Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today I...

Today I...

... had laughs with Ashley M. I kidnapped her and made her come to the fabric store and Good Will with me.
[Pic from the DMB concert we went to last month]

... decided I am going to finish the book that I have been "in the middle of" for months and start a book I really want to read: Geek Love by Katherine Dunn.
[Geek Love]

... made and ate delicious vegetarian Mexican food (avocados, salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, vegetarian refried beans, sour cream, colby and pepperjack cheese... on a hard open tortilla shell).
... went to the local Good Will and bought blue candle holders, a jewelry box I will give away at Christmastime, and other items I cannot share because they will be gifts for others who may read my blog.

[Aren't they fantastic?]

... wore my mom's old Coach bag from the 80s.

[Can't you picture my mother wearing this in the late 80s?]
... went to the fabric store and bought yellow, cream, sunflower, and green felt for my ear-of-corn Halloween costume. 

I love making warm and non-slutty costumes.  In college, so many girls wore these ridiculously slutty costumes. I never hopped on that band wagon. I enjoy being warm on Halloween (Illinois has chilly Halloween weather) and I refuse to spend $60 on a costume I will wear once.  I also don't understand who decided that it is okay to dress like a slut, as long as you are slutty Darth Vader... or a slutty firewoman... or a slutty anything? It is NOT okay.  Don't get me wrong... I am not conservative by any means, but it doesn't make sense if you don't normally dress like a slut.. why is Halloween the one day that it is okay? And would you be okay walking past your father in that outfit? Gaaawwd I sound like my mother... yikes.  I just figure if I would be embarrassed if anyone in my family saw me in an outfit... I probably shouldn't be wearing it. 

My recent and past Halloween costumes:
2004: homemade Pocahontas

2005: semi- homemade Tooth Fairy

2006: Vampire (lame)

2007: homemade bumble bee - Jay was a bee keeper


2008: homemade Cleopatra

2009: homemade Lobster - Jay was a chef


2010: ear of corn - Jay will be a farmer


My Fall & Winter To Do List!!!
  • Bake cupcakes from scratch
  • Go to Pops for Champagne (A champagne bar in Chicago)
  • Take pictures at a park in my home town
  • Apple picking
  • Pumpkin picking and subsequent carving
  • Sew my own Halloween costume
  • See a Drive-in movie
  • Knit a scarf
  • Learn to crochet
  • Make spiced cider
  • Grow out my hair
  • Spend less money
  • Eat lots of food on Thanksgiving
  • Shop at a thrift store
  • See a musical or play
  • Have a Christmas party with my girls
  • Snowboarding
  • Learn to ski
  • Get straight A's
  • Buy my friends' Christmas presents at a resale shop
  • Bake a pie from scratch
  • Celebrate New Years in style
  • Go sledding
  • Cuddle with Jay... or maybe my cat... under a blanket 
  • Visit my friends in Oregon


  1. Bahahahahahaha. THIS IS A FUN GAME!!

    2009 - Angel (Mike was a devil)
    2008 - Old people
    2007 - Nothing - didn't celebrate
    2006 - I love Lucy
    2005 - Mary hit in the face with a tire/Mario
    2004 - Electrocuted electrician
    2003 - Kind of a slutty butterfly, but conservative-slutty

    Old people was my FAVORITE.

  2. Love the costumes! The lobster is AWESOME!!!!