Hooray for Halloween…That Scary Boo-ey Halloween

Don’t you just love Halloween?!  It’s the one night of the year where you can dress up as someone completely different from yourself, where gaudy make-up, channel your dark side, or even cross-dress if you’re into that sort of thing.  The bottom line is, anything goes.  Just think, you can be anything or anyone you want.  The possibilities are endless.

In the past I’ve dressed up as…(Well, these are the costumes I remember…)

Age 1:  Annie from the movie Annie…(I basically came out of the womb singing “Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you’re only a daaaaaaayyyyy ahhhhhh-waaaaaaayyyyyyy!”)  P.S.  My mom even put a little red curly wig on me.

Age 5:  Minnie Mouse

Age 7:  Tinkerbell

Age 9:  Wednesday from The Adams Family (I had a headless doll and everything.)

Age 11:  A male convict.  (What can I say?  I was inspired after going to Alcatraz in San Francisco and learning about Al Capone.)

Age 12:  A warty ugly witch

Age 14:  A cowgirl from Coyote Ugly

Age 15:  Juliet in her angel costume from the modern Romeo and Juliet

I still love this picture. My costume wasn't quite as good as this, but I remember that I spent hours and hours making my angel wings...

Age 16:  A hula girl

Age 17:  Britney Spears in her “Crazy” video outfit, which consisted of a shimmery green midriff top, complete with a wireless headset microphone.  Yeah, I did that…what of it?

Age  20:  Britney gone cowgirl  (P.S. Now I have no idea what that meant, but I think it was my interpretation of Britney Spears if she dressed like a cowgirl.  Yeah, I went through a Brit-Brit phase…that lasted about 6 years.  Don’t ask.)

Thought you all might appreciate this…

Don't laugh...Don't laugh...Okay, you can laugh.

Age 23:  Cowgirl take 2 (I’m noticing a trend here…)

Age 25:  An 80’s fitness instructor

Age 28:  DOLLY PARTON

Hello...DOLLY!

This picture was my style inspiration for becoming Dolly...How'd I do?

So, let’s talk about the Dolly costume for a quick second.  To sum it up simply…It was friggin’ exhausting being Dolly!  She wasn’t kidding when she said, “I look just like the girls next door… if you happen to live next door to an amusement park!”  Because that’s exactly what I felt like walking around as her for a night.  First of all, the bubbies were exhausting!!  I had to wear three bras stuffed with paper towel to get the right sized ta-ta’s.  I can’t imagine carrying the kind of weight around that Doll does.  She must have to do lots of back strengthening exercises to hold those suckers up!  Second of all, don’t even get me started on the hair!  So, I know Dolly doesn’t wear a wig (that we know of…) but that big hair is pretty burdensome, too!  Holy cow!  Let me just say that that’s a commitment rocking hair that large and in charge.  Maybe it’s because I can’t stand lots of products and stuff in my hair, or maybe it’s because it drives me crazy not being able to run my hands through my hair, but that beefed up hair was the pits.  Lastly, and third of all, to really metamorphosis into the Doll-inator, there has to be copious amounts of make-up.  I mean, you can’t be Dolly without the works…foundation, loose powder, pressed powder, cream blush, powder blush, pencil eyeliner, liquid eyeliner, multiple eye shadow colors, bright pink lipstick, and last but not lease, false lashes.  Now, I don’t know if Dolly wears that much make-up when she’s just chilling at home, but if she does; hat’s off to you, Doll!!

I must confess, my original plan was not to be Dolly Parton for Halloween, I was actually going to be Sookie from True Blood.  I bought the Merlott’s baby-tee, had the little apron ready to go, but when I put the wig on, it was just so completely ridiculous and big that there was no taming that sucker down.  I tried to put it back in a ponytail, and I’d say to myself, “Does that look like Sookie?”  I thought no.  I tried to put it in a side ponytail…”Does that look like Sookie?!”  A big fat no resounded.  So, I thought, “What’s a girl to do with a big blonde Texas beauty queen wig?”  Wait for it…wait for it…Be Dolly Parton instead!  DUH!

And thus the idea to become Dolly for Halloween was sprung.

Now, I don’t know if you noticed that I said become Dolly for Halloween, instead of be Dolly for Halloween…You want to know why?

That would be because this was more than a little dress up as Dolly, this was like a channel of Dolly.  Once I put that wig on, I was Dolly Parton.  I danced around in an interpretive country line dance (I say interpretive because I have no idea how to country line dance), I sang “Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jo-leee-eeenee…” until Matt said, “Okay, Jolene, enough!”  To which I replied, “I’m not Jolene, I’m Dolly.  Got it?”

It was awful fun being the Doll-inator, but just for one night.  She is way too involved to ever consider revisiting as many times as I did the cowgirl…

Sorry Doll…

Thought I’d leave you with a little Dolly P.

Have a listen –> 03 Jolene

Group shot!

Happy Halloween!

Hey!  Wait!  I almost forgot, what are you guys dressing up as for Halloween?!

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Remember When…

Remember when…

Britney Spears wearing a sexy school girl outfit in her video Hit Me Baby (One More Time)  was scandalous?

Brit Brit was the talk of the town...

And now this is what we consider scandalous…

Taylor Momsen, who at 16, flashed a crowd at a performance and talked openly in interviews about sex and vibrators. Ummm, WHAT?!

