Sunday, November 02, 2008

Staples, Duct Tape & Fabric Tape & Big News For BloomingtonGirl

Jack asked me if I could make a Haunter Costume for him for Halloween.  Haunter is a Pokemon.  I waited until the very last minute, of course.  So, on Friday, I went to Bed Bath and Beyond, where fortunately, they had lavender sheet sets on sale for $9.99.  I bought a set and went home to work my magic.  Since I don't sew - shocking, I know, Loyal Readers, considering how homemak-ey I can be - I used staples and duct tape.  Staples to "sew" the pieces together and duct tape to protect my little guy's head from getting stabbed by the staples.  I stuffed the points on either side of the face with scrap material and then duct taped the stuffing into each point.  It wasn't a study in good craftsmanship but it lasted for trick-or-treating and that was my goal.  Plus, when Jack saw it he exclaimed, "You're Amazing!"  It made my entire week.  Keep in mind that lately, Jack just works on me and tells me everything I do wrong, so that was a nice moment.  

Trick-or-Treating was perfect.   Just the right amount of time and Jack didn't fight me on going home.  He didn't get a complete overload of candy and besides, about half of it isn't safe for him to eat anyway.  We take the unsafe stuff and leave it out for the Great Pumpkin who comes and delivers a toy in exchange for the nut containing treats.  Unfortunately, though, said Pumpkin was clueless this year and brought Jack something that he already had.  He was, needless to say, a bit crushed.  He is starting to suspect that we are Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy & the Great Pumpkin.  There are a couple friends of his whispering in his ear about this.  I want to slap them, if I must be honest.  I am not ready for Jack to KNOW.  

I sometimes feel really silly keeping these stupid myths/lies going with him.  We always, after all, tell him the truth as we see it about other things.  But, I just want him to have Santa as long as possible.  There is time enough to be all grown up.

In other (BIG) news, your BloomingtonGirl is going to become a produced playwright!!!! The Bloomington Playwright's Project (BPP) is going to produce my play entitled 100% Distracted as part of their annual Sex/Death Showcase in December.  There will be ten short plays produced and mine will be one!!!! I am over the moon about this.  It is really thrilling to think that something I made up and wrote down will be acted out on stage for real.  The show runs Dec 9-13 and 15-17.  Performances are at 10PM.  It is part of the BPP's Dark Alley Series of Shows that is put on late at night for grown ups.   I would say "mature audiences" but that sounds so, well, PORN.  And, even though my play is a bit racy, it isn't that.  

Well, I am off to do some homework for my play writing class and then off to bed an hour earlier than usual.  I LOVE the Fall Back Day!!!


Anonymous said...

Yay! Yay! That's wonderful news about the play. Could you put it on YouTube so that I could see a performance?

Excellent work on the mask. I dressed my big guy in red track suit bottoms and a red shirt and he was a firefighter. Not so much trick or treating round here though.

Yay for the play!


Anonymous said...

I second that "Yay! Yay!" on your play. I'll have to try to stay up past my customary bedtime and go see it!

I sewed a black robe for my little grim reaper and was so proud of myself, since I don't sew either. Jack's costume looks great. Isn't it amazing what we can do under pressure?


Anonymous said...

FANTABULOUS!!! Great job on the play and the costume!!! I am impressed!!!

Anonymous said...

May we have a sample of the play?

Steph said...

I really enjoyed the reading last night - I'm assuming it's from the play. Congrats!