Thursday, October 30, 2008

Embarrassing Halloween memories

Halloween is tomorrow and although I love to see everyone else's costume, I am just not creative enough to come up with something on my own. I tried to go to the store today to buy one, but all I found was rows and rows of "sexy" costumes..nurses, pirates, witches...you name it, they had it. And all for 70 bucks too. I'd rather get a pair of sweats from target and go as a snowman and be warm lol.

As I was walking through the store though, I saw a costume that I actually wore as a child and my face turned red with embarrassment just remembering. You see, growing up we weren't allowed to celebrate Halloween. But we could go to the fall festival at church. We still got candy and bobbed for apples...but no ghosts, witches, devil costumes, etc were allowed.

Somehow though at around age 10 I found a child-size french maid costume at Roses and just had to be that. So I went as a french maid TO CHURCH! And my mother let me! At the time, I just thought it was a cute little maid costume but now I can only imagine what the preacher thought when I strolled in with my face covered in makeup...bright blush...red lips...and my feather duster in hand. Oh the embarrassment.

Needless to say, I left the store pretty quickly after seeing that costume. I'm thinking if I ever dress up again, maybe I should go as a nun to redeem myself?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

R.I.P Yummy Taco :(

It seems like every time I fall in love with a Mexican restaurant, it goes out of business. First Senior Iguanas, then Los Bravos...and now Yummy Taco. If you live in V.B. and have ever driven down Independence Blvd heading towards Princess Anne and looked to the right, you would've seen a neon sign saying "Yummy Taco."

Sure it looked like a dump...in fact the first time Brian said he wanted to go there I refused to step foot in the door. He proved me wrong though when he showed me the ginormous burritos, unique tacos, tostada salads and the Chinese fortune cookies that came with ever order. A little strange yes, but it was cheap and lived up to it's name- YUMMY!

Well the last two times we've tried to order the phone just rang and rang. We figured they were busy and opted to order something else or (gasp) cook something ourselves. But this weekend we drove by and the bright neon sign was no longer lit.

Our stomachs dropped, fearing the worst, but we pulled up anyway. The store was closed, no lights on. But we got out of the car to peer inside. Faces to the window, Brian longing for the chicken fajitas and me for the tofu taco...we were faced with the reality that Yummy Taco may have gone to the Mexican heaven in the sky.

I still haven't completely given up hope...I'll drive by a few more times and continue to dream of my tofu taco with fortune cookies on the side.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Movie behavior

You know how when you go to the movies, during the previews a reminder comes up to turn off your cell phones. Well I think there should be reminders for other common courtesies. Brian and I went to see "Fireproof" last night and to the left of me there were three women talking the whole time, telling their predictions of what they thought would happen next.

Behind me, a woman kept putting her feet up on the back of my chair...pushing it and jerking me forward. I have a rocking chair at home, I didn't need one at the moment.

Then at the end up of the movie, the emotional part where all you here is people sniffling and grabbing for their tissues...a child in front of me started taking his straw and moving up and down in his drink to make a squealing noise...over and over and over.

I think the next time I want to see a movie, I'm waiting for it to come out on DVD and renting it for $4 instead of paying $20 to not even be able to enjoy it.