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A Different Kind of Halloween

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I can’t even remember all of my crazy October 31st nights, but I know I’ve loved every single one of them. Halloween’s been a long-time favorite–I LOVE dressing up, being someone else for a night.

College was a blur of “sexy somethings” and I was sadly among them–sexy cop, sexy Girl Scout (used my real, patch-covered vest). One year I was Risky Business Tom Cruise, Gold Dress Marilyn Monroe the next. In Hawaii, I was a fellow drinking game (we were Beer Pong, Power Hour, and King’s Cup together) and then a hippie (but that year, a tsunami warning halted our plans). Then back to Texas, borrowed my best friend’s ancient flapper dress.

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I’ve had quite the string of awesome Halloweens–late night kisses, hilarious drunken tales, insane parties…That’s why I’m OK with kind of giving up my favorite holiday this year. Turning it in for a Hocus Pocus movie night with the girls, complete with wine and take-out. No costumes, no raging, no hangover, and hopefully no bawling over last Halloween. I was Mystique. It was kind of epic.

But before you start picturing “Break-Up Alysha” weeping to Adele’s new song over a pint of newly released Blue Bell, please know that I am [also] remembering some of the things that are great about being single. More importantly, I think I finally know what I want and need in a relationship.

It’s funny, how I thought I knew a year ago.

I’ll stop it now, promise.

Anyway, I’m excited about a different kind of Halloween this year. It may make me feel old as dirt and my heart might wind up hurting just as much…who am I kidding, of course it will…but that’s OK. At least I won’t be a wasted mess. There’s always next year (not to be a wasted mess, I mean, there’s always next year to carry on with my tradition of awesomeness). I’ve been trying to convince my best friends to get on board with a cutesy Three Blind Mice get-up for years and I think the stars may finally align in 2016.

To NEXT Halloween! Watch out, Austin. Or wherever I’ll be (spoiler alert: my next blog might be about where to move).

Aussie Christmas

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That time I peaced out of the country for the holidays. Oh yeah, that’s in two days. This. Is. Happening.

No awkward family Christmas photos, cold nights, or boring days lying around my apartment.

I’m planning on 12 full days of beaches, booze, and other Australian shenanigans.

No disappointing New Year’s Eve this year—not that last year was a total bust—this year I’ll be at Shore Thing watching Skrillex and dancing like a fool in the sand.

Get me outa’ Texas, I’m ready for a tan and a beer and my crazy Aussie friends whom I adore. But seriously, how the hell am I gonna keep up with them? They drink like fish.

 Oh, and I forgot to mention—Christmas Eve in Sydney with a house full of Colombians? Yes please. Badass. Get me there now!

Can I keep going? Boxing Day races in Newcastle the day after Christmas. Horses. Pretty dresses. More drinking. That’s all I need to know.

I want to hold a kuala and pet a kangaroo and find Nemo. In that order.

And I’ll be 17 hours ahead of you guys so I’ll letcha know what 2014 is like 🙂

I’ll be arriving back in the States with style, brown as a graham cracker, and probably hungover as hell on Jan. 2nd.

Short post, I know. But I’m sure I’ll be able to fill out pages when I get back! Until then, friends.

Happy Holidays mate!

P.S. Don’t be surprised if I buy a flat and stay forever… Oh wait, I’m broke, nevermind.

 

 

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