NaBloPoMo Begins!

Happy November First! If you pay much attention to the world of internet blogs (and who among us doesn’t?), you’ll already know that today kicks of a month of daily blog posting.  Yes, it’s NaBloPoMo time again, and I am participating.
Do you have any requests? Anything you’d like to know about me or any topic you’d like to read more about? Please let me know and I’ll be more than happy to oblige.
In other news, yesterday was Halloween and I and several friends took to the town in out fabulous costumes to engage in some revelry, thrills, and general merriment.  This year I dressed as Starbuck of Battlestar Galactica fame (the new generation chick Starbuck, not the old school dude Starbuck, and not not NOT the Melvilleian Starbuck).
I love Halloween partly because I love stories and characters and I love the chance to play my favorites.  I have realized there’s an obvious pattern to my character choices: last year I was Buffy and the year before I was Sydney from Alias.  Ass-kicking television heroines!  I suppose that this means next year I will have to play Veronica Mars, which means I’ll have 12 months to acquire a camera with a bitchin’ superlong telephoto lens, a pit bull, and an asshole boyfriend.
We spotted, rather predictably, I’m afraid, countless variations on the “Sexy ______” costume, where one could fill in the blank with anything from “Police Officer” to “Native American.”  Is it just me, or is the latter a bit offensive? For the guys, “Dick in a Box” was the popular choice, which seems pretty dated, if you ask me. I mean, that’s sooooo 2007.  Shouldn’t everyone be dressed like they were “On a Boat, Motherfucker” this year? Get your towels ready; it’s about to go DOWN!
Uh, sorry. It seems I went on an SNL-based tear there. But seriously, if you haven’t seen either of those videos, check them out.
So what did you do this weekend?

Happy November First! If you pay much attention to the world of internet blogs (and who among us doesn’t, really?), you’ll already know that today kicks off a month of daily blog posting.  Yes, it’s NaBloPoMo time again, and I am participating.

Do you have any requests? Anything you’d like to know about me or any topic you’d like to read more about? Please let me know and I’ll be more than happy to oblige.

In other news, yesterday was Halloween and I and several friends took to the town in our fabulous costumes to engage in some revelry, thrills, and general merriment.  This year I dressed as Starbuck (of Battlestar Galactica fame) (the new-generation chick Starbuck, not the old-school dude Starbuck, and not not NOT the Melvilleian Starbuck).

I love Halloween partly because I love stories and characters and I love the chance to play my favorites.  I have realized there’s an obvious pattern to my character choices: last year I was Buffy and the year before I was Sydney from Alias.  Ass-kicking television heroines!  I suppose this means that next year I will have to play Veronica Mars, which means I’ll have 12 months to acquire a camera with a bitchin’ super-long telephoto lens, a pit bull, and an obligatory psychotic jerk boyfriend.

We spotted, rather predictably, I’m afraid, countless variations on the “Sexy ______” costume, where one could fill in the blank with anything from “Police Officer” to “Native American.”  Is it just me, or is the latter a bit offensive? For the guys, “Dick in a Box” was the popular choice, which seems pretty dated, if you ask me. I mean, that’s sooooo 2007.  Shouldn’t everyone be dressed like they were “On a Boat, Motherfucker” this year? Get your towels ready; it’s about to go DOWN!

Uh, sorry. It seems I went on an SNL-based tear there. But seriously, if you haven’t seen either of those videos, check them out.

So what did you do this weekend?

5 thoughts on “NaBloPoMo Begins!

  1. Silliyak November 2, 2009 / 2:38 pm

    May I suggest a pitbull costume fro your doxie next year? (Can I assume that if I was one of your unwelcome commenters you would tell me?)

  2. Vague November 2, 2009 / 5:18 pm

    Nope, you are fine. Now, what does a pitbull costume for a dachshund entail, anyway?

  3. Silliyak November 2, 2009 / 8:05 pm

    Lots of creative sewing I would imagine. I’m just a concept person.

  4. jair November 3, 2009 / 9:38 pm

    Grr – stupid Hulu with it’s Americentral ethos. Us poor non-US readers are unable to view any Hulu videos. Could you please post alternative links in the future if they’re available?

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