Friday, October 28, 2011

Oh Halloween!!

    Do you remember when you were younger and the internet didn't exist?  When we had to come up with our own ideas for costumes, decorating, party ideas?  (Wow am I ever glad THOSE days are over!!!)  When it was "safe" to go trick-or-treating with your friends?  When neighbors would decorate their front room with spookiness and the kids would come right into the house to experience the "horror" of a haunted living room with expectations of candy?

Today was supposed to be a day of decorating and crafting with the kids.  I have these great ideas for something exciting and new that I wanted to share online with friends and family.  No such luck today.  Today has instead become a day of headaches and backed up laundry lines.  BOO!

Personally, I think one of the scariest things in the world is a toilet backing up and overflowing after a child has done his duty and used too much toilet paper.  Freaks me right the heck out!   Well... that's been trumped.  The laundry line backing into the toilet, bathtub and kitchen sink is a weeeeeeeeee bit worse than just a backed up toilet.  UGH!  The smell!  The HORROR!! The kids holding their legs together till the water goes down in the toilet so it can safely be used!  The lint and crud that circles the bathtub.... This is all very frightening!  Halloween ain't got nuthin' on this!!!

So I'm thinking... it would be really cool if we just set the candy up in a floating bowl in the bathtub... stick a knarly looking stuffed animal in the toilet with a grubby head and arm popping out of the top.... set up some creepy jack-o-lanterns around the counters along with some orange and black candles... and then invite the neighborhood to "trick-or-treat" in there and wish them a hearty "GOOD LUCK!"

What do you think?

In the meantime, as I wait for the drain cleaner to show up, I'm enjoying bouncing around online and found this great post from 2009 and thought I'd share it with you.  Please click the link under the pumpkin to be redirected to Laurie Hardin's amazing creations!

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!

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  1. i agree with the toilet backing up, i'm stopping by from follower fest and would love for you to stop by and check out the huge giveaway going on at my place- xoxo nicole

  2. Found you on the follower fest. Yuck! So sorry to hear about your day!

  3. I remember when I was 5 and we got the internet...but my parents were really ahead of the game.

    Man, your day has got to be better...!


  4. Whoa, that does sound pretty terrifying! Hope your day improves.

    I was thinking the other day how I would possibly come up with costume ideas (recipes, travel tips, directions, movie times...basically anything) without the internet. My reliance on technology is pathetic. Alas.

    Thanks for the comment. Following you back now!

  5. thanks for stopping by my blog, loving yours and your sense of humor:) following you now!

  6. Thanks Ladies! I'm so glad you came by!

  7. That is scary. Anything that has to do with drains is gross and scary. The scariest thing for me is pulling hair out of drains. Ever see the youtube video for zip-it? its pretty scary.


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