Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Melaween 2012 Melacropolis

I love Melaween. This year my department chose Ancient Greece as the theme. Now, not every kid identified the theme. Especially younger kids. But the kids who did were super excited and enthusiastic. Greek mythology was one of my favorite things to study in school. Plus the Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordian has also brought enthusiastic awareness to Greek mythology. 

 Mt. Olympus

Trojan Horse


A perfect shade of Greek blue
Jeromy, the constellation Orion

Ashely as Eros (cupid) and Tisa

I am Medusa

Dan as "Danonysus, God of Grape Juice"

Tyler, Ben, and Kenny


Sara as the aunt's twin ("bipsy...bibopsy...there was a spine...it was my twin") from My Big Fat Greek Wedding


Ben and Steve





I made the headpiece myself out of craft clay and headbands.

The group

Minotaur Kelly

The Goddess Nike

Amber is always serving others


Zac the Greek fisherman

Dan again


Lara, Dave, and Amber

Amber and Whitney

Sara and Amber passing out treats


Cyclops munny

Look! It's a greaser from Grease


Temple details

Past Melaweens: Medieval Wild West, and Space.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dear Hollywood...

TV and movies aren't real. I know that...but art should imitate life, right?

I can generally suspend my disbelief. But I have a few bones to pick.

1. Girls don't wake up with perfect makeup. They probably don't sleep with makeup on, but if they do, it will be all smudgy and icky when they wake up.

2. If you remove a necklace by pulling it hard, the chain breaks. You can't put the necklace back on in the next scene. You need a new chain.

3. People are kinda funny looking when they sleep. Slack jawed. Drooling. Pillow creases. Weird positions. Sleeping is not nearly as attractive as it looks in Hollywood. Also, morning breath.

4. A sizable proportion of births in the United States are scheduled and induced. Water-breaking labor scenes make for great drama, but they are unrealistic.

5. While I am an avid real Christmas tree lover, the vast majority of people have artificial trees. It's so quaint that everyone in film goes to a live tree lot or the mountains for their Christmas foliage.

6. Engagement rings don't fit perfectly, especially surprise engagement rings where the girl had no involvement - you can assume she didn't have her fingered measured. They usually need to be sized.

What unrealistic things about movies/TV bug you?

Monday, October 22, 2012

Summer Camping

 I am behind a bit on personal blogging.

In August, we went camping with my parents.

Drastic size difference between a grizzly paw and a black bear paw.

Grandpa Hays

Grandma Hays

napping in the forest

makeshift toys

my Aunt Annette 

fun toys

let's go swimming!

synchronized makeup application - my mom and Aunt Marianne

Found this guy on our camper

The forest fires produced the prettiest red sunsets.


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