Monday, March 26, 2007

I'm not wild keen on fancy dress, but...

…the only two times I have pulled in the past almost-two years I have been wearing fancy dress.

Is this because:

(a) Fancy Dress breaks down normal social barriers so you’re more likely to get chatting to complete strangers when out and about.

(b) I am a troll who only looks remotely passable when heavily disguised.

(c) I am so nondescript that when I’m not in fancy dress no one can actually see me.

I think it's probably (c)

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  • Could it be that you have particularly inventive fancy dress costume choices and stand out from the crowd and their boring run-of-the-mill styles?

    By Blogger Billy, at 9:34 PM  

  • I've never seen you but from what I hear from people who have, the answer must be a.

    Rather less encouragingly, if you think this is bad, wait till you get to my age. I am actually invisible.

    By Blogger GreatSheElephant, at 9:41 PM  

  • What GSE said. Definitely not C, I assure you.

    By Blogger LC, at 9:48 PM  

  • Billy - no.

    Well, I did get beeped at enthusiastically by some White-Van-Men the other day so it's probably not (b). Yet.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 10:18 PM  

  • Fancy dress is not one of my fortes. I went to fd (sexually transmitted disease?) party where the theme was tube stations, and wore a black T-shirt with the word Rio in white.

    I thought I was being clever.

    The seven men who turned up as sisters thought I was a lazy twat.

    I didn't pull.

    By Anonymous 100 Words, at 11:13 PM  

  • I think you're right with a). One day I might tell you what happened at a party in Brixton when I went as Betty Page *blushes furiously*...

    By Blogger Clair, at 11:57 PM  

  • a

    I took a (brief) acting class some time ago, and the only bit where I wasn't rubbish was when we were using masks. The teacher/director said that I was so much less inhibited when i was behind the mask that I just came alive. You're always on about how shy you are around attractive blokes, so i reckon you're just more relaxed and less inhibited when you're in a costume.

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 12:06 AM  

  • there you go; cb just said it better than i could. 'fancy dress' makes you sashay just a bit, puts a little extra 'hell, yeah!' into your thing. it's the attitude.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 4:45 AM  

  • Well I've met you and you are very attractive indeed, so I'm going for a) too.

    In further evidence: I once pulled within minutes of turning up at a party dressed as a deep-sea nymph with a customised lobster pot on my head and tresses of stylised seaweed.

    I say 'pulled', but I rejected the advances, seeing as I was very attached at the time. Also he was straight out of the back pages of Tatler, and therefore Not My Type.

    By Blogger patroclus, at 10:11 AM  

  • You'd be surprised how many Jessica Rabbit fans there are out there, Spun...

    (You did say I could keep the tail, didn't you??)

    L.U.V. on ya,


    By Blogger Robert Swipe, at 1:56 PM  

  • Sorry - I suppose most of your readers won't know about the Spun Club, will they? (Motto, I've been well and truly Spun - have you?)

    Oh well, it had to come out one day...


    p.s. Patroclus? Booo!

    By Blogger Robert Swipe, at 1:58 PM  

  • Probably the puller was also in fancy dress - so he would feel less inhibited and brave enough to go for the chat up.

    By Blogger KAZ, at 3:54 PM  

  • Of course, there's the Un-Spun Club too...

    Best not to dwell on that though...

    L.U.V. on ya,


    p.s. I have collared a dog-earred ex-libris copy of V.B. to read on the minibus home, Spinny...

    (They're really *too* good to us fruitpickers, you know...

    By Blogger Robert Swipe, at 4:18 PM  

  • Just to clarify, these two 'pulling' occasions were at Fancy Dress Parties, yes?

    By Blogger Quote, at 5:26 PM  

  • 100 Words - Did anyone go as Cockfosters?

    By Blogger Salvadore Vincent, at 6:58 PM  

  • 100 Words - I am staring at a tube map and I STILL have no idea.

    Someone enlighten me, please...

    There's a Babes in Toyland song called Spun btw Bob. It's a bit shriek-ey.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 8:12 PM  

  • White City

    By Blogger Quote, at 8:18 PM  

  • That's why everyone thought - quite reasonably, I reckon, with hindsight - that I was a twat.

    And that's why I didn't pull.

    By Anonymous 100 Words, at 9:40 PM  

  • What were you dressed as? It makes all the difference, you see.

    By Blogger Morgan, at 11:04 PM  

  • Ah. (Still took me a minute.)

    Morgan, to spare you the horror of trawling theough my archives:

    here and here

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 9:38 AM  

  • "There's a Babes in Toyland song called Spun btw Bob. It's a bit shriek-ey."

    So that's *two* songs you've had written about you then Spunster/Spinster?!!??

    Well, mine might have bee shit, but at least it wasn't *shriek-ey*....

    L.U.V. on ya,


    By Blogger Robert Swipe, at 3:30 PM  

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