Saturday, October 25, 2008

"6 More Days

'till Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. 6 more days 'till Halloween. Silver Shamrock!" ^_^ So close. Aaron's costume is done. Mine's almost done. The porch is almost done. Got just a couple more things I want to do for that. *teehee* It's gonna be so cool. We also got a pumpkin to carve! We were thinking of doing Early from Squidbillies, but I dunno anymore. :-p If we do we're gonna send in a pic to adult swim and see if we can get bumped. That would be awesome.

Hehe. Get this. Aaron was in the bathroom, and you know how thin our walls are. Apparently little bitch hates me. Ha! Good. Get the fuck out. I'm not here to be liked by little self-absorbed bitches. I'm here to make sure lsabs don't break the damn house. Which she's trying like hell to do apparently. When someone says "Don't flush wads of toilet paper cuz the plumbing is fucked" it means don't flush wads of toilet paper cuz the plumbing is fucked. Duh. I mean, how much simpler can a person make it? Hrm.

Aaron's livid. Apparently she was calling me names. I refuse to let her ruin my holiday spirit. She's nothing. Inconsequential. Actually I couldn't be happier. This could be the quickest turn-around to date.

Haven't been spending much time on neopets. Except to get the neomall goodie bags. I don't know if this means they're not doing the normal trick-or-treat bags this year. I guess we'll have to wait and see. If they do I'm hanging on to most of them. Give me something to do when they're not doing anything on the site. Finished off NQ1 and NQ2. Some of the other "easy" trophies/avatars are better to start at the beginning of the month (cuz of resets).

So I guess that's about it for now. Keep your eyes peeled for our Halloween/Anniversary pics. ^_^

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Mighty Huntress

It's always funny how much influence Buzz had on Jet, even though they really didn't get to spend much time together. The other day (it was yesterday for me, but since it's already 1:30am I guess it was the other day) Jet showed off her hunting prowess.

As I heard it there was "something" sitting on the ramp. Jet was let out and pounced on it and took off around the house, refusing to give it up. Of course I was summoned to take care of it. By the time I got to the back of the house she had already dropped "it", but was still somewhat interested in it. I had to pick her up and carry her inside, but not before identifying the mystery toy. It was a rat. HUGE. I came in to grab something to . . . . grab it with and told Aaron to come look. Of course he wanted to be the man and pick it up himself and I let him. ^_^ This thing barely fit into his hand. Huge. Anyways, Aaron determined from the lack of scratches on Jet and the lack of marks on the rat and the sheer amount of blood that poured from the poor rat's ear that she likely crushed it's skull before it knew what was going on.

So even though I'm not happy she killed an animal, I'm glad it didn't suffer. Also, I'm amazed at how big those things are getting since we found the dead snake. I saw one in the kitchen a few weeks back, but it wasn't near that size. Funny that Aaron was the one to pick it up on his birthday. Almost like a present. ^_^

So the hunter legacy lives on. That and the way Jet stretches like a cat. Because nothing ever really dies. Just transmutes.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Coattails and Pant Flaps

He's been pushing me for weeks, but I'm finally making progress on the costumes. I knew his wasn't going to take that long. Which was partly the point since Blackbeard took forever! lol I found out two things, though, while I was working on it. The pins I picked up are very flimsy. According to the box (which I really need to start looking at before I buy stuff) they're made for "delicate" garments. Which didn't help too much with pinning layers of thick . . . wool . . . felt . . . stuff? But they worked very well for his pants (which used to be my pants and I just had to let them out a bit) and will work for my dress . . . once I get the rest of the fabric/trim I need. It's gonna look awesome.

Oh yeah, the other thing I learned. Ended up being a very good thing I learned. The replacement needles I picked up for the sewing machine. I wasn't sure they were going to fit since we have a Kenmore and they only sell needles for Singer and something else, but they do fit. Not only that, they're "Heavy Duty" needles designed to go through layers of denim! So no more broken needles on account of thick fabric. Woohoo! As long as I don't accidently try to sew through a pin I shouldn't have to buy anymore for a long long long time.

Also, I went ahead and removed the possibility of pre-Halloween frustrations and took the needle with me when I left the sewing machine. No way is somebody gonna try and sew something behind my back and break the machine before I get to finish off the costumes. Cuz then I'd be celebrating our anniversary in jail and that just won't do.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Guiding Hand

Unless you view the spirit of Halloween as a divine energy, you're not likely to find inspiration here. (Might I suggest This Site)

Aaron and I were out and about yesterday. First we swung by Satan's Playground (Wal*Mart) to pick up a new needle for the sewing machine. I got started on his Sweeney vest and broke the last one we had. :-( We checked the $5 movie bin, hoping yet again they would have some Halloween or Freddy movies tucked in there. They didn't. They have almost all of the Jason movies (a collection we completed last year) and Halloween 3: Season of the Witch. Which is a Halloween series movie, but not a Micheal Meyers movie . . . for those of you who don't already know that. On our way out we got to talking about the Nightmare on Elm Street movies and realized we really don't know how many there are. (There are 8, btw, including "Freddy vs. Jason") Even though they're way more expensive than is necessary, HEB has the complete series. So we head over that way to check 'em out. You know, as reference. Wouldn't you know it . . . HEB is closed. In the middle of the day. Power outage. O.o Of course, the lady turning people away at the door phrased it "We ran out of power." Hrm.

