this is what I get

So after I published that bit about dry vag symptoms, I developed the worst cold sore I have ever had in my whole life. It looks like someone extinguished a cigarette on my face. I don’t think this is a coincidence, I think the olds are getting back at me. It was particularly uncomfortable last week when I had to travel to a beautiful resort near the Canadian border for an important conference and I could tell that people didn’t want to look at me and my facial deformity. It just reminded me of that South Park episode with the woman who had a lazy eye that bobbed around in her eye socket. You had to look at her and not be rude when her pupil floated from side to side.

(tangent: wow, how far this blog has fallen. I remember quoting Dickens and Carroll in 2004, and now, South Park references. Stay tuned for drinking game strategies and fart jokes!)

My original costume was a French maid, but with my face suffering leprosy, the only other option I had was to go as a harem girl. I thought I could be part of Colonel Sanders’ harem, but then I found out that KFC didn’t even offer one. Denied! So I swiped a surgical mask and went as SARS.


Nathan was a pumpkin this year, the only costume that I could find that did not need a mask or a head piece. He absolutely hated this getup.


Here he is pointing me out to CPS.


Poor kid, with his pumpkin vest and leper for a mom. I’m surprised he could even muster up that smile with those tears streaming down.

How was your Halloween weekend?

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  1. He looks utterly miserable. Poor child!

    We had a bazillion trick-or-treaters. NO candy left over!

  2. mrs. blogoway says:

    Most adorable photos of Nathan ever!

    P.S. did you see Maddie on my blog? Thanks to your over-the-phone description of corpse bride, I got that dress at Salvation Army for $5. Not too shabby.

  3. Here he is pointing me out to CPS

    Just made me dribble latte down my shirt. That little man is the cutest!

  4. What a cute lil’ pumpkin!

    And there is nothing wrong with South Park references! If you throw in a little Ren and Stimpy or Beavis and Butthead…well, you will be speaking my language!

  5. what a cutie pie!

  6. Chickenbells says:

    Yes. Expect millions of dollars in therapy to clean up the anger and sadness of this one…

    He’s the cutest pumpkin I’ve seen this year.

  7. Aww, the pumpkin costume is adorable!

    After my son and hubby bought me a gorgeous diamond necklace from for my birthday last week I decided to throw my son a halloween party on Friday.

    We all went as characters of The Simpsons, it was very cute!

  8. The Introvert says:

    It was great! Except that I turned another year older. At least I got free stuff.

    P.S. SARS is a brilliant costume.

  9. Nathan is a snuggly, fluffy ball of cuteness in that pumpkin get up, but your days are numbered. They only let you dress them up for as long as you can over ride their will to fight. In a few years it’ll be Darth Vadars, and Grim Reapers. Enjoy it while you can. Hehee.

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