Monday, March 09, 2009

The Bar Has Never Been Set So Low

I won a costume contest at work today.

The projects in my business unit are named after movies featuring a actor/director who got his start in westerns, so to celebrate a successful software release this month, we had a loosely cowboy-themed party and raffle. In the spirit of recession-era frugality, the raffle prizes were leftover company logo items from previous events and the food was potluck. We were encouraged to dress up, and well, the office crew is just not that into that kind of thing.

The costume prizes were pretty good - insulated lunch/picnic bags with speakers, so you can plug in your iPod. The three costume awards went to (1) a guy wearing a cowboy hat and bandanna, (2) a woman wearing a western string tie and star-shaped sheriff's badge on her black shirt, and (3) me.

What was my gimmick? I changed my regular shoes for cowboy boots, dug out of the closet that morning. To illustrate how ludicrous it feels to win a costume prize for boots, here's a photo from a couple of years ago, at a ball where we weren't even close to being the most dressed up.

Still, I'll happily take the prize!


Asianmommy said...

Cute boots!

Bob said...

Wow, Nice boots!

Mayberry said...

Hey, all it takes is a little effort!

We have tons of logo'd items in this house, from all kinds of media outlets. Once in awhile we discuss lining them all up for a photo op.

Damselfly said...

Well, good for you that the others were such party poopers! What fun boots.

Kimberly said...

Love the boots!