Remember when…

Wearing jeans that practically showed your unmentionables (both front and back) was cool?  <–P.S.  What was that all about?  You couldn’t even sit down without your crack making an appearance, and from the front you had to make sure your you know what wasn’t showing.  Ummm…sounds AWKWARD and uncomfortable now.

From what I remember, the zipper would only be, like, 1 inch long.

Now we’ve graduated to wearing the “mom jeans” (sorry to all the mom’s out there, it’s just an expression) again…

Still not sure how I feel about these...

Remember when…

Brad Pitt seemed sweet and dated Gwenny?  They had matching haircuts/color and everything…

Awww, ain't that sweet?

And when he still seemed sweet and met and married Jen?

C'mon, can we get a collective "Awwwww..." up in this piece already?

And then when he turned into a huge a-hole when he met Angie (as he calls her…Barf) Jolie?

He even recently called his former marriage to Jen, and I quote, "boring and fake." Ummm...Eeew?

Remember when…

Cell phones used to basically be cordless telephones?

This Nokia was the very first phone I had...

And now we’re all high tech and sh*t…

And have the iPhone with all these crazy apps, and can also (GASP!!) go on the interweb?! Fancy pants.

Remember when…

Kennedy was a VJ on MTV?

Didn't she seem so cool at the time?

And Jesse…

OMGEEEE...

And who could forget Carson?

And remember when he was engaged to Tara Reid, and was said to have slept with Britney AND XTina? So outrageous...

Now we have Damien?  I’m so out of the loop I don’t even know who he is…(I totally had to google “MTV Vj’s 2011″)…

Who the h is this dude anyway?

Remember when…

My flip-flop got stuck on the rug in the bathroom when I went to sit down on the toilet, and I totally fell off and skinned by elbow yesterday?

Oh wait, I don’t have a picture of that…<–You’re prob relieved, right?!

And yeah, that really happened…

Remember when…

Everyone was obsessed with Tommy Girl?

So crispy, so fresh...

And Sunflowers?

Oh, nostalgia....

And who could forget CK One?

The original unisex scent...fab.

Now we have…

Gotta love the Burb...

So…

What are some of your “remember when’s?”

~The End…

All photos courtesy of MTV, IMDB, and Perfumania.

History of the Girl Crush

What Is a Girl Crush?

A girl crush is when you meet a woman whose sense of style, beauty, brilliant achievements, or personal charisma makes you admire her, but it is by no means a physical attraction.  A girl crush means you hold another woman in such high regard that you aspire to be like that person.  The crush-ee is usually not someone who is in your current group of girlfriends, but more someone who you adore from afar (e.g. A co-worker, an old friend, or a celebrity.)

Every girl has had a girl crush (whether you want to admit it or not), and most of these kinds of crushes date back to when we were just little lasses.  It wasn’t hard for me to remember my first girl crushes…

Smurfette = Sass-a-frass at its best. I soooo wanted that little white eyelet dress and white heels.

And I can’t forget about the other keeper of my heart…

Brittany from Alvin and the Chipmunks...And can you blame me? Look at those leg warmers, that high ponytail, and swoopy bang...Sighhhh...

Eventually I graduated to good ol’ half pint…

I remember I wanted to be a 'little firecracker' just like Laura Ingalls. She was so spunky and she used to take on Nelly Olson who was twice her size. Bad a** chick...Bad a** chick.

Then there was Kells…

Kelly Kapowski...I basically just wanted to be her. She snagged the cutest bf, Zack Morris, and had the best mall bangs...Like ever.

Not long after Kelly came my most timeless girl crush…

Cher from Clueless changed my life...'Nuff said.

The Cher girl crush definitely deserves a little more expanding upon.  The first time I saw Clueless was when I was going into the 6th grade.  When I think back about my adolescents, I think about Cher.  I wanted to be just like her, Do you blame me?  She had an awesome wardrobe, the coolest friends, and talked like a total grown-up.  She was pretty much the coolest girl I had ever seen.

10 Things I Learned from Cher:

1.)  Cher taught me about ‘monet’s’ <–A girl that looks good from far away, but up close is a big old mess.

2.)  To never date someone who dresses better than you.

3.)  That Ren and Stimpy are way existential.

4.)  That searching for a boy in high school is as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauly Shore movie.

5.)  That it was cool to wear tank tops over baby tee’s.

6.)  That it was not cool to wear overalls.

7.)  That you really can argue a grade from a C+ to an A-.

8.)  That it’s okay to have no idea what you’re talking about, as long as you sound like you do.

9.)  That if you hit a parked car, you should definitely write them a note.

10.)  That having a good sense of direction counts, even if it’s only in the mall.

After Cher came the other Brit Brit…

For the first time in my life I jonesed to be a brown eyed girl.

Then there was…

Sarah (aka Kate Beckinsale) from Serendipity. I dyed my hair reddish-brown in lieu of my girl crush on her.

Later came…

Michelle Williams in that infamous yellow dress, red lipstick, and side chignon at the Oscars...Classy babe.

And most recently…

Penelope Cruz in Vicky Christina Barcelona. This movie was made at least 3 or 4 years ago, but no other girl crush has topped my dear old buddy, old pal, Penny...Her hair in this movie inspired my wedding day hair. She is the ultimate.

Girl crushes are such a funny thing, aren’t they?!  Who knows…someone might have a girl crush on you right at this very moment, and you don’t even know it!

So tell me, who are your girl crushes?

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