Narrowing it Down

20 10 2008

So, ladies and gentlemen, we are getting closer to selecting a costume for Saturday’s party. It is down to Caribou Barbie…

or a muse from Xanadu…

So, here is what I’m thinking:

Caribou Barbie is NOT an homage to Sarah Palin. Literally, I would be Caribou Barbie, complete with pink cammo, jeans tucked into impractical high-heeled boots, pink sunglasses, and possibly, a cute pink bag.

Xanadu Muse is definitely a nod to my old college friend, Danny, who received a Tony nomination for his choreography for the Broadway musical “Xanadu.” (I was his first experiment with choreography back when we were juniors in college. He tried to put together a duet to a song called “Vienna,” which was lovely and sweet, but I didn’t have time for all of the rehearsals since I had just started working overnights at my first radio job, and had to disappoint my dear friend by dropping out of the number). Anyway, for the costume, I’m leaning toward jeans, a glittery halter top, feathered hair and, if the Gods smile upon me, roller skates.

Decisions, decisions!

And, Jim, I’m assuming the suggestion of a sexy nurse costume is for Hubs, right?


Monster Mash?

19 10 2008

We just got an invitation from our neighbor, Ray, to come to their Halloween party next weekend, so now I’m all atizzy. The invite says to come dressed outrageously. Hmmm… What, exactly constitutes outrageous? What will mix well with 300 pound gay men in tutus? Anyone have any costume suggestions?
Speaking of costumes, next Friday is the annual Halloween party at my church that I help plan every year. So, I’m also in search of an appropriate costume for that, as well.

If nothing else, all of this is a welcome reprieve from the cold that’s taken over my body this weekend. Ugh! I’ve spent so much time on the couch this weekend, it’s a wonder I don’t have bed sores! Hopefully, I’ll get in some quality time with my garden this week. The fall veggies are doing well, but I’m worried about them dying from frost before the broccoli has a chance to develop into heads. Did I wait too long to plant them or is the frost coming a lot faster than I remember it coming in years past?

And work this week promises to be crazy, which I’m looking forward to! We’re shooting a commercial that my boss has pretty much pinned our entire 4th quarter on. No pressure, or anything!