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29 October 2015 @ 09:55 pm
A New Addition To The Family!  
We have a new addition to our family. Her name is Libby. I know she's not pretty, but she's ours and we love her.



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not my pics or vid, stolen from the internet


No, okay, for real - this is the newest addition to our Halloween decor. She is actually called Limbless Libby and I got her online. I won't say how much, but less than $100 and more than $50. My sister opened the box and yelled, "What have you done?!" I said, "I just want to represent my people." We were trying to convince The Nephew to come in for Halloween this year, since it's on a Saturday, but he saw her and was like, "If she's gonna be there, I'm not coming." She wasn't even assembled yet! I was like, "How can you be scared of something that you saw come in a box marked 'Amazon'?" (in the end, his dad refused to let TN come in, bc he gets scared so easily and we apparently do Halloween too scary or something, phewft.). My sister's friend from work was invited to join us for Halloween too - and this is a grown ass woman - and she was all, "No, I'm scared of your zombie lady, I saw pictures." And I was like, "I can't believe you, discriminating against certain zombies because of their disabilities!" I've already had so much fun making spoonie jokes about her that she was worth the money for that alone.

We've had to keep her inside though, because she is big and bulky all put together and Sis can't be hauling her in and out every time it rains, so instead we set her in front of the big windows in our living room. From outside, you can totally see her and the walker and everything. The step pad is stretched out to the corner, so we can stand in the corner, out of sight from the outside, and activate her whenever we want. It's gonna be awesome come Halloween night!

A couple of our friends may stop by on Saturday to watch us terrorize kids and we are kinda doing our costumes on the fly this year - what with Mom's health we are a little disorganized - but there will be pizza and wings and bread and wine and pop and candy and maybe some Buffy Halloween episodes this year. And, of course, terrorizing the neighborhood kids! Sis said maybe Libby was too scary for the kids and I said, "That's the point. They aren't my kids, so...too scary is the point." Because it's Halloween and scary is the point!
 
 
 
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on October 30th, 2015 02:03 am (UTC)
I think she's awesome!

We're going to go drink wine and watch sassy ladies (and men!) get mostly naked to clever routines. Costumes count as they come off, right?

Also, there's a costume contest for the audience. I can't choose what to wear! Aaaaargh! (Maybe I'll just put a leather mini and some thigh high boots with my X-Men movie verse jacket. Lazy, but it'll look good, right?
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on October 30th, 2015 02:10 am (UTC)
A costume contest!! Why didn't you say so sooner? We could have worked on a Project together!!

So, is it like, a strip club? On Halloween? Do they really strip off costumes? Will one of them be a zombie? Will it be zombie strippers?
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on October 30th, 2015 02:20 am (UTC)
It's awesomely clever, sexy, and cheeky Halloween Burlesque: Boolesque! (Last month one lady did an adult Wednesday Addams number.)

It's just good, not quite clean, fun. With wine and friends!
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on December 10th, 2015 10:43 pm (UTC)
I'm a little disappointed you went to a burlesque for Halloween and not a strip club where there would be zombie strippers - because Night Of The Zombie Strippers, yes, that's a real thing. Plus I like strippers and I like zombies. Just sayin'.

So what costume did you end up wearing?
Ironlily - Making My Marquevikingprincess on December 11th, 2015 03:04 am (UTC)
I did my super comfy yet sexy silver lace flapper dress with double fringe. It looks like a million bucks but was made over from a loungewear outfit. Mua ha ha!
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on December 11th, 2015 03:15 am (UTC)
Ok, that sounds fabulous! And very fitting for the event!
Shirebound: Halloween Snoopy - Casey28shirebound on October 30th, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
She's uber creepy, and I suspect you'll have a blast with her.
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on December 10th, 2015 10:46 pm (UTC)
So our Limbless Libby motion activated zombie was AWESOME for Halloween. Children were terrified! And my sister was hiding in the corner to activate her, but that meant she couldn't see out the window, just knew someone was coming when BFF would get up to go to the door. And omg, there were so many little ones too scared to come up to the door that I finally had to start calling out, No no this is a tiny one, Don't do it! LOL
Kate: Hiding Catceitfianna on October 30th, 2015 03:44 am (UTC)
She's awesome.

I subbed today and ended up talking about Halloween. I was co-teaching with this guy who was like if you're not in elementary school, I"m not giving you candy. I had to speak up and say, but dress up and have fun. I need to write up today at some point. I was a language arts teacher and went into a library and it all made me go, the hell a lot and your package is in the mail. Sadly it probably won't get there by Halloween but there are still some hopefully useful things for next year. Sorry to ramble, today gave me lots of thoughts and feels.
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on December 10th, 2015 10:52 pm (UTC)
She's awesome.

Limbless Libby terrified the children at Halloween and it was AWESOME.

I subbed today and ended up talking about Halloween. I was co-teaching with this guy who was like if you're not in elementary school, I"m not giving you candy. I had to speak up and say, but dress up and have fun. I need to write up today at some point.

I agree, if you wanna dress up and at any age, do it! Now those teenagers who show up with no costume or with just a mask on that they put no thought or effort into - I give them like one piece of candy and that's it. Put more effort into it, don't just come for the free candy! But if you come to my house and you're like 40yrs old, I don't care as long as you have put some thought/effort into the costume. In fact, if you come later, after the little kids have mostly gone off, and you are older and dressed up in an excellent thought-out costume, I will likely you give you handfuls and handfuls. I mean, by that point we've got to get rid of the candy and damn, good on you for putting a little effort into it! That's my guidelines for trick or treaters.
Denidenig37 on October 31st, 2015 02:34 pm (UTC)
Look at it this way: The scarier you make it, the less candy you have to share! :-D
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on December 10th, 2015 10:53 pm (UTC)
Look at it this way: The scarier you make it, the less candy you have to share! :-D

I like the way you think!! We reach a point in the Halloween evening where I notice the candy is running low and I'm like, "Okay, time to turn off the porch light, the rest is for me!" ;)
ranuaranua on November 2nd, 2015 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oh my, isn't she awesome! You guys do Halloween up so very right. We put up the graveyard and spider web like previous years, nothing new or fancy this year.
dodger_sister: holiday 1dodger_sister on December 10th, 2015 10:57 pm (UTC)
Oh my, isn't she awesome! You guys do Halloween up so very right. We put up the graveyard and spider web like previous years, nothing new or fancy this year.

Limbless Libby was a hit - or a terror - with the kids this Halloween! Sis had been so stressed out with stuff with mom and I just wanted to buy her something to get her in the Halloween spirit. She did get really into setting Libby off and making the kids scream, so I am glad I could help! lol

We did have a screaming-mat, that screeched when you stepped on it, but while we were still setting it up, Hiccup decided the wiring was a toy and chewed it up like five minutes after it came out of the box, chewed the wiring right in half. :(

I still get envious of how you stretch your spiderwebs though. Like when you stretch it between the gravestones and it always looks so perfect. Like how do you even do that?!

Edited at 2015-12-10 10:59 pm (UTC)
ranuaranua on December 10th, 2015 11:56 pm (UTC)
That's great that Libby went over so well! The mat sounds cool too. Bad Hiccup for deciding it was a chew toy before you even got to use it. The trauma of having pets I suppose.

lol, the spider web is easy, you just have to put work into it. I always make sure one side is secured really well and just start stretching and staking it down. One package of that stuff covers practically our whole yard