Halloween is Coming

This weekend, The Boy and I are heading down to his brothers’ house in Cincinnati to go to their annual Halloween party (my first with them).  I’m looking forward to getting dressed up; the last time I got gussied up for Halloween was in high school.

I’ll have full pictures when I come back, but until then, here’s a sneak preview (I also got to dress up for a co-worker’s Halloween party and gave my outfit a test run).

And good gravy: my Halloween recap should be on the first day of NaBloPoMo’10!

Time flies!

Friday Five for October 8, 2010 – Mementos

  1. Do you still have your senior yearbook? Where is it?
    I do.  It is with every other yearbook from school on a shelf in the basement bookshelf.  It shares a shelf with my dad’s, mom’s, and brother’s high school and college yearbooks.  I think my mother even has a few of my uncle’s yearbooks, too.
  2. What souvenir did you bring back from your last trip?
    I brought back a Texas shot glass that I picked up in the airport on my way home.  I also bought The Boy a Texas (Longhorns) tee shirt, and my mother a Texas magnet.  To be honest, I was pretty disappointed with the souvenir pickins on this last trip.
  3. What visible signs are there of your most recent injury?
    McNubbin is slowly growing back in!  I have a picture, too!
  4. What’s the neatest wedding favor you’ve ever seen?
    I love candy buffets.  They are my favorite!
  5. What do you do with playbills and movie-ticket stubs?
    I will usually keep them for about six months and then pitch them.  I haven’t ever really found a decent way to keep them, and usually if I really like the movie, I will buy it later.

Source: Friday5.org

1001 Project by the Numbers

On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, my 1001 days to complete 101 tasks time was up.  Here’s a breakdown of how it went.

  • 101 tasks to be completed
  • Assumed rate of completion: 1 task every 9 days.
  • 1001 days in which the tasks needed to be completed.
  • 52: number of tasks completed.

 

Uni - Sea Urchin Sushi

 

  • Average rate of completion: 1 task every 19 days.
  • 11: number of tasks that were “in progress” at the deadline.
  • 38: number of tasks not completed.
  • Number of credit hours earned while pursuing my MBA: seventeen.
  • Number of books read for the 101/1001 list: fourteen.
  • States visited during my 101/1001: three: Illinois, Georgia, Texas.

 

Outside Atlanta's Olympic Centennial Park

 

  • Hair colors during the project: 3, Dark Burgundy Brown, Intense Red, Copper Red

 

Intense Red, Read "Holy Crap, Your Hair Will be Purple"

 

  • The quantification of the value I received from participating in this project: innumerable.

 

From the Almost-Beginning to the Almost-End

 

*That’s right, I’m doing another Day Zero Project!

Friday Five for October 1, 2010 – Drops

Good Lord, it’s October 1 already!  It’s the beginning of my favorite month, and a month until NaBloPoMo’10!  I accompanied The Boy to church in Ashland on Sunday, and the preist woke us all up by letting us know it was 90 days until Christmas.  Guess who’s already gotten a jump on their Christmas shopping?

This weekend, in addition to other family matters w/ The Boy, I will be baking for The Boy’s mom’s birthday – soft-baked cookies and homemade frosting for her to spread.  I will finally be getting around to buying a fall wreath and some Halloween dec’s for my office.

I also have a post in the works regarding finishing up my first 101 in 1001.

Maybe if I have some gumption, I’ll finish the top part of my patriotic quilt.

Onwards, to Friday5!

  1. What was the last thing you dropped on the kitchen floor?
    My purse when I got in the door last night from school.
  2. What cough drops do you like, and do they work very well?
    I think I’m very old-school in the fact that I like the uber-medicinal menthol smell and taste of Halls.  Personally, I have never felt that cough drops actually work, but when I’m feeling like the pits, I find sucking on a Halls to be of comfort.
  3. Who was the last person you dropped off somewhere?
    I think it was one of my parents when they needed to pick up their car from the mechanic.
  4. When were you ever dropped like a bad habit?
    I still remember it pretty vividly.  I made friends with a girl my freshman year in college, and we were getting to be really tight around the same time that The Boy and I began to get to know each other.  To make a long story short and simplified, she basically did not want to deal with me as I was going through a new relationship, and never hung out with me after that.  She wouldn’t even respond to my attempts to email her.
  5. What are your favorite kind of raindrops?
    The big fat ones that come down in a torrential downpour.

Source: Friday5.org