Thursday, September 28, 2006

The new phone book's here... the new phone book..

Okay, not really... If you're as old as I am though, that line runs through your head everytime something really anticipated comes to pass. Today, the Jango Fett costume arrived! I had it shipped to work so it wouldn't be left on our doorstep at home. I rode my bike today, so I had no way to get it home, but I did call and leave a message that it had arrived.

In the meantime, the box was a little worse for wear, so I opened it up to make sure everything was okay. My main concern was the "helmet", which is semi-rigid plastic. It came in two pieces that you put together with velcro. I put it together and stuck it on my head to get a feel for visibility when one of my co-workers stuck his head in my office - and promptly cracked up. Luckily, he is a huge Star Wars fan and knew immediately what it was. He then came in and inspected the costume and half-wished he either had a kid or was still a kid himself so he would have a reason to buy one (I haven't seen adult versions).

A little while later, I heard running footsteps in the hall and my son burst into the room as soon as I turned around. Breathless, he asked "Where is it!!!!" They couldn't wait until tomorrow... he had his daddy drive him to work so he could see for himself. We put the costume on him and he visited all the offices upstairs and down, including my Star Wars fan co-worker (who pulled out his Jango doll, er, um, action figure to show Z-boy).

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I just hope it makes it to Halloween in one piece!!!!

MY FISH IS MESSING WITH MY HEAD

I love our new Betta. He has so much personality! He knows us too. We all talk to him, stroke his glass and he watches us wash dishes, cook or hang out in the kitchen. Well, this morning when I walked into the kitchen, he was vertical. Nose up and not moving. Oh shit... just what we needed. Dead fish - he didn't even last a month! I tapped on the glass - nothing. I moved his vase and he started waving his fins at me. I swear he was laughing.

I told my husband about Lava pulling that stunt this morning and he laughed at me. So after he'd gone to bed to rest his knee, I carried dishes into the kitchen and Lava was doing it AGAIN! I ran to get hubby, who hobbled after me to see with his own eyes... and Lava was just swimming around lazily. The he stopped dead still and just hung there in the water. Hubby laughed and said "that fish is MESSING with you!"

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Crazy fish...

10 comments:

quinn said...

cool costume...he is gonna make all the other little goblins and gouls jealous on halloween..he will have so much fun...besides it is good he has it now until then to enjoy...they are only young once and what fun would it be if you only wore it one time..sheeesh.....you should know that lol...

ablondeblogger said...

Oh wow, that costume is awesome!!

Jeff said...

Very cool costume. I remember when we all just put sheets on our heads.

nikki said...

second time trying to post this comment. grrrrrr! what a cuie. love the costume. now if only aaron would put on his for pictures!

nikki said...

that would be cutie!

her indoors said...

great costume, and your fish has a great sense of humour!

Anonymous said...

What fun!

Pretty cool fish.

stef

Alice in Wonderbread said...

oh MAN!! That Jenga Fett costume is AWESOME!!

Man tell Z boy if I were seven years old, I would SO be his girlfriend! Strap some apple danish to my ears and call me Leia....

HoosierGirl5 said...

I know a teenage girl who would KILL to have a Jango Fett costume! Your boy is lucky!
He looks cute, by the way.
J.

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