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Weekly Recap: October 26th – 30th

Posted Nov 17 2009 3:22pm

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Unless you are brand shiny new to this blog, it should come as no surprise at all that Halloween is the absolute fave holiday of my quirky, some might say eccentric, little family. Every year, the theme is discussed at length, starting in about February. We will be sitting around the table together on Sunday night, a lull comes in the conversation and then my dad lays it down.

“What are we doing for Halloween this year?” And 8 months of preparation get underway. My brother spent many a year in a guerilla costume, while my sister-in-law and I bounced around in psychedelic go-go dancer costumes, while my dad, dressed as a lion tamer, manned the tiki bar where he was giving out shots of rum to the parents. We had a graveyard one year where my brother lay in the front yard, in amongst a bunch of fake dead people, blending right in. When kids would walk by, thinking they were all fakes, he’d suddenly jump up and grab a small innocent child by the ankle, making the hole lots of them scream in fear. Surprising, now that I think about it, that not one ever accidentally tinkled on him with all that fright. There were years where my mom, the great sport that she is, indulged the boys by making a stop at the butcher to pick-up the leftover parts- hearts, livers, and one year…. a whole skinned goat’s head.  The one consistent every year is that my mom wears the same costume no matter what the theme, a black skirt and orange jacket, a tall hat and paints on really thick eyebrows, except for the one year she mixed it up and went as Pinocchio, despite the fact that Pinocchio had nothing to do with that year’s theme. The other consistent, my dad pours booze for the parents which makes us very popular.

Any who, this year we are doing Woodstock. This means that I will likely be dressed in my regular clothes, with my usual flower in my hair. I am off to my parents house to cook up the Halloween feast for tonight and help with the house decorating. Pick-up-and-go foods that we can eat while doling out candy/alcohol. I have put together a bunch of fun new posts for next week, starting the week off with the best yet- 5 Easy Ways to Catch The Flu.

Here is the round up of this week’s posts. Happy Halloween!

IMG_7031

Unless you are brand shiny new to this blog, it should come as no surprise at all that Halloween is the absolute fave holiday of my quirky, some might say eccentric, little family. Every year, the theme is discussed at length, starting in about February. We will be sitting around the table together on Sunday night, a lull comes in the conversation and then my dad lays it down.

“What are we doing for Halloween this year?” And 8 months of preparation get underway. My brother spent many a year in a guerilla costume, while my sister-in-law and I bounced around in psychedelic go-go dancer costumes, while my dad, dressed as a lion tamer, manned the tiki bar where he was giving out shots of rum to the parents. We had a graveyard one year where my brother lay in the front yard, in amongst a bunch of fake dead people, blending right in. When kids would walk by, thinking they were all fakes, he’d suddenly jump up and grab a small innocent child by the ankle, making the hole lots of them scream in fear. Surprising, now that I think about it, that not one ever accidentally tinkled on him with all that fright. There were years where my mom, the great sport that she is, indulged the boys by making a stop at the butcher to pick-up the leftover parts- hearts, livers, and one year…. a whole skinned goat’s head.  The one consistent every year is that my mom wears the same costume no matter what the theme, a black skirt and orange jacket, a tall hat and paints on really thick eyebrows, except for the one year she mixed it up and went as Pinocchio, despite the fact that Pinocchio had nothing to do with that year’s theme. The other consistent, my dad pours booze for the parents which makes us very popular.

Any who, this year we are doing Woodstock. This means that I will likely be dressed in my regular clothes, with my usual flower in my hair. I am off to my parents house to cook up the Halloween feast for tonight and help with the house decorating. Pick-up-and-go foods that we can eat while doling out candy/alcohol. I have put together a bunch of fun new posts for next week, starting the week off with the best yet- 5 Easy Ways to Catch The Flu.

Here is the round up of this week’s posts. Happy Halloween!

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