Monday, October 25, 2010

Macabre

I'm so excited it's HALLOWEEN TIME so I can say 'macabre' a lot! It's definitely a fun word to say and unfortunately my life is not gruesome enough to warrant using it frequently.....
You may find this image macabre:
Yes, we have lots of strange naked body parts floating around our house. This is what happens when Hub buys the dollar store version of Barbie and not the real deal.

Here is another image that is not really macabre, but a little gross in its own right:
We were trying to teach Syd how to trick-or-treat and for some reason she only wanted to put the stinkiest, smelliest shoe she could find (courtesy of  Isaac) in her bucket. Hopefully she'll get over her foot fetish in time to accept more edible ware.
Here's another winner picture:
We attended a Halloween party where I wanted us all to go with a theme. This was hard since we are not one of those families who actually plans their costumes more than, say, two minutes in advance. So during dinner before the party we came up with everyone wearing old family reunion t-shirts and adding binocs and sunglasses and being a.....wait for it..... Mormon Tourist Family. You may say 'lame' but I say 'awesome!' The macabre part of this picture is that Hub still actually owned two fanny packs that he and I could add to our costume. Don't really wanna know why he was still hanging on to those.....
No more macabre pictures. But my challenge to you is to incorporate the word macabre into something you say today. It'll make you feel like a really creepy French person. And who doesn't want that? ciao.

9 comments:

jaredandgina said...

Love it Meg! I love the family halloween costume! I can't believe that you and Leon still look the same as when you got married! Kids haven't aged you guys at all!

cold cocoa said...

Funny thing is I introduced Russell to the word "macabre" just a few weeks ago. I think he was very impressed.
I can't believe you still are hanging on to those fanny packs myself. Though I do hear they are a must for Disneyland.
5 days left!

Matt and Cristina said...

You are so funny, Megan. Thanks for the vocabulary lesson. I am very impressed that you could come up with any theme for that many people!

T said...

the expensive Barbies end up in the same macabre mess...

the fanny packs crack me up... hold on to those, someday they'll be collector's items and you and Super Dell will be the only ones who still have 'em.

stephanie said...

I can relate to the decapitated barbies. Lot of those around here.

If Leon didn't have fanny packs I am sure you could have borrowed some from Aunt Carla. She is a firm believer in them

The Allreds said...

never used that word...I'll have to look it up : ) and hey...what's wrong with fanny packs??? James and I both wore one at our fall festival Saturday to keep our "loot" safe! hee hee. the joke of that was that we took more out of the bank for change than we earned, ugh!

Sher said...

I learned to say that word correctly from your Mom. I still say it wrong in my head. Old habits are hard to break. I like how you don't plan costumes in advance. We'll always hoping the costume box will have something that will work in it.

big8smiley said...

AWESOME COSTUMES! I wish I would have thought of that. My 2-minute costumes never turn out that lovely. I'll try to keep a stinky shoe handy for when you guys come a'knockin!

LC said...

That's what Brandon would call a 75-cent word--one that's multi-syllabic and underused, especially around these parts. I'm not sure where he got his rating system.

Way to go for another great rendition of the Monster Mash.