Friday, October 29, 2010

The annual Cheeseboy Halloween costume featuring Lady Gaga.

Before I get to the Halloween costume, I wanted to post the following conversation I had with my dad and brother at the Utah Jazz game last night:
 
AN ACTUAL CONVERSATION:

[A Lady Gaga concert commercial comes on the Jumbotron]

Brother: You could not pay me to go to that concert!

Dad:  Why?  I kinda liked her songs in that show... what's it called?  Cheers?

Brother: Cheers?  You mean Glee?

Dad: Yeah, Glee.  I am always getting those two shows mixed up.

Abe: Glee and Cheers? Yeah, I can see that.

Dad: Well, you know...  they have the same number of letters in their name.

Abe:  They do?  Well then, I can see how you could get confused.
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And now, without further ado, I give you my Halloween costume for the year.  I decided to dress up as a Lunch Lady and the other first grade teachers were different school lunch menu items to help promote school lunch. 

I had to smooth things over with our school's actual lunch ladies as they thought I was mocking them when in fact I was PAYING TRIBUTE TO THEM!  After they realized that, they stood and cheered as we walked by in the parade.

In case you're not sure, I am the one on the very left, wearing the dinosaur oven mitt.

63 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You guys look great. Suits you well.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Brave men wear pink.

Hope that makes you feel better anyway.

-stephanie- said...

I knew it was you. You're the kind who prefers wearing flowers over all pink. Cute.

M-Cat said...

I actually didn't know it was you until you pointed it out. Now I am laughing my arse off - well done! Great costume - you had me fooled! (it was the hair net - threw me off)

Oilfield Trash said...

Cool costumes.

The Bipolar Diva said...

That's great! And that convo with your dad is classic!

thunderbenholt said...

Yeah, that was weird.

Everyday Goddess said...

Oddly enough, my 76 year old mom likes some Gaga too.

Glee. Cheers. Norm is the one in the wheelchair right?

baygirl32 said...

love the conversation with your fadder

Tom said...

One thing you never want to do is make a lunch lady mad.

Pedaling said...

can I borrow your shirt?

You are funny!

Saimi said...

Now you know you have an option if teaching first grade doesn't work out for you.

Allyson & Jere said...

Love it. Way to be creative, and so willing to do a little something. Most schools around here aren't allowed to wear costumes to school anymore. LAME! Anyway, clever and cute, that's what I'm callin your costume situation. And also that conversation between your Dad and brother. hahaha

Joann Mannix said...

Cheese, I'm laughing so hard I almost fell off my chair, literally. And it's not just your kicky lunchroom lady outfit as it is the look on your face.

And I'm with your bro, you couldn't pay me to go to a Lady Gaga concert.

Same amount of letters. That's great.

Holly Ruggiero said...

I get Cheers and Glee mixed up all the time. What a fun costume to wear at a school!

The Invisible Seductress said...

what a purty lunch lady you make!!!

Joan said...

I wanna teach at your school! Waaaaaa!

tammy said...

I think I just fell in love with your Dad a little.

Since you couldn't go as Kody Brown, a lunch lady is the next best thing.

DeNae said...

You are rockin' that hair net. And I like Gaga, as long as I don't have to look at her.

Krista said...

I have a friend that's a lunch lady and she's hot! You look hot off the menu, too! Awesome costumes - good job!

Marnie said...

Now that is the most creative group costume idea ever. I love it!

Your Dad sounds like a real character. Enjoy him :0)

FabuLeslie said...

Ah, Man! I'm jealous! I wish I taught at a school where we could dress up for halloween and not jsut try to freak the kids out. Cute hat.

mintifresh said...

Lunch ladies are a defensive bunch but I think that was a great tribute! I still wish the Sister Wives idea could have happened! ahhaha

Kelly said...

You should have sung Adam Sandler's song about lunch ladies. "Sloppy Joe, sloppy sloppy Joe!"

Mamma has spoken said...

Do you really have pigs in a blanket for lunch? My school never has that one...

Missy said...

Oh so funny! You make a very pretty lunch lady!
Love the convo with your dad!

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I think the real lunch ladies were just jealous.

I can see the Glee-Cheers mix up too. Didn't Norm do a special appearance song and dance on Glee?

xoRobyn

Pat said...

You are styling with that hair net. Just saying...

Jason, as himself said...

