How was your Halloween-2020? Did you enjoy plenty of decked-out costumes, junk candy, and entertainment? If you live in Georgia, like we do, Halloween is almost always a sunny, warm, beautiful day. Halloween-2020 fit that description precisely, thus plenty of amusement was had by most.
As planned, Triangle Park et al. dressed up and headed to La Tavola in Virginia Highlands to celebrate Diana’s 23rd birthday. Jeff and I brought sweet, baby Diana (9 lbs.1 oz.) home from the hospital on Halloween night (1997). For 23 years it has been basically second nature to celebrate her birthday from October 29 – 31. Halloween is the finale.
We all costumed up and prepped for a pic party before heading to dinner. It’s all about the pics, right?
Joey dressed as the infamous pizza-reviewer, pop culture guru, and founder of Bartsool Sports, Dave Portnoy. Which, naturally, meant Savanna would be a delicious-looking slice of pepporoni pizza pie. Joey had the pleasure of reviewing her. If you’re thinking: omg, why wouldn’t he give her a TEN (10!!)? You’re not alone, I thought that too. Apparently, you have to know more about Dave Portnoy to understand the reasoning.
Sav and Joe were hilarious and educational! I had no idea [prior to Halloween-2020] who the heck Dave Portnoy was. Pop culture guru? But now I know and I want to give a shout out and thank Dave Portnoy for reposting Sav and Joe on his Instagram feed. Check it out here!
Next is the birthday girl, Diana, as Elle Woods. Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde hit us as perfect choice for Dan (Shrewd, blonde, pretty-in-pink, law school, etc.). The only piece that didn’t squeeze together is that Reese is 5’1 and Diana is 5’9 ½ (plus heels). But, the waiter, Thomas, saved the night. He guessed that she was Paris Hilton. That worked (IMHO). I mean, having to x-out the lawschool part was costume-crucifying…but survivable.
Jeff nailed the ‘60s handsome-travelling businessman. The fedora fit like a glove and looked like the real thing when in fact it came from Party City on Peachtree. The paper sticking out of his pocket is an old-fashioned plane ticket that he made. I just love hats and especially ties and white shirts on men. Mmmm, more delicious than Sav’s pizza onesie.
And then there was the Pan Am flight attendant. That sucker of a dress was so tight, I got an ab workout from sucking my stomach all night (engage your core, belly button to the spine, shoulders back). I more than periodically pulled the back side down in fear that it would hike up and…ohhh lawd. My favorite part of the outfit were the gloves and the hat. Both fit like, well, gloves. Especially the hat. I would imagine that little booger would be a battle all night long. But, it literally stayed put with two bobby pins.
Then came candy at the end of the night. Diana picked out our assortment this year. Other than Smarties and Fun Dip, I don’t eat candy, candy bars, etc. Not a fan. Somehow my brain turned off when everyone was gone or asleep. Into my stomach went a Tootsie Pop (ew), Whoppers, and a Kitkat. Why does Halloween taste like it’s been laced with wax these days? Never again.
We had lots of laughs and cheers on Halloween-2020. We even stopped by a friends house and trick-or-treated and we voted for:
- Best executed costume
- Funniest costume
Every single one of us got one vote for best executed. Sav and Joe got funniest. I think the funniest thing is that we all tied for the first category.
One thing is for sure, there was plenty of amusement to go around just by looking at each other. Thankfully, nothing scared us…for a change.
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