Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I hope you guys are doing something fun for Halloween! I'm closing at work tonight so I got my fun over the weekend and this morning. Before work I decided to finally carve my pumpkin. I had wanted to do it with Travis but we just never got around to it. I tried to get a cute picture of Priscilla next to it, but she was much more interested in licking it.
I also baked some pumpkin seeds, and ate about half before I left. So so good.
On Saturday we went to a friend's Halloween party. They always put these guys up in the window and I love it every year! I dressed up as a bat, but don't have any pictures.
Ryan was Millhouse. Pretty great. I like that he really commited and did his skin yellow.
Travis pulled out his trusty skeleton body suit.
We left the party to see a midnight screening of Rocky Horror. We try to do it every year, but last year it was sold out! This was the first time I had seen this cast and they were actually good!
I really love the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The first time I saw it I was about 18 and at a friend's house and I remember just being blow away. I couldn't believe I hadn't seen it before! I bought it the next day and watched it almost every day for a month!
So happy Halloween from Phyllis and Priscilla! Phyllis spent her day laying in the sun and panting so hard I was sure she was going to let herself overheat. Such a weirdo.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The October Flea

The October flea market is touted as "The Big One" on the market flyers. Since the weather is usually cool and sunny the most vendors come out. It was cold and rainy for most of the weekend so we went on Sunday. I don't know if lots of the fun vendors decided to sit it out, or left early, but it wasn't as amazing as last year. But it was still pretty good! Here are some of the sights I saw:
I was very tempted by the horse vase. I have a deer one like it.
I saw tons of these old Florida souvenirs for some reason. I like the ones that light up the best.

Almost bought this wall plaque.

VERY tempted by this too! I have a similar one, but this one is cuter!
I LOVED this little doll bed! I still haven't fitted a pillow in the other one I bought like I said I would, so I didn't even mention it to Travis. I hope someone bought it for their little girl!
Ken used to be so cute!
Such a pretty box.
Look at this big awesome chalk bulldog! The vendor wasn't around so I couldn't ask the price.
As usual there were lots of dogs at the flea market! I think these two win the cutest at the flea award!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Thrift Report!

I haven't done a thrift report in a while, because really I haven't been thrifting. The shops around here are pulling all the cool vintage out and putting it in cases at prices that are often ABOVE antique mall prices. such a bummer. But the Goodwill outlet still yields some gems! I went with Travis last week and here is my little pile.  
Lots of vintage kids books as usual. I've got quite a good collection now!
I can never resist a copy of The Black Stallion. I need to pull all my copies together.
I love how this one has a horse sticker on the side. Like the library marks them by categories that preteen girls will be interested in.
This is one of my favorite books I have ever found! I wish it had the dust jacket, but it is still awesome! When I picked it up I was hoping for photos of the presidential pets, but instead...
I love that they didn't even try to make it look like a real situation. Check out the chair Lincoln is sitting in! Definitely not something that would be out in a barnyard or field.
I'm sure there was a pet mockingbird around while important documents were read. There was also a cute picture of Coolidge and his pet raccoon!
Travis probably gave me the side eye when I plopped this pile of macrame books into the cart. I just can't resist! I love a kitschy vintage craft book!
Especially with these great puns. I actually kind of like that Christmas tree. I think it would be a good way to display my vintage Christmas brooch collection!
Look at all those amazing craft ideas! I think the Christmas owls are probably my favorite.
Nothing like a macrame clown to terrify a child.
Here is a close-up of those frog towel holders. Very classy.
Last but not least I found a book full of cute wrapping paper! The owl background is metallic! I'm going to do my best to acutally use it, and not hoard it. We'll see how it goes.
Linking up with Sir Thrift A Lot

Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween Pugs!

I wasn't going to get Phyllis and Priscila new costumes this year, even though I wanted too. They have two costumes each already and they didn't really *need* them so I was trying to resist. So I was thrilled to get a surprise package in the mall from my sister-in-law with these costumes she and her husband picked up for my girls at the Gap outlet. You know I put them right on them and took some pictures. LOOK AT HOW CUTE THEY ARE!!
Phyllis' is a mail man costume! The hat was the cutest part I think.
And Priscilla is a pumpkin, who keeps busting out of the waistband.
Little buddies.