If you ever get tired of teaching....you've got a backup career all ready to go!

Julie said...

Cool, I like the lunch lady look. I get to be the wicked witch of the north. Green hair and all.
Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Eva Gallant said...

Funny, I never pictured you as a cross-dresser; not that there's anything wrong with that!

Glamazon said...

Hahaha, one day your sons will look back with pride at this photo-yep, that's my dad, the one wearing the pink hairnet :)

Emmy said...

Lol! Awesome. Have you ever heard that Adam Sandler song?

Amy said...

You all look very cute! Glad the lunch ladies liked it!

Melinda said...

Did you sing Lunchlady Land?!?! I love it!

Sandra said...

Terrific idea! I bet the students got a kick out of it too.

MBGITWWR said...

Oh man! The title of this post had me convinced that you were dressing up in one of Lada Gaga's psychotic outfits. Much to my dismay I saw the lunch lady costume. It's still a good effort. :)

Powdered Toast Man said...

I wear that same hair net to bed

Lisa Loo said...

You watch closely now--I bet that will be Gaga's next costume--the lunch lady.

Not everybody with jew-by hair can rock a hair net like that.

Your Dad is my hero.

Unknown Mami said...

I love me some lunch lady tributes:
http://www.veoh.com/browse/videos/category/comedy/watch/v1530311wR2Z4JpK

Happy Halloween!

The Church Lady said...

Love your spirit and enthusiasm! I'm sure the kiddos loved it!!

Your conversation with your dad cracks me up!

Jenn said...

First...HA HA HA!!! What a great conversation to be had between the men!!
Second.. great costumes..and fantastic idea! Love it!! Please tell me you at least sang Adam Sandler's Lunch Lady song under your breath at least once during the day!! lol

Kellie said...

That conversation is classic! Just classic!!

Connie said...

The lunch ladies should have given you a standing ovation! That's great!
Glee and Cheers, those double ee-s confuse me all the time.

Just SO said...

Those are great costumes!! And Cheers and Glee...I can totally see how you could mix those two up.

Holly said...

Is that flowers all over your shirt? NICE! ;p LOL!!

GREAT PIC!! ;D

Vanessa said...

Never, ever tick of a lunch lady. Or the janitor.

You guys look awesome.

Next year, Kody and his Sister Wives for sure!

Sam said...

Right on you rocked that lunch lady outfit! I love the hair net-perfect. I can't believe the lunch ladies thought you were MOCKING them-how could they even think that?

MiMi said...

Hahaha, that's an awesome idea for a costume!

wendy said...

Ha....that conversation was great.
Cheers
Glee
frighteningly (sp??} sounds like something MY kids could accuse me of

way to go Lunch Lady

I Wonder Wye said...

I dunno -- maybe it was the pig's ears and snouts that got to them??? haha pretty fun...

Bloggy Blog Designz said...

HaPPY Halloween dude!!

Corrina Terry said...

I am laughing so hard I am beginning to cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I honestly couldn't tell which one was you. (Not to be mean to the ladies, they look like ladies, but you look like a chick!)

Someone bring me a hanky! I'm dying here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

Copyboy said...

I know what you mean. I get NKOTB and 'Nsync confused all the time. BTW...love the Lunch costume!!!

reasonably chubby said...

Lunch lady, you rock! :) Way to pay tribute... I'm convinced it was school lunches that made me who I am today. REASONABLY CHUBBY. I ate french fries everyday for 12 straight years...

lifeshighway said...

Love the costumes and popped over the Rot Du Jour and also I have been intrigued by your awesome avatar.

Left happy but not cheese fulfilled but will be back.

Kelley said...

Ha!!! Sloppy Joes, slop-slop, sloppy Joes! Navy beans, navy beans, navy beans. Chris Farley would be so proud.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Best idea ever! i am SO stealing that next year!!

Tree said...

Very pretty...handsome...pretty, something like that! And I really must know WHERE you got that lovely pink hair cap!

Mighty M said...

You all look great!

mama-face said...

so, which one is you?

(i'm probably not the first to ask; i'm far too lazy to read your zillions of comments).

Teachinfourth said...

Yeah, if you tick off the lunch ladies, you could be in for a world of hurt. Good thing you really were paying tribute...

Marla said...

I cannot understand how they could possibly have thought you were mocking them. Did you sing the lunch lady song?