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This is my Halloween costume. Lame, I know. A girlfriend of mine suggested that I dress up as a season one Walter White wearing nothing but tight-whities, an apron and holding a gun. For some reason, I feel that would cause a bit of a stir here in Paris. I don't know, just a feeling I get. It does gives me great giggles imagining the reactions though.

Even though Paris isn't exactly known for getting into the Halloween spirit (well not how we do it up the States at least), since I moved here in 2009, they have somewhat caught up. For example, my French girlfriend is hosting a small Halloween party tonight where surely there will not be a costume in sight but the actual observance of the "holiday" I'd say is a big step.

Despite being on school vacation I have had a super busy week; working on a submission to a literary contest that is due tonight, went on my first ever treasure hunt at the Louvre, had my Mercury retrograde freak out moment, and packing for a weekend trip to Champagne! I look forward to catching up and bringing you all up to speed, as I have lots to share. In the meantime, share your Halloween adventures with me, and if you dressed up, who were you? I hope your costumes are more creative than mine!

I wish you Happy Halloween!
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12 comments:

  1. Love that coat!! Drink some champagne for me! We managed 4 bottles of champers (amongst other beverages) last weekend, miam miam. I know you can get other sparklings just as good, but it has that extra twinkle :)

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    1. Thanks Gwan! It's actually a sweater but meant to look like a coat. Sneaky little thing!

      As you may have guessed, I LOVED Champagne!!! I'll post about it later! I hope you had a lovely weekend. : )

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  2. This Mercury retrograde is particularly brutal...

    I'm up to my eyeballs in essay writing, which is scary enough in itself, so that'll be the extent of my Halloween madness:) I have a feeling there might be a bit more action in the next couple of towers, which house a much younger undergraduate crowd! I will be watching from my living room window;)

    Enjoy your weekend in Champagne! How lovely!:))) Oh, I can't wait for Christmas so I can board the Eurostar to Paris!:)))

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    1. It really is brutal this year. Everyone I know is in the thick of something, a lot of it seams to be revolving around technology, damaged hard drives, bugged websites, etc... good thing it's over on the 11th! Thanks for the info you emailed to me!

      I hope you had a nice weekend and those younger undergrads weren't too loud! On Thursday night our neighbors who live in our buildings chambre de bonne had a RAGING party until 5am. They were not just partying but SCREAMING. It was out of control. It kept the entire block up! Kids... ;)

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  3. I'm actually digging your costume! It's cute! I really really miss US Halloween. Like, a lot. Even though most times it involved me handing out candy to the little trick-or-treaters. I loved looking at how cute they always were! I haven't been in the US for Halloween since 2005! That's just too long!

    Happy Halloween!!!

    -Shannon

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    1. Hi Shannon! Thanks for commenting! Now I have your new blog address! It looks good. How is the wordpress working for you?

      Halloween has become more common here (well at least in Paris) but like you I miss how big we do it up in the States. My friends plan their costumes in August and it's always something super clever and pop culture-oriented. I wore my mouse ears on Thursday night to a friend's house and it was a "big deal". Hahaha oh well, that's the trade off of cheap wine and good bread!

      I hope you had a lovely weekend!

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  4. Eeek! (Did I sound suitably scared? ;o) ) Serious eek on the IRS though o.O Enjoy your holiday!

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    1. Omg. Katy. I was freaked the eff out. I can't even believe it happened. It has since been smoothed out (aka I paid them), but looking at my account last week, I was stunned, just stunned! It's Halloween, everyone is entitled to one good scare, I suppose!

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  5. I like your costume! And you enter literary contests. Another thing we have in common, when I'm feeling brave enough, that is. There's one coming up I may or may not avoid. I'm not much of a fiction writer. I stick with poetry.

    The most exciting thing that happened around my house was my dog trying to eat my nephew's plastic vampire teeth. Oh, and my cat raised his paw as if to slap my cute niece who was dressed as a cowgirl. And I got rid of all of my candy this year! Yay. Nothing left to tempt me, except for the Moonstruck Chocolate I ordered. Ha! While I was giving out Hershey's, Baby Ruth and Butterfinger bars, I ate the really good stuff.

    By the way, I received one of those TripAdvisor emails declaring the Travelers' Choice awards for 10 best restaurants in the world. Le Cinq in Paris is number three. Have you tried it?
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/TravelersChoice-Restaurants-cFineDining-g1-a_Mode.expanded

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    1. Thanks! I bought the mask at Michael's when I was in the States this summer! A lot of people assume I made it, so I want to clear the record here: no, I did not make it. Ah, it feels good to come clean.

      As for the lit contest, when I submit, it's more for me than it is for the reading editor. It's nice to have a concrete deadline, to write about something outside of my Paris life, and to push myself to really write. Just go for it! : ) It's more for you, remember that.

      Le Cinq? No I have never been. I am a bit of a budget Betsey so don't dine out often here. We cook 95% of the time, but it's noted next time we look for a resto! Merci!

      Yummmmmm Butterfinger!! My favorite! Anything with peanut butter!! Nom!

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  6. I never manage to actually dress up for Halloween (I like the idea of it, but I just never do it), so you're winning there. Imagining the Parisian reaction to season 1 Walter White is pretty funny.

    In Spain, some people do dress up, not that many, but some. However, it's all scary to them. And genuinely scary! I'm freaked out by some of their costumes. They save their humorous costumes for Carnival.

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    1. Can you imagine me walking around in tightie-whities?? I love the imagery but would never muster the courage to do something so bold, at least not here...in LA, I probably would!

      See! That is so much fun! At least in Spain they dress up! We do have a zombie walk though that is pretty spooky, so maybe that's as good as it's going to get. I hope you had a lovely Halloween!

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