October 30 08

i’m trying to stay focused today and not think about the candy. because i took a vow. to NOT eat any candy from October 3rd until a week after Halloween.

but, sadly, i can think of nothing else.

oh, mini twix. (because really, anything mini, is AWESOME)

oh, Reese Cups.

oh, M&Ms.

oh, snickers.

oh, mars bars.

oh, candy corn. mmm..candy corn.

i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong.

let’s focus on the costumes, shall we?

(Abby Cadabby)

(Iron Man)

(Sharpay. from high school musical. from the “bop to the top” scene. Sharpay – and not Gabriella – is Emily’s favorite character. of course. because Emily is a little bit of a bitch. hahah)

which, i can assure you, is a step up from last year. when i didn’t even get them costumes. i know, MOTHER OF THE YEAR.

…this is what they wore for Halloween 2006:

and this is what they worse for Halloween 2007:

AWESOME. (and yes, they DID collect their candy in  [insert company name here] bags because i’m all about the class, people!)

so, this year i decided it was high time i actually, you know, went out and bought them something…especially since i’m not clever, like him. or talented, like her.

i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong.

are you dressing up? last year i went Ali circa 2006. it was brilliant. everyone was all “oh, Ali, your outfit is SOOOO last year.” the only better costume i had was that time i went as a Ventian Blind – - – i wore a shirt that said “Venice”, wore sunglasses and carried a cane.

nothing? *crickets* nothing?

i was thinking maybe of this…which may just be this year’s very BEST Halloween costume:

oh, Cindy Crawford, i LOVE you. wanna make out?

i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong i will be strong.

**bonus points if you know the reference. no? okay…how about now? “Hey, look at me! I only got one arm, and I’m crazy! Now give me some candy, or I’ll grab you with my crazy one-arm!” no? i’m the only one who remembers this? please tell me i’m not…and it’s not just the lack of candy that’s gone straight to my head?

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  1. Id no one else remembers Adam Sandler, we’re in trouble.

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    Comment by Noah on October 30, 2008
  2. Hey, look at this! I have a plant coming out of my arm! Isn’t that bizarre! I am crazy, I am deformed, and I am hungry! Now, give me some candy! Fork it over!

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    Comment by MetroDad on October 30, 2008
  3. The week after? Are you nuts? Don’t you implement the standard parental checking all the candy for safety? Where you pick out your favorites and eat them because they are “suspect” and need to be checked?

    Get with the program!

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    Comment by Hockeyman on October 30, 2008
  4. Adam Sandler- oh how I loved when he did that shtick.
    Me and the hubster are going as Lucy and Desi. Very exciting. My wig cap better get here today, or my giant head wont be able to fit the wig.

    Mayas last blog post..No Noah Wyle in sight (now with extra giveaways!)

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    Comment by Maya on October 30, 2008
  5. I was going to not drink any beer between October 1st and my birthday in November…but that didn’t last too long (burp).

    My costume this year will be “Disgruntled Architect”! Neat, no?

    Oh, dammit, I was a disgruntled architect last year (and the year before and the year…)

    Sigh. Maybe I’ll just go as a 2 headed McCain-Palin monster AAAIIIEEEE!!!

    IrishGumbos last blog post..Don’t Let The Darkness Eat You Up

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    Comment by IrishGumbo on October 30, 2008
  6. I dressed up last year, but apparently hairy clowns aren’t so much funny as they are scary.

    Also? I prefer Hanukkah Harry… “On Moische! On Herschel! On Schlomo!”

    SciFi Dads last blog post..Of Phlegm And Congestion

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  7. I haven’t even bought candy yet and Trick or Treat is tonight. I know me. It’s just a best I wait until the last minute. Maybe I’ll just give out canned goods.

    I haven’t bought new costumes for the boys in a long time. In fact, I hand them down. The only way I can tell the difference in them in pictures from the various years is that one of them is taller and finally wearing a new costume. Maybe I’ll dress my youngest up tonight as one of those dang teenagers who just grabs a grocery bag and goes out grubbing for candy. That kid is getting the canned goods for sure!

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..‘gonna dress you up in my love’

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on October 30, 2008
  8. I resolved to buy my candy on October 31st this year. Not like usual when I buy it three weeks prior and then have to go buy more a week later and still more a week after that and then, finally, more on October 31st.

    You know the Hannukah song by heart too, don’t you.

    Matthews last blog post..New math

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    Comment by Matthew on October 30, 2008
  9. I haven’t bought my candy yet because I know I’ll eat it all. LOL

    Adam Sandler rocks! I miss that funny guy. Now that he has a family and stuff, he’s just not as crazy as he was when he was a bachelor.

    sam {temptingmama}s last blog post..On Screaming Snot-nosed Children (Yours, Not Mine)

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    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on October 30, 2008
  10. Adam Sandler – gold.

    Teris last blog post..Acceptance of Facts

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    Comment by Teri on October 30, 2008
  11. did someone mention candy?

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on October 30, 2008
  12. You can wait a WEEK? I eat the candy while we’re driving the kids home (we have to go into town to trick-or-treat).

