I don't really like to talk about it but at one point while we were dating, Jay and I almost broke up. It's true, we did. And I felt really bad about it in the aftermath because it was after he had humbly come to me to bare his soul and reveal something he knew would be a game changer and I didn't react very well to his admission.
Jay told me that he had never seen "Hocus Pocus".
[giving you a minute to let that soak in]
WHAT!?! Can you even imagine? While I know that the film is no "Citizen Kane", it's still a vital attribute to the foundation of 90s kids' Halloween memories. No Thackery Binx? No repeated and crappy "Come Little Children" renditions with your sister as your parents slowly lose their minds? No "For your information, he's a little leaguer!" tweets later in life, to be favorited by all who still speak HP language? How could this be and how could I stay with such a person?!?! Had I been living with a monster?
Well thankfully, we decided to till our own soil rather than search for greener pastures. With a lot of hard work and communication we were able to remain firm in our coupledom and I even took his hand and guided him into the tradition of watching HP every Halloween like every other dyed-in-the-wool millennial does. Which is precisely how we kicked off Halloween festivities as we gussied up in Goodwill's finest.
^Jay would not stop telling me how good I looked that night. I don't say that to brag (he is my husband after all!). I say that to point out that I didn't look that 'hot' at all but he just wants me to have blonde hair so badly that his eyes are deceiving him.
^Two Irish Brothers and an 80s Career Girl - it's been fun being in SF and seeing more of Jay's brother!
^They actually ARE two Irish brothers IRL. Jay's dreads crack me up.
^Chandler's outfit that he hated the least (see bottom)
^There's always the one family picture where things fall apart.
While I had intended to be an "80s career girl", I ended up wearing these glasses at the party because they just seemed to go with the whole weird vibe I had going on. From that point on, everyone thought I was Lady Gaga to my indifference. Whatever anyone thought I was, that's what I was! I just liked those puffy sleeves I got to wear.
^iPhone pics: 80s Career Girl/Gaga/other? Whatever you guess is right!
^iPhone pic: And I call this piece: "Chandler's Fury". Ha! Why is it so fun to put clothes on your NOT IMPRESSED pet?
And that about wraps up Halloween 2015. Are we really onto Thanksgiving now?!?! How insane is that? But I'm not gonna complain about an official countdown to stuffing time.
How was your Halloween?