Guard and a Mexican.
I was La Migra (Immigration) and he was my Mexican!
Yup! We switched it up! :op
My Mexican--------Border Patrol (La Migra)
I thought we were sure thing winners for the costume contest due to outrageous originality and crazy disregard of our cultures but alas we were beat by a couple wearing football player/cheerleader costumes.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the thing was fixed [yes I am] considering that I threatened to deport everybody if they didn't vote for me and they all claimed they would but once the votes were tallied... I'm gonna need a big wagon to cart them all off!
At any rate here are the winners.
Couples costume Big Dude and Tina (Marie's niece and her guy who's name I never learned) and individual costume was Lord Vader. (Marie's Dad)
The big dude was hilarious!
They brought in sandwiches and he headed straight for the table, stopped looked at me and said "Can I have some now or do I have to wait? Normally I'd wait but...".
I said to him "Dude, if you want a sandwich I can't see anybody trying to stop you!" He laughed and grabbed himself some sandwiches with some gherkins.
HE WAS HUGE!
Anyway, I promised a near death experience so here it is:
The Big Dude brought his sister, not sure what she was dressed as (...?) and I don't have a picture of her but she complimented my costume (just want to add that everybody did! So, sore loser that I am... okay I'll drop it!) and then she went on to say something else..
I have to admit something here, since I am such an antisocial person, when I meet people for the first time I don't really pay attention to what they say. Seriously, my brain just half listens... anyway I laughed at whatever she said but then my brain said "why are you laughing stupid!? she just said she wanted to borrow your costume!" so mid laugh I stopped and tilted my head sideways and said "Hurhn????" Luckily she had to go to the bathroom so she ran in once it was unoccupied..
I grabbed a couple of carrots and went into the other room where Nancy was. She saw the perplexed look on my face and asked what happened.
Here is where my near death experience came in.
Big Dude's sister just asked to borrow my costume!
No, that's not the weird part! The weird part is that my brain repeated the words back to me and all I could say was "Huhrn??" I mean what the hell kinda thing to respond when a complete stranger asks you for your costume??
[I started laughing and kept saying "Huhrn???" cuz it was making Nancy laugh]
ALL OF A SUDDEN!!!!!!
I inhaled a piece of the carrot I was eating and it started choking me!!!
Yeah! I'm serious!!!
Vegetables will help you live longer? I think not!
When people choke they should do it on a large piece of beef!
That way you can say "Yeah, she was a big meat eater and didn't believe in chewing her food. She liked to swallow large pieces just so she could brag about it! Yup, very irresponsible eating on her part, I guess she met her match!'
They are not supposed to say. "Yeah, the big doofus choked on a baby carrot! I know, if it didn't kill Bugs Bunny it shouldn't have killed her, what a wimp!"
If you're wondering if anybody gave me the Heimlich, the answer is no since I saw a documentary about the dude saying he was a phony. I showed that little piece of carrot who was boss!
::sigh:: Now my voice is all raspy!
Although... it does sound pretty cool! ;o)