Friday, November 6, 2009

I'd Show You But I'd Have to Kill Ya

Thanks to everyone who sent me stories for Literary Agent Appreciation week. I have a few more but they are very similar to those I've already posted in either content or agent named so I'm going to move on and post about other things going on in my life.

Writing wise I finally got the kids literature club at school launched this week. I'm really proud of how the first official meeting went. We discussed SHOWING versus TELLING this week, but for more details about my talk or the club please check out the YOUNG LIT BLOG. And any of you fellow bloggers who might know a budding young writer or reader please share the link as I hope to get an online representation of the Literature Club going as well.

In other news we had our annual costume party this past week. My costume was not up to par this year, but I hope to do better next October.

Your guess as to what or who I am is as good as mine. I was supposed to be a a magician, but I lost my magic wand. Feel free to make your own joke up there.

Other speculated I was a circus ringmaster and yet others said I looked like Dick Dastardly, the evil dude that used to tie Penelope Pitstop to the railroad tracks.

Luckily some of the other party-goers did better with their get-ups than me.

Rebecca and Toby are all about Love and Peace.

The Keg man and his flapper wife.

A group shot that includes a witch and Aphrodite in the forefront. Mr Gadget, The Joker, and Nacho Libra in the back.

A couple of deviled eggs.

Lady Gaga and a fangless Vampire.

The prom king and queen circa 1982.

Nascar Newlyweds.

The Wild Thornberry's.

Which one is your favorite? Did you dress up this year and if so, as what?


pattinase (abbott) said...

I haven't dressed up in thirty years. Is dressing up like Rhoda Morgenstern still a go? Do you even know who she is?

T. Anne said...

No dressing up for me this year, unless you count the pumpkin sweater I wore. Hardly anything unusual ;)

sybil law said...

I like your costume!!
I was Wonder Woman. Again. But only because I was able to go to a party last minute.:)
Totally going to check out the literature club thingy. Sounds cool! My daughter tried to start a book club but her friends are lame. :(

Janna Qualman said...

I LOVE the deviled eggs! How creative. And Lady Gaga - scary!

David Cranmer said...

Go Keg man and flapper wife!

the walking man said...

The deviled eggs were cutest and creative. No costume nor invites to parties this year or last or the one before that or...well ever actually but then and again I live in a spooky place all year long where the fun never ends.

Hilary said...

Gotta love the deviled eggs.. simple but creative. One worth keeping in mind. Looks like a fun party.

G said...

Haven't dressed up since last decade.

However, I will say that when I saw yours and your initial explanation, my first thought was "Mandrake the Magician".

Charles Gramlich said...

let's see, lost wand, you must be Harry Potter at middle age!

Jenn Jilks said...

You are a hoot.
We did not have any kids around. Although we have treats I really must eat now. We are just too remote.

The horrible news from Texas, RE: Fort Hood, has spread around the world.
We are thinking of your people, and are in admiration of the hero who stopped it from getting worse.
And there are those who didn't want women in the military.
The shooter was terribly disturbed, I cannot imagine how the soldiers cope.
All the best.

Lana Gramlich said...

I love the deviled eggs. So clever! I'd wanted to dress up as Professor Chaos, myself, but we don't get trick or treaters, so why bother? *sigh*

lyzzydee said...

Well this year I have dressed up twice for Halloween and loved every minute of it!! I liked the deviled eggs, but my fave was the wild Thornberrys, they just looked cute and somehow sensible!!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Great picures. You are such a skilled magician that you don't NEED a magic wand.

I wore a very long dark wig streaked with orange. and of course my annual witch's hat!


WordVixen said...

Oh freaky- the fangless vampire guy seriously looks like Angel!

And Lady Ga-Ga has some make-up skills. A little disturbing, actually.

Pattinase, Not only do I know who Rhoda Morgenstern is, but I'd probably ask for your autograph! I so loved her!

Cheryl Wray said...

I love dressing up, and do it every year! This year I was a Flapper and my hubby was a Vampire (with the girls being a Robot, 80s Girl, and Witch). It was good!

Hope you're doing well!

Marci said...

GREAT pics! love the "evil magician" concept.... who needs a wand when you are just ee-vill?!

Danette Haworth said...

Deviled eggs--so original!