Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I have so many pictures stored up it's not funny. If I can load them, I must warn you that this will be a pretty Gus-intense post. But I'm not sure Blogger has gotten over its hissy fit about me posting them. Testing, testing......Aaaaahhhh..... Thank you, Blogger. Here is the finished Gansey on my fisherlad:

I love how it turned out, if I do say so myself. Yankee Knitter Fisherlad Guernsey, Encore Worsted yarn. The end.

Now. It's all-Halloween-all-the-time chez Momogus. I don't believe any kid in the history of kids is as jazzed about trick-or-treating as my kid. This morning, I went to wake him up. He was snoring deeply and comfortably. I whispered to him, in the tiniest whisper you can imagine, "Gus, it's Halloween...." His eyes immediately flew open, he sat bolt upright in bed, and screamed, "IT'S HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!" and leapt out of bed.


So they had a Halloween Parade at his school this morning. All the first-graders were skeletons, which was a pretty cool costume. Guess which skeleton is Gus - could it be the one totally commited to his spooky skeletonosity??

Yes, I think you probably guessed right.

I browbeat the skeleton's grandfather into witnessing the mighty Halloween Parade. Dad was duly impressed, and I caught this adorable picture of the two of them. Indulge a loving mom and daughter please:

Don't worry - I will document every single moment and subtlety of this evening's costume and impose all that on you tomorrow or whenever I recover from this day.

In the meantime, a few palate-cleansing cultural thoughts:

1. Matthew informs me that it is "Ironside", not "Ironsides". Oops. We watched the pilot episode last night. Now I know all.

2. I rented "Love Actually" from Netflix and watched it yesterday. As I wrote in my Netflix review, if I could give a movie a billion stars, this one would get it. I was so enthralled at its corny mood of happiness and love that I just adored it. Then I was on the phone with my sister. I said, "You should rent 'Love Actually'" and she said, "Oh I despised that movie!" Which made me laugh. I guess not everyone appreciates its corny mood of happiness and love. Give it a try anyway.

3. I read that Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe are splitting up. This makes me sad. They seemed like a nice couple. I would recommend that they watch "Love Actually" together, but it might make them despise each other. But maybe they already despise each other, and it would bring them back together!!



Blogger DMJ said...

I don't think I was "browbeaten." I was looking forward to the world-famous AFS Halloween Parade and enjoyed it very much, especially with the coffee and donuts - and the Second Amendment guy, with the bears attached to his arms.

9:07 PM  
Blogger CurlyGirl said...

Wow, I'm going to have to find out about "the Second Amendment guy, with the bears attached to his arms." That is quite a curious statement!

Oh, and The Boy is EXCELLENT!!!

10:15 PM  
Blogger diana said...

Dad - I'm glad that you didn't feel browbeaten. It WAS a swell parade.

CG - there was a kid at the parade with a sign on his chest that said, "Second Amendment" and he had teddy bears attached to his arms. I thought he was making some sort of weird Quaker-y reference to the war, but Dad told me (cause I had no idea) that the 2nd Amendment was about the right to "bear arms" - get it? BEAR ARMS???

8:57 AM  
Blogger Liberty Fan said...

Those are two very handsome devils, well, skeleton and grandfather (Uncle David to me!)!!
The army brat in me simply can't say how much I loved the 2nd amendment costume!

8:02 PM  

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