Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I Am Soooooo Pithy

Sorry that last post was so long. I know I must really test your patience sometimes, Readers.

My in-laws from Australia arrived late last night. We haven't seen them yet. I was at book club at the time (I didn't read the book--bad me--but the dinner and company were delish.)

We have a lot of events coming up in the next week, including a play, the Haunted Aquarium (only in California, right?), a visit to the other grandparents, and a certain blogger is anticipating the commemoration of her birth next week...please be contemplating your sentimental thoughts, as I will be calling upon you to share them at that time. (Not just yet--let's not rush things.)

I also have rehearsal, which I haven't been mentioning much, but it's going pretty well. I am off-book for one of my parts, though struggling with the fact that I'm supposed to be stuffing cookies in my mouth and talking with my mouth full for most of the scene. And there are no cookies. They're air cookies. Not my area. I mean, what do I know from air cookies?

This is the first year that Jarrah is making the connection between Halloween as scary and scary as FUN. The other day, I asked her if she wanted to watch Pooh's Heffalump Halloween again, and she sighed and dismissed me with "the hand," saying "No. There aren't any spirits in that one. It's not real Halloween." In a theater lobby, she nudged my pointing finger from a Disney movie poster towards The Vampire's Assistant, which looks sort of terrifying even to me, whispering "When can I see that one?"

"It's about vampires and zombies and a freak circus," I told her. "I don't think you'll like it."

"Yes, I will. I love vampires and zombies and freak circus. When can I see it?"

"It's for grown-ups."

"When can I see it?"

She also asks about when she can see Transformers and The Terminator, because any poster with what she calls "red eyes" stays burned in her brain forever.

Okay, I promised myself that I'd try to woo you and win you back with a much shorter post, so I'm going now. Kisses!


erin said...

We were going to watch Silver Bullet today (Rose is home sick from school) but I mentioned it to my ex when he called to check on Rose and he said that he thought one part would be too violent for Max. Ruined my whole day.

Stephanie said...

She is all about the scary-- Nathan was a little unsure how to play vampires till she informed him she would be the vampire and would be drinking his blood, nopt sure it mattered much what he did. He soothed me as she likely did him...She didn't REALLY get my blood, it's for pretend. Okay then.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

In about twenty minutes she'll be reading Twilight. Bless her. Bless you, for that matter. XO

Myrnie said...

A boy in my high school class won my undying admiration when her performed a Charlie Brown monologue, sitting on a bench, "eating" an (air) PB&J. I never could figure out how he managed to soliloquize about peanut butter getting stuck to the roof of his mouth, without actually ingesting anything...wish I could be there to see your "air" cookies :)