Friday, September 25, 2009

The Shrine

Okay this is seriously one of the most fun things I have ever done... a few years ago as I was dipping my toes in the water of hair dyeing and cutting, my coworker Missy Gordon graciously agreed to let me practice on her - I think we did some trimming and gave her a blond panel. Anyway... inspired by my friend Rebecca who dreamed of inviting friends over to an apartment darkened and completely filled with lit candles and dressed in a black cape (with hood), opening the door and saying, "Oh, come on in, I'm almost done here..." then finishing her made-up religious ritual arm-waving while they stood by in awkwardness, I came up with this idea to prank Missy.

I invited her over to my apartment to do her hair (it was her first time to come to my house ever). Then I shamelessly misused the building photo directory to get a picture of her. I took it home and made a bunch of copies. I still wish to this day that I had made even more. I then stuck this picture in several of my picture frames, replacing pictures of my relatives and family friends with several different sizes of her work picture. Jason helped me set up a small shrine on our kitchen table complete with candles which we lit right before she arrived. As it was her first time visiting I was hoping to give the impression that I was a total creepazoid but not scare her so much that she called the cops thinking some horrible stalking movie was playing out. And also to be like, "I've been waiting so long for you to come over!!!" Creepy, right? Well she came to the door and I let her in with great anticipation. I hope I said something to the effect of, "Welcome to our home" (with crazy eyes and strange smile) or "It's so great to finally have you over." She walked in and I busied myself in the kitchen while she looked around. She saw the shrine immediately. She said something like, "What the?" And I couldn't take the awkwardness and started laughing hysterically. More than being freaked out or weirded out, which was the actual goal, she realized I was just the first person to recognize her greatness and why the heck did it take so long for someone to make a shrine for her... lucky for me I picked the right person to do this to... someone with a weaker constitution would have been so afraid! Anyway it always makes me smile to remember this awesome prank. =) I think it's even better than the time I made up a fake charity and tried to extort donations from relatives I hadn't seen in a while...

The best shrine ever.


  1. I am literally laughing out loud as I write this. This is the perfect prank for Missy!! Too funny!!

  2. It would work on anyone you haven't seen for a while, too. =) Let me know if you do it to anyone!!!