Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Now for the love of God, GIMME SOME CAN-DEH!!



Remind me to tell you guys the story of how I came to be rather adept at pumpkin decorating. I'll have to think of some clever pseudonyms to protect the innocent.

After capturing the coveted top prize at the Pevely Flea Market Costume Contest, Tito decided he wanted to be something else. So we put him in a knight costume. He wanted to keep his "fancy moustache", so he kinda looks like John Cleese as the French Castle Guard. I tried to teach him to say "I faaaaahht in your general direction!" but he just kept saying "I farted!" Not the same effect.

What he reeeeeeeeeally wanted to be this Halloween was James, from the Thomas the Tank Engine Stories. The only James costume I found was overpriced and not very cute, so I had this genius idea to get a hold of a red sweatsuit, some Thomas fabric I'd seen at Wal-Mart, and some Wonder Under so I could cut pieces of fabric and iron them on. Alone, that looked kinda stupid, so I outlined the pieces in yellow fabric paint.

The result looked, to me, like absolute shit, but guess who loved it? Voila, the hand-crafted James costume:

And it's also Big Wiener Tuesday - this week's question was "What did my dad give the African Seminary Students for Christmas?" And the answer is:

Ski masks.

That's one of my favorite stories.

Our Weekly Wiener is April!

So this week's Simple Green Simple Question is:

What is the name of the Festivus-like holiday R and I created?

It's a tough one, so I'll sweeten the pot. This week's winner will also receive an Official UPS package deliverer winter hat with earflaps. Why a UPS hat? I have no idea. It's pretty effin sweet, though. Good luck.

And finally, here's my little Halloween treat to you -


Bob said...

Was the holiday you and R created Fingall Fergus Day? (pardon the bad spelling, I think that's how you wrote it!)

Bob said...

Fingall Fergus Day! I think I spelled it wrong in my last post, lol. Heck of a name for a wrestler you created, hehehe.

Bezzie said...

The smirk on his face is very Cleesian!

And freaking kudos to you for that Thomas costume!!! Ha ha!! I think it looks great!!!!!!

Love the pumpkin too...is my nose that big? ;-)

Amy said...

Why, it's Fingall Fergus day. Doesn't everyone celebrate that?
I have to say that I'm enjoying your contests because it's so refreshing to read back through your blog. I can relate to so much of what you write.

Amy said...

I couldn't get the Adam Sandler to play until after I posted. I saw him at UNH when I was a freshman, right around this time of year. It was hysterical.
LOL about your leetle John Cleese. We have one Barbie Fairytopia fairy, one Batman, one Superman with inflatable muscles, and a chicken this year.

Sorka said...

oooooh I want that hat!!! hmm gotta find the answer!!

DomesticOverlord said...

Fingall Fergus Day! I want me a UPS hat! Did I win?

DomesticOverlord said...

I think the costumes are cute. I thought I was the only one who came up with multiple costumes for my kids every year. This is the first year they've had just one each.

cpurl17 said...

Sigh, back in the day we only got one costume. It was always a bummer to have to have to wear a sweater over your princess dress.

Roxy said...

What an awesome post! Thank you for making me smile (yet again)

We have much love for you Sarah --- the MDKnittingCats and some Carolina love too (Turtle & Zonda - woop!)

ALl around the place!



Ed said...

OMG the pumkin was BEZZIE, how cruel(lol).

How about the phrase, "and your father smells of elderberries!"