Day 305 - The Fastest Last Minute Costume Ever!
Hello. Hello. It's the day before Halloween and how many of us are scrambling to put together a last minute costume? Me too! After all the days of making Halloween stuff, I have just realized I need a costume. The brilliant thing about creativity is it comes in handy. When we need to make something out of nothing and are pressed for time creativity is our ally.
A last minute costume is always stressful and can never be made fast enough. After rummaging through drawers, knick knacks and costumes, I found some old stuff from my days of living in Chicago. Since the Cubs are killing it in the World Series, I started thinking about my time in Chicago. My memories took me back to the summer of 1989 and sitting in the seats at Wrigley Field. The tween me, didn't care much about baseball but I sure did like to people watch. It was about the 5th inning when I spotted a few portly men in front of me. Observing them, I realized there was something very special about these men. They were donned head to foot in Cubs gear. One wore a silky blue Cubs jacket and the other an authentic looking Cubs jersey.
Leaning in closer, I could hear their thick Chicago vowel shift. They talked in short spurts about the game and the game only. The chugged beers. Their crowded plates held grease filled pizza slices and brats. One of them devoured the pizza. Using the crust like spoon, he sopped up the remaining pooled grease with the crust. I watched them for the entire game transfixed. Little did I know a few years later "Bill Swerski's Super fans" would become one of the most funny and beloved sketch comedy routines ever done on Saturday Night Live. Who doesn't know the phrase "Da Bears?"
Let's get back to talking about last minute costumes. Today, create the greatest Super Fan costume from the stuff you have on hand. Pick your favorite team and blow out your super fan spirit. Bring on the pom poms, body paint and jerseys and go wild. Make the fastest and best last minute costume ever.
Well, I am off to prepare for Halloween and root on the Cubbies. Until tomorrow Super Fans! By the way, Da Cubbies are going to win Da World Series. Go Cubbies!!!