Are you a product of the 80’s? Was taffeta or lace your material of choice? Did you love big hair bands? Did you have a mullet in High School or College? I did. It took me about 25 years to admit it to myself, but I did. I didn’t fully realize it until I went to an 80’s Prom Night extravaganza at a friend’s work function this past weekend. Lexi’s hubby Todd lent me a mullet wig for the event and when I put it on, I realized I was reliving my years at Texas A&M University. I almost shed a tear – then I laughed hysterically. What a ridiculous haircut. What made us think that was ever a good idea?
The Life Bus moment here is the fact that I have not dressed up in costume since I was about 11. I don’t typically do Halloween – though I love to see others in costume and am in awe of those who go all out. Given I need to walk the talk with this whole Life Bus thing and stretch myself out of my comfort zone, I gave it a go. I donned the wig and a full length sequin dress, and walked into a room of 150 people where I knew 1 person. I felt like a douche but I did it and got a good laugh out of it.
I posted this same photo on Face Book and my favorite quote was from my best friend in high school, Beth. “Makes me want to watch Joe Dirt.” Joe Dirt happens to be one of my all time favorite movies. Perhaps we are brother and sister from another mother.
Jump on the Life Bus – it’s a great place to be.