Question time, it's question time. Time to answer my questions. (Sing to whatever melody pops in your head.)
1a. What are your kids going to be for Halloween?
My answer: Peanut is going as Jessie from Toy Story. This was after she asked to be a chameleon, a peacock, Jessie and a pink crayon all in a span of one minute. While we were at the Disney store (where she proclaimed over and over again, "Momma, I want to dress like a priiiinnncessssssss!"), I noticed the Toy Story costume accessories were on sale. I grabbed the boots, which she could even wear with other outfits, and the hat and said, "How about Jessie for Halloween?" Peanut agreed.
Now I have to get the rest of the costume. I'm debating making the cow-print chaps myself, putting them over jeans and then just topping it with a white button-down. (And by making them, I mean cutting them out, gluing the edges down and using some iron-on tape to hold them onto the jeans temporarily.)
As for Gizmo, because I like my themes, we will probably go with some kind of farm animal. Most likely a sheep, because sheep are cute. I saw a Toy Story alien costume that was cute but seemed very cumbersome with only the baby's face visible.
1b. How much are you comfortable spending on a costume?
My answer: I'm like to say no more than $20 per kid but it will probably be more like $30, which just seems like a lot for a night of walking around the block asking for candy. But the pictures (and the memories) will last forever, right?
2. What kind of phone do you have? Do you like it?
My answer: Right now I have a Droid HTC Eris. It is NOT working well for me AND it's out of warranty AND I'm 2.5 months from getting an upgrade. After complaining to my carrier, they said they would upgrade me now but won't let me get an iPhone, which is what I really, really, really wanted.
Like a little kid waiting for his Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas wanted.
I'm very bummed about this and I'm debating keeping the crappy phone for a couple more months (people can't always hear me, apps randomly quit, it scrolls inexplicably to the left while I'm texting, making my texts unreadable) so that I can get the iPhone OR do I suck it up and get a new Droid phone, which will be lovely but not as lovely as the iPhone.
3. How do you read? Traditoinal? eBooks? Audiobooks?
My answer: This year I've stuck completely to eBooks. When I got my nook, I bought quite a few until I figured out our library system and found they had a decent selection of eBooks. This week, I started listening to "Townie" on audiobook and I don't know how I feel about it. The narrator is eh. Kind of dry and monotone. I don't know that I will listen to many audiobooks.
As for exclusively reading eBooks, I'm starting to feel bad. I love that I can check out a book any time I want and that I don't have a ton of different books to lug around. But, I haven't been to the library once and I feel like I need to start taking Peanut so that she knows what a library is. Maybe we will make a trip of it this weekend.
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