Monday, April 16, 2007

When She Goes Downtown She Walks Like She Just Don't Care

Stinky making a goofy face underneath the Christmas lights.

So, the girls went to see a bunch of bands play at the Hall Mall as a benefit for United Action for Youth. They said it was fun, but they had to go outside a couple of times to get away from all the cigarette smoke. Stinky was telling me about what she saw downtown on a Saturday night.

Stinky: I guess there was this costume contest at one of the bars, so a lot of people were all dressed up. Most of the guys were dressed like people from the seventies, and all the girls were dressed like skanks.

Me: That's usually how it goes when college kids wear costumes.

Stinky: There were these girls who were walking around in nothing but corsets.

Me: Really? What did they wear for bottoms?

Stinky: They just had tights on and high heel hooker shoes. Then, these other, more rocker college girls came up to them and said, "Hey, you lost your pants...And your shirts...And your dignity.

Me: Nice.


Remiman said...

"and your dignity" Whitney houston?

Margaret said...

like their butt cracks were all smooshsed up along the seam of the hose and that's it?

dmarks said...

Curlita.... I took that not as a typo, but as a hair style suggestion.

Sarah said...

Hair suggestion? You _are_ Curlita!

I love Stinky! What a great observer like her mama!

booda baby said...

Curlita's great. I vote Curlita.

Oh. That was a nice line, but I'm hoping you encourage the girls to aim just a leeeetle closer to the vein that makes the nitwits snap out of it.

Seriously. "You lost your dignity" just doesn't cut through the sorority girl fog any more. I vote for something a little more laser like. Please get working on that.

Rachel said...

And here I thought that the best costume ever was when I dressed up as Mimi Bobeck from the Drew Carey Show.
I think I might have to get one of these costumes and flaunt my flabby cellulite to the world.

fringes said...

If you can't wear hooker shoes in college, when can you wear them? Heh.

Churlita said...


Curlita is probably a more fitting name for me, actually.


I think they may have worn thongs with the hose, but I was too afraid to ask.


My hair is super curly anyway, so it's more a way of life for me.


She's a funny one.

Booda Baby,

I'll see what I can do. The older I get, the more I realize that people won't snap out of stuff, no matter how cutting I am.


Your costume sounds better.


I don't think it was the presence of hooker shoes so much, as the absence of pants.

dmarks said...

""Hey, you lost your pants."

Like, don't people have nightmares that they come to school this way. Why do it on purpose?

Rachel: My favorite Mimi Bobeck outfit was the one with blocky colors and black outlines that caused Drew to say "Hey, it's the Partridge Family Bus!"

Followed by the one where she looked like she was wearing shower curtains.

mist1 said...

I love costume parties. I also really enjoy dressing like a skank.

evil-e said...

scantily clad chickies eh....well, looks like I need to go to Iowa!!

Right!, I see this "show" every time I go out. The Cleveland area resembles something out of the 80's most nights. I laugh every time I see a bad advertise 80's night, thinking when isn't it?

bice said...

And so the socially acceptable pendulum swings...

Liz said...

I think I lost my dignity in college, too. It happened when I signed up for a credit card because they were giving away 2-liters of Coke in front of the student union.

Churlita said...


I don't know, but the idea of walking around town without any pants on, makes me very nervous.


I know, but I have a feeling you can really pull it off.


Sadly, eighties fashions are coming back everywhere.


How does that one song go? "London swings like the socially acceptable pendulum do?" Ah, it's something like that.


How many times are we able to lose and find and lose our dignity again? I may have set that record.

gareth said...

A Nick Gilder reference? I don't believe I've ever seen one of those. Nicely done.