Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Plans

This began as a story about our plans for Halloween, but Whitney capped it off with one of her "kids say the darndest things" moments. Thanks to Whitney for the punch line.

On Halloween Night here in Norman there will be a showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the historic Sooner Theater. I have not seen it since I was in college. For those who do not know, this is a TERRIBLE movie made into an event by audience members who dress as characters and interact with the movie by yelling things at the actors on the screen, doing the Time Warp dance, and using props. This includes throwing rice during the wedding scene and shooting squirt guns in the air to replicate a rainstorm in the film. The movie also “stars” several actors in roles they would probably like to forget. One of them is the singer “Meatloaf” of Bat Out Of Hell fame as Eddie.

I got a chuckle out of it when I went in college, but it is really not my thing. The movie stinks and I hate dressing up in costumes (in fact, this will be the topic of a very special Halloween addition of “Dan’s Ramblings” coming soon). But Halloween falls on a Friday night this year, and going with a great group friends who DO love dressing up and participating sounded like fun.

All this humors our 16 year old daughter to no end. She has gotten to the age where it impossible to always hide from her the stupid things we middle aged people sometimes do to humor ourselves. So we have been telling Whitney all about the shenanigans that go on at a showing of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, including the costumes, rice and squirt guns. Then Tracy told Whitney “Meatloaf is in it”. Whitney looked horrified and said: “You guys are going to throw meatloaf? Gross”.


Tracy said...

I of course started to laugh hysterically at Whitney's comment. We've talked about Meatloaf before and she's heard his music so I assumed she knew what I was talking about.

Tammy said...

I can't wait until tomorrow night. I think it will be awesome.


Laura said...

Too funny. Another one of those generational things, huh?

Mom said...

Sounds like you will have a lot of fun, anyway I hope you do. Don't get any of that meatloaf on you or Abby will lick you to death. Chuckle, chuckle!!

Teri said...

I can actually visualize that entire conversation. Too Funny!

Whit said...

just to clarify, i didn't say "gross" i think that would be cool.