Thursday, August 28, 2008

I've been brainwashed by my own brain

So have you guys noticed that the Halloween stuff is already out at your local store? I first noticed this a few weeks ago, at Target (of course) and I was stunned. I know this topic has been beaten to death, but I SWEAR it just gets earlier and earlier every year. Its nice to plan ahead, but if I go out and buy my stuff now, I'll stick it in a closet, forget about it, and then re-buy all the stuff I already did 10 days before Halloween....

...And now I suddenly understand.

Anyway, since I was reminded that yes, Halloween will be here in about 90 days, I asked my daughter what she wanted to be this year. "Hmmm," she said thoughtfully, "I think I want to be....a duck!" I gave her an odd look, and said, "Honey, what if I cant find a duck costume?" "Maybe I want to be a dog, then!" She exclaimed. "What about a pirate?" I asked, hopefully. "I wanna be a PIG!" She screeched, completely ignoring my suggestion. To say my daughter isn't exactly a "girly" girl would be a bit of an extreme understatement.

And today's doodle theme is fire, and this is what I've been fantasizing about lately:


(click to enlarge...............that's what she said, hahahhahalst4dahdhadf)
(sorry, been watching too many Office re-runs)

The weather in Houston is miserable, sticky, rainy and HOT like the second circle of hell (that's where all the hot girls and guys go when they cant keep it in their pants, fyi) and winter will not bestow her cool hand upon our city probably until...mid January. And only for a few weeks, at that. But Autumn will roll through soon, probably at the end of October, and it's the perfect time to cozy up to your sweetie and enjoy life by the fire. Or in front of your space heater with a "special friend", whatever your situation may be.

14 comments:

OK, Crazy said...

Aww, that was a nice ending. Fall is my favorite season.

Leigh Anne said...

GREAT doodle! Here in the Great White North the leaves are already changing. It's my fave season too. It's a pretty time of year before it gets too cold. I hate snow, and it's not too far off either, boo.

Vodka Mom said...

okay, who the fuck was gonna teach me how to doodle? PEOPLE???

is anybody out there? woohoo!

Kirsten said...

I like your doodle and the, "that's what she said"
I LOVE the office. I want it to start again!!

Athena said...

Ok, crazy - me too, without a doubt.

Leigh anne - Ohhhhhh I bet that is beautiful!

Vodka mom - Damn woman! Please go check the last few comments from past posts for instructions from yours truly. Then POST YOUR DOODLE!!!! :)

Kirsten - ME TOO! I've been renting them on Netflix to curb my addiction cravings.

zyriana.com said...

I love Halloween, but I swear we are gonna have stores carrying the stuff in February sometime soon. What's up with that?

Great doodle!!

Erika said...

cool fire, i especially like the cute little toes getting warm! hehe

Ellie said...

In the northeast, late August is acting just like September and everyone keeps saying, "Isn't this beautiful? Isn't this crisp clear day just gorgeous?" Well, I guess so. If you like perfect weather. Me, not so much. I miss the warmth and that lucious humidity of, well, of July. That's all I ask for. July weather. We can't make it to the Keys for the winter this year, and I'm facing months of coldness and dryness, and I haven't experienced winter in *8* years and it's all starting now, with this stinking clear cool weather.

I'm sorry. That is all.

Sara said...

whats a doodle?

Petra said...

hahaha, I love The Office...and Steve Carell for that matter. Is it gross that I think he is hot and want to cozy up next to HIM in front of a roaring fire?? ROFL!!!

Claire said...

We had sort of the same idea, okay not really but sort of :)

Eliot said...

I wonder when we'll see the first stuff for Christmas in the stores...

Athena said...

Zyriana - I know, keep posted for Easter stuff in January.

Erika - lol, thanks

Ellie - Haha, rant on, girl!

Sara - Yes, I'm sure looking at my pictures might make it hard to define the word.

Petra - Oh my. Welll....I never judge, girl. Love comes in all shapes and sizes ;)

Claire - Hahahahaha, love it.

Eliot - Probably at the end of the month!

Condo Blues said...

You're getting off easy with your daughter wanting to me a duck for Halloween. One year my niece wanted to be, and I kid you not, a Mongolian Fruit Bat. Not a bat. A Mongolian Fruit bat. Her mom found a nonscary bat costume and told the kid it wasn't a generic nonscary vampire bat costume but a Mongolian Fruit bat and my niece bought it. Whew