Top 5 benefits of being a nerd…

… for Halloween.

I dressed up as a nerd for my Halloween costume at work yesterday. As soon as I walked into the office, people stopped and stared. Bellies were grabbed in fits of laughter and eyes welled up as they bent over laughing at me. It was a natural costume, and perfect for me. I wore it proud, and I wore it well.

I decided to keep the nerdy theme going again this year. I’m pretty natural at it, since last year I was Mary Katherine Gallagher. The hilariously awkward character from Saturday Night Live.

I’m always up and out the door before my boyfriend wakes up, so I don’t think he knew I was dressing up for work. I e-mailed a photo to him and asked if he liked my costume. He said (and I quote) “hahaha, acting like a supernerd comes so naturally to you :P” Everyone at work said the same thing, especially when I pranced around with my asthma inhaler, socks pulled up high, and my pocket protector. All that was missing was my retainer in my mouth, but I forgot it last minute. I think that would’ve definitely added to the outfit.

When I got home I asked the Boyf to take some photos of me, for the blog here so I could show you my full costume.

L & I!

Few of my co-workers :)

I was never one to dress up for Halloween since I passed the trick–or–treating stage, but the last two years I’ve had some grand ol’ fun with it. Hope you did too! We didn’t get to pass out any candy, since kids don’t come knocking on apartment doors!

One last thing before I send you all off for the morning ;)Aren’t my nephews THE most adorable kids? K was dressed up like a “Rig Man” just like his Dad and R was a cowboy who kept dancing with those boots on! Cuties.

Top 5 benefits of me being a nerd for Halloween:

  1. I can wear all the clothes I already own, no blowin’ the budget here for my costume!
  2. I’m already quirky and unique, so there’s no “getting into character” for me.
  3. Tucked in clothes feels so awesome, and warm! I didn’t have cold drafts up my back/legs. Pulling up my socks over my pants, and tucking my shirt into my pants. Brings back childhood (nerdy) memories.
  4. Making people laugh (at me). Hey, it makes me feel good when I can get a laugh out of someone. I don’t take myself too seriously :)
  5. The joy of getting to show the world the real me. Priceless.

What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

Did you dress up for Halloween at work/school?

How many trick-or-treaters did you get?

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 Halloween costumes for your kid — is it okay to re-use them?

My answer? Why the heck not? I asked my Mom back home in Newfoundland to dig up some old photos of me, in my favorite costume ever. I don’t even remember any of the other costumes I’ve worn as a kid, besides the odd clown, or princess.

The bunny outfit shown below was made by a friend of the family’s. She made this for her girls a few years prior to me and I got it as a hand-me-down for Halloween. I remember absolutely loving it, and I was so sad when I grew out of it a few years later. How cute!!Home made costumes are way better than store bought ones any day. No matter how awesome looking and how well they’re sewed together the new ones lately have been.

Mind you, if I ever have kids. They’ll most likely be sporting the store-bought ones because I seriously have no patience for the sewing machine, and I’m half afraid of the sewing needle to break in half as I go, flicking back at me and going in my eyeball or some freak accident like that.

I can’t believe I was only 5 when I wore it. Ages ago.

Have fun trick-or-treating tonight, kiddos!

What were some of your favorite Halloween costumes as a kid?

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Geeked out

I may regret posting this Halloween costume of mine on my website. But I loved it, and I wanted to show you guys how geeked out I was when I was suited up as Mary Katherine Gallagher from a Saturday Night Live skit.

Scott told me that I acted her out too well, and I was scaring him. HAHA!!

Get ready, because they’re a little crazy! We took some photos of the girls dressed up at work, but again as per my other post I don’t want to post them because their faces are in it too and most people at work don’t know about my blog.

I purchased a fake pony tail that matched my hair fairly well. It was heavyyy… I also wore some nerdy non-presecription glasses which I actually kind of like! I was playing with them last week, see?

A better photo of my fake pony tail. Above, I’m giving Alfie a treat except he’s bouncing for it, thus the blurry shot.

Of course, I have to save the best for laugh. As soon as I saw this picture I fell to the floor and laughed til my stomach hurt. Scott smirked of course, but knew that it wasn’t me acting out Mary Katherine Gallagher, but rather me being myself and actually being able to let loose in public, dressed as her. HAHA. Most fun costume I’ve ever worn. Hope you had a laugh or two at my expense ;)

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