John and I have been invited to another murder mystery party. Last year it was held on New Year’s Eve and the theme was the old west. I have forgotten what my name was, Adella something, but I was a widow and John was a sheriff or some such law man. We had quite elaborate costumes and most of the people there did, too. It was loads of fun.
This year they are having it on the 31st and the theme is ancient Rome. We received an invitation that had two copies of the same cast of characters in it and on each list there was one name that was highlighted. One of the characters was a Roman Senator and the other was a Vestal Virgin. So I kinda took things into my own hands and told John I was going to be the senator and he was going to be a vestal virgin. I had to explain how funny this was going to be a few times before I got him on board with the whole plan. After all they didn’t assign us the rolls they just indicated that these were the two that we were supposed to play.
Mither and I went out and bought John some false eyelashes and found an old costume for him to wear and fashioned a veil from some pink organza and a laurel of silk roses. He already has some leather flip flops that he can wear and I will wrap pink ribbon up his legs to look like Roman sandals.
He will be a real head turner. I have to stop making remarks about his “virginity”. He seems quite sensitive about this. He said something like, “Gosh, it’s been a long time since I was a virgin… at least 5 years…”
I told him that the Romans didn’t wear anything under their toga’s but I really think it would be a good idea if he did cause we wouldn’t want anyone to think he was “easy” or anything since he IS playing the part of a virgin.
My costume is fairly elaborate in that it is about a million miles of white cotton fabric trimmed in purple rope gimp. We worked long and hard on how to… toga it. I kinda hate to think about cutting it down smaller since it was originally a valance in my dining room and may have a future as such again.
I have some other fancy stuff to my get-up, but I will take pictures and show you after the party. I am looking forward to it and John said that there is NO WAY I will be allowed to post a picture of him dressed as a woman. I will just tell him to put his veil down and no one will see his face. Heh.
Comment by Kori on January 21, 2009 at 6:16 pm
I can harldy wait to see the final results; tell John that it would make me happy, and I haven’t been very happy so he should do it with the atittude of serving his fellow human. That way you can get an Obama reference in at the same time. REally, it is a win-win situation. And hey-a valance? Methinks you watched the Sounds of Music a lot when you were a kid! 🙂
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Comment by Ree on January 21, 2009 at 6:29 pm
I can’t wait. This is going to be awesome.
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Comment by Sabrina on January 21, 2009 at 8:49 pm
You will just have to post a picture of him. My life would be enormously enriched by seeing that picture. A lot. I hope you guys have a great time. It sounds like a ton of fun. I’ve always wanted to do something like that. Also, please pictures pretty please.
Comment by Serendipitous Girl on January 21, 2009 at 9:08 pm
Dude, I think you’re going to have to break out the video camera on that little hussy … I mean VIRGIN.
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Comment by Karen on January 21, 2009 at 10:40 pm
You’re going to post pictures, right? You’re exactly the kind of people that we love to invite to our parties.
Comment by witchypoo on January 22, 2009 at 11:43 am
That? Sounds like an awesome time. You can always taunt John about being insecure about his masculinity to get him to pose for you.
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Comment by Frita on January 22, 2009 at 2:41 pm
I love, love, love, murder mystery weekends. How fun!!! While in the Peace Corps, we rented a B & B (yes, I was in the PC in a place that had B & B’s) and a friend put a whole story together. It was too fun. Can’t wait to see the pics!
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Comment by big hair envy on January 22, 2009 at 4:46 pm
The pictures can’t get here SOON enough!!!
Now you’ve done it. I REALLY want to host one of these parties!!! They are SO MUCH FUN:)
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Comment by Roger on January 23, 2009 at 8:00 am
Not only should you post pictures of the event, but maybe even a little video of his(her) acting chops. I mean why does John think you blog? For moments like this, right? 🙂
Comment by Mr. Corvette on January 24, 2009 at 11:56 am
You should be ashamed of yourself! After all that great guy does for you …
Comment by Tink on January 26, 2009 at 10:37 am
That’s AWESOME! Please post pictures. Please? *Bats eyelashes and pouts* 😉
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