This past weekend I attended a Halloween party that my brother put together at my parents house. We have had them before and its always a good time. In the weeks leading up to Halloween I was not sure on what I wanted to be. My girlfriend decided she wanted to be a German beer girl. Since we are together it is only fitting that I be a German guy. Well, that didn’t happen. I know it would have been cute for us to match but to me its just not funny. My costumes always revolve around funny as who does not like funny?
After spending some time on the interwebs looking for a costume I came across something that looked right up my alley. A Christmas Tree outfit. It took me almost 3 hours to decide on it but I went ahead and ordered it. When it arrived I could not stop laughing as my shoes were foam presents.
On the morning of the party my girlfriend said she talked to my friend Joe and found out what he was going to be. She said I was going to love it. Knowing Joe for some 25 years now we tend to talk about a couple issues more than others. In the past two years in particular its been about Government, Politics, Economics, Entrepreneurialism, and P90X. He was the one that got me hooked on the P90X workout in the first place as he was using it to get in shape to go into the Marines. I figured he was going to be one of three things, Barack Obama, Ron Paul (to make fun of me as I love RP and always talk about the policies that he would of applied if he was Prez), or Tony Horton.
I was almost right. His costume was me. He called up my girlfriend and asked her to swipe my P90X T-Shirt when I was not looking and give it to him when he showed up at the house. For the entire night he went around telling every body that he was Beachbody Coach Brad Gibala. Before showing up at the party he went to a Kinkos and made a flier to give to people to read along with as he read it out loud.
I don’t have the script with me right now but it basically said that I get paid to workout (I don’t), that I love to “shred the gnar” and that I have a man crush on Ron Paul. I will admit that it was pretty funny. To prove to every body that he was committed to being a Beachbody Coach, Joe (me) would drop down and do push ups after getting done talking to somebody. Even better was that while he was talking to somebody he would do bicep curls with a resistance band. He even drank water through out the night. The Christmas Tree was drinking too but it sure was not water. I workout 5 or more days a week so I can indulge in a couple adult beverages and not worry about those empty calories.
The next morning I was talking to Joe and he said he must have done over 200 push ups and 150 bicep curls. Its tough work being me. Even funnier is that while he was reading the script to a guy who was a friend of a ex co-worker of mine the guy was actually interested in signing up to be a Beachbody Coach as he does P90X and enjoys it. All in all it was a great night and it was great to see so many of my friends.