September 12, 2011

On Friday, on our so-romantic-we-can-barely-stand-it date, we ended up at Target, be-bopping around and looking at the Halloween candy/decorations.  I must say that I do not have a problem with retail stores setting out for Halloween so early because a) it is my favorite time of year/holiday, and 2) last year, it seemed like it barely made a blip on the radar. Though it’s probably a little early for me to decorate my office, at least this gives me some time to save my pennies and purchase some items.
Or, they could all be purchased because of the mad retailing rush, and by the time the first week of October hits, I’ll have to pick through rotting Halloween retail carcass for decorations…

Speaking of Halloween, I will also have to get going and purchase my Halloween costume so it’s ready in time for T&C’s party. Much to the chagrin of every kid in a Northeastern Ohio neighborhood, parents forced us to put costumes on over long pants and sweatshirts. By the time I reached adulthood, of course I said I was going to wear whatever I wanted, dressing-for-the-weather-be-damned.

Of course, the sad reality of living in Northeastern Ohio during Halloween cannot be ignored, I must admit on top of that that I am a freeze-baby, and must now put costumes together that are both costume-y AND warm. The above costume is a winner on both accounts: not only can I wear some Under Armour (or, in my case, the C9 knock-off), I also have a woolen shawl I can wear over it to stay warm. /thinker

This weekend, the family was supposed to go to Yankee Peddler, but of course, weather did not permit, so the ‘rents and I went on one of their shopping excursions, wherein they randomly choose a TJ Maxx off of the list the GPS lists, and then head to one.  We ended up in both Niles and Boardman, Ohio.

On our way back, MomZ and I picked out new hair colors: MomZ because she and DadZ are going to Wyoming in a week, and she wanted fresh hair, and I because I was tired of having way-faded-red ombre hair.

The results:
I think that this is as close to my natural color as I’ve ever gone.  I’m not sure because I’ve been dying my hair so long, I don’t really remember what my natural color is.
On Sunday, I helped MMK with an event at the PASO picnic. It was good to see her again: we hadn’t seen her in long enough that she hadn’t even seen my new car, which I got back in December! Now that she’s back living in Ohio, though, I think we’ll be remedying that. The other highlight to working at the PASO picnic Sunday was stuffing my face full of Filipino food. Good gravy, that barbecue was amazing!

All in all, good weekend, hopefully rounding itself into a good week.

One thought on “September 12, 2011

  1. It’s freezing here on Halloween here too… and usually rainy so I LOVE a cozy costume where I don’t have to wear heels. I made a hamster suit a few years ago and wore sneakers. Best Halloween ever!

    Love your color! It looks really natural. I *think* my natural color is a lot like that. I have no clue, except for spying that 1st grey and immediately dying it blue/black again! ;)

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