The Wizard and the Biker Chick

This was from a Halloween party my husband and I attended about 20 years ago. Every time I look at this photo I laugh because if there were ever two more opposite people…this was it. As opposite as we were, I didn’t realize till a few years later how appropriately we dressed. I had painted tattoos on both arms, a skull and cross bones on one and a long snake on the other, unfortunately, you can’t see them. I was hoping to show Melissa (ThatGirl) the painted tattoos. Oh well. Have fun with the photo. I sure do. :yikes: πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

Right in the middle of this party, our son called to say he needed us to come right away. He had called the police because a friend of his wouldn’t let him get his things out of their apartment. We went, of course, still in our Halloween attire. My husband didn’t have his mask on because he had to take it off to drive, but he still had on the long black robe. You should have seen the faces of the two policemen when we walked up. One kept looking me up and down, then asked me what group I was with. I said “Huh?”. Then he asked “Are you with the Angels?”. Again, I said “Huh?”. Finally, I remembered what I was wearing and the tats I’d painted on my arms and told him we were coming from a Halloween party. The cop just said “Hummmm, ok” but he really didn’t sound too convinced. He then asked who I was so I told him I’m the mom of the kid who called you. Now really, I don’t look that hard core but it wasn’t Halloween night so I guess the cop didn’t quite know what to think. Everything turned out ok and my son was able to get his stuff.

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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43 Responses to The Wizard and the Biker Chick

  1. Unasia says:

    I hope more was recieved than just the tricks that eve.:)

  2. PainterWoman says:

    πŸ˜† You're right Mel….the odd couple for sure!Clance, I don't remember.:p Tiny: Thanks….but that was 20 years ago. πŸ˜€

  3. thatgirl says:

    πŸ˜† its the odd couple from that Tv show Hmm NARH!!! I bet the Wizard was thinking he was getting this real wild child to teach magic too but what the Wizard dint know he end up rideing bike rather then a horse, how sad. But yeah thanks for share I do wish could see tatt but still funny as ever.

  4. zetorres says:

    :lol::lol: so funny! :lol::lol: great story, well it seem from a comic movie! πŸ˜†

  5. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Ze…yes, it does seem like a scene from a movie. Too bad I didn't ride up on a Harley.:D

  6. zetorres says:

    :lol::lol: would be great!:D:D Vrummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  7. ellinidata says:

    honey I am glad he rode his bike away,you deserved better any way!

  8. Suntana says:

    πŸ˜† LMAO! OMG! P P Pa PAM! I hadn't figured you for such an intimidating, menacing, Police Officer-scaring Rebel! :insane: When the Officer was eyeing you up an down, you were probably thinking, "Why you Pervert! You've got some nerve!" When all the time you had the Officer shaking in his boots. Hey, think about it from the Officer's point of view. You COULD have just come from a Halloween party … AND still been a <Cough> "Angel." <Cough> :left: :right: :devil: To this day, the very likely retired Officer still has periodic nightmares of THE night he encountered the mysterious trouble personified Angel. Is that a pack of Marlboros you have in your pocket? I think that's what went over the "We just came from a Halloween Party" line threshold of believability. πŸ˜† You looked a little too legit.I can just imagine you going, "But, look, Officer, my tattoo rubs off …" The Officer immediately pulling his gun out, "STOP! Don't move! Put your hands up where I can see them!" πŸ˜† Whoa! Wait a minute, Pam. Are you sure he wasn't referring to Charlie's Angels? I think I saw Jaclyn Smith dressed like that in one episode. πŸ˜€

  9. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Angeliki. If back then, I was the person I am now, things would have been much different. 😦 Carlos. Really, I'm not the least bit intimidating. 😎 I think the cop was just being his usual suspicious self. The thing that's funny about the Marlboro box is that it was empty. I didn't smoke then. But I also had a leather wrist band with silver studs on the other wrist you can't see.Ze. Vrrrruuuuummmm…Vrrrruuuuummmmmm…..as she rides off into the sunset.:lol:

  10. ricewood says:

    That's what I've always said – every person's life holds fantastic and interesting stories for everyone who cares to listen.This is what weblogging is about. I enjoyed the story very much.

  11. zetorres says:

    :lol::lol: and far far away…:):) vrummmmmmmmm

  12. Captivevet says:

    I laughed at your story about flustering the cop. I had a lost weekend that almost turned into a week. Anyway, I start at a new job on Monday.Have you started any new projects?I am thinking about deleting "Zebra 9" because nobody is reading it. Which means that it must not be very good.:rip:

  13. PainterWoman says:

    Allan: Thanks. Going through old photos, you start to remember all the stories that go with them. Carlos: I saw Jaclyn Smith once at Disneyland. She's quite adorable, about 5 foot 2. Somehow on Charlie's Angels, they all looked much taller.

