I should probably preface this story by saying that my roommate and I are huge movie buffs. I think the word huge is even an understatement. I should also probably tell you that my roommate and I always go big or go home. Every themed party we've ever been to, we've shown up dressed to impress, and I think it's safe to say that we always had the best costumes.
Now, seeing as my roommate is graduating this semester, we had to make this year one for the books. Last Halloween, my roommate and I felt like we needed to take our costumes to the next level. We went through (what felt like) an infinite amount of ideas before we made the final decisions for our Halloweekend. Naturally, of course, we did a costume duo for one of the days, and we picked Napoleon Dynamite and Tina.
Obviously, we had to post this picture on Instagram to capture this glorious moment in time. I took my account of off private to tag both of them in the photo hoping that Deb or Napoleon would notice and would like the photo. Then, it actually happened. Deb liked my photo.
As I was scrolling through my likes, I came across her name. At the time, it didn't resonate with me that it was actually her, so I just scrolled past it. It took me a minute or two before I scrolled back up, and then it finally hit me. Deb from "Napoleon Dynamite" just liked my photo of me dressed as her. I casually freaked out and started jumping up and down in my room. My roommate (the one standing next to me in the photo) looked at me like I was on crazy pills, but I didn't care.
I had to tweet it out to express my excitement, of course.
Then I got a notification that she re-tweeted me.
Yup, this happened. At this moment, I thought my life was eternally complete. But then, one of my other roommates proceeded to comment on her retweet to tell her I was in my apartment jumping up and down in excitement. She probably thought I was some crazy, weird fan, but I didn't care. Deb just retweeted me -- what could be better than that?
A few hours later, I decided to scroll my likes again to see if Jon Heder (Napoleon) had liked my photo, but no luck. I then went on to his Instagram to see if he had posted anything, and there I was standing next to my roommate on his Instagram page.
I had been retweeted by Tina Majorino and regrammed by Jon Heder in the same day. Now my life was eternally complete. This was hands down one of the best Halloween's I've ever had.
As we are nearing the end of the semester, it's sad to say that my roommate shenanigans and endeavors are coming to an end, but I will always remember all of the good times we shared.