Okay, so this isn't food related, but I just had to share... Apparently, thanks to the miracles of the modern COID (Change Of Address Information Database), the Lillian Vernon catalog found us at our new home in Scituate. As I'm turning the pages, the first 10 or so are devoted to some pretty intense children's Halloween costumes. Wanted to share a few superlatives...
Most Expensive - Goes to this Dorothy costume. If you add-up the dress, the hair, the ruby slippers, and stuffed Toto in a basket, it comes out to just under $80. For a kid? For a Halloween costume period? No way.
Friggin Cutest - Maybe it's the geek in me, but I'd definitely shell-out the twenty-five bucks for this Yoda costume if I had a little rug-rat to put in it.
Skankiest/Most Inappropriate - It was hard to choose one for this category. Many of the outfits, IMHO, were not fit for a little girl. However, the Gothic Ballerina won. Call it what you want, it's still a Bar Wench costume. It's just missing the tankard of beer.
Most Current Events Appropriate - The Michael Jackson one, of course. Too bad the whole thing is al-la-carte. Just the glove is $8.98...are you kidding me?
Um...Yeah - I'm really not sure what to call this one. Part of me is like, "Neat! A Pizza Costume!" The other part of me is thinking about all the hub-bub about child obesity over the past year and the message this is sending.
Even Cuter - Okay...so I lied about the Yoda costume. The Smurfs set is even better. However, didn't someone tell the model casting director that Smurfs are mostly naked and only the boy Smurfs wear pants?
Most Engineer Friendly - The Mr. Potato Head one sweeps this category with its Velcro removable parts. Nice touch.
I could go on and on but I won't bore you. However, I will say that Lillian Vernon did not pay me to mention all of these--they simply made me smile and I wanted to share them.