First Party When I walked in, I stumbled on my whip. The plastic flower pot I was wearing as a hat fell over my eyes, but I heard Grace’s sarcastic “Whip It,” then laughter, and knew I was the only one here in costume. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLinkedInLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by innatejames I am a writer for an e-Learning course vendor near Chicago. View all posts by innatejames
43 thoughts on “First Party”
Oh man! And that’s one of the reasons I never dress up in a costume 🙂
Dang – that’s not nice at all. Poor guy… But the thing that’s stumping me: what exactly was he dressed as?? 🙂 Fun response to the prompt, Nate – thanks for linking up!
I really like to not give my narrator’s genders and see what people ascribe to the character. Just curious, what made you think male? The fact that you know I’m male? The band is male? In my head she was female and there was a Mean Girls thing going on.
Hmm, good question! Probably partly because I know (well, I assume! *grin*) you’re male, but also the whip made me think of Indiana Jones. Also, it seemed like a trick a mean girl might play on a boy who had a crush on her. I still wonder why a flowerpot… 🙂
A plastic flower pot is what I used in my own Devo costume, adding just the right amount of camp. Plus the holes at the bottom of the pot/top of my hat let the heat escape!
Ah! 🙂 That explains it. And it reminds me I ought to Google these things. I had no idea who Devo was. #shame #isuckatpopculture
Awesome. You’re good at this.
I’m really bad with compliments, so I’ll just say thank you very much!
Wonderful. So vivid. Grace is turning out to not be a a bit of a one.
Yeah, I noticed Grace is an instigator in most of our responses. Thanks for your kind words!
God, I hate when that happens! lol Hope you whipped it good : )
Has it happened to you, Kymm? I’m not the only one? 😉
I forgot all about that song. Nice going, Grace! 😉
The video for it is hilarious, Karen, I was cracking up.
What an embarrassing travesty. Glad this has never happened to me.
It’s not fun. But it’s a good exercise in maintaining confidence. If you’re the only one at the party in costume, you can easy turn that into being the life of the party.
HA HA!! Love it…whip it good!!
Thank you, Kathy!
Oy. That’s never a good feeling. But whip it good anyway! 🙂
I take full responsibility for everyone having that song stuck in their head this week. Sorry.
Ha! Loved it.
But as long as you whip it good, you have the upper hand.
It’s true, Bjorn, the narrator is the one with the whip. The partygoers are not wise to make fun of him/her.
I so related to this! Awkward social situations are my specialty.
Mine too, Tina. Although more so back when I was younger than now, thankfully.
Blast from the past. I loved Devo, back in the day!
I still love Devo. The video to this song is ridiculously 80s. I was cracking up at how terrible it was. Glad Mark Mothersbaugh moved on to orchestrate tv show and movie soundtracks. He’s much more in his element.
Whip it good! tee hee Excellent!
Thank you, Jen!
Hahaha! We are Devo. ❤
The running title of this was the lyric “When a good time turns around you must whip it.” Some elegant writing for a seemingly innocuous pop song, huh?
Grace is mean! You are incredible.
She’s so mean! But we all were when we were young. To someone. Thanks for the compliment, Soumyaa!
You nailed it! Love this one.
Hee hee. Thanks, Susan!
Oh, no! You have perfectly captured that awful feeling…
Ooh Devo, I have the vinyl. haha
Oo, that’s gotta be worth something nowadays! I’d get it appraised.
Ah, social interaction with your peers, gotta love that 🙂
so glad I’m not a teenager anymore! Thanks for reading, Claudette!
I always enjoy what you write Nate.