Last night I pulled on my t-shirt emblazoned with the Cullen family crest, snapped on my Team Edward pin and prepared my stomach for an onslaught of Skittles, Twizzlers and popcorn. The evening had finally arrived – I was one of the hoards of screaming fangirls at the midnight showing of New Moon </girl squeel>. And in case you have limited time and need to stop reading here – it was totally worth it. All those Rotten Tomatoes folks are probably just a bunch of dudes who have been emotionally abandoned because of Edward of something… Continue reading
Let there be no mistake, it is super-Halloween-fun-time this year. 2009 has truly been the year for vampires, werewolves and zombies in music, books, tv and movies. To cap off the year of the macabre we have Halloween falling on a Saturday and lasting an extra hour longer this year because of daylight savings time. It’s like October 31st is going to be sitting there right next to all the tiny witches, Spidermen, and ladybugs eating an entire pillowcase full of candy and running around in circles until it throws-up on itself Saturday night. In both the holiday and childrens’ defense, I wouldn’t doubt if there were a number of adults who will become reacquainted with their dinners as the clock strikes 1am, twice.
So there are technically only a couple of full shopping days left until you are relegated to dressing up as a gangster for the fifth year in a row. Not that you don’t look great in that flapper dress and the tommy-gun isn’t any worse for wear, but remember how much thought and excitement went into picking out the perfect costume for your class party when you were little? And remember how disappointed you were when your parents came home with a store-bought, Wonder Woman costume painted on a pair of cheap pajamas and that was probably inspired by the tuxedo t-shirt instead of the shiny blue, plastic bodice and red leather boots you thought they were getting you? Yeah – you do, don’t ya? You vowed then to never have a crappy Halloween costume again and, my friend, even though there are only a two days left, this is the best Halloween to start honoring that vow.
To help here are a few last minute costume ideas that I found while crawling the web, and that you can whip up in no time. And I also added some recommendations on what to avoid for Halloween 2009: Continue reading
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Tagged 2009, bad costumes, costumes, couples costumes, diy, futurama costumes, Halloween, last minute, lego costumes, ringmaster costumes, womens costumes
Some people collect tiny ceramic statues, and then there are the obligatory spoons, bells and thimbles that are sprinkled throughout homes all over this great country. What began early as a pulp and ink friendship with one Ramona Quimby, grew past The Babysitters Club and Sweet Valley High, and has now turned into a certifiable book collection problem. Not only do I have double stacked rows of books on each of my shelves, I also have several plastic tubs intended for storing an entire season’s wardrobe dedicated to the massive missive collection that even if I could bear to part with, I wouldn’t know what to do with. Thus, I have a big dead tree problem and it just keeps getting worse… Continue reading
It came to my attention last night that there are times in your life when no matter how creaky and banged up you feel a killer beat will come on and you are going to have to dance. Playing marionette to my beat-up self on June 9th was The Crystal Method, the shadowbox was The Pageant and the result was me collapsing in a sweaty heap on the living room floor at midnight after popping open my recent nasty fighting meds and gulping them down a throat that yelled way too loud. But, like any person who has an unhealthy love of music, I loved every collapsing second of it.
Let me start by saying I never, I mean sadly never, really win anything. Exception being a blue ribbon in a nerdy science fair, or another assorted pocket-protector-like contest. Seriously. So winning free tickets to The Pageant to dance my bottom off to some trippy-electronica (and knowing enough not to call it ‘techno’) isn’t something exactly expected from or for me – evah. However… it totally happened, and I went, and I rocked it even though I have been fighting a dibilitating smidgen of nasty that started Friday. To imagine what a feat this is, dear readers, let me explain: if you were a fly on the wall in my house you probably would have thought I was on my death-bed these past few days (and I am here to tell you I was convinced of the same). However, this death warmed over nasty wasn’t about to stand between me and the winnings… my pot of gold if you will. Either the beer or The Crystal Method cures all ails, ’cause I danced like I had nothing to do but ditch Freshman Psych the next day. Here is a short (like über short, 9 second clip) that I took of the show last night when I accidentally had it on video instead of camera mode (I am probably going to get in all kinds of trouble for posting this, but I can’t find the ticket to see if no cameras were allowed, and if I can beat the nasty I can be an online rebel for a minute, right?)… Continue reading
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Tagged djs, electronic music, going out, home nightclub, house music, live, live pa, paul van dyke, shows, st louis, the chemical brothers, the pageant