Tuesday, October 25, 2011

I still play dress up

I love Halloween.  Sadly, I have the misfortune of being in class this Halloween. That is an outright crime against partying! How am I supposed to dress up and have fun if I'm stuck in class? OUTRAGE!

Because I am pouting right now, I am also reminiscing on all the fantastic Halloweens that I've had over the years. Admittedly, I haven't always been such an awesome costume designer. I went through a "too cool for school phase" that resulted in a tragic loss of awesomeness. Cowboys, who needs them? Vampires, cliche. Such lame costumes have no place on a blog like this. Now it's all about channeling the awesomeness. That's right, awesomeness.

The following is just a sampling of my Halloweens over the past few years.

80's night. Though not for Halloween, it was during that time of the year. 2008

Cleopatra. Yep. That's my mom's prom dress.  2009

Poison Ivy.  Again, not on Halloween, but like I said, I still play dress up. 2010

Oompa Loompas. To date, this is still the best costume I've ever done. 2010

Smurfs. We made those hats. Hand stitched them in fact. 2011

Zombie run. Coolest running experience ever. 2011
People step it up. No more lame costumes! Channel your inner awesomeness. The impossible can become possible if you are AWESOME!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Reasons to love and hate the changing temperatures

Temperature is dropping here in Utah. This both excites me, causing fits of giggles to erupt inside me, and ushers dysphoria that is utterly unimaginable. Now the only question is, should I focus on the excitement or the dysphoria? First I'll settle for dysphoria.

What could bring such dismay to a typically adventurous and life-loving soul?  Well to begin...

The inevitable winter weight gain. Every year I say it won't happen and guess what happens? Weight is, in fact, gained. This happens to the best of us and there is only one person I know who can escape it, and I happen to be dating him. Never have I been more jealous of a man.  I have an action plan this year though - don't gain weight.

I wish this wasn't the story of my life.

Trying to look cool after falling on ice.  As you scrape the dirt, snow and salt off your backside and look around as if nothing happened, all you can think inside is "Did anyone see that?"

How cute!

Taking an hour to get ready to go outside... for five minutes. Don't get me wrong, I love coats and jackets. They are quite possibly my favorite piece of clothing. However, it's annoying that you have to put on half your wardrobe to stay warm when you go outside to get the mail. Lame.

"I can't put my arm's down!"

Getting sick. What's worse than being cooped up all day in a house and not even being able to eat your favorite foods. That is unless you'd like to see it again. Runny noses, coughing, cough syrups that taste like a well used car tire, vomiting, who needs that?

Saving the best for last, I give you the reasons that the dropping temperatures makes me so excited:

Fabulous food weather.  Pumpkin is in season and that means fabulous food. Pumpkin bread, pie, cookies, shakes, soup, and every other delectable treat that comes from this amazing gourd. Aside from pumpkin, it's soup, homemade bread, gravy, pie, hot cocoa, apple cider, cinnamon, and turkey season. Ooh it makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

Warms the heart and soul.

Holiday season! Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Can life get any better than dressing up in wild costumes, feasting on homemade meals that are so big you can't move afterward because you've eaten so much, getting presents from a mysterious man wearing a lot of red and most importantly realizing and giving thanks for the wonderful things in life. Holiday season also means family time, and that is the best part.

That is my hair. No wigs for this girl
I love Christmas time!

Fall and winter clothing. Let's be frank. People dress better in the winter. Styles are classier and better kept and not to mention more modest. It's easier to be a slob during the warmer months. Turtlenecks, tights, jackets/coats, scarves, boots are so sleek and attractive if worn correctly.

Fun season based activities. Carving pumpkins, going on a hayride, weaving through a corn maze, making gingerbread houses, sledding, ice skating. Oh the list could go on forever of fun things that are available only during this time of the year. You only have a limited time to experience these things each year, so get to it!

I carved this. OK not really, but I want to.
This just goes to show that you should come sledding with me.