Dumbassery is a Dish Best Served for Two

I don’t ask for much. At least I don’t THINK I do. So, when I selected my chosen attire (read: costume) for our school’s annual gala fundraiser last weekend, I just assumed Dave would be all in. The theme was ‘There’s No Place Like Home.’

There were, of course, some Dorothy-related get-ups here and there but mostly dressy cocktail attire. Men in suits, women in sparkly dresses, jewelry with matching handbags and heels. Oh, the torturous heels. (Shudder) I saw the party as a chance to make one of my simpler dreams come true.


What does ‘home’ mean to me? Easy. But Dave wasn’t so sure. So I let him off the hook.

And I was very happy in my pajamas. We ate, we drank, we took chances in the auction, we danced to the musical stylings of Band Camp … and then it happened. I should mention that we only live a few minutes from the location of this big event. Close enough that while I caught up with a few (informed) friends, Dave was able to run home and remedy a little something.

Here’s how he looked when he came back.


So maybe it wasn’t a lucky night at the auction table but I sure felt the odds were in my favor otherwise. Thanks, Dave, for being one of the only other fools in costume with me last weekend. You have to admit … we were easily the most comfortable people at the party.

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Trifecta’s weekly prompt: Write something between 33 and 333 words using the 3rd definition of the following word:

LUCKY (adjective)
3: producing or resulting in good by chance : favorable



27 responses to “Dumbassery is a Dish Best Served for Two

  1. YAY! Sounds like you guys had fun night. Your smile says it all. Love it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. that is a great way to dress for “HOME” for sure.
    Plus you both looked adorable (not to mention COMFORTABLE)

  3. I think this is great! Kudos to him for being such a good sport about it. I’ll bet a lot of the other parents wished they had thought of that too.

  4. P.S. Your arms look FANTASTIC in both pics. Red is totally your color. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. My plaid old man ‘jams would have been perfect.
    I admit I would have thought it was an Oz reference as well.

  6. Probably the first time someone has run home to put on pjs for a gala. Looks like you guys were having fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. You two are AWESOME! Glad you had a fun evening. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I immediately though of Wizard of Oz with that theme, but I like your interpretation much better ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks like you guys had a blast!

  9. To quote my favorite saying…”There’s an ass for every seat”..

  10. You guys are so cute

  11. So that’s what he was talking about. What a good guy you got and how smart are you wearing your PJs?!? Heck ya, that’s home to me. Drink in hand and comfy clothes!

  12. I love it!! I would have looked at you two and thought to myself, “Now those people know how to not take life so seriously.” Then I’d walk over to you, and we’d strike up a fun convo about cheese.;-)

  13. That’s the best way to party…pjs and close to home Yes ma’am!

  14. I love that you wore your PJs and I love it even more that Dave ran home and got his. That’s sweet dreams stuff right there and you guys are a cute couple.

  15. Okay… that was different! I don’t blame Dave a bit for wanting to keep you.

  16. I love that he did that for you! Awesome!

  17. What? No matching Snuggies?

    Give hubby a high five for me. Great job on stepping up by dressing down.

  18. Before I even got to what you wore, my first thought was “If it’s a home theme, I definitely wouldn’t want to wear my bra and underwear.

    I’m glad you went in pajamas. I guarantee you were more comfortable than those wearing regular clothes. The best part about going to a party in your pajamas is that when you came home, you can immediately pass out without ruining your clothes. Perfect. Idea.

  19. You two make such a comfy pair! (: This is a cute story. Thanks for sharing!

  20. I hope you weren’t sharing the same beer in both pics. You could have pounded down at least 3 while he was gone.

  21. You are my kind of party girl:) Good to see you around these parts.

  22. Melissa G Greer

    For the record: I saw Dave earlier that day and he mentioned the attire he “should” wear and asked our opinion…My answer was “I think you should listen to your wife”. But I’m so glad he made you Happy after all!

  23. It looks like you both had a great time. I love your red pj’s. Is that a night shirt hubby is wearing?

  24. Brilliant! Dave should always listen to you the first time. One day he’ll learn. At least he was smart enough to go home and change. Y’all look adorable. Glad you had fun!

  25. Perfect idea!
    Thanks for linking this up with the TALU!

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