Showing posts from November, 2016

My three play costumes

Because I want to remember the fabulosity of my play costumes reflective of the early 1980s. They got progressively more outlandish.

Last marching band concert

Another last. Next year is going to be weird not going to any of these events. It's true that Hayley and Paul and Jimmy didn't participate in marching band their senior year, but Hayley and Paul did do Fall concert band so there were THOSE concerts to go to. Anyway, Matt is now done with marching band. I think he had a good time. He never mentioned quitting.


I went from teenager to adult in the 80s. I formed my fashion foundation then, in the era of neon, petroleum-based fabrics, and BIG HAIR. It was glorious!

So imagine my glee when the directors of the community theater play said that we would be going with an 80s vibe in set decor, clothing, and HAIR. (Yes, I enjoy community theater, and especially being in it. This play is The Odd Couple--Female Version, and I play a sweet, thick-skulled Trivial Pursuit-playing character named Vera)

In order to achieve BIG HAIR, I had to not wash my hair the day of the play. Then I had to hair spray it, and curl it. I used a curling iron. Then I hair sprayed it again.

I would do this everyday, but it's a lot of work and I have other things to do. I guess that's why I like community theater--I have a reason to put on way too much makeup and fuss for hours over my hair and neglect my household chores.

This was Halloween

I have the song This is Halloween from Nightmare Before Christmas playing in my head. Well, just the one part when they sing "This is Halloween". I don't know the rest of the words.

It was a quiet Halloween, except for the little people that came over. And we did have more trick-or-treaters than last year. But we still have lots of candy left over. Yay! (or Boo!)

Now I have to take all my Halloween decorations down. Definitely a Boo!