Tuesday, September 30, 2008

halloween is coming!

if you're reading this post on a feed reader, click on through to see the gloriousness that is the jennster halloween theme! :)

i love halloween! i don't know what it is about it, but i love it! weird cause i hate scary movies, i hate being scared, but i love halloween! i think that i kind of associate magic (good magic) with halloween and so i think of the night as being very magical and very fun! plus, hello- CANDY! what other day can you walk to up to a strangers house, knock on their door and get candy thrown at you? right. see? halloween rocks!

but i kind of hate getting dressed up. i don't hate it so much as i never fucking know what to dress up as. so i always end up doing some half assed shit where i put on way too much makeup that's super sparkley and annoying... and get some crazy colored wig and then i'm like "hi! i don't know what i'm supposed to be, but i'm dressed up! i mean, a wig and makeup constitues a costume, right?" then the halloween gods fly down from the heavens and spite me cause i am really, really lame when it comes to the whole costume thing.

and please don't get me started on the parties. does anyone else have that brief moment before you walk through the door of a costume party (when you're actually wearing a costume no less) that you'll be the only one dressed up and you'll open the door in your stupid costume and everyone will turn and look at you like you're a complete freak because you're in a costume and they're all in regular clothes? that moment scares the shit out of me. but then you see that everyone else really is in a costume and it's not some huge joke all on you and then you start breathing again cause you're not the only one in a costume. jeez, writing that paragraph almost made me sweat.

and have i started to make you think that i really don't like halloween?!? cause man, i think i have, but it's not true. i really love halloween. i do! i just never know what to wear! so help me! what do you do? do you dress up? what about the parties?! talk to me people!

15 comments:

Issas Crazy World said...

Funny I love HAlloween, but don't like getting dressed up. I love getting the kids all dressed up; the movies and shows; the decorations; carving pumpkins, the whole deal.

Scaring kids since 1742? Dam girl, you look good.

The Stiletto Mom said...

First of all? The new backround? Glorious...makes me want to go frolick in a pile of leaves, except it's stil 90 degrees in texas and we are still swimming.

Halloween is my absolute favorite. I am so very thankful that I am at an age where the parties don't usually require dress up as we are all worried about our kids costumes or I'd be panicked too. this year it seems like sarah palin would be an easy target as would that weird religous sect with the funky dresses and the hair...who are they? I'm zero help.

Heinous said...

The new theme is great. If it was skulls, you could keep it all year long. Maybe that's just me though. I don't do costume parties right now. The Boy has to accumulate candy after all.

Shelley said...

I dressed up last year as "I Love Lucy." It was classic! The most money I spent was on a Lucy wig. The dress I got was from the Salvation Army, eylashes & red lipstick from Wal-Mart. Also got an apron from Michaels. I printed out a photo online of other Lucy costumes to get an idea and then went with it. It was one of the first years no one had to ask me who I was supposed to be!

Vodka Mom said...

okay, try being a kindergarten teacher and come to school with 24 kids who have eaten candy for a couple of days straight. YOU'D hate Halloween, too. for real.

Alison said...

I love Halloween too! I buy all the Target crap to decorate the house. :) I don't dress up but it's fun planning out costumes for the kids and eating their candy after they've gone to bed. :) This year we're looking at Cinderella and an astronaut. What's Blake going to be?

jenboglass said...

Okay, ster. I have lurked you since July. How pathetic am I that I haven't commented? It's not only pathetic, it's lame. Your trip to Vegas back then looked so fun. I thought she seems fun, if not a little too open to husband swapping. I also read back in some of your comments a while ago that BHJ trusts you, but he would never leave his drink around you. I thought, this is a girl I could really get behind. Not in a bad way, more of a conga line way or a supportive way.

I love the Halloween theme over here! How festive are you? I'll tell you how festive you are. Way festive. (I appologize for the build up of that hypothetical question and then the lame-O answer)

Also, after my recent trip to Vegas it really made me rethink my use of glitter make- up. I, too end up using various wigs and shiney, shimmer make-up at Halloween. My friends are all, "Jen, why are you dressing like you did in high school?"

In closing, let me appologize for my unwanted guest post in your comments section. See? This is why I didn't comment before. But I will now, sister. I will now! You are hilarious.

Anissa Mayhew said...

I guess the best thing about Halloween is having the kids to dress up and getting all caught up in their chaotic enthusiasm of the candy. Which, of course, i have to pick through, just for safety reasons, thankyouverymuch.

Vodka Mom said...

btw. your site is pretty darn cool. like an optical illusion or something. LOVE IT.

Jarrard said...

IT'S OCTOBER!!! Yay for Halloween and the decorations that I get to start hauling out today.

When my husband asks "When did you get those eleventy million glowing eyes for the trees in the front yard????" I will reply with "Uhhhhh, these old things??? Don't worry your pretty little head about it."

I love decorating for this month only second to Christmas. You don't even want to get me started on Christmas. It looks like Santa's workshop threw up in my house. I love me some Christmas decorations!

Smug said...

I love the new layout!! I like halloween too, but I never get dressed up and do anything. I figured out that this may be because I have been in a class for the last 8 halloweens - I am so looking forward to this time next year, when my MBA will be complete and I might actually be able to dress up and have fun!

As for your costume problem. I know that there are places that rent costumes. Go to a rental place and pick out something cool!!

Ellie said...

I just like the itty-bitty snickers, baby ruth and butterfingers bars. Screw the rest...

Andie said...

I love Halloween too!!! Love your background, too!

I get annoyed because my husband always wants to wait until last minute for our costumes and I don't like pulling crap costumes out of my ass. and I don't want to be a slave to wearing a hooch halloween costume, either. KWIM?

This year, we have a plan in mind, though. In fact, I was hoping to blog about it one of these days.

Let's come up with some ideas for you.

Kristabella said...

I hate Halloween. (Sorry.) But it is from emotional trauma from my dad leaving me alone at a haunted house and having the ever-loving crap scared out of me.

I love your new theme, though!

gwendomama said...

I don't know about you, but I prefer when people throw Halloween CANDY at me rather than Halloween ROCKS.
Those hurt.