Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Too...

We carved pumpkins last night!  I forgot how much I hate jamming my hand into a cold gourd and yanking out slimy innards.  But we had fun!

This one is mine.  I'm a simple guy.  I think he kind of looks like a Dragon Quest enemy with his big eyes and mouth that scream "cute but menacing."

And this is Robb's.  Recognize him?  You might if you read Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  It's Fregley.  And it's a damn good carving, too!  I was way impressed with his results.

He's all lit up and ready to cast a fire spell.

Fregley's all lit up and ready to show you his "secret freckle."  Little creeper...

All in all, an adorable Halloween!  

Oh, and I learned a lesson.  Pumpkins make scarier faces when you point them at a blank wall:

Much more menacing!  

Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 28, 2010


I've been so busy with work and NaNo planning, house sitting last week, and just real life that I haven't really been thinking about Halloween.  I have two costume parties that I may or may not be going to, a birthday party, and a write-in this weekend.  I'm going to miss the write-in because of work.  I'm going to skip out on one party because I can't afford to go to a restaurant where they don't even print the prices on the menu, and the other two parties...costume parties.

Now, I normally love Halloween...I don't LOVE it like most gays I know (I've heard it called "The Gay Christmas" more than once), but I enjoy it.  This year, though, I just haven't been feeling it.  I wasn't thinking about a costume.  See, I couldn't fall back on Pearl, because I didn't want to shave.  I don't want to spend any money on a costume this year, either.  So I'm stuck with what's in the closet.  

So what IS in the closet?

Lots.  What you DON'T see (besides what I don't want you to see) is a diner waitress uniform with a nametag that says PEARL, my shoes, and assorted sweaters.  What you DO see, though...corduroy jacket, white hair color spray, a long black wig, various shirts and junk, all of my underpants and socks and undershirts, and every shirt and pair of pants I own.  What am I going to be?

Well...I think I'm gonna go the easy route.  Corduroy jacket.  Corduroy pants.  Argyle sweater.  A little bit of gray hair spray.  Voila!  I'm an English professor.  Super easy.  Super cheap.  

Halloween is DONE.  And after the parties?  I can start on my novel.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Oh, Monday...

This weekend I ran across a couple of things that stopped me in my tracks.

The first is fairly obvious:

Right?  It's a bread label.  There were seven of these...all spelled wrong.  It sort of made me want to cry.

The second?  The second thing just made me want to write a pointy letter to someone over in the design department of this particular publication.  This is what you'd call a creative fail:

Fashion?  More 60s than 70s.  That's not what bugs me.  What bugs me is the font they used.  It's clearly, CLEARLY a 60s font.  The little star/flowers?  That's stereotypical 60s design.  The font?  TOTALLY 60s.  The more I looked at it, the more it bothered me.  Gah!

Anywho...that's that.  Tomorrow is my day off, so I'll be posting a recap video blog, I think.  I did a 7th, but I never got it uploaded...and it's not that shall see if I post it.  Anyway...enjoy your days, and do something spontaneous!


Sunday, October 24, 2010

The worship leader just said "more greater"...oh man. That'll make your skin crawl...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

What's On Deck...

Well...I put everything in my iTunes and hit shuffle.

The first ten?

1. "Music Again" by Adam Lambert

2. "Which To Bury, Us Or the Hatchet" by Relient K

3. "In the Meantime" by Spacehog

4. "If You Were Gay" from the Avenue Q soundtrack

5. "Little Queen" by Heart,

6. "Superhero Girl" by Eve 6

7. "White and Nerdy" by Weird Al Yankovic

8. "Yo Tengo" by Silage

9. "Boys Boys Boys" by Lady Gaga

10. "Snow (Hey Oh)" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

That's a pretty accurate cross section, now that I look at it.

And the top 10 plays? Well...

1. "Fuck You" by Cee Lo Green

2. "Jaded" by LaRue

3. "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak

4. "Killing Me Softly" by The Fugees

5. "Constellations" by Jack Johnson

6. "I Haven't Been Myself Lately" by John Reuben

7. "Kiwi" by Maroon 5

8. "Loving You" by Paolo Nutini

9. "Fine China" by Andy Davis

10. "Kiss it Goodbye" by Andy Davis

Yeah...that's less representative than it should be, for sure.

In case you wondered. How about yours?


Monday, October 11, 2010

Reminder: CORD MCCOY.

Weekend Synopsis...

Friday? Work. Rocky Horror. A girl behind me got upset during the rain scene and screamed, "OH, HELL NO! I just got my hair permed! We outta here!" They left early. Noobs.

Saturday? Work. I saw my brother. My mom's drunken 50 year old friend told me she'd like to fuck me. Her drunken friend told me she wasn't afraid of my boyfriend. And...Brandon wouldn't sit down. On the way home I got pulled over for honking my horn as I left town. Two officers. Written warning. BULLSHIT!

Sunday? Work. And my brother and sister came over for dinner. We had fun. I introduced my brother to Cee Lo Green's "Fuck You." It's his new favorite song. He said it was life changing like the first time he saw a vagina. Eww. He said plaid shorts are gay. Robb's a great cook. And my brother doesn't wear underpants.

Monday? Nothing yet. Day off. National Coming Out Day! I'm gay. Robb and I talked about high school crushes, locker room moments. I had a brownie for breakfast. My brother and I are supposed to hang out before my dad picks him up at five. The Hair Cuttery didn't answer their phone. I have to call my bro.

Tomorrow? Board meeting and a day off. Haircut?