November 01, 2008


Last night I went to a Halloween party at my friend's house. One of her neighbors asked to see my weapon and asked if it was real and what kind it was. I told her I had borrowed it from a friend. I asked her if she shoots, and she said she used to be a cop.

As the night went on, another neighbor said that she thought my Halloween costume was really clever, especially since Sarah is my name too. She liked my hockey jersey with PALIN on the back.

And the first neighbor, she got this a-ha look on her face and said, "Ohhhh, you're in a costume. You seemed like such a nice girl; I couldn't figure out why you brought that gun to the party."

This lady thought that I just bring assault rifles to neighborhood get-togethers. I nearly peed my pants. She thought the glasses were real and she didn't catch on to the hockey mom concept, and she just thought that I was some nutball who carries an AR-15 to parties.

Good golly, it takes all kinds, don't it?

Posted by Sarah at November 1, 2008 12:13 PM | TrackBack

Some folks just don't get it and never will....I thought it was a cute costume.

OTOH, my 11 yo wants me to get her a Sarah Palin pin or shirt to wear to school. I told her I couldn't find one. I don't want her to have to contend with obnoxious Obama supporters at such a young age and there a several in her school...sigh, I'll be glad when it's over.

Posted by: Pamela at November 1, 2008 12:53 PM

She liked my hockey jersey with PALIN on the back.

The ability to make your own clothes sure comes in handy!

She thought the glasses were real

For a moment, I thought they were real, until I realized that wearing your old glasses might impair your improved vision.

How are your eyes doing?

Posted by: Amritas at November 1, 2008 03:00 PM

It HAS to make you wonder if she's been to other neighborhood functions where it was normal to BYO-AR. :)

Posted by: Sis B at November 1, 2008 04:56 PM

I have been trying to comment ALL WEEKEND but it won't let me.

First, Brian said to tell you he loves you even more after seeing your costume.

Second, I think the neighbor at the party is a bit slow on the uptake, but then again, would YOU question a woman holding such hot heat??

Posted by: Guard Wife at November 1, 2008 11:24 PM

you mean you do not carry around an AR 15 on a regular basis?

Because ya always have one around when I am with your bad ass self

Posted by: awtm at November 2, 2008 01:05 AM

Sweetie, keep the finger off the trigger.

I am in the process of building my M4A4 right now, have everything but the stripped lower receiver... once that's in hand (sometime this week) It'll be range time--and I got a groovy EOtech sight for that, too.

Still, it's much sexier when you hold it.

Posted by: Chuck at November 2, 2008 12:08 PM

Fun costume! Too bad the neighbor was clueless ;-)

Then again, if I had one, I would be tempted to walk around the neighborhood with it.

Posted by: Barb at November 2, 2008 12:53 PM

As a "hockey mom".. I love the costume! The AR-15 just makes it that much better! :)

Posted by: Household6 at November 2, 2008 08:31 PM

Your lack of common sense is astounding! You think an appropriate use of a weapon is as part of a costume?

People like you give gun owners a bad name and should not be allowed to own firearms.

Posted by: FredO at November 3, 2008 02:32 PM

I'm not sure that carrying an AR-15 around as a standard accessory is such a bad idea. Seems perfectly reasonable to me. Might come in right handy -- tomorrow or the day after.


Posted by: JT at November 3, 2008 11:30 PM