I can’t believe it’s finally, actually Halloween!
To be honest, I haven’t always been a big Halloweener. My Halloween experiences have been a bit hit-and-miss.
For instance, when looking through old pictures recently I came across this:
(Honestly, I don’t really remember this but I’m pretty sure this was a demo and we ditched the plate before the big day.)
This pic also made me realize I have a quite a history with Charlie Brown and Halloween.
(OK, I feel I have to insert here that I swear to god my mom was an awesome costume maker – I’ve just found a couple of off-years to showcase – please consider my subsequent Patrick Henry ensemble to balance out the poor impression I’m giving
But, I’ve been CB as an adult too! And it was the last time I dressed up.
About a decade ago a group of friends decided that we MUST don costumes and go to the big Halloween Parade in West Hollywood.
I reluctantly agreed (crowds aren’t my thing), pulled together a last-minute costume -sneakers, black socks, black shorts, zig-zag striped shirt, baseball hat and glove and figured I was good.
I had met the requirements (a costume), I hadn’t tried very hard and I could go about my business of people watching in a big crowd.
It was like I was some kind of magnet.
People kept shouting: “Charlie!!!! Charlie Browwwwwnnnnn!!!! You’re a good man!!!!!!!!”
which was, ok, kinda nice – I mean one can’t complain about being called a good man.
but as the evening wore on and the crowd got drunker it sort of switched to wobbly people shuffling up to me yelling:
and then bursting into laughter with a “did you get it?!!!!” kinda smile.
It was sorta fun but I think I’ll stay in this year.
But before I go, I have to say thanks to all of you for following along with me. Your comments are the best (you are some seriously funny blog readers!) and I truly appreciate it. And one of the things that makes it seem even more worthwhile is when I hear that people have actually done a project I’ve created. I was so happy when Heather sent a note saying she’d made the Glowing Eye Candle Holders for her co-workers.
And I have to find the picture of those two girls on the far left!
Thanks so much Heather for sending the pic.
I hope everyone has a great Halloween!