Posts Tagged ‘Halloween’

I’m Leaning Toward Space Cowboy

October 31, 2019

Today’s To-Do List:

Decorate house enough to show we’re ready for trick-or treaters – CHECK

Cobble together a costume that doesn’t require me to shave – IN PROGRESS

I’m Pretty Sure I Know What She Meant, But I’m Going To Watch The Movie With Her Anyway Just To Be On The Safe Side

March 4, 2019

“Watching Coco is my new Halloween tradition,” L’s Mother announced the other day.  “I’m going to watch it every Halloween even if I have to watch it with my dead family.”

You Know . . . Sometimes The Things I Say Sound Strange Even To ME . . .

September 25, 2015

Shesh . . . you tell ONE chainsaw wielding lunatic you don’t have much time, so only take a little off the top, and you get labeled for life!

– Said as part of a conversation about “haunted” houses.  Only 35 days until Halloween.

Happy Halloween, 2014

October 31, 2014

Has it been another year already?  Judging by the “sexy pizza” costumes I’m seeing advertised, it must have been.

Have fun tonight folks, and feel free to wear whatever costume you want; if you don’t want to wear a “sexy” costume, remember that you don’t have to.   Wear what you want to wear,  and if what you really want to wear is a “sexy pizza” costume, well . . . that’s just strange.

But it’s your Halloween costume, so wear whatever you want to wear, just wear it proudly.

Happy Halloween everyone, and, as always, be careful out there tonight.  This candle’s for you.

I’m Still Not Sure

November 1, 2013

The plan of the adults:

We all dress as pirates for Halloween so we thematically match with L’s parrot costume, which he loved.

The summarized effects of a two-year-old mind on adult planning: 

“No parrot costume, butterfly wings!”  (Love really is fleeting, it seems.)

“Okay, your green Oberon costume from last year then.”

“No green costume, just butterfly wings!”

“Okay, suit yourself.  Just butterfly wings.”

“Not just butterfly wings!  Butterfly wings and Batman jammies!”

“Your Batman jammies are in the hamper.”

“Not just–”

“Butterfly wings, got it.  Okay, Batman jammies and butterfly wings, it is.”

No butterfly wings, just Batman jammies!  NOW Trick or Treat!”

“What just happened here?”

Focusing On What’s Important

October 31, 2013

“So I’ve read that Samhain isn’t really on October 31st,” L’s mother tells me out of  the blue last night.  “Supposedly its on the next full moon, something about the moon cycles after the Fall Equinox.”

I’m pretty sure I made a sound at this point that is generally written as “Uh huh,” so she continued.

“I’m still gonna be having candy, though.”

Annnnd I’ve got nothing to say that will top that, so Happy Halloween everyone!

A Paraphrased Halloween Inspired Conversation

October 31, 2012

Lala (modeling her bodice): “So . . . what do you think of the bodice for my costume?”

Me:  “I think it reminds me that we need more shelf space.”(1)

Happy Halloween, everyone!  Don’t take any wooden candy.


(1) This joke might be too visually based to translate well to text, but I’m going with it anyway.

Halloween Is HOW Close?!

October 29, 2012

If I don’t wrap up everything else I need to do and soon, then this Halloween my costume is going to be something I’ve never gone as before, “Guy in normal clothes who is handing out candy because he was too busy to get a costume together.”

Rest assured, however, that everyone else in the household has had their costume ready for a month now.

Halloween Is Almost Upon Us

October 23, 2012

I know this because today I saw an ad for a “Sexy Watermelon” costume.

Okay, guys . . . be honest.  At this point you’re just sitting around playing Mad Libs starting with the word “Sexy,” aren’t you?