On Saturday, still 2 days away from payday, I found myself short on funds but in need of a costume for the Halloween Party we had at Jack-sons. I found the basic top hat, bow tie and vest at Value Village for $15 and got the hair and white makeup for my beard and brows for another $6.

I'm sure if I spent a lot more money I'd have looked much more like an authentic Uncle Sam but I thought the Colonel Sanders/Reverend Jim/Albert Einstein on crack and whiskey version of Uncle Sam was much funnier. The ill fitting vest, caved in hat and birds nest of hair only added to the festive nature of Halloween. After all it is supposed to be somewhat scary isn't it?