Fic of the Day: Hellsing
Still sick. I was pretty sure I had a fever the other night, but there wasn't a thermometer in the house since the last move, and it was too late to get one, so I took NyQuil and crashed. And now I have a fever blister, so I'm pretty sure I was right.
In the meantime, I shop for Halloween costumes. Yes, it's early. But since we have to do everything by mail, you want time to make returns or whatever before the big day. My dilemma is that I work with preschool kids, so I need a costume that I can move* in, and that isn't too scary, or 'sexy'. Finding an adult woman's costume that isn't making an attempt at sexy is difficult. Since there's a 50s costume party coming up, I thought I'd find something like that, but the 'Flirty 50s' have ultra mini poodle skirts and 'June Cleavage' which is open to the waist. That's not going to work. Sexy witches, sexy pirates, sexy cheerleaders, sexy brownie scouts(?!?), sexy Vikings, sexy ghosts, you name it.
It's also going to be cold in Barrow at the end of October. There will be snow, and most likely a biting wind. If you're going to wear a sexy costume here, it had better be sexy zombie so you can pretend the blue tint and the patches of frostbites are part of the look.
*Bend over to tie shoes, zip coats, etc. Climb up to get them off the jungle gym when they lose nerve and get stuck. Crawl under tables to pull them out when they decide that if they can't have the blue scissors, then they'll just get underneath the furniture and scream. Sprint across the room to snatch them away from the plug outlet when they try to stick a safety pin in it. That sort of thing.