Tag Archives: costumes



The most difficult thing about dressing up as a jack-o’-lantern for Halloween is probably digging the hole.


note: hopefully the party is at your own place too … and the drinks have straws in them.


Today #278

I’m hosting a bodily function today.

Another Of The Big Three!

It was the best of times, it was the end of Februaryist of times.

One of “The Big Three” on my calendar has come and passed again … like gas … or wind … or farts. It’s also past … or over … or not happening again for another year.

Dance Recital Madness 2011 was a lot like last year and the year before but with different kids … or the same kids, but a year or two older … and with different costumes.

One kindergarten went with a colour theme: all the major colours were represented. Teal was overlooked.

The other kindergarten’s dancers’ costumes were colourful too, but they didn’t represent anything I guess.

For a week or two afterwards I say things like:

– “You were a super Super Ninja Shadow!”
– “I liked the Frog Dancers … a lot!”
– “Hey! Cowboy!”
(enthusiastic imaginary pistol shooting mannerisms accompany this response)
– “You were the best raindrop out of the bunch.”
– “I really thought you were a Mexican!”
– “Next year I’m sure you will get to be a dinosaur.”
– “Nice cartwheel!”
– “I was a tomato when I was your age too!”

I wish I was 4 years old again: I’m sure I’d be the best raindrop.


note: the past “Big Three” are here:

Numata Matsuri 2008 / Numata Matsuri 2009

Kinder Olympics / When Was The Last Time?

Dance Recital Madness / Dance Recital Madness: Day 2

double note: I didn’t miss last year’s “Big Three“, I just took worse photos than this year’s … and thought I’d give it a break for a year.


Today #143

Today I dropped the thermometer, but it didn’t get any colder for some reason.

Flag People

Road construction flag people could make more money if they wore costumes or sandwich boards to advertise something.

They have to stand around all day anyway, why shouldn’t they maximize their earning potential?


note: flag people are like movie extras with really boring scripts.

double note: if flag people waved checkered flags, I would feel better when I passed them.

triple note: What’s the difference between flag wavers and flag people?        Flag people do it for money.

quadruple note: If a flag person has “flagging energy“, do they go to work or not?

quintuple note: I couldn’t find a good “flag person” photo, so I’ve used my clown going to work in Tokyo one. (maybe this is an enlightened high earning flag person)