Halloween, 2003 – evening, and first place in the costume contest!


First place -- the Statue of Liberty
I won! I won! $75 in cash and a $50 gift certificate. The drunken nun pair (I’m not kidding) got 2nd place and the Vegas showgirl (red lace bustier, fishnets, and feathers) won third. Wow…the first time I EVER EVER won 1st place in a costume contest. Some factors that pushed me into first (as I was told) were the fact that I made it from scratch, and that I stayed late for the contest. The light-up torch wasn’t even noticed until the lights were turned out by accident…ooooooo!

Didn’t get out of work until 5:30. Stopped by Mom’s to show off and ended up giving out candy for the hour. The trick-or-treaters were very appreciative of my outfit, and one even called me a “smart lady.” Wow. I’m a lady. A few parents said “God Bless America!” I was surprised how polite the kids were. They all said thank you and many wished me a good night/good Halloween. All proof that this is Satan’s High Holy Holiday. Whatever.

Now I’m home. Lady Liberty will go into storage. The money will come w/me to the casino next week and my tummy will welcome the Italian Bistro food.

Halloween, 2003 – afternoon

I don’t think I’ll win the contest because my costume doesn’t have a “Courier-Post” twist to it.

Bored senseless, I am I am. So we’ll do the Friday Five!

1. What was your first Halloween costume?

I think I was Snoopy when I was 2 or 3. I don’t remember it, but there are photos. It was a lovely old-school costume, where the costume and the plastic mask come in a little box with a see-through window. I miss those costumes.

2. What was your best costume and why?

I’d have to say my Little Red Riding Hood costume of 2 years ago because it was so incredibly detailed and I sewed it myself. And although I was larger then, and lost the costume contest to a cobweb, I’m still insanely proud.

3. Did you ever play a trick on someone who didn’t give you a treat?
Never ever. Then again, I don’t ever remembering someone opening the door and NOT giving me a treat.

4. Do you have any Halloween traditions? (ie: Family pumpkin carving, special dinner before trick or treating, etc.)


5. Share your favorite scary story…real or legend!

How about a real one? Go here.

October 31, 2003

Good news is that the Statue of Liberty costume is DONE…you can see a sneak-peek of it on my home page. Bad news is that I’m wiped out, and the costume judging isn’t until 4:30. Maybe I’ll disappear for a lil’ bit after 2. I also dunno whether I should wear the thing all day. Right now I’m in jeans and a black shirt. I’ll wait and see what the other are doing. IIRC, when I was Red Riding Hood I was the only one dressed all day. The Statue costume is very comfortable though.

Today would have been MomMom’s 86th birthday. I’ve been dreaming of her a lot lately.

Wt: 144
Mood: TIRED!
Work docket: Honestly, if I don’t get End of Month Values done, I will be hung. Actually, nobody knows it’s not up yet except you and me…so Shhhhhhhhh!
Lunch: Having the Halloween pig-out at work. Yes, that’s what the pot lucks here are really called — pigouts.
Afternoon: Costume judging at 4:30 pm. If I lose to someone dressed as a hobo, I’ll cry.
Evening: Sleep
Weekend: The Blackwells are coming over tomorrow for dinner. I’m going to make my lasagna.

Probably more blog later, plus pictures!


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