Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Confession Tuesday... night!

Me as Rosie the Riveter

I'm almost late for Confession Tuesday and if you're on the East Coast, it's tomorrow already, so here's both a Confession Tuesday & a Confession Wednesday depending on your geography.

Oh and let's make this the Halloween edition--

Halloween Anxiety--
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Around September I start having anxiety dreams that I forgot to decorate, buy my daughter a costume or take her trick or treating. Many times I'll dream I'm at some weird Woolworth-like store looking at Halloween decorations when I realize I need to get home to go trick or treating or to hand out candy. When I wake up from these dreams I'm always thankful I didn't miss the actual holiday.

At the Halloween party this weekend, a guy came up to me and said, "We can do it." And I got that nervous icky feeling that he was hitting on me, then realized he was just reading the Rosie the Riveter patch on my shirt.

My History of Costumes--
My husband and I once went as Edvard Munch and his painting "The Scream." I had a fake cigarette and carried a frame around all night. We've also gone as Dalmatians and the homecoming king and queen of 1963. Once I dressed up as Mary Katherine from Saturday Night Live (SUPERSTAR!) and as a sailor in a true navy uniform I bought at the Goodwill by the Navy base. That was one of the warmest costumes I had--good for trick or treating, bad for Halloween parties.


My favorite thing to do at Halloween parties is to dance.
My favorite Halloween treat is candy corn.
My favorite Halloween shows are: the Simpson's Halloween "The Raven," It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and the Addam's Family Halloween show that I still remember watching as a child.
I like to hear people's "true" ghost stories, even when it's not Halloween.

If I was younger, I'd go to a Halloween costume in a slip with a pageant banner on that read: Rejection.



  1. Sorry, this is not a comment on this post, but a comment on a reference to "The Book of Kells" that I found today. It was in an article in the New York Review of Books about (among other things) the Lindisfarne Gospels:


    Perhaps you saw it already, though!

  2. I'm so sorry about your cat, Abby. Cats have been in my life always, and I wouldn't know what it was like without one. It is like losing a part of the family. My deepest condolences.

  3. I love this time of the year and I love Halloween.

  4. THanks all for the notes & Andrew, I hadn't seen that yet, so thanks for the link.

  5. Hey there, I stumbled on your blog today and I have enjoyed reading and reading...thank you.
    Oh, I dig the halloween costume too. Great idea.


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