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READY RED ONE!

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I was an X-wing for Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! It’s my favorite holiday. Since I’ve moved back to where I don’t have to deal with annoying college kids and have wonderful things like ample parking, this means we’ll actually have trick or treaters. Not sure how to deal with it though, as my dog loses his mind every time the doorbell rings. We plan to go out for dinner and drinks tonight, so we could just hold him back when the doorbell rings until we head out for the night. But I don’t know if I want to deal with it. It’s easier just to eat the bags of candy ourselves, haha. 

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Anyway, I went to another Halloween party over the weekend. Fiona always does an A+ job with the decorations, this year was no exception. Andy made me into an X-Wing from Star Wars. I went with Red One so I could dress as R2D2, of course! The party was zombie-themed and my friend Emily did an awesome job with gory makeup. I’m sure her face is probably still stained red though. I had a hard time navigating the asteroid belt (party goers) in my giant costume. So I had to stay put for a couple hours until I took the X-Wing part off. I felt like Jabba the Hutt sitting around taking up 2 chairs in my giant costume. Maybe I could be Jabba next year? haha!

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GFY AMAZON SELLERS OF SAILOR PLUTO PROPS! 

I’m finally getting around to posting about a Halloween party I went to on Saturday night. It was with a bunch of friends. I dressed as Sailor Pluto. I picked her because she has this cool staff, despite not knowing much about her character. I haven’t watched the old Sailor Moon anime series since I was a kid, but I am not sure if Sailor Pluto is really in many episodes of the newer Sailor Moon Crystal series. I’ve only watched a few episodes of it so far.

Anyway, the costume itself was a little pricey. It was also extremely short, barely covers “me arse” so I rocked a petticoat with it. I still loved the costume though, it was a hit, especially at the bar after. I was dared to order a drink with my staff. It took a several attempts, but I completed the task and got a free beer out of some 23 year-old kid hanging around us.  I guess that is what happens when you pick a lesser-known character from the series. But I wasn’t anticipating the staff she uses only be sold for over $100 on Amazon. To that I say, GO FUCK YOURSELF GREEDY SELLERS! Know what I did instead? Purchased a clearance section Queen of Hearts staff, some spray paint, and foam heart online. Andy painted it and remodeled the top of the staff for me. PLUS it lights up, which the ones on Amazon don’t do. Turns out, Sailor Pluto is a pretty cool sailor scout. She is the guardian of space and time, and also darkness. BADASS! Apparently she can also stop time, which is pretty amazing. I didn’t have a chance to test out this superpower. 

The party was fun. We had not one, but TWO cereal killers! We also had Mrs. Doubtfire, Voodoo Doll, Little Red Riding Hood,  some Ricks (Rick & Morty),  and my sailor scout friends (including a clever Sailor Goth!), and other cool costumes. We did some dancing, and watched movies, all while being stalked by the kitty that wouldn’t let us pet her. Naughty Babette! Around midnight, we walked in a weirdo-parade to the bar to show off our costumes. I’m sure we were quite the vision.  

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I’M NOT DONE WITH YOU, HALLOWEEN SPIRIT! 

Over the weekend, I went to Rise of the Jack-o-Lantern’s. I’ve always wanted to go a similar event at a local zoo, except I heard it is an actual nightmare.  Filled with long lines, cold temperatures, fuck loads of baby carriages, and not one clear view of a pumpkin. Uh, pass. At least this event was indoors, and large.


We had plenty of room to move around and check out the pumpkins. the event boasts 5000 pumpkins, but I suspect most of them were the filler pumpkins on the  floor, decorated by random people. Uh, some were better than others. 

Thankfully we didn’t pay much for the tickets, but I’m not sure I’d go back next year. The professional pumpkins were quite impressive. But a lot of people don’t understand basic concepts like NOT USING FLASH ON A PRE-LIT PUMPKIN. What the hell is wrong with people?! 


