Let’s go back a couple of weeks, and I’ll tell you about me and my friends’s All Hallows Eve…
“The One With the Ghost”
It was a bit more fun than the last few years, seeing it through the eyes of a child.
She’s still too young to go out, but dressed up and had a great deal of excitement rushing to answer the door and giving out sweeties. (Providing she got some herself.)
We didn’t dress up ourselves. And my New York mates were also grappling with this problem. How do you get people to dress up once they’re in the thirties? The biggest nightmare of all.
They managed it better than us, and had a proper fancy dress party!
Having said that, a few of them ducked out! Joey barely dressing up (as Chandler), and Rachel just wore a new dress. She’s obviously getting prepared for parenthood. Even harder to find the time for costumes then.
Rachel indulged her broodiness, handing out sweets to trick or treaters. Then money when the treats ran out… She had a bit of trouble with some of them. But at least they actually said “Trick or Treat”! All the ones that came to our house just stood there awkwardly. Honestly, kids these days…
I’m a bit ashamed I didn’t dress up either. As usual merely loitered in the corner like some sort of Gunther. He got in the Halloween spirit MOST of all. Showing up despite dying a year ago. That’s one hell of a ghost costume…
Wait, did he? That can’t be right. And what’s this? Ursula’s fiancé is the spitting image of Sean Penn. Shouldn’t he be off in Ukraine giving his awards to Zelensky??
I know Ursula’s a piece of work but it’s pretty shocking for Phoebe to be openly flirting with her sister’s fiancé. And not just because he’s Sean Penn. It’s simply not on. Even if Ursula is lying to him.
Like all the best party’s it ended with a bit of arm wrestling.
Chandler let Ross win so he could impress Mona (from the wedding). Needless to say, I beat both of them.
All in all a great party, and really made me want to dress up again! Maybe at New Years™?
Might be able to make Joey’s dream of a “Slutty Leatherface” a reality.
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
I swear, this is the last time I will talk about my vasectomy.
I was talking to my wife on the way there, letting my anxieties out, and said something like “we’ve been through so much together”.
Her response “aw baby, don’t worry, you’ll still have your penis”.
Errm. I meant me and you, babe…