I am linking up with Sarah @ Venus Trapped in Mars and Helene @ Helene in Between with a story of the Halloween that wasn't.
Once upon a time in 2005, I was a freshman at UNC-Wilmington, but I was practically already an East Carolina University student since I spent most of my weekends there (and a few week days too if I'm being honest, hence my lovely 1.56 GPA that year).
When Halloween rolled around, I knew there was NO WAY I was missing out on the famous ECU Halloween in downtown Greenville, NC. It's so famous that EliteDaily recently ranked my alma mater #1 in its list of Top 5 Best Halloween Party Schools in America (check it out here).
Well, I packed up my stuff, borrowed a strawberry shortcake costume from a friend, and headed to Greenville on Friday afternoon.
I was already in my costume Monday morning by like 10am, I was so pumped for getting to experience my first "real" college Halloween.
We never made it downtown.
Around 7 p.m. we all got takeout from Hibachi Express and started pre-gaming for the evening at Josh's apartment (which he shared with 3 other guys).
The night started great, and my husband put away more beverages than any man should ever put away (hey, it was college and we all make mistakes). Then we apartment hopped, meeting friends at different places and such. It all went down hill from there.
I had driven up from UNC-W to experience my first Halloween and my boyfriend (now husband) could barely stand. We hefted him in the car and took him back to the apartment where he got violently sick. VIOLENTLY. To the point that 911 calls were considered and neither of us could stand the smell of hibachi express food for almost a year.
He passed out at 11pm. While I sat on the couch in his apartment watching TV in my costume.
And yes, I totally beat him up while he was out. Hard.
He was so sick that I stayed in Greenville until Thursday, missing class (which wasn't that uncommon) and running out of clothes since I had only packed for a four day adventure, not a six day vacation.
Needless to say, my freshman Hallowen experience was a bust. Thankfully we've had a few more, better Halloweens since then.
|Halloween in Greenville, Take 2 in 2006 with my UNC-W roomie (this one ended much better)|
|Sawyer's first Halloween in 2011 as a ninja turtle|
|Sawyer the Lion in 2012|
This Halloween I will be a fairy (mainly because I just happen to have fairy wings and a tutu left from when we had our fairy tale themed Relay for Life meeting) and Sawyer shall be Mike the Knight. Which means he will have a fake sword & shield so watch out world.