Fall is my favorite time of the year. The urgency of spring and summer is gone, and you can take a nice long walk and kick leaves, without thinking about your to-do list.
Here are some of the signs of fall in the Centennial State:
Another sign of the advancing fall are houses all ready for Halloween:
Kids here never get to trick-or-treat without wearing a winter coat over their adorable costumes. At least we only got a sprinkling of snow, but it’s still rude, considering it was 72°F just a few days ago.
Of course the thrift stores are full discarded Halloween trimmings, and usually we know why they were tossed:
In fact, we often wonder why they were purchased in the first place. Who wouldn’t want a 2½′ tall, pastel and bright orange pumpkin hobo standing in their front yard? The face is super creepy, but the weirdest thing about this creature is that he isn’t wearing fall colors. What holiday is associated with soft greens, blues, and yellows–Halloween? I think not!
While I was gone, Kathy and a friend were shopping and found this cat:
It’s hard to know where to start–separately each part of this creature is OK, but together it is bewildering. Is the pumpkin the cat’s costume? Why does the cat have stigmata? And please, someone tell me that this whole mess doesn’t have a plug to put the whole thing over the rainbow and straight into Oz.
This is right out of some Halloween sadist’s imagination:
Here is the costume version of angry birds:
To put us back into the holiday spirit, let’s have a look at this:
It isn’t particularly bad or good, just awfully silly, and I can’t look at it without smiling. Obviously, it’s some kid’s craft project, which gives it immunity from our snarkiness (at least that’s the theory).
Here are a couple of costume pieces to get you started on that award-winning costume:
The possibilities of this coat are amazing: you could be a muppet, a hooker or pimp, a character from Where the Wild Things Are, Tina Turner in matching hair and fur coat, a purple M&M that got dropped in the carpet (ok, I’m reaching here) and tons of other stuff that I haven’t drunk enough coffee to think of.
This pair of shorts could be pretty versatile too:
Wearing lederhosen, you could be: a traditional Bavarian man, or boy, depending how short the lederhosen are on you, a decidedly nontraditional Bavarian woman, a character from The Sound of Music, or a variation on Ken in Switzerland to go with your lovely Barbie in Switzerland partner.
That’s it for this post; we wish you all a funtastic and safe Halloween. Remember to just say “Boo!”