  14. Captivevet says:

    I am not surprized that you can't remember. "If you can remember the 1970's, you weren't there".:coffee:

  15. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    Carlos: I saw Jaclyn Smith once at Disneyland. She's quite adorable, about 5 foot 2. Somehow on Charlie's Angels, they all looked much taller.

    Whoa! That IS short! I guess they ran around in High Heels, didn't they? πŸ˜† Cheryl Ladd was my Fav. Wooooo! Hot! :yes: I'm having a hard time remembering the characters' names. I guess I remember Farrah & Cheryl Ladd's characters' LAST names were "Monroe," I think. Then I'm vague whether Farrah was Jill and Cheryl was Chris or vice versa … or if both of those names are wrong and they popped into my head from who knows where. πŸ˜† It was always funny how all the OTHER Angels were considered HOT … and Kate Jackson's Sabrina was … was … Ummm, the Smart One. OUCH! πŸ˜€ Hey, Pam, I kept thinking your husband looked familiar. I think it finally came to me. I believe Hannibal on the A-Team once wore a disguise like that.

  16. Captivevet says:

    I am going to try that "tag" thing now.:coffee:

  17. PainterWoman says:

    Tyler, I think you should leave Zebra 9 up. Opera is huge and other people, besides your friends, have not found their way to it yet.No new art project yet…still working on the same painting. Will have new photos of the progress next week.

  18. PainterWoman says:

    In the 70's, I was married and had three kids. Most of what I remember is driving, cooking, watching kids in the pool, and doing laundry…… a lot. πŸ˜†

  19. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Tiny.:D

  20. cajunlayde says:

    Bad BitchI did the very same thing several years back, as well. If you click on *Bad Bitch* you will see the evidence. It was the MOST fun! I had all authentic Hell's Angel's emblems and my (wash-off) tattoo was a knife with wings. Spiked gloves, skull and crossbones earings, the tightest pants on the continent, more eye make-up than God allows and a leather vest. The whole shebang! πŸ˜† I was alone but was a little cautious of running into real Hell's Angels and guess who I ran into first? Yep…happily they gave me a thumb's up though.:whistle: I won first prizes at two parties that night and I haven't had such a memborable adventure since. Of course, I didn't have to mix it up with the police either! Good for you PAINTERWOMAN! I DO love Halloween! :headbang:

  21. PainterWoman says:

    Hey Caj! I DO love your photo! Good thing you got the thumbs up from a real Hell's Angels. I guess during Halloween it's ok but I've heard otherwise.

  22. cajunlayde says:

    "Hey Caj! I DO love your photo! Good thing you got the thumbs up from a real Hell's Angels. I guess during Halloween it's ok but I've heard otherwise."Truth is, what you have heard is correct. Halloween or not. I just happened to get lucky. And well, I did look somewhat authentic since I was wearing so much of their very own *gear*. Still, I am thankful that I did not make them angry. And it was so much fun to be considered a *badass*. Even for one night.It's so opposite to my own personna. At one party I was voted *The last person you would want to be cornered with in an abandoned alley*I thought that was a kick in the rear since I could hardly move in such tight pants. Big threat, huh? :pTruth be told, it was some of the best fun I ever had!:headbang:

  23. wickedlizard says:

    :love: this shot! How fun!!! πŸ˜€

  24. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Issy.Caj, yeah, my outfit was opposite of who I am too. I wanted to look 'tough' for a few hours. Carlos, yes. The only Hell's Angel I knew once told me it'd be best not to be wearing that stuff if you're not one of us when I told him I wanted to get a real Hell's Angel jacket or vest. I just said "Oh". Didn't know that. Anyway, here's a post about him after he'd been killed in a really stupid accident that wasn't his fault:http://my.opera.com/PainterWoman/blog/rip-dear-friend

  25. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by cajunlayde:

    Bad BitchI did the very same thing several years back, as well. If you click on *Bad Bitch* you will see the evidence. It was the MOST fun! I had all authentic Hell's Angel's emblems and my (wash-off) tattoo was a knife with wings. Spiked gloves, skull and crossbones earings, the tightest pants on the continent, more eye make-up than God allows and a leather vest. The whole shebang! I was alone but was a little cautious of running into real Hell's Angels and guess who I ran into first? Yep…happily they gave me a thumb's up though.

