Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Girl Talk Thursday-Favorite Halloween Costume
I was totally psyched to learn of this weeks topic for Girl Talk Thursday for several reasons. First off, I really love Halloween. Its not so much the dressing up in costumes for me, but I love decorating my home with all kinds of orange and black decor, witches and black cats, burning my favorite caramel candles (BBW's Creamy Caramel are my personal favorite), and using big bowls of candy as centerpieces in my favorite serving bowls I've been collecting over the years. October is also the perfect weather month for me. I love being able to open my windows during the day, and don a cute lil' jacket, but most of all I love warmly snuggling under the covers at night when the temperature drops. I always sleep better in the fall than any other time of year.
Anywhoo, back to the topic at hand: favorite Halloween costumes. I am not someone who is fanatical about my costumes, although I usually throw together my black wig, black dress and black lipstick and go as either a witch, or a throwback to my early 90's style; which ever you find scarier...
But one particular Halloween, I did it up and I did it right. It was actually the first Halloween my husband (then boyfriend) and I were celebrating together and just a couple short weeks into our relationship. We collectively decided to go as Ricky and Lucy Ricardo. We went to a fabulous party (a friend-of-a-friends) and I spent all day getting dolled up. After the party we went to our favorite bar/hangout, where my husband (then boyfriend) proceeded to holler to me all around the bar, "Lucy, I'm hoo-oome!" "Lucy, Jou've got some ess-plaining to do!"
This night will go down in memory as my all-time favorite costume I've had but also a night when I realised I really wanted this guy to stick around for awhile. To this day, I frequently refer to my Hubs as "The Ricky to my Lucy".
*On another note, as I look at this picture, now almost 10 yrs old, I can't believe how similar I look now as I did then. Ok, ok, not the weight part, but after going through numerous different haircuts and styles over the last decade, mine now looks strangely like it did then. And the color? Ok, in this photo it came from a can, literally, but it is not totally unlike the intense auburn shade I'm rocking at age 32. Now that's a little scary...*