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01 November 2016 @ 01:54 pm
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Our son bought a new banana costume this year, since the "Adult Small" one no longer fits him. He was tempted by the "ear of corn" costume, but it's only sold online, and he waited until the day before Halloween to take action.

The new, improved banana suit has black seams on it and I expect it to last awhile. Sturdy enough so far—he wore it to school yesterday, and then to 24-Hour Fitness for his post-school workout. I am going to miss this weird, loopy kid so much when he goes off to college next year!

In other news, it's November 1st and I am doing mini_wrimo this year for the first time in ages. So, gather me my prompts while I may, to keep from running into a dry spell! Yes, even for my minimalist 100-words/day goal.

The other challenge, which I've experienced in just the last 1 1/2 weeks, will be staying awake after 9:30 or 10:00. I'm a night owl by nature, and after summer things just keep humming along until some point in the Fall where I'm suddenly battling this snooze attack every night. I'm remembering now that I always run into this issue for mini_wrimo or any variant thereof, since they are all in November. So... write earlier?

But that involves planning. And free time. :O

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Danmuchtooarrogant on November 1st, 2016 10:54 pm (UTC)
"But that involves planning. And free time."

Ha, for you and me both! I used to be the same way, always up until at least 2:00 am or so, but now that my mornings start at 6:00 am every week day, I just can't do it anymore.

My kids used improv skills when creating their last minute costumes as well. I was busy being the wet blanket, "Aren't you too old for tricker treating?" Naturally, deservedly?, I was ignored.

Dan
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 1st, 2016 11:07 pm (UTC)
Scrunchie went as a female version of the joker. The child plans! She creates game characters in her intended costume, and takes pictures of herself in said costume when she has all the bits and pieces. Amazing!

Edited at 2016-11-01 11:13 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Halloweenhalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC)
Don't you hate being forced to be up early when you're not really a morning person? Ugh.

I cut our kids off from trick-or-treating after the 8th grade, which seemed fair enough. The teen girls that come by are usually in costume and giggly and a lot more polite than the teen boys, who often just act like thugs. Yikes.
Danmuchtooarrogant on November 2nd, 2016 02:57 am (UTC)
I know it's perverse, but I've "almost" started to enjoy early mornings. Almost. :)

Dan
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 1st, 2016 11:05 pm (UTC)
I am doing NANO and Idol. Yes, that's right. I am crazy, but I am going to do it. (I hope.)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2016 11:52 pm (UTC)
The insanity of Nano is only a month long, so there's that!
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 2nd, 2016 01:09 am (UTC)
Yes! That comforts me. 😉
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 1st, 2016 11:16 pm (UTC)
Requested to join mini_wrimo. Will watch this year...or maybe I'll play. One problem for me is I don't write on Sabbath. So maybe just watch.

😊

Your son sounds like a treasure!

Edited at 2016-11-01 11:17 pm (UTC)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 1st, 2016 11:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, if you have a day of the week where you don't write then a "write-every-day" challenge definitely won't work. At least Nano is month-based, though it's a month of horror. ;)

Our son is a hilarious kid. With the previous banana costume, he wore it outside to shoot hoops in the front yard one day, and would lope off to the breezeway any time a car came along. All this so the driver would think, "Wait, did I just see a BANANA playing basketball?!?"

You have to love that kind of a sense of humor. :)
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 2nd, 2016 01:15 am (UTC)
That's hilarious! I love it!
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 2nd, 2016 01:11 am (UTC)
My request was denied, but I'm watching, and I hope comments and encouragement are allowed. 😊
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2016 01:19 am (UTC)
Aw. I think that's because the deadline was yesterday, to make sure everyone was ready to go as of Nov 1. But that doesn't keep you from watching the comm. :)
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on November 2nd, 2016 01:39 am (UTC)
And for next year I have figured out a way to get around Sabbath...unless there's a specific deadline. Anyway, I can always watch. 😊
swirlsofblueswirlsofblue on November 2nd, 2016 09:43 am (UTC)
That sounds like a fun costume.

Yay for mini-wrimo. I'm doing mini-wrimo also, but have already failed on day 1, ah well.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 2nd, 2016 06:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, darn. I failed on Day 1 in a past year because the Mod was a "do it first thing" person, and a few timezones ahead of me... and my computer was in a mood where it would randomly stop accessing the Internet at times, so I missed the late-night update. I think that ultimately turned out to be a side-effect of a virus on the PC, but either way... instant failure! On the plus side, there are now amnesty windows for doing latent updates, so you only fail if you don't write.

Which can also easily happen. ;)
swirlsofblueswirlsofblue on November 2nd, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
That's so annoying. With me it's mainly just not taking mini-wrimo or Nano very seriously. Every year I say I'm going to give it more effort and then when it gets to it I'm just meh