So on our way out of the suspiciously empty parking lot we're planning our next move. Either go to Satan's Playground in Cove (which we haven't checked since their "renovation") or head down to our pawn shop by IGA/Bowlarama. Gas and time (and the guiding hand of Halloween) sent us downtown to the pawn shop. Of course from where I parked we passed the master power switch, which prompted a series of jokes and plots to cut the power and run out with some stuff. *ahem* Anyway, they had 2 tables set up with 1.99 movies which we scanned first. No horror luck, but we did nab ourselves a copy of "Stranger Than Fiction". Back to the back wall! Scan~scan~scan. This time I made the big finds. 3 Freddy movies! All of them with blue stickers which meant they were also $1.99. Woohoo!

Up to the register. Apparently none of them wanted to scan properly so the lady was having a time getting us rung up. When she eventually did the total came out to more than $18. . . . that's not right. Since it was my idea to try and get all four movies I pointed out to her that the blue stickers were $1.99 and STF was from the tables. So she kindly punches everything back in and fixes the prices (without the slightest hint of attitude! Kudos to her) and, voila, $8.64. Much better.

So home we come to tally up our bounty. It wasn't until just now that I looked up the listing of the Freddy and Halloween movies to see what we're missing. Not too shabby. We only have to get 'Nightmare on Elm Stree 2" to finish off Freddy. If we have to we'll get that from HEB (even with the price hike) just to be done with it. We are missing five of the Halloween movies. Six if we end up replacing our crap copy of the second one. And, yes, we will eventually pick up 'Season of the Witch' because it is technically part of the series.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Funny Story hehehehe

Okay, maybe not that funny, but amusing anyway. Aaron got a birthday card from his mom with a money order for *undisclosed amount*. So we headed out and cashed it. A far easier endeavor than last year. After seeing the movie he's been aching to play "Iron Man" the game so we went to Game Stop to pick it up. Still sucks that all the good people are gone from there, but they did have one guy working who was alright. Couldn't find it used, unfortunately, but whatever. It's his birthday! He's allowed to splurge on himself. ^_^ Then he decided to pick up lunch for the three of us. (Him, myself and my mom) Not much left, but it was enough for chicken wings and tequitos. I love tequitos. After going through our change from that I grabbed him a cola (54 cents) and was going to grab myself a can from the vending machine outside. Here's where it gets funny. I popped a dime into the machine and nothing happened. ??? I looked into the coin slot and it was FULL of crammed in change! On top of that, the coin return button was jammed. So I started digging through my purse for whatever I could find to try and loosen some of that change. I found my Pet Perks keychain card. I could kind of reach in and tap some of the quarters, but it didn't really help like I'd hoped. So, after a quick glance around to make sure no one was watching, I grabbed my keys and started jabbing the van key in the coin slot. BINGO! About 85 cents fell through into the coin return. Sweet. Over to the 7up machine. Popped in a quarter and . . . nothing. Huh? I look in the coin slot and surprise surprise, full of change. -_- Someone has gotten lazy. I try my key again but to no avail. Too far in. 3 other machines, all of them full of quarters! I tried getting some more change out of the Coke machine (since it was the fullest) but no such luck. I look down at the coins left in my hand. *lightbulb* I've got enough to go back in and grab a soda from inside. Yay! Not as lucrative as the time someone left 3 sodas sitting in the machine (also at HEB), but a free drink is a free drink. I tell ya, if someone had enough balls and a long enough stick they could make out like a bandit up there . . . . .

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Scary Easy

So yesterday I was walking around the outside of the house with Jet. She likes to have someone with her or she'll just sit on the porch. Anyway, I walked past the grill and spotted the rope I used to lug branches and stuff into the pile. Since we've started decorating the front porch (finally!) I thought to myself 'Maybe I could tie up a noose and make it a decoration'. So I tried while I was walking and that was pretty unsuccessful. Then I thought 'Well, I should be able to find a diagram or something online. You can find anything online!'. And, well, I was right. Didn't take long at all either. Although, the scary part is that it took longer to find the how-to page than it did to actually tie the noose! Like, 45 seconds. Scary easy. The rope itself is old and worn so I have it looped around an old milk jug to help give it a rounder shape. Probably even dig up some hair spray so it doesn't lose it's roundness in the coming month. Seriously, scary easy.