He's Bringing Baronetcy Back. Rough Title Today Lauren.

Happy Friday Blogstalkers!

Friday is my errands-running day so I'm off shortly to get shit done, but first I thought I'd pop in here and let you all know how the Great Pilgrim Standoff of 2012 is going.

So far Ryan is refusing to wear the pilgrim costume.  Also, yesterday he shaved like usual which I assume means he is also not growing a beard.  Because believe me, there is now no way Ryan can grow a respectable beard in time for Thanksgiving.  Truly if that was his aim he would have had to start like a week before last Tuesday.

He is also refusing to wear a "Colonial Man" costume complete with wig (instead of beard.)

"Nothing with shoes that buckle Lauren."

"Let me tell you something about my good friend George Washington, he sometimes totally does tell lies.  Just yesterday he told me this outfit looked ridiculous."


And a turkey costume even though it looks super comfy and warm.

"No way.  I know you too well to wear something like that.  You will just pretend to like, gnaw on my arms all day and fall asleep every time I say something and claim it was the tryptophan."  And then I pretended to fall asleep and he was like "What now?" And I was like "Huh it seems you don't even need to be dressed like a tryptophan-filled turkey to bore me to sleep."

I was like "But look at the range of movement this costume allows you, you could like, play basketball with the neighbor kids in it if you wanted."

I'm really sad that Ryan won't dress up for me.  Especially because of this.  ::sigh::

Now that is a REAL MAN.
So it looks like my halls will indeed be decked before Thanksgiving this year.  In fact, I'm headed off to Target this afternoon to pick up like A LOT more decorations because this is our first year in our new place and there are so many more rooms to decorate.

But since I don't easily give up on a notion once it has tickled my fancy, I did order this costume this morning. (From Target)
And then I will roll the windows down and blast "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer" every time we are driving somewhere.
Ryan is going to regret not dressing like a pilgrim probably.

What are all your plans for the weekend Blogstalkers?  Is anyone in the Chicagoland area heading to the Young House Love book signing at West Elm tomorrow?  Because I'll totally be there.  

25 comments:

  1. I've often wondered why breeches were ever "a thing." Just from a practical standpoint, if you don't have central heat, wouldn't full length pants be a better idea than half pants/half socks?

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    1. Probably but then all of the women would have been denied the privilege of ogling the men's shapely calves.

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    2. Could be because the streets were so muddy, that you wouldn't want your trousers dragging in mud? Practically speaking, it makes more sense to just clean boots/shoes and socks, especially if you don't have a big wardrobe.

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  2. I vote for the turkey costume.

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    1. Duly noted Meg. I shall let Ryan know.

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  3. I used to make my kiddo dress up like an Indian for Thanksgiving. Then I moved to Oklahoma and discovered on my own/was informed by several people that it's not very PC to do that. I don't think the turkey costume would upset anyone ( well, except for said kiddo). I'm going for it!

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  4. I'll be at the YHL signing! It would be awesome to see you there. Two of my favorite bloggers in one place!

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    1. It was so nice to just meet you Crystal! Sorry for the awkward. I'm terrible in person.

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    2. It was so great to meet you too! And you are perfectly lovely in person! Did you get your book signed? That line was crazy!

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  5. I'm going to get the turkey costume for myself. I'd rather wear that this year then wear a fancy outfit. I'll be comfy and will sleep like a baby in footie pajamas on the way home from dinner. Because? If I'm a turkey, I'm FULL of tryptophan and can snooze happily while Rob drives us home.

    Unrelated to this post, but I just spent the majority of my workday reading your old posts. Lauren, I can't even take it. I seriously want to hang out with you and decorate for Christmas and eat all the world's cheeses and some Garrett's popcorn. You're kind of like my younger, funnier life twin.

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  6. These costumes and pictures make a sucky day better. Thank you for the giggles. :)

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  7. Monica K.11/09/2012

    The turkey costume is amazing. Also, if you're going to roll the windows down while your car is in costume, make sure it's just the ones in the rear. I'm pretty sure the only thing holding the antlers in place are the closed windows. And without the antlers your car just looks like it's trying to be Bozo, which I suppose might not be such a bad thing since it means you might have a chance to win the Grand Prize Game...or get a pie in your face.

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  8. Oh, I’m so jealous you’re going to the Young House Love book signing! It booked up here in MPLS before I had a chance to sign up for it, so wha wha wha, I couldn’t go. Did you buy the book?

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  9. Yay Christmas decorations! I want to come over and help :-D

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  10. DO NOT ROLL YOUR WINDOWS DOWN WHILE YOU'RE DRIVING WITH THAT CAR COSTUME ON YOU WILL LOSE YOUR ANTLERS! I'm not speaking from personal experience or anything... Let's just say I was DEPRESSED when my car Blitzen lost his antlers.

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  11. Ryan is being very unreasonable about the whole costume thing but I do have to ask, if he won't wear the turkey costume, does that mean you will?

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  12. Personally, I like the title :)

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  13. Man, the guy in that turkey costume is sassy! Maybe the costume itself has magical properties, and if you coaxed, or forced, or tricked your husband into wearing it, he would be just as happy as that guy. I wish you the best of luck!

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  14. Ok the turkey would totally scare me but the wig is priceless. I'm sure you could overlook the historical inaccuracy of a buckleless outfit if it meant he was in the wig or hat right? And they have plenty of great fake beards. He can pull it off.

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  15. I've somehow convinced the boyfriend to accompany me to the insanity that is my family's yearly Thanksgiving feast. Last year my Father, knowing perfectly well that boyfriend is an atheist, while the family is all seated around the table, asked Erik if he'd like to give the blessing on the food.
    Erik's response, "Gesundheit".

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  16. I have the reindeer costume as well asthe Easter bunny costume (found out too late Walgreens has Halloween themed ones too) and do not roll down the windows. I looked ridiculous both times, searching the birm for antlers and ears! Also if you dress in a costume, you can then tell your guests that Ryan refused and then he'll be shamed into doing it (because you secretly rented the costume and had it waiting for the shaming)

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  17. Love the car costume. I could see why he won't wear the turkey costume, no man flap available for quick peeing. See this is why he should go with a colonial costume, much easier to deal with.

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  18. Veronica11/12/2012

    Well BOO to him for not dressing up. He totally should. My brother and I once worked at Dunkin' Donuts together, and his choice for Thanksgiving day was to either clean the toilets, or dress up as a turkey and stand outside and wave. I mean what kind of choice is that? Obviously he was the turkey, and for christmas he was Santa. He was an awfully skinny santa though. The pictures are awesome.

    Tell Ryan not to be a spoil sport!

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  19. I have that car costume! I love it! It makes it waaay easier to find my car in the parking lot because the antlers are so tall :D

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  20. I saw this and immediately thought of you -- which is saying something, as I don't actually know you but laugh myself silly when I read your blog. Anyway. :)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/112244126/this-girl-loves-christmas-shirt-s-2xl?ref=fp_recent

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