 

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I’LL HAVE THE ARISTOCAT BURGER

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I went to the I Love The 90’s tour over the weekend in Worcester. I don’t think I’ve gone to the DCU center before, so it was fun. I went with a fun group of friends, and we danced our faces off from the stands. Jamie got us good seats, so we weren’t with the crowds on the floor, but were in second row in the stands.

The show had  Salt N Pepa, Vanilla Ice, All-4-One, Coolio, Tone Loc, and Young MC. I think we arrived a tad too late to catch Young MC. We had dinner beforehand at The Citizen. I had jeweled cat ears, painted whiskers, and a cat face shirt on for the show. I ordered the aristocrat burger, but I purposely kept calling it the aristocat burger. HAR! I probably made far too many cat jokes that evening, but my friends still love me. So they are good people…even after I said I had to use the litter box.

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I have to say, I was very impressed with Lizz’s light up vest. I totally want one now, but have no idea when I would wear it…except for a 90s’ concert (of course!). Well, the tour is coming back around next year. So maybe a light up vest is in my future? All the performers did a great job. I was a little bummed Coolio didn’t perform the theme to Kenan & Kel, but I’ll forgive him because he shook my hand!

Vanilla Ice was the headliner, and he really wanted to party. He invited some audience members on stage to dance with him. Even after the concert was over, the DJ was spinning 90’s hits, and good ol’ V.Ice was still dancing and singing with people on stage. HOW AWESOME?!

 

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MY PRIZE WINNING PUMPKIN SKILLZ

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I can’t believe October is over already. I feel like I’ve been anxiously awaiting Halloween. It’s one of my favorite holidays, after all. But it came and went so quickly. Please enjoy my prize-winning BB-8 pumpkin! This year my department sponsored my pumpkin, so I didn’t have to pay for the supplies out of pocket. So the pumpkin is really the departments pumpkin, and they were quite impressed with my handy work. It was definitely the best pumpkin at our work party. No offense to the other pumpkins, they came out great as well. But BB-8 was a show stopper. I rigged it to flash, and stuck a Bluetooth speaker under his head to  make him beep. Making him beep was a request from one of my co-workers, and I was happy to oblige. I’m glad I happen to have a small enough speaker to get the job done. 

I feel like I need a vacation from my weekends in October. I certainly jam-packed them with activities. In addition to partying it up, I’ve been trying to get back on track with my diet/exercise routine. I’ve been doing pretty well with it, just a few cheat meals mixed in. I can’t help it, I need balance, yo! I ended up jogging 5k yesterday when I got home from work. I was trying to take full-advantage of the Pokemon Go Halloween promotion. I actually did a lot better than I thought.

I hate running though, I don’t mind walking at all. I actually love walking! But I was forced to run yesterday because I didn’t have much time to squeeze in the 5k before heading out last night. Stupid Niantic, not making the game rely solely on a pedometer. I’m hoping they will do that with another build. They can’t be mean and expect us people that actually have winter to be jogging around in 6ft snow banks. HAVE MERCY ON OUR SNOW-RIDDEN SOULS! Granted, I think I’m one of three people worldwide that still plays that game. My strange commitment to it is quite maddening. 

So what did I do on Halloween? I actually didn’t do much. I could have gone out and gotten more use out of my Millennium Falcon get up, but I had to much to get done. Instead Andy and I grabbed a bite to eat and met with the contractor doing the work on our apartment. He is going to start the heating/cooling system this week. Which means we’ll be getting rid of the giant old skool metal radiators in our new place. Progress!

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WARP SPEED, TO HALLOWEEN! 

Big reveal: my costume is the Millennium Falcon!

Hello blog! Its been a few weeks since I last blogged. I got back from Arizona about 10 days ago, but I haven’t gotten around to writing about my trip yet. I’ll get around to that real soon.

Anyway, my costume was finished just in time for a Halloween party this weekend. I told Andy I wanted to be the Millennium Falcon. I just wanted help with lighting, anything involving power tools, and measurements. Instead, he took the project and ran with it. He did a seriously impressive job, I love my costume! It was worth all the many trips to Home Depot and craft store to complete it. Not to mention all the money we spent on materials, yikes! Probably cheaper to build an actual Millennium Falcon, haha.

