Pictured: Left-to-Right - Neighbors Lesley and Frankie, my sister, Mandy as Strawberry Shortcake, and a pre-Rock Father me as Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith!
That Vader costume would serve me well... eventually being worn for a few different Halloween events over the course of a couple of years. The cape would at one time get ripped by some little a-hole in our school gymnasium, the same little a-hole that would end up moving in across the street from us and become my friend, Jeff. It's interesting to think that in 1983 I was there... in 1993 I was there... and in 2013 I'm sitting here at Rock Father HQ raising two awesome little girls, both of whom are sleeping as I type this blog entry. Actually... since we're going by "threes," there's one decade missing... 2003. What was I doing on October 31, 2003? If you must know, this...
I still have (and wear) that GI JOE jersey regularly. Difference is, I can't button it anymore since I've gained more that a few pounds. I need to fix that. Accenting the "costume" above is a long-sleeve CLUTCH shirt, and a BUCKETHEAD-style KFC bucket, complete with FUNERAL sticker. Who knew that six years after taking that photo, I'd become a Dad? Certainly not this guy.