HALLOWEEN 2014

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

If there’s one thing to know about me – other than being a writer and liking cats, or something – it’s that my favourite day of the year is Halloween.

In 2011 and 2012, I did Halloween posts here, but for whatever reason I totally forgot to do a post for 2013 – which is a shame, because it was a good one.

First, let me do a little backstory, here:

Like I said, Halloween is my favourite day of the year, chopping down my birthday and Christmas. I love the idea of dressing up. Costumes – the bigger and better – make me giddy. I love dressing up myself, I love dressing up my house, I love seeing what children are dressed up as. Everything about it makes me so happy. I wish it was Halloweek because one day just isn’t enough for me.

So, because of this, I like to go hard for Halloween.

Before I delve into this year, here are some examples of Halloween costumes past:
2008: Pregnant Nun 
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This is me comparing my bump to that of my pregnant French teacher. Mine is much larger than hers, as is abundantly clear. Though I didn’t compete in the school costume contest (which I regret, as I probably would have won something), everyone who passed me had something to say about my costume – and 98% of those comments were praising my twisted creativity. To this day, this is one of my favourites.

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2009: William Wallace

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All hallows’ eve!

Happy Halloween, everyone in the blogosphere! Did you dress up? Trick or treat? Party hardy?

Me, I worked all weekend, so no partying. And it’s socially unacceptable for an adult to trick or treat without a child in tow, so I didn’t do that.

But I did dress up, and I technically handed out candy – at my workplace. Every year downtown, the DVA (Downtown Vernon Association) hosts a trick or treat trail: where businesses put balloons in front of their stores marking them as part of the trail, and they give out candy and fliers and stuff to kids who come in dressed up. So, I dressed up, went to work, and handed out candy to the wee ones who came in. It was so cute, and so much fun.

And who, you may ask, did I dress up as this year? You may remember I was William Wallace last year, and I have a penchant for being people, not things.

Well, this year, I was the immortal no, wait, that’s not right Amy Winehouse!

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Moose are pretty cool

Watching the news. There are moose. Hence the title.

I was at the coast, in Vancouver, over the weekend, for my cousin’s wife’s baby shower, but for simplicity’s sake, we’ll just say my cousin’s baby shower. Tha and Jason, the latter being my cousin and the former being his wife (pronounced Ta, by the way). It was precious. She’s too adorable for words, and her being pregnant is extra cute. They’ll have the most preciousest baby ever once it’s born. Except it has to contend with three Dobermans, one of which is spawned of Hell.

Being in Vancouver has its benefits. I wouldn’t want to live there – at least not right now – because it’s just too big, but it is home to one of the finest malls I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. This being Metrotown. Metrotown was a nice treat, because I got to spend my mother’s money on girly things! Bras, bags, food, and almost oxblood Oxfords, except they were just too expensive. And I tried on lululemons. That’s never happened before. They made my bottom look quite delightful. So I might have to spray tan and bleach my hair and wear them constantly, like other stereotypical girls who wear them. Since I’m a girl who wears jeans. Always.

There’s an update on my life, exciting as it may be.

In moar exhilarating news! I’m continuing effort on Of the Arena, the sequel to Of the Arbour. I’m just about to hit the climax, and I’m very excited for it. There are two more major battles to write, and then the actual ending itself. Hopefully it’ll all turn out swell. Time for me to stretch my emotional muscles and ready for tears, since one of the semimajor characters will be dying, and I want reactions, people! And the final battle as well; there will be no triumph. This is me continuing my plan with Of the Arbour and siblings by breaking traditional fantasy cliches. So far, I think it’s worked.

It’s almost Halloween. I’m so excited. I’ll post an image of my costume once it’s all said and done. Love Halloween :3

WARNING: Minor inappropriateness ahead.

Guess who I was last Halloween!

I’m being another person this year. And I am so excited. Mostly because I get to dress up for work. It’s going to be absolutely splendid :3

There’s an update on my oh-so-exciting life. Enjoy. I’ll be back later with more teasers and clips, most likely, and an update for Halloween.