Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Random Spin Cycle

We're multi tasking this week since it's my last day in the office.  I could tell you where I'm going, but then I'd have to kill you (I'm an auditor, remember?  We live for the element of surprise!)

To satisfy my spin for the week, I give you these:
Little o as Blue MM
This was the no effort, store bought costume.  Little o didn't seem to notice.  Don't ask why he looks like he's going to sneeze, I don't get it either.
LG as the Orange MM- the front
LG as orange- the back..
So, the only M&M costume I could find for LG was the green M&M.  And green is a girl.  I tried to fake it, since green is his favorite color.  He was not having it.  He knew Green is a girl.  He wanted to be Orange.  The guy with the pretzel in him.  He's never eaten one, but he knows that is what he NEEDS to be.  Sigh.  So I turned a $6 store bought green into a $25 semi-home made (Sandra Lee would be proud) Orange M&M.  The front- orange with the face.  Pretty easy.  The back- black with a glow in the dark pretzel (it's supposed to be an x-ray).  All in all, I think I did ok.  It looked home made, but not all jacked up.  Success.  People thought they were adorable.  I concur.

->  Much to the happiness of many parents, I got into it with a group of teenagers while trick or treating.  Story:  They had been following us for a few houses, and finally caught up.  3 of the 6 were not dressed, two were fine and 1 was "scary".  She was leaning towards little kids on the sidewalk and moaning and such.  So, I politely asked if they could hold up a bit, so they would miss the little guys.  Scary girl looks confused and then offended.  SG:  "Halloween is scary.  They're supposed to be scared."  MB:  "Halloween is also supposed to be for little kids, not teenagers old enough to get a job and buy their own candy.  Scare the baby and you'll find out how scary I can be."  They waited, and her friends laughed hysterically at her.  Good for them.

->  Apparently, I've had pie for my first two meals of the day.  Think I can totally screw nutrition today and go for the third?  Mmmmm, pie.

->  I'm tempted to un-friend an old friend on FB.  I'm tired of his "Occupy Wall Street" rants.  He chooses to have a krappy job because he's "following his heart".  Which is fine.  But don't blame others for following their wallet.  We all make choices.

->  If you have a kid under 4 or so, you need to read No Sleep for the Sheep by Karen Beaumont.  It is hysterical.  And I've had it going through my head for a week.  It replaced Veggie Tales, though, so it's still a win.

Ok, I have stuff to do (like find out how to pay my cable bill.  yes, I know that paying my bills means the cable company wins.  But I like Tivo, so I'm ok with it.)  Have a good week, all.


Jan said...

LG's costume is homemade? You may be able to tell, but I can't. You've got some mad sewing skills there, woman!

And adorable doesn't even BEGIN to describe those boys.

Sprite's Keeper said...

The orange M&M looks great! And delicious. LG better run...
Nice job on hading that snot her sign. I probably would have dusted off my snarl for her myself.
You're linked!

Anonymous said...

Now I want pie!

Captain Dumbass said...

Good job with the teenagers.

VandyJ said...

Yep, Mmmm, pie!
Great costumes, homemade and not.

The Crazy Coxes said...

I love the costumes and the homemade costume turned out amazing!!! It's great! I love your conversation with the teenagers.

Anonymous said...

I think they both look great! Love your retort to the teenager! You go Mama!

Michele said...

The boys like adorable.

Pie is a perfectly acceptable meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner in my book. mmmmm pie.

gretchen said...

They both look DARLING!! Good for you! And good for you for telling off those snarky teenagers. HATE that. You know, I think you can just "Unsubscribe from status updates" from somebody on FB without actually unfriending them. I'm already starting to hate all the political bickering on FB, I can't imagine what the next election year is going to bring!

Mrsbear said...

Okay, your pretzel M&M looks fantastic. Nothing homemade-y about it. And I love when teenagers get rattled, sounds like you returned her scare for scare. Nothing like a protective mom showing her claws.

And mmmmm pie.

blueviolet said...

Twice last week I had dessert for lunch, so I see this as just another way we connect.

Your orange costume came out really, really well. I'm most impressed! I'm also pretty impressed with how you stood up to the teens on Halloween night.

CaJoh said...

Awesome costume. I would have dyed the costume a different color. But he did insist on having an orange one (sigh).

Captain Dumbass said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one falling off on the posts.