Saturday, November 5, 2011


O.M.G. Mark it on the calendar kids, the first snow of the winter, November 5. CRAZY.

We got 12 trick-or-treaters this year! A record! I think they were attracted to my scary jack-o-lantern!

It didn't last the afternoon, but everything was definitely white!

A few days ago I spied these fatty-fatty-two-by-four quails. Then they flew away...

On my way back into the house I discovered they had snuck up behind me on the garage roof! Trickster quails!!

Chair arm horns! Hee hee! Happy first snow!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I Want a Job, Not a Party!

You may remember that at this party last year, the Red Bull girls showed up in their Red Bull Mini Cooper and their Red Bull backpacks, passing out chilled cans to the masses. This year these two clever fellows came dressed as last year's Red Bull girls... and actually passed out cans too! So clever! Pictured here with "Buzzed" Lightyear, who might have had some paraphernalia on him. ;)

Award for the "most committed to a character" for the evening was this 99 percenter, who occupied Irving Street all night, picketed the party, and stole firewood and drinks from the 1 percent. Hahahah! He was so committed, that's even his trailer in the background... "I bought it back when times were good, and I earned a living wage... now I gotta live in it!"

I maintain a costume doesn't have to be timely to be excellent. This horror flick duo killed me... Carrie (under that coat the dress was PERFECT) and the creepy dude from No Country For Old Men. So clever!!

On to our second party of the eve, more fabulous costumes on display...
...including ABBA. Hahahah! I'm still coveting those sparkly boots.

Lastly, this is blurry, but this guy's date was the black swan (she looked amazing, her costume was immaculated!) and he was the white swan. Hahahahah! Dudes in tights, never not funny. Happy halloween until next year! :)

Costumes and Fun!

Ginger Ninja was part of a group costume -- a roller derby team! Hee hee! We agreed they should watch my copy of "Kansas City Bomber" some time. ;)

I love halloween. People come up with such clever ideas. By the end of the night my little white gloves were tarnished with bbq sauce, diet coke, Red Bull, and lime Jell-O, among other filth.

I might have to add this to my favorite halloween pix. With this one, and this one, of course.

Goodness! Such a look! Someone must have unfastened their seatbelt without permission! Or forgot to use their little armrest ash tray. Hahaha. Remember smoking sections on planes? I barely do. So gross!

I loved my husband in the captain's costume. So debonaire. He couldn't see anything all night, but I love that sort of commitment to the character. I ran out of gold ribbon after the three stripes, so he was a First Officer, not a full-on Captain (four stripes). Sorry honey...but you've got four stripes in my book.

The host and hostess of this 9th year halloween party have an older house (and plumbing) with only one bathroom. Every year it gets overused and a plumber has to be called. :( Last year I might have had something to do with planting the seed for having an outhouse brought in for the party. And it was! So all night long I called it "my outhouse."

I love the motion in this photo!

Halloween Prep!

Ya'all have been so complimentary of our 2011 halloween costumes... thanks! These were easily my faves ever. Such fun!

I downloaded pix from eBay of authentic Pan Am ensignia, printed them out, and made them into little pins for our uniforms! I ran out of pin backs or I would have made us both a handful of Mile High Clubs to pin on partygoers throughout the night. ;) Hee hee!

And of course, no stewardess is ready without her Pan Am bag. Again, just a printout stuck on a navy blue bag I have.

The most labor-intensive part of the get-up was my hat, which I made from navy blue felt and white piping. Custom hats are really the way to go...I could wear this hat everyday! In fact, the hat left last night on a girls' weekend adventure, so maybe it won't end up in the Halloween box after all ! Safe travels, little hat... And if you end up at Forester's Club, stay away from the purple vikings.

Everyone thought the martini glasses were the perfect touch. And after Halloween I don't mind putting them in the china cabinet! So cute!

With our roller derby date, "Ginger Ninja," (Miss G kept muttering "I'M the original Ginger Ninja!")...

And the rather dapper captain at the wheel, we were off to Halloween parties!