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fist pump tuesday

October 26, 2010

Here’s what’s making me pump my fist today!

1. Minkeys! With my niece’s first birthday just around the corner (this Sunday!), my sister is throwing her a lavish first birthday party on Saturday, with Halloween costumes required. Of course, as her ever-loving, baker-ly aunt, I commanded that I get the honor of baking her first birthday cake. This one from Smitten Kitchen seemed perfect, as Addie is similar in stealth and curiosity to a monkey, and her Halloween costume was to be a sock monkey. (Just found out tonight, my sister changed her mind and is making her a chicken. This throws off my theme, but that’s okay.)

(And when I found this little fella lounging in Hobby Lobby, I couldn’t resist scooping him up, knitting him a little scarf and readying him to be a first birthday present to the loveliest niece in all the land.)

2. Surprise Visits! I got a call Sunday afternoon from the bestest of besties, alerting me to the fact that she was en route home from Chicago and would be in fact driving past the exit to my house right around dinner time. Would I like to grab dinner before she heads home? Um, YES PLEASE. We feasted at the Winchester, gobbling up deviled eggs, local Michigan brews and enormous sandwiches, while laughing hysterically about things that might be not appropriate to publish on a blog. (We’re besties, which means unbridled, uncensored honesty and a basic complete lack of tact or shame.) Needless to say, fist pumps abounded. I was also in a food coma for two hours after she left.

3. Stumped for Costumes! Okay, this is more of a fist droop. As I mentioned in Item Numero Uno, my niece’s Birthdayween (a term stolen from my friend, Frank) is strictly a “costumes required” zone. Well, here’s where I fail. I stink at coming up with Halloween costumes. You’re talking to the person who spent most of her childhood Halloweens in a Minnie Mouse sweater and ears, only desiring Butterfinger bars and not giving a hoot about what I was wearing while eating them. So back to the present day — WHAT SHOULD I BE FOR HALLOWEEN?! (Something that maybe doesn’t cost much money…and isn’t itchy…or too bulky…or requiring a wig or mask…and lets me wear my normal clothes? Sheesh, I’m boring.)

What was your favorite Halloween costume? Also, what is pumping your fists this week?

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2010 5:44 pm

    ummmm – how about a pastry chef halloween costume? Or a 1950’s housewife wearing an apron?
    another idea… probably a bit to cold to be a barefoot contessa…

  2. Scout permalink
    October 26, 2010 6:15 pm

    Omg, sandy fist pumped? I think I would pay to see that.

  3. Caroline permalink*
    October 26, 2010 6:43 pm

    @ Honey Girl!

    The 1950s housewife is actually a great idea! I just may use that. 🙂

  4. Caroline permalink*
    October 26, 2010 6:44 pm

    @ Scout!

    I think she was only fist-pumping on the inside. I don’t think any actual fists were doing anything out of the ordinary. But maybe, between the two of us, we can eek out a pump!

  5. SJR permalink
    October 26, 2010 11:39 pm

    @Noelle and Caroline

    I did not fist pump, but I certainly stuffed a sandwich in my face.

  6. Scout permalink
    October 27, 2010 3:18 pm

    But did you eek out a fist pump on the inside?


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