    Nope – not dressing up. Unless you count dressing as a Cold Canadian In A Ski Jacket a costume :)

    Angellas last blog post..The Back Roads To Kelowna

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    Comment by Angella on October 30, 2008
  13. OK, what exactly is Em for Halloween?

    I’m the same with candy–can’t keep it away! I refuse to buy Halloween candy this year, but as we live in a very residential area with lots of kids, I fear we may be flooded with trick-o-treaters. I may just shut off the lights and close the curtains and be that couple.

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Newman’s Own

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on October 30, 2008
  14. I *heart* Adam Sandler….

    I wish I could say I have refrained from the candy, but at this point the candy we bought to hand out needs to be replenished before Tomorrow….yeah.

    KD @ A Bit Squirrells last blog post..Yeah, So you know that whole Stretchie-to-Six-Pack Thing?

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    Comment by KD @ A Bit Squirrell on October 30, 2008
  15. Harrison Ford is a quarter Jewish. Not too shabby.

    What? Wrong reference?

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    Comment by Zombie Daddy on October 30, 2008
  16. I gave up candy for Lent once. And then at 12:01 AM on Easter morning I ate like 3 bags of jelly beans and some Snickers eggs. I was SO sick.

    I have to do candy in moderation or I go crazy.

    You only have a few more days!

    Kristabellas last blog post..How To Follow That Post Up?

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    Comment by Kristabella on October 30, 2008
  17. My husband and I dressed up as Rock of Love last year. This year, I didn’t have the energy.

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    Comment by gorillabuns on October 30, 2008
  18. There was an Amy Winehouse at the Big Gay Halloween and she was awesome. Syringes in her hair and everything.

    slynnros last blog post..Fond Memories of Being Super Hopeless and Not So Fond Recollections of My Current Attitude

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    Comment by slynnro on October 30, 2008
  19. Is that Cameron from Ferris Beuller??

    Monkey’s dressing up as a mouse. But, she’s been telling everyone she’s going to be a “pink princess”…. I think I’m in trouble….

    Haley-Os last blog post..Cheaty Weekend in Pictures

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    Comment by Haley-O on October 30, 2008
  20. Still my favorite SNL moment ever! How could anyone not remember that?

    This year I have a lion and a caveman. I tried really hard to get him to go for the Geico style caveman but I lost that battle.

    And for the record, I laughed out loud at the Venetian blind. But I’m cheesy and lame like that. heh :P

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    Comment by AJ on October 30, 2008
  21. We don’t do Halloween so don’t bring the kids here. Ha!

    Looks like Amy Winehouse!

    Those chocolates look yummy!

    Teena in Torontos last blog post..Thursday Thirteen #45

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  22. I totally scored some candy corn today and I’m so not sharing! Coolest outfit I’ve seen this year is Metrodad’s for Peanut.

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Wordless (lazy) Wednesday

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  23. I totally want pictures if you go as Winehouse.

    Chriss last blog post..When Camping Goes Wrong

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    Comment by Chris on October 30, 2008
  24. Oh boy – DO Winehouse, DO Winehouse!!!

    Hollys last blog post..I’d Like U To Meet Someone…

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    Comment by Holly on October 30, 2008
  25. Adam Sandler! WOOT!

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    Comment by mamatulip on October 30, 2008
  26. High school musical TOTALLY freaks me out. I liked the first one (as much as you can like it), but now they’re just taking over the world!

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    Comment by Krameymartin on October 30, 2008
  27. Dude, you can totally do the candy thing. I banned it from here until today and I’m going through it like there is no tomorrow. Be strong, you can do it.

    katie ~ motherbumpers last blog post..wordless wednesday: biker chick

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    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on October 30, 2008
  28. Dude…I broke down last night and ate a bunch of yer Canadian candy. Curse you, candy!

    Mikes last blog post..Adult Halloween vs. Kid Halloween

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    Comment by Mike on October 30, 2008
  29. I’d be surprised by anyone who didn’t know that reference (but then, I watch A LOT of tv..).

    Do you know this one: “Sneaky, sneaky..”?

    No Mother Earths last blog post..The Pumpkins, The Plan, and the Product

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  30. I LOVE Adam Sandler.

    Venitian blind is hilarious.

    I’m going to be my old safe standby, jail bird. awesomely creative, I know.

    Rheas last blog post..A Mama Lion’s Pride

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    Comment by Rhea on October 30, 2008
  31. My halloween costumes are SUCK.

    But enough about me. Cindy Crawford? I would have sworn it was Amy Winehouse. Or is there another joke in there that flew by me?

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  32. DUDE – hang in there. This is what I do and it works – when ever I think I am going to die if I don’t have some candy, I take a drink. Yes, it has turned into my very own drinking game.

    Kimberlys last blog post..I May Have Super Powers

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    Comment by Kimberly on October 31, 2008
  33. Love the ventian blind – super cool. I love a good pun, especially one you can wear.

    monstergirlees last blog post..Happy Halloween!

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  34. Hehe, I liked the Venetian blind. That was pretty awesome. Your kids are adorable.

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