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During this season of festive holiday parties, my husband and I went to a Napoleon Dynamite movie night at our friends’ home.


We didn’t discuss any details in advance, other than what to drink and what time to be there.  My husband and I decided to get into the spirit by dressing up.  He did his best to look like Kip and I modeled myself after Trisha.


I told the Uber driver “we don’t normally look like this.”  He looked at me, like “okay.”  Jon (my husband) wasn’t fazed, he was as deadpan as could be!


Thankfully, when we got to their house, we could see our friends were up for fun.  This sign was next to their front door.DSC02329


Jon wore Charles Nelson Reilly style glasses.  I combed his hair down and he sported an Izod shirt buttoned up to his neck, with suit pants and top siders.  I thought he was hilarious!


I wore shoulder pads under a chunky sweater and cinched my waste with a wide belt.  I accented my eyes with blue eyeliner and blue mascara.   My hair was styled with “baby bangs” and a side pony tail.


Our friends dressed like Deb and Rex Kwon Do.  They were dead ringers!


They surprised us with this meal!  It looks as unappetizing as it did in the movie, but looks are deceiving!


Whole milkDSC02358

A Platter of sliced hard cooked eggsDSC02351

A dang case-uh-del-uhDSC02391


Chapstick, so we wouldn’t have to borrow any from the school nurseDSC02339

Tots…from Whole FoodsDSC02346 (1)


Dinner was truly delicious!DSC02400

Then we saw the movie; quoted as many lines, out loud, as we could; and laughed until we cried.


Make the season fun!

Peace out.


12 thoughts on “Napoleon Dynamite Night

  1. Janea says:

    Love it!!! Wonder who your friends were. 😉 You are so much fun, Melissa!


    1. You and Mark are so much fun! You are excellent entertainers and I love your “party spirit”! What a memorable night!


  2. Nancy says:

    That is too funny!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. A night like that is a mood elevator


  3. Sarah Phillipps says:

    This would make the best birthday party theme for a high schooler, too!!


    1. It would be a great birthday party theme!


  4. Susie says:

    Dang. You have skills. Vote for Pedro! ND is one of the most socially redeeming movies ever. Should be required viewing in Jr. High. Now get off my property, Rico!


  5. Susie, You said it so well! What a great idea you have for required viewing in Junior High!!

    Some people find the movie offensive (my advice is that they watch it over and over until they see what you and I see). They feel hurt for Napoleon. It never occurred to me to feel bad for him until a friend told me she deeply empathized for Napoleon. I had a female Napoleon in my life when I was a kid.

    I had some Napoleon in me, too. The painful memory of Jr. High School dances strikes a Napoleon chord in me!

    I marvel at how those actors delivered such silly lines with straight faces… “I don’t even have any good skills… you know, like nunchuck skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills. Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.” ~Napoleon Dynamite There are too many great lines in that movie! “I bet I can throw a football over them mountains there.” ~Uncle Rico


  6. Diane says:

    Melissa, NO PHOTOS!!!! I was dying to see you and Jon all dressed up like your favorite characters. I doubt my imagination is as good as the real deal. I kept reading and scrolling only to get to the bottom of your very funny post without a great pic to laugh with!!! Sounds like a wonderfuly creative evening with your friends. I want friends like that!!!! 😍 Love You!!!


  7. Kim says:

    Ok. So our fam is well versed, and speaks fluent Napoleon Dynamite. A party?? How fabulous!! One year for Halloween my teenage boys went as Kip and Napoleon. I would have loved to see pics of you guys!!!! 🙂


    1. Kim,
      No one felt that the photos were flattering enough! What should we expect, we were dressed like nerds?!

      I think Napoleon Dynamite should be a requirement for every girlfriend and guyfriend to see, don’t you?! I also feel like that about Nacho Libre (or Nacho, as we call it).

      We went to a Mexican restaurant yesterday and I asked the Mexican waiter if we could have some more of “the Lord’s Cheeps”, he didn’t know what to say at first, then he started cracking up!

      So in our family, we speak fluent Napoleon and Nacho.


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