Monday, October 16, 2006

...and what about the other 2% of UA students?

So I went to a Halloween party this weekend...

This past weekend, I went to a charity benefit Halloween costume party. Although it did seem a little early for a Halloween party, I was reminded that dressing up for any costume party to is honestly one hell of a time.
We decided to go to a ‘mom & pop’ costume shop literally hours before the party. When we got there, it was an almost comedic experience working with one of the sales associates. I was shocked about how serious one person could take costumes and Halloween. Our sales girl was determined to give us the full run-down of how to choose the right costume. We ended up going as “Super Mario and Princess Peach”. Obviously, being the video game dork I am – I thought it was an awesome idea!
Costume parties in my opinion, bring out the best in people. Not to get to overly philosophical about something as elementary as a costume party… I’m really being serious. Think about it. When you go out in a social setting (bar, restaurant, etc) it is just natural that you judge people by what they are wearing and how they look. You pay attention to how nice their clothes are, jewelry and watches, hairstyle, shoes, etc. It’s inevitable that this is how you build judgment on any person. However, at a costume party… this goes right out the window. Dressing totally outrageous in a costume exposes one thing, your personality. Personally, this is why I enjoy these types of parties. The experience is unlike any other, there's a feeling of ‘letting your guards down’, and just having a great time looking ridiculous -- getting to know people in a different context.

Anyways, myself and my friend naturally were the hit of the party and everyone wanted to take pictures with us (wink, wink – who wouldn’t right?). Checkout the martini bar (pictured below) they had carved out of ice for the party, the bar tendered served all drinks by pouring it down a funnel to your glass. I’m going to totally recycle this costume for the next party I have this coming weekend. Hopefully I can convince my friends to dress up as the entire ‘Mario All-Stars’ crew. Maybe I can even get some one to carry around a mushroom or bricks I can randomly break throughout the night. :) Digg this article here.

Should of reconsidered the title of this article

Woman tries to trade son for wedding gown?

Police said an Iowa woman wanted a wedding gown so badly that she would have traded her child for it. Davenport, Iowa, police charged 31-year-old Marcy Gant with one felony count of sale of an individual. She is accused of trying to sell her 4-year-old son.

They said Gant bought a wedding dress from a local street vendor, paid part of the tab, and offered her son to make up the rest of the balance.

"During negotiations for the payment of this wedding dress, on at least two occasions, Ms. Gant offered her 4-year-old son as collateral," Capt. Dave Struckman of the Davenport Police Department. Neighbors said they were shocked.

"(There is) something very mentally wrong with her to think that that is OK," said Angie Bruce, Gant's neighbor. "(If) those children go back to her they're in danger. That's just not acceptable if the state lets her have those children back."

If convicted, Gant could face 10 years in prison. Gant's 4-year-old son and her 10-year-old son have been taken into protective custody. Article here.

this costume = worst thing your kid could wear

Dog eats his own master and his wife? WTF?

A dog ate his master's rotting corpse after he and his wife died in their home and lay undiscovered for weeks.

Unable to find any food, the dog, believed to be a German Shepherd, fed on Albert Sprigens's arm and head after the 82-year-old died at the couple's isolated house in Brenchley, near Pembury, Kent.

Bedridden Audrey Sprigens, 70, is believed to have died because she was unable to call for help after her husband's death, Tunbridge Wells Coroner's Court heard. When police entered the remote property on September 7 "there was the overwhelming smell of rotting human flesh", Detective Inspector Jon Clayden told the inquest.

Mr Sprigens, a retired aircraft engineer, was in the bath fully clothed. He had been decapitated and his skull was on the patio. His arm was without flesh.

A heavily decomposed and frail Mrs Sprigens was lying on the bedroom floor in her nightclothes. Police were called after a postman noticed the letterbox was overfull and was concerned that the dog looked emaciated and appeared to living in his own filth. Article here.

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Woman tries to smuggle heroin with a burrito?

A New Mexico woman was arrested last week after she allegedly hid a hypodermic needle filled with heroin inside a Taco Bell burrito and tried to deliver the contraband to a friend held in a city jail. Rosemary Gonzales, 42, was nabbed last Friday after a jail guard at the Espanola lockup discovered the hypo hidden amongst the contents of a Burrito Supreme (friends are allowed to bring food to inmates at the small jail). Article here.

Two sumo wrestlers getting some ‘airtime’.

Cop buys porn with his ex-girlfriends credit card

An NYPD officer is under arrest in Staten Island for sending his former girlfriend, herself a cop, pornography, lingerie and sex toys through the mail - and then paying for the unwanted gifts with her credit cards, authorities said yesterday.
Mario Buonviaggio, 38, was taken into custody Friday after allegedly using his old flame's Discover account to buy lingerie, porn movies and a subscription to an adult magazine in August 2005.

That same month, he used her MBNA credit account to pay for a blowup doll - which he then sent, along with the previous purchases, to the woman's home in Staten Island.

Two months ago, after a year of inactivity, Buonviaggio began using a different credit card to send his ex some gifts - including a skin cream touted for its ability to remove wrinkles.

Buonviaggio, a 13-year veteran assigned to a Manhattan housing unit, was busted after an investigation revealed that he had used his cellphone to order the risqué presents.

He is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, petit larceny and forgery, according to a spokesman for Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan. Article here.

Checkout this firefighter’s tattoo, tribute to 9/11

Girl takes off bra, causes car to flip & crash

One girls' bra led to one big car crash. The driver of a car containing four teenage girls, Tabitha Adams, 17, of Bowling Green, told the Ohio Highway Patrol that one of her passengers took the bra off underneath a shirt because the family dog had chewed it earlier that day, causing it to fray.

Emily Davis, 17, of Bowling Green admitted that it was her bra that broke and later flew from the car’s antenna. Two Toledo men in a trailing 2006 Dodge Neon were injured when driver James Campbell told troopers he swerved to avoid the flying bra and his car flipped several times in the grass median.

Mr. Campbell, 37, was ejected from the vehicle and transported by medical helicopter to Toledo Hospital, where he was treated for a broken vertebra in his neck and a fractured thumb. Mr. Long, 40, was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo for broken ribs and possible liver damage. Both men were later released.
After what witnesses described as verbal interaction between the girls in Tabitha’s Mercury Sable and the guys in Mr. Campbell’s car, Emily hung her bra over the antenna, from which it shortly flew off, the report states.

Tim Atkins, a juvenile prosecutor in Wood County, said yesterday that a misdemeanor littering charge will be filed against Emily next week. Article here.