A Thanksgiving Plea

I beg of you, I implore you, I make a plea on my knees, Do NOT dress your cat up for Thanksgiving. Give kitty the turkey gizzard, not the hideous turkey costume, and kitty will be your friend furrever. Happy Thanksgiving to readers who celebrate the holiday! For the rest of the Melangites, I urge you to overload on carbs and sugar (with a little protein thrown in) and take a couple of naps on November 26th. Feel free to repeat thatRead more

One More Day

It’s been a busy week. It’s been a long Thursday. But soon, my fellow ghouls, the fun will begin. One more day… and the mask goes on, the costume goes on, and special, sparkly, feathery shoes provide adornment to the feet.   Scary Halloween photos to follow, perhaps one of the scary snow that is forecast, or the wind blowing the skirt up around my ears. Wouldn’t THAT be frightening!?Read more

Greenhorn Lessons

In between the never-ending movement of boxes and belongings, Natasha and I are still practicing our lines for the bachelorette party’s comedy murder mystery. We are pretty much “off book” as she calls it, acting out our scenes without robotic reading from a piece of paper. (Truth be told, I was the robot on the first night.) It’s been a trip, it’s been fun, and it’s been a learning process – this first-time, thespian experience. Natasha tells me I amRead more

The First Read-Through

I told the small group of men that if anything goes wrong, it’s Natasha’s fault. She dragged me into this. Thursday evening was the first read-through of the murder mystery/dinner theatre/bachelorette party/improv madness into which I’ve been thrown. Well, I guess I did say, “Okay, I’ll do it,” without too much of a twisting arm. It was Natasha’s encouraging words (“You’ll have fun! You’re funny! You have good comedic timing! You can do it!”) that inspired me to drag both feet outRead more

Mary Get Ready

Mary get ready There’s a Halloween party a-coming You don’t need a fancy costume You just use trash bags All you need is bubble wrap To make the outfit pretty Don’t need to go to Michael’s You just thank Wal-Mart Mary get ready There’s a Halloween party a-coming You don’t need a fancy costume You just use packing nuts Pink is the key For the accent color There’s shoe laces for you among the aisles of Wal-Mart Mary get readyRead more