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Monday, October 23, 2006

Decorating for the Holidays is the new awesome

Perhaps it is the fact that my roommate was born on Halloween that makes her decorate for this holiday more than any other, but I came home the other day to find our home completely covered in black and orange witches and pumpkins and other halloween paraphernalia.

the problem? all her stuff is waaaaaay too cute to be truly halloween-y.

the witches are soft, cute and grandmotherly, with moles that look more like dimples.


the sayings adorning our every doorknob do not strike fear into the hearts of any that read them. (not to mention, the witch graphic here is nose-less. everyone knows that if you want to make something look harmless and adorable that you don't put a nose on it)


rather than appearing to be the veritable tower of terror that betsy originally had probably hoped to place in our entry-way, instead we have what appears to be a Christmas tree shaped homage to halloween, with some smiling pumpkins and some really inviting york peppermint patties to take with you as you leave our home.


the black cat does not look like it has the evil intention of causing anyone bad luck, and the red-eyed bat on its tail is flying in loops, which everyone knows is adorable.


Obviously we are having some trouble bringing the appropriate spirit of fear into our home this Halloween season. So I put up my truly frightening decoration - the famed Old Woman in a Straw Hat painting. She knows the true spirit of Halloween.

14 Comments:

  • At 12:55 AM, Blogger aaron d.w. said…

    you should write "free broom rides" on the bottom of that painting with a sharpie. and i don't mean necessarily a sharpie-brand one. i'm saying sharpie like you might say a coke or some levis. i think the non-sharpie sharpies are probably better (at least just as good) and cheaper.

     
  • At 5:35 AM, Blogger liz s said…

    your painting is definitely the most festive.

     
  • At 8:31 AM, Blogger Hatchet face said…

    too bad i wont be sleeping on your floor till thanksgiving, because for a price i can guarantee to drive goodness from your house.

     
  • At 9:05 AM, Blogger Hatchet face said…

    the old lady is a good start though

     
  • At 12:51 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Remember how I was born on Halloween?

     
  • At 1:05 PM, Blogger bex said…

    that probably means that you are too cute for Halloween too, Betsy.

    Except that you do have a nose.

    I sort of want to be the Old Lady in a Straw Hat for Halloween. It would be the scariest costume ever, though I don't know how I could get my forehead wrinkles to all line up the wrong way.

     
  • At 3:50 PM, Blogger Manfoom said…

    with so much commercialism I fear we have forgotton the true meaning of halloween...




    ...serving our dark masters.

    I also think we should try to make every day Halloween and dress up as scary and/or sexy characters from tv and movies.

     
  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger bets said…

    Remember how on Halloween women of all ages are allowed to dress up like whores and no one bats an eye?

     
  • At 5:19 PM, Blogger aaron d.w. said…

    it's sarcasm, bets. even the sororities know that.

     
  • At 5:24 PM, Blogger bex said…

    uh oh. betsy already has Fugly Betsy's Busty Bustier all ready for the big night...

    Cleavage. I think that is the true meaning of Halloween

     
  • At 7:46 PM, Blogger dävid said…

    it looks like the relief society had its way with your apartment.

    my theory on halloween is inverse to the world's aesthetics: men show as much skin as possible, and women show as little. that, makes halloween a halloween to remember.

    and, g's are optional.

     
  • At 8:35 PM, Anonymous tom e said…

    My goodness, where do you store all this nick-nack holiday stuff? Oh, that's right, I've NEVER BEEN to your SF dwelling. For all I know you have a barn-esque garage like in the SC hood.

     
  • At 12:18 PM, Blogger jordan said…

    Betsy, where did you get all of those decorations? Even if I had all the money in the world to spend on Halloween decorations, I wouldn't know where to buy those.

     
  • At 12:06 PM, Anonymous evil said…

    There is no way I could pee with that thing looking at me.

     

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