Friday, November 09, 2007

Today's regular feature has been delayed

Translation: I've lost about half of my list. I can't do much of a Freaky Friday post without the list. If I find it later I'll come back, or if I find it a lot later I'll just add it to next week's post.

Did I mention that I got two pieces into the student art show? The reception is tonight. I mustn't do anything important today, or I'll get busy and forget to go. The show is in Fort Worth, so my friend K might go and the vampire guy might go. S and his wife also live over that way, but I haven't heard back from them, so they're probably not going, and for all I know they're still out of town.

I have put on a few pounds. I don't think I've gained much weight, but being that I'm not really obsessed with such things, I never even bothered to buy a bathroom scale, so I couldn't say for sure how much weight. I just know that despite all the attention at the Halloween party, the costume didn't look as good on me as when I first started working on it. And some of my clothes feel a bit snug.

I should probably go on the all broccoli diet for a while.

And what have I been doing this past week? Filling the house with candy. There was the half-price sale on Halloween stuff at Target on November 1st, which went down to 75% off on the 4th and then to 90% off on the 7th. And I went to at least three stores on each of those days.

I bought a costume that I will probably never wear, but I will have it just in case. I bought a judge's wig, cause you just never know when you're going to need on of those. I bought a hat. I bought a couple of pictures of skulls who tell jokes to each other. I bought a talking skeleton, meaning to surprise K with it later, but she found one herself so I guess that I will keep it. I bought a bag of 25 candy-filled little Darth Vader heads, cause I just know that I would regret it later if I didn't. I ended up with five of the small gargoyles. I bought a witch spirit ball and some other decorations. I bought some cranberry stuff that I will probably never use just because I liked the bottles. And I bought a bunch of t-shirts, most of which do not fit me as well as I'd hoped.

And, of course, I bought lots of candy. I bought some white tootsie rolls, because this is the only time of year that I ever see any. And I bought some orange and black M&Ms, cause who doesn't like M&Ms. And I bought a few bags of little candy bars that should keep me from buying more candy bars until the next sale. And I bought bags of autumn mix and candy corn, cause those still look good for Thanksgiving, and even if they do not get eaten for Thanksgiving they are still candy and someone will eat them sometime. And I bought about eight bags of black and orange Kissables, which is sort of Hershey's version of M&Ms.

I really should hide all that stuff and eat some broccoli.


dmarks said...

I went to 90% off at Target like I said I would. Almost nothing was left. No candy. A few costumes for 7 year olds. Mostly "pumpkin topper" things that looked like skulls or gargoyles. If there had been a talking skeleton or witch spirit ball, I would have bought those instantly: that was the type of thing I was looking for.

With the judge's wig, you can probably start yourself a "Judge Laughing" feature and solve quasi-legal disputes in the manner of Judges Wapner, Judy, and Constance Harm.

I think people who give out broccoli instead of candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween are probably in for some trouble.

By the way, You've been tagged!

Melissa said...

I found your blog with dmarks blog, and I have to say I also bought some Halloween candy on sale. Of course, I didn't need the damn candy, but I wanted some chocolate and all my kid had was that crappy sugary candy. Anyway, the Darth Vader heads sound pretty cute. I was a huge Star Wars fan back in the day!

Princess Extraordinaire said...

Congrats on having pieces in the art show! That rocks! I love broccoli but I can't stand dieting so I have to eat it without thinking I am on a diet.....I saw all the Halloween candy half off and was so tempted but I passed on it...for

David in DC said...

Congrats on the pieces in the art show.

I've already told this joke a few weeks ago on Bubblewench's blog but I'm reminded of it again.

Q: Do you smoke after sex?

A: I dunno, I never looked.