 The costume is made with foam, duct tape, and tons of paint. Andy rigged it to light up, so I flip a switch to hit warp speed. Which (admittedly) I did a lot, to travel between rooms. 

The party I went to was so much fun. My friend Fiona did an awesome job transforming her apartment into Stranger Things (Netflix series). I think her decorations were amazing. My costume actually ties in with Stranger Things. There was a scene where Mike tried to get 11 to fly his falcon toy, and she declined. Later on, she makes it fly with her powers.


There was a costume contest at the party. I somehow managed to snag Most Original and Best Costume. I was very honored to get not only one prize, but two! Andy was very thrilled his hard work paid off. There were lots of great costumes to compete with. There were even 2 very convincing Mrs. Byers. There were some other non Stranger Things related costumes were great as well.

 Once we settled down, we relaxed by the fire. But no night would be complete without a trip to The Drop to parade our costumes. Our Uber driver joined us at the bar, I guess we know how to party.

 I was thankful most people that approached me about my costume, knew what it was! Unlike last year, when a lot of people told me they loved my costume, then proceeded to ask me what it is. 😂 There were a lot of Star Wars nerds at the bar, all of them appreciated the costume. I think Andy was happy to get all the positive feedback on his costume baby, haha. Only two people had to ask me what my costume was, so that is impressive. I also made a new Facebook friend with a girl that I was talking with about Star Wars and Dr. Who. Nerdy friends are the best kind of people! 🤓

I need to start thinking about next year. But until then, I was tasked with carving a pumpkin for a department competition this week. I was nominated because I won the pumpkin carving contest at work a couple times. I have a lot of pressure now. Oh man!

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DEAD SONGS, COSTUMES, AND VACATION

Guys, I’ve officially had to resign the idea of finding the song from my last blog post. I could record myself humming the tune and post it to a music forum I found, but I think it best to give up my search. I checked my computer again last night and it yielded no results. Maybe someday I will find it, if I happen to be listening to an early to mid 00’s alt-rock station, but I think I have better odds of winning the jackpot.

No matter, I have to switch into Halloween mode anyway. This year I’m starting a bit earlier than normal. It’s because my friends have decided to start sending out invites to parties NOW. Plus, I’m going on vacation soon and will be gone 8 days. This will inhibit my time to work on the rather ambitious costume idea I have in mind. I almost shot myself in the foot last year. I had a costume picked out, then I was hit with sudden inspiration a day before my friends party. So I made a trip to the craft store, and express shipped a giant beach ball to myself, and had a Tim Gunn “make it work” moment.

Anyway, while I could pull off making this costume all by myself, I’m enlisting the help of Andy. Despite the fact he HATES dressing up for Halloween, he loves to build things. So he is more than happy to assist with engineering my Halloween costume. I’m not revealing what my costume is, but it’s going to make the one I made last year look like child’s play. 

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Last years Deathstar costume, it actually only took me a half day to make.

I’m glad he is helping me, otherwise this costume would take me FOREVER to construct on my own. Plus, I shouldn’t be trusted with power tools and electricity. So he will be handling the heavy duty cutting, and electrical work. The rest is basically up to painting, assembly, and praying it works! The only part I’m nervous about is the fitting, I’m worried it will not fit the way I want. But I think as long as we don’t make it too small, it can be adjusted. He is confident my idea can be pulled off. I’ve already selected materials and design. Andy is drafting construction and measurement ideas (I can’t be trusted with math either, haha). Wish me luck! If we pull this off, I’m definitely entering it in some kind of costume contest.I have a backup plan, if this idea falls through. But I am quite confident in Andy’s construction abilities. 

I won’t be blogging the rest of the week. I have a girls trip planned with my friend. I’ll cheers you from the beach, with my drank in hand. 

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