    Whoa! That IS Bad! :eyes: Huey Lewis & the News no doubt wrote their song "Bad is Bad" with that Pic in mind, right? πŸ˜€ Okay, regarding this Hell's Angels thing … are y'all saying there are certain specific items of attire that they feel is exclusive to THEM and will get them riled up if someone else is wearing them or even remotely simulating them? Or are y'all talking about actually having "Hell's Angels" lettering on your costume?

  26. Captivevet says:

    Maybe you have a secret side?:coffee:

  27. PainterWoman says:

    πŸ˜† That's a possibility Tyler. I will always turn and look when I hear a Harley. But I don't think I'll be gearin up anytime soon. I DID buy an authentic leather motorcycle jacket when I was at Daytona Beach Bike Week in March. Have never worn it.

  28. Suntana says:

    Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    Carlos, yes. The only Hell's Angel I knew once told me it'd be best not to be wearing that stuff if you're not one of us when I told him I wanted to get a real Hell's Angel jacket or vest. I just said "Oh". Didn't know that. Anyway, here's a post about him after he'd been killed in a really stupid accident that wasn't his fault:http://my.opera.com/PainterWoman/blog/rip-dear-friend

    Thanks for the Heads Up, Pam. I won't try to impersonate a Hell's Angel.Sounds like quite a friend to ride for 4 hours for a 2 hour Chat.

  29. Captivevet says:

    :coffee:

  30. DBabbit says:

    Most biker groups feel the same way about their "colors." If you aren't a memeber, they don't feel you should have the right to imitate them. The reason is that they want to be different from the "normal" crowd. If everyone starts dressing like them, then it's hard to tell who is the real McCoy, and who is the poser – which is what they call those who try to look or act like them. If you want to wear their colors, you have to go through an initiation, and you really don't want to mess with the Hell's Angels. They treat their women like possessions.

  31. nopanic says:

    Wonderful story πŸ˜€

  32. PainterWoman says:

    Carlos: Mike, or 'Fatboy' as he preferred to be called, was a very nice man. He was very respectful to me. He and his GF were one of the couples that joined us at those group dinners I was talking about. Tyler: :coffee: I can't seem to sleep past 5 am.!Babs: Thanks for that. Interesting read. It paints a rather ominous picture of biker gangs. They try to soften the picture with their annual toy runs at Christmas but I guess it really doesn't change people's opinion of them much. I only knew one of them but he didn't come right out and say he was a HA. Nic: Thanks.:coffee:

  33. Captivevet says:

    There are a number of "retired" HAs around Dibble, OK. I ran TEAM with one of them for several months. He was covered with tattoos of all kinds. Crosscountry trucking used to be a good way to hide if people were after you. The two of us had a riot together. He even introduced me to his parents! Yes, his Dad was a biker too.:cool:

  34. Captivevet says:

    Are you awake? I blew off work today because of my back. I was up all night because of it. I gave up this morning and took a pain pill, so no driving.:coffee:

  35. PainterWoman says:

    Yep, I'm awake. Didn't sleep much at all. Think I was up around 3am. I feel kind of like a zombie right now. Will definitely have to take a short nap sometime this afternoon.

  36. edwardpiercy says:

    Good morning! The new puppy got me up at about 6:00.I need one like this :coffee: but with red eyes.

  37. PainterWoman says:

    Yep, dogs are good for that. I just put up a post about my dogs, if anyone is interested:http://my.opera.com/PainterWoman/blog/besides-my-opera-friends-making-me-smile-everyday

  38. PainterWoman says:

    πŸ˜† I'd thought of that but I didn't have the right kind of clothes.:p

  39. edwardpiercy says:

    Well, at least you weren't dressed like a cheap hooker for Halloween, 'cause you might have been arrested.:)

  40. Captivevet says:

    I was up all night with back pain. I blew work off and I may be repeating myself… the pill is kicking in.Hi Ed.:coffee:

  41. Captivevet says:

    Now I shall read about your dogs.:coffee:

  42. DpRabbit says:

    You looked so cool in jeans, Pam. I like the pic and wish I could see the tattoos. πŸ™‚ Originally posted by PainterWoman:

    Too bad I didn't ride up on a Harley.

    I would love to see pic of you when you ride up on the Harley. :up: :love: :jester:

  43. PainterWoman says:

    Originally posted by DpRabbit:

    I would love to see pic of you when you ride up on the Harley.

    πŸ˜† Well I don't know anyone that rides a Harley but there is a man that lives at the end of my street that rides one. He moved in about six months ago and the first time I heard the Harley go past my house, I jumped to the window to see who it was. It's so silly of me.

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