Halloween Recap. A Birthday. A Request.

Last night was fun.

Don’t worry, we only fed on the flesh of those who dared to Trick or Treat without a costume. 
Today is Maria Geraci’s birthday! I’m not gonna tell you how old she is, but I will tell you I will always be younger than her by a decade. 😀 I love you, amiga!

And now for a serious request. Any love, light, happy thoughts or prayers you can send up for Princess Purple would be great. She’s undergoing major surgery today. Be Strong, Bit! Princess Pink is sending you all sorts of sparkle today!

Happy MELoween

I’m putting together my costume this afternoon, so while I’m at work, I’m dressed up as Awesome. Which I know is my everyday uniform, but until I get my Slutty Zombie (rolling eyes) costume completed, Being Awesome will have to do.

As I do every year, here’s a stroll down MELoween’s past.

There will be pics tomorrow of tonight’s costume. Don’t worry…I would never let you down…. Until then, my black widow sweatshirt will have to serve as a place holder.

I feel good!

So despite some VERY disturbing dreams last night, I woke today well-rested and in a fantastic mood.

I won’t go into details about my dreams because they were just too disturbing, however, after looking up the interpretation of some of the more haunting symbols, I feel much better. MUCH.

This morning was perfect for coffee and doggies. I had the cool house to myself for about an hour this morning. Everyone else was deep in sleep and I sat on the couch in the dim light and enjoyed the cool breeze and steady rain. I had doggies at my feet, coffee in my cup and Little-Itty-Bitty behind the couch giving the Chimay cork about 10 kinds of hell. it was perfect.

Okay, bitches. Y’all have a great weekend. I hope you plan to snuggle up and enjoy this first burst of cool air! And get busy on your Halloween costumes! I want a full report next week.

a Mel-O-Jumble

Bootcamp was great last night. My legs are definitely getting stronger as is my core. Our trainer, Marietta, is offering a 5:00 a.m. yoga class starting next week that I’d really like to do, but I’m afraid I can’t get my butt up and get there that early.

However, I think I’m gonna give it a go. It’s once a week for 4 weeks. I’m a big girl. I can do it. I’ll just put my grown up pants on and get out of bed. (What that really means is, I’ll just sleep in my yoga clothes, roll out of bed and head to the gym half awake.)

Arkansas plays Ole Miss this weekend here in Little Rock. If any of y’all are headed here from Oxford, give me a shout. Jefe and I are probably gonna hit the tailgating early. I have to have Rader at the stadium by 6:30 a.m. to assist the parking. It’s an early game, so I’m thinking there will be a lot of solo cups full of bloody maries and mimosas!

Halloween is next week! I keep getting costume emails. Why do these costume stores think ALL women want to go as “SWAT Hottie” or Sexy WHATEVER. Ugh. My new favorite? Sexy Bat.

Someone in my family used to say “People who dress as the slutty witch for Halloween, are just slutty and the holiday just gives them an excuse to flaunt it.”

Thankfully I’m okay with being sexy year around. This year, I just want to wear a fun wig and makeup. My sexiness is natural, enhancing it with such a costume might cause a rift between universes. I can’t be responsible for that.

Though I will admit that it might be a lot of fun to be a slutty big bird….Feathers and fishnets OH MY!

Whatever you decide to be for Halloween, wear it well. And if you decide to be a slutty bat this year, please stop by the PartyHood so I can see it! Warning, I will judge you based on the advertisement. You better have the rack to fill that top! I wanna see your tits plunging forward and giving people black eyes!

HAPPY MEL-O-WEEN: Faces past and present.

I love Mel-O-Ween but this year, I didn’t get a chance to really dress up. Well, I did…but it’s very subtle. Or as subtle as I can be. I thought about dressing up as a Pin Up Witch, but I’m pretty sure UALR isn’t quite ready for that:

Here are my last few costumes and at the bottom is this year’s look.

Mrs. Roper  2010

Naughty School Girl 2009
Zombie 2008
Dead Monk 2006
Vampire 2005
This year, I’m going as myself. Naughty Librarian. (or Witchy Woman…whatever. both work.)

Did you guys dress up or do you plan to?

this is so not cool

SOMEONE, and I’m not naming names (*koff* fishdog *koff*) sent this link to me last night.  Here, let me save you the trouble of clicking:

I’m torn about this. You see, I can’t really look at this picture without wanting to cry. Remember last Halloween?

However, I actually think a yard full of those awful creatures (with a few Big Headed Kings from BK thrown in) makes for great Halloween decor. It’s just too bad I would be too terrified to pull into my driveway. Or sleep. Ever again.

Oh, who am I kidding. I would drown in my own tears.

a Melf pet-peeve

Gather around, Internetz. Melf has a pet-peeve she’d like to discuss with you.

Halloween falls on the same date every year: October 31

So why is it that every time the holiday falls on a Sunday, the question arises “When do we celebrate Halloween?”

I truly don’t understand why this question is even asked. We celebrate Halloween on October 31…like we always do!

Okay, I bring this up because the county in which I currently reside (Saline) has voted that trick-or-treating will take place this year on Saturday.

And the reason they are giving for this? Because it’s on a school night and kids need their rest.


They’ve never passed a resolution on any other weekday in history to observe Halloween over the weekend instead of during the week. Are they saying that kids only need rest on Sunday nights?

This has absolutely nothing to do with being a school day and has everything to do with Halloween being a supposedly “evil” holiday and landing on a “holy” day. It’s crap, is what it is, and it gives me a rash.

You either celebrate Halloween or you don’t–and the day the holiday falls on shouldn’t matter. But to legislate the day an entire community must trick-or-treat to appease a few is beyond ridiculous. Halloween is on Sunday October 31, not on Saturday, October 30. If you come to my house Saturday night, I won’t be home…sorry. However, Sunday night, I will have a big bucket o’ candy waiting for you. Because THAT is Halloween–I don’t care what the Saline County Board of Whatevers say.