05 October 2010

Okay, Chad, you win.

Let's talk about Halloween. Costumes to be more specific. I've been digging through our costume box trying to come up with something for all the many, hip Halloween parties we will most certainly be invited too (You know, like the kid's school parties and the ward trunk or treat). There's slim pickin's in that box but I think I might be able to put together something. I'm thinking I could pull of a good Hermione Granger from Harry Potter (I do love my teen fiction). The frizzy hair look should be easy since that's what my hair always seems to do without any coercion. All I would need is a magic wand so I could work on my Patronus charm to keep away Dementors. Or I could just go without it.

I also found a fun pink, striped 50's style skirt and shirt that I could probably do something with. I'm thinking either Sandra Dee from Grease or Barbie. But I don't have the legs to pull of Barbie so I'd probably go with Sandy.

The best thing in the box was something that looked like this little beauty (minus the sickle).
I guess you could call it the Grim Reaper look. The whole faceless thing is pretty creepy. I chased my kids around the house in it for a few minutes (minus the sickle). It was great fun! I think this will be my choice to wear while handing out candy on Halloween night.

For the parties, I'll probably just go with the easy choice: a pirate. It's a popular choice in our household. Simple to throw together, comfortable, and you can wear an eyepatch: what's not to love?

So, do you dress up for Halloween? If so, what are you planning to wear? And if not, is it because you're too busy waiting for The Great Pumpkin? Because he's not coming.

Oh, and Chad, I found a red and white polka-dot shirt with your name on it. I'm thinking Minnie Mouse. I'm sure Tierra would let you borrow her ears.

Open Letter To Rebecca

Remember when this blog got started and it was called “He Said, She Said”? Remember when it was designed to be a friendly spar of sorts between the sexes? Remember when you, the readers, liked it best when Rebecca posted things? We have all been forsaken here. You have been forced to read my endless ramblings about nonsensical gibberish. It’s not my fault, however.

Me too, barely.

Dear Rebecca:

Please come back. You are so full of ideas and opinions that you should share on here. Why have you abandoned us? Is it because you don’t have time to write down the opinions you share orally? Are you too busy reading teen fiction? Did the keys on your keyboard secretly change around on you so that when you type it comes out all dyslexic and unintelligible?

I think your fears and concerns are unfounded. You have valuable words to share with the entire cyberspace universe. Won’t you come back? Pretend it is a book that others are reading and dying to know what happens next! Suppose there are readers hanging on your every word. If nothing else, humor me.

Isn’t the point of marriage and family to do things together? This idea was hatched by both of us, after a conversation with your mom. Your side of the family. I agreed, thinking it would be a joint operation.

The point is, it just looks flat out ridiculous to call something He Says She Says, when it is only “He” saying it.