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Boing Boing has Links to free spooky music and sounds....Vintage Funk-n-Spook here and this gal's got it going on with last minute Fright . Clever costumes in every closet. Vintage Party has lots of last minute party clipart too.



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Tricks and Treats....
 


Family Fun has a bunch of downloadable pumpkin templates here and here

You Grow Girl has a nifty Jack-O-Planner that you play around with noses, mouths and eyes!

Here is the hootiest site, Extreme Pumpkins that specializes in a little more expressive pumpkin carving..., including, my favorite Old and Constipated pumpkin. ALSO, You'll Shoot Your Eye Out pumpkin, Giant Carnivious Pumpkin, Puking pumpkin.



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Decking the Halls
 










On the hunt for a little holiday inspiration...



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Oh the joys...
 
I left my house 3 times this past week. One was a call at 6am from papa bear, who went to the hospital after work with a debilitating migraine (later when we got home, I noticed there 10 messages on the answering machine and 4 on my cell---really sound sleeper).

Now papa bear is a paradox...he has very extreme gross sides (i.e...manly),cleaned his pre stitches cut with windex then wrapped it in duct tape, wears the free t-shirts people give away, lots of hair poking out in all kinds of spots and then this sorta prissy afflicted malady side. Sniffs, itches, drips, drops, creams, lotions, salves.

At least once a year we pack in the car in the middle of the night to go pick up dad at the hospital. By the time we get there he is pretty doped up, but not enough to ham it up...so when I got there last week he began speaking in a weird low godfather like whisper and it instantly set off my BS meter. It took everything in me to feign sweetness and concern.

Apparently I was not very good at it. We drove all over the place because he wanted a "hamburger". Not an easy thing to find at 6 am. My patients was thinning ever so much and ultimately we got McDonalds breakfast. But then of course, once home he is starts loud heaving barfing, which sets of son who has a wicked gag reflex and at 11 still has absolutely NO ability to make it to a bathroom. So I lost it . I chastised my husband for barfing so loud and I yelled at my child for puking on every square foot of my home. Nice huh.

I found another disgustoid thrift store closer to my house, and there were a ton of patterns (which is cool). Chatty Cathy clothes! If anyone would like these patterns just let me know...I just couldn't leave them there. Also, I bought two huge bags of alpaca yarn in very pretty shades of blues and creams...well, once out of the bag... I now have 80,000 strands of 2 feet wool yarn, what the hell is this?


Is this normal? I don't know what the heck to do with it. Only thing I can think of is to make a few hundred penguins from this book! Arrghh.




Oh and the last trip I made on Saturday was to stop by the new Beverly's super store (there was a line, I am not kidding, 70 people long. It wrapped the entire gynormous store) and then onto Costco to treat carnivorous papa bear. I bought two things, t-bones and toothpaste.

Okay. Last year papa bear put a sticky note in the costo storage vault to gauge how long it would take us to use the truckload of toothpaste I insist on forgetting we have so I buy. You would think that big a production, and the fact that I am out other glaring essentials (laundry detergent, trash bags) I would not buy toothpaste. But I did. So now we have about, I am guessing 4 years worth of toothpaste. That's my life as an Amy!



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Buried in work!
 
Oh my golly gosh, have I been snowed in work. Upcoming special election means graphic designer is a slave to obsessive consultants who want to own your life...but fortunately the pay a high price for this. On friday I was juggling between email dings and barking out homework orders, take a bath do this, do that...young child grumbled a bit here and there, but not much. Then after barking, get ready for bed he says..."but Mom, it's Friday, I get to stay up late"!!!!!!! It was like a sock to the stomach. I had to check 3 calendars. OH MY GOD...I went the entire day until 9:30 a night thinking it was Thursday, a school night! I lost a whole day! yikes. be back soon



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A look see start
 
Here are a few images of the books...I liked the christmas stuff in it too. Sorry for the glare, no time for photoshop magic.








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Oh what a weekend...
 
We and our family went to San Francisco this weekend to see the movie, (see trailer here, click on story and then you will see trailer) Counting the Days Riley and our friend Shelli "STARRED" in at the SF Film Festival. It was showing at the Delancey Street screening room. It was fun to see our little tucker on a big screen...he and Shelli did a really good job of acting!

Actually Shelli was terrific and hilarious given that she has no acting aspirations...which occurs to me that this situation would probably make for better actors. Shelli was just being a good sport for a friend (the filmmaker) so her earnestness was sweet and genuine. And Riley is a natural and very comfortably so.

I did manage to get to the Japanese book store. Of course the circumstances were in typical Lopez fashion. It ended up that I couldn't get a parking spot for breakfast so I seized the alone moment and went down to Japan town. Cindy walked and met me and the boys decided they would head home and left us alone to come back later! HAH. The reason surrounding this decision are--ah hum- are unimportant-ah-hum.

So I bought 4 books. It was so hard to decide. This one an all purpose book I think is my favorite.

Well the drive home was fun, cuz then Cindy and I could gab until I noticed the check engine light and my radiator blew up and then well Cindy and I were stuck at the gas station sipping soda, eating corn nuts and looking a magazines and japanese craft books. Never a dull moment right?



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