Parties can get hairy this time of year |

Parties can get hairy this time of year

Halloween parties.They can be scary, or hairy, depending on who’s invited, what’s in the keg and how everyone is dressed.Back in my crazy twenties – as opposed to these ever-so-boring times I’ve been having in my thirties – I was able to mix the two.I once went to a party dressed as Sonny Bono.I ended up looking more like a smarmy nightclub crawler than Cher’s crooning sidekick. I went all out with fake body and facial hair that matched rather well, frightening as that may sound. I temporarily glued on a mustache, sideburns, and chest hair to wear with my blue polyester leisure suit.I pretty much creeped everyone out because the fake hair was a little too much like the real thing, if I were to grow a mustache, sideburns and chest hair, of course. Maybe I should be eating more hot sauce …Lesson learned – No guy wants to see his woman with facial or chest hair.Trust me on this one.This year, I may heed that line from the movie “Mean Girls,” … “Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.” So break out the plaid-skirt, white knee-socks, Mary-Janes school girl costume. My Sonny Bono days are so over.

It’s happening in El Jebel and Glenwood Springs to boot: “The Prestige,” starring Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale as turn-of-the-century magician rivals.This is why I’d kick it up here: “The Prestige” is the No. 1 movie right now and I’m going to give the fact that it was filmed in Redstone and Marble all the credit for its success. OK, the actors may have a little something to do with the movie’s blockbuster status. Check out this flick and look for scenes featuring our beautiful side of the state. Filming took place at the Redstone Castle and the Marble area. And from the trailer, it looks like we get way more visuals than the scene in Glenwood Canyon from “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” I’ll take Hugh and Scarlett over Brangelina any day.

It’s happening in Carbondale to boot: Sustainable Settings’ Organic Wine Tasting Room grand opening party, 2-6 p.m., Sustainable Settings Ranch and Whole Systems Learning Center, 6107 Highway 133, Carbondale. Information: Brook Le Van, of Sustainable Settings, at 963-6107 or Lance Hanson, Jack Rabbit Hill, (970) 835-3677This is why I’d kick it up here: Wine tastings are more fun than a room full of people dressed like Sonny and Cher. First of all there’s all that wonderful wine, which loosens everyone up and creates some quality conversation (It’s what the cool people call a “social lubricant”). Not only will there be plenty of organic varietals from Jack Rabbit Hill to taste, but there’s also a variety of ways to learn. The event will school guests on organic grape production in the mountainous region, integration of sustainable agriculture in the valley, and green development and clean energy production as they work to model sustainable living. It’s the feel-good wine tasting of the year.

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