Scooby Doo (and a Sale)

Well, yesterday was our last half day.  We will not have one again until the last day of school (unless I play hooky and take a half day which I've never been known to do because, let's face it, if you're going to play hooky, you might as well take the whole day.)  I can't believe this next sentence is coming out of my mouth, but . . . I'm sort of looking forward to our normal routine.  I know.  Blasphemy.  

Anyways, the whole school was practically a ghost town by the time 1pm rolled around, so my friends and I decided we should bow to the peer pressure and get the heck out of there.  And, to be fair, we waited until about 1:45 to leave so I think we did our due diligence.  

Lunch was LONG.  And fun.  And filled with laughter.  Just the way I like it.  :)

Tonight, the hubby and I are going to a Halloween costume party.

People, I do not like dressing up.  I am always the party pooper.  Always.

I hate dressing up.  Really.  I also hate when invitations to showers dictate what I should wear.  As in, "The bride's favorite color is purple, so please dress accordingly."  


As in, "The shower begins at 1pm and we will be having tea.  Please wear a big, gargantuan hat that does not fit your freakishly-small head."


Not only do I have to give up my Saturday (or, more recently, Sunday) to go to this function while my husband stays home on the couch eating snacks and watching TV, I have to dress up???  

Yep.  That's me.  The girl with the bad attitude.

I've expressed my feelings to many of my closest friends and they all seem to understand where I'm coming from . . . but they still make me go shopping and try on stuff.

I'm like a surly teenager.

Anywho, the hosts of this Halloween party are our good friends, and the wife decided we should get a group together and be the Scooby Doo gang.

Except she gets to be the beautiful Daffanie (I had to look that up).

And I'm stuck being the nerdy Velma.  (It doesn't matter that this is true in real life and how I see myself.)

I was down in the dumps about it until I saw this costume on Amazon:

I thought this little girl looked cute.

So I ordered the child's size costume for $18.  

Sometimes, being Teeny Tiny pays off.

Actually, some parts of the costume are too big.  The skirt is really long on me and the shirt is super baggy.  It does not look like the picture even though it says it's the official Hasbro Scooby Doo Velma costume.

I replaced the shirt with another one I found (and that I can wear again) and I bought red knee socks.  The end.

The hubby freaks out when I put the wig on.  He says I don't look like myself and that my eyeballs pop out.

He says this to me as he's wearing this:

I mean, the nerve.

(Our single friend, who is tall and skinny and shaggy, is going to be Shaggy.)

If I am brave, I will post a pic of me in my costume.  But the pic will have to meet my standards.  

I will have to look cute.

And you will have to agree.

Those are my terms.  Take it or leave it.

My agenda for today is to figure out if I can flat iron my wig.  It's a little messy on one side from the packaging.  I just don't know what kind of material this wig is made from, and if using the flat iron will set it on fire or not.

I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, I'm having a sale.

Because everyone else is.

Click the pic to go to my kiosk.  Everything is on sale - enjoy.

I'd leave you with something that Velma always says, but I don't know what she says.  So . . . 

See ya.  :)


  1. ha! cool costume! Not sure what she always says either...

    Happy fun at the party!!

  2. Sadly I might know what Velma says! Years ago I used to babysit for some little friends who were OB.SESSED with Scooby Doo:). I think she says Jinkies....

  3. Jinkies! {That's what Velma says.} My daughter dressed up as this years ago. (I won't say how young she was at the time, because well, she was little and the point is you are the perfect size the way you are! And yes, the wig was a hot mess.

  4. Jinkies- I'll bet you look great! I too LOATHE costumes. I also hate party games. Especially at baby showers. UGH. Can't we just chat and laugh and drink wine like regular people?

    Rowdy in First Grade

  5. I can't remember the last time I dressed up for Halloween and I hope to keep it that way.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  6. I tend to break out in hives when I have to dress up. ;/

    Hope you have a great time!

  7. Oh, how I hope you're brave, Miss Velma! I'd love to see your picture!

  8. Oh my, I can't believe it, but my husband wore the same Scooby outfit 4 years ago! I was a witch though, we were, "Scooby & the Witch"!! Have fun, friend!!
    Amy Howbert

    Little Miss Organized

  9. I was Velma at school last year, at least you don't have to be Shaggy like my teaching partner ;-) I can't wait to see the pictures.

  10. One year my three brothers and I did Scooby Doo. It was one of the best themes ever. I was Velma, and my brothers were Freddy, Shaggy, and the youngest (he was still little) was Scooby Doo. We had a blast.

    Velma says "Jinkies!"

    She also loses her glasses a lot. The other morning, I dropped my glasses off of the nightstand. My vision is such that, if my glasses have landed on the carpet, I am no longer able to locate them. I was on the floor, hands and knees, feeling around for my glasses when my boyfriend posted a picture of Velma doing the same thing on facebook and told everybody that Velma was me searching for my glasses. Which wasn't nice.

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  11. You will be adorable.....remember, Velma is the smart one. I am with with you on dressing up....detest the whole idea. Tough as a teacher when bossy pants on staff decree we all dress up for certain events...like staff pics.

  12. My school doesn't do half days - but we've had the last 2 Fridays off. In true workaholic fashion, I was at school working in my classroom both days, and went to lunch with a few of the other teachers. Isn't it great to have time to talk "non-school" with those you spend most of your time with??

    Classroom Cupcakes

    {By the way I'm having an awesome giveaway this week, check it out!}

  13. Our half-days for students are still work days for us in the afternoon. :( We usually have meetings or pd's. Love the costume idea-you guys are going to look soooo cute! Hope you have a great time! :)


  14. I haven't seen you in your costume yet but I am sure you are cute as a button.


  15. Enjoyed your post! I am the party pooper too, but I am not tiny - just in height at 4'8".

  16. Don't try to flat iron the wig, it will melt onto your flat iron!!!!

  17. I looove the costume!!!! I bet you look so cute! Have a great week!

  18. You will look adorable! Good luck with the wig! :)

    Sugar and Spice

  19. Seriously, a whole half day to yourself? Where do you work and how can I get a job there? We don't get any "days off" except for Christmas. And Good Friday. And Thanksgiving.

    Try spritzing the wig with a little water and use a comb to straighten it out. It will indeed melt to your hot iron, no matter how cool you try to make it. I learned this lesson from Barbie. American Girl suggests neatening the doll hair with a little water and a comb.

    Have fun! You'll make a fab Velma. She's really the sexy one, anyways. Who wants to be stupid Daphne?

    Peacocks & Penguins

  20. Ha! You crack me up! Hope the party was awesome and you successfully unmasked the villain!

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