Pirates pay for drinks with dubloons

It is the first day of October and I am getting way excited about Halloween. I usually make my costume each year, and in the past I’ve been:
a member of Sparkle Motion (okay, I didn’t make this one)

Frodo Baggins

a mermaid

Roxy of the Misfits


One year I went as a pirate and paid for all my drinks with Sacagawea dollar coins that I called “dubloons.” I thought it was hilarious and the bartenders thought it was annoying. This year I think I’m going to go all “Eagle vs. Shark” and be a Great White Shark. Even though I hate sharks and I am even afraid of them in the pool. Seriously. When I jump off of the high dive I haul ass to the ladder because I am just SURE someone has opened the underwater gate and let the sharks out. It’s going to be an awesome costume, though.

Speaking of sharks and pools and being crazy, I have this reoccurring nightmare about sharks and pools. In my dream, my mom drags me and my sisters to see Jaws, who has been captured and is being kept in the pool by our house. Well, she really only drags me because my sisters are all about it. I beg and beg and try to convince her that it is a BAD IDEA, but we go anyway. One by one, my sisters keep leaning over the side of the pool and falling in, and I have to keep jumping in and saving them. Over and Over. All Night. Whenever I have this dream I wake up exhausted and mad at my mom. Come on, Mom! I warned you. Sharks+kids=Worst Idea Ever. Jeez.

I also frequently have a dream where my mom makes me live under the stairs a la the Dursleys and Harry Potter, and won’t let me have any of the brownies she just made. Which is weird, because my mom would never deny me brownies. She is a very nice lady.

I think I’ll go to JoAnn Fabrics this weekend and get some supplies.
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9 thoughts on “Pirates pay for drinks with dubloons

  1. TAG! I have awarded thee with a most coveted blog award! Got to go to my site to pick it up.

    Happy wandering!

    The Writer…and her dog, Bear

  2. I am so glad there is another person out there that is worried about shark attacks in the pool. I thought I was the only one. I swear I can feel them watching me.

  3. the writer – Sweet! My first award. Thanks!

    maxie – They are like my children; it’s hard for me to pick a favorite. *Not pictured: Last year I was an American Gladiator. Complete with jousting stick.

    c.watson – That’s what I said when I read your blog!

  4. So my husband was telling me about this guy who let his dog go swimming and it got attacked by a shark. Turns out the guy beat the shark up and the dog is now fine. I’m not sure where this happened, but he was telling me about it this morning, which is kind of strange considering your post. I guess I’m going to have to get this Halloween thing going as well…morbid depression ensues…

    Happy wandering!

    The Writer…and her dog, Bear

  5. Hooray for pirate costumes! You do know that if you even attempted to put the boys in costumes they would mutiny, don’t you?

  6. Well, maybe if I had you in my closet to make me cool Halloween costumes, I’d like the holiday a bit more. As it stands? I’ll be hiding out at home with all the lights out so no one bothers me. 🙂

  7. so – Awesome idea. The wheels are turning.

    the writer – So that’s why Ernie freaks out in the ocean. I’m not sure I could take a shark. Well, maybe a small one. Perhaps I should start calling Ernie “Shark Bait.”

    dingo – I would beat them into submission. I’m the Baddest Mutha Fudrucker! Well, right after Hemo. I would never attempt to put a costume on her.

    nilsa – My friends don’t know how good they’ve got it.

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