Saturday, November 2, 2013

On Halloween

I love Halloween.  I usually end up choosing a costume for the next year, as soon as the Halloween festivities have ended for the current year.  This year, I planned to go to as Gemma from Sons of Anarchy.  I had the wig and the skateboard (die hard fans will understand the relevance of the skateboard), but I was super broke. October was a rough month.  I didn't have money to go buy Gemma-eque clothes and accessories.  I didn't get paid until Halloween, so I pretty much gave up on dressing up.  I also ended up sleeping past my alarm until 8:30 am and was late to work, so I didn't have time to throw anything together for school either. All of my students and coworkers kept asking why I wasn't dressed up, because I live for Spirit Weeks and dress-up days. I also have had my classroom decorated for Halloween since October 1st.  I was bummed that I didn't get to dress up for school, but this week was so busy, it didn't really phase me.
     The real excitement happened on Friday night.  It was my league's annual Derby Prom and Envy and I had an awesome costume planned.

We got Honorable Mention in the costume contest, and we believe we were robbed.  Who says Halloween is a kids' holiday?  I hope I dress up until I can no longer dress myself.  And even then, I hope one of my kids will dress me up like Katniss Everdeen without batting an eye.

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