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Quick work update: I did that Planning Board meeting, and it went well! I only said about six sentences, and I'm pretty sure that my face turned bright red each time I spoke. But I said what I needed to say, I didn't forget anything, and I didn't say anything incorrect that is now in the record. Hooray for me! Even though it wasn't a difficult meeting, I still feel way more confident now, to have one Planning Board meeting under my belt. I even volunteered to cover for Mark (my boss) for the meeting just before Thanksgiving if he wanted.


So now what I really want to talk about . . . Halloween.

I've been thinking of doing this costume since March or so, and seriously thinking about how to make it happen since August. I've been in the construction phase for the past few weeks.

There are several accessories, but the I'm constructing main part of the costume out of fabric. This is the first time I've attempted to design and construct a costume for Halloween. Last year when I was Dr. Girlfriend I used a dress pattern (and only altered the collar,) and I also used a pattern three years ago when I was a Star Trek Lieutenant. This time has been . . . a disaster, largely.

It's just not turning out the way it was in my head. It's not hanging correctly, the thing/dress is getting all caught up on my person, and it does not look like what it's supposed to look like. I tried it on last night to see how the armholes had turned out, and ugh. Just . . . ugh!

When I started composing this entry in my head, it was to pre-emptively apologize for my ugly Halloween costume. But now . . . now I'm thinking that maybe I'll start over. That's right, scrap the thing I've been working on for a month and start from scratch. Because I'm crazy! But I mean not COMPLETELY from scratch. My accessories will still work. But the main body . . . I dunno. We'll see. But I'm stopping at Joann's on the way home from work tonight (for like the SIXTH time this Halloween season) and I'll go from there.

I wish I had started sooner! Oh well.

So, what else is up?

I dunno! Everything's good I guess. My bedroom is cleaner than it usually is. The cat is good. I'm still madly in love. I bought stacking cups for Chris, and they've proven to be a big hit. The job is still good. I don't cook anymore, and that makes me sad, but maybe I'll start up again after Halloween is over and I can reclaim my living room. I miss Gilmore Girls (and have a post in the works about that.) Chris and I are watching both The Office and Weeds this season, but since we never get together anymore because of my stupid costume, we're two weeks behind on each. I watched the first episode of Pushing Daisies, but I haven't caught the two others since then. It was okay, though maybe too cute. My brother is getting an apartment in Jersey City with his girl. I caught up with Henky, who was my best friend 8 years ago, but with whom I had a falling out. She is married and has a really cute, smiley daughter and I hope to stay in touch with her this time.

That's all I can think of! Also I want to go home. Bye.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
Give me a holler if you need anyone to bounce drafting ideas off of.
Oct. 24th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I will! For now, though, I think I'm scrapping the whole "dress" angle altogether, and I'm going to construct the thing and then cover in fabric. We'll see if I have time for all that . . .
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:25 pm (UTC)
Those are really good costumes. Why not recycle them?
Oct. 24th, 2007 12:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! But, um, no sir. That's not how we roll in these parts.

I did re-use that Star Trek costume later that year, though: I sewed white marabou trim around the sleeves and the hem of the skirt for the New Year's Party. It was very festive.

Oct. 24th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Nice jaerb on the planning board meeting! Sounds like another important career step. I can't wait till you've got enough influence to push through our plans to expand the Manse to 3 stories that completely cover our lot.

Sorry to hear about the costume :( I've had that feeling, and it sucks. Let me know if you need shop time for anything, my costume doesn't require much in the way of construction this year so the basement should be free most of this week.

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