The little empty arm hole was killing me too.
My punkin.

I love dog costumes. And Halloween! We're going to a party tomorrow night, then to The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight. I can't wait!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tough Mudder Part 2!

Picking up where I left off yesterday, I made my way up the spectator area and to this obstacle. It was called something like like Monkeying Around. 
The first thing I noticed was this little dog! He did not seem thrilled to be there. I stood and watched guys fall in the water for a while then asked the woman next to me what time the person she was waiting for had started the race. She said 8:20! Oh, so I had two hours at least to wait. Dang.
I backtracked until I got as far back as I could go. I was really worried about missing Travis and Austin in the crowd. I hunkered down in the long grass on this hill. Can you see the little trail with a few people on it on the top right? It was just far enough away that you couldn't QUITE make out the people. So I spent the next two hours straining to see if I could pick Travis out.
Here I am, wrapped in a blanket trying to keep warm. It would have been awesome if there was a food stand up there serving hot chocolate or something. 
There were probably 100 other spectators scattered over the hill trying to pick out the people they were with. Everyone was cheering on the people walking about the steep hill. This spot was about 2/3 through the course and pretty much everyone that passed looked miserable! The two women next to me had a LOOONG discussion about when it is appropriate to wear skinny jeans (with boots, and when cuffing to create capris according to them). It was riveting. 
Here they are! Travis says they were actually kind of clean here, they had done a water obstacle a little bit before I caught up with them. Austin was pretty miserable and cold, but Travis was in high spirits. About half of the people that passed had these emergency blankets.  
I waited forever to get pictures of them climbing this wall, only to find out they skipped it and went on and I missed them doing two more things! Ugh!
It was so muddy and gloomy.
Cute tutus guys.
I watched this one for a while and didn't see one person make it across! Travis says he saw a couple marines do it. 
Travis made this one on his first try! I was very proud of him! See him in the blue shirt on the right? This was a greased ramp and a LOT of people slid back down multiple times before making it.
This one was called Walk the Plank I think. I wanted to get a cool picture of Travis like this one...
But this is what I got. I especially like that he had his blanket stuffed under his shirt. This was the 20th obstacle, I think. I saw quite a few girls start crying when they saw it was another water obstacle. Also, notice the guy in just little shorts. There were a LOT of those guys, and they seemed to be doing well. Maybe because they weren't weighed down by soaking wet clothes.
Travis and Austin skipped the monkey bar thing and set off for the finish line. I had to go back to the "base" a different way. Here is one of the medic carts going by with a person completely wrapped in an emergency blanket. I walked up that path in the background, it was rough! So steep and muddy! I really wasn't cut out for Tough Mudder.
The last obstacle is called Electro Shock Therapy. Those strings hanging down are electrified and you have to run through. Travis says he didn't get shocked, which was good.
Here are my little buddies at the end with their head bands and free beers! I am really proud that Travis finished. He has been training for a few months and did such a great job.
Here are their nasty shoes. I made them sit on a blanket in the back and I drove them to our hotel. They did have showers at the event, but they were outside and cold and you had to wait in line. How miserable! You could also get a Tough Mudder tattoo there, but that seems like the worst time to do that to me. Exhausted and cold and muddy!
We went and got dinner then passed out around 9. Look at our hippie bathroom counter. Oh ayurvedic toothpaste. That magnesium bath is awesome for really. It make you sleep like a baby. The next morning Travis and Austin ate breakfast with someone who worked for Tough Mudder and he told them that the event had been one of the harder ones because of the temperatures and because it had rained before it. 
Tough Mudder really wasn't my thing, but I'm glad I went and supported Travis. I'm sure we'll be back. There is an event in Nashville in the spring that he is already excited for. This time we won't stay up the entire night before and hopefully someone will come watch with me so I'm not so bored. And I hope to actually see Travis do more of the course. I hope you enjoyed seeing all the mud. 
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