Catching up on a few days' worth of entries. Each day I tell myself I'll get enough time by the computer with no responsibilities where I can find and hare some Mario news. And then each day that time either doesn't arrive, or it does but I'm bone tired.
So I'll try to be brief. I live in New Jersey, and thanks to the coldsnap/precipitation, we had ice and snow and slush and downed trees and branches everywhere and sporadic power all over the place: it was a terrible time to have lots of kids obscure their eyesight and go walking around in the dark to strangers' houses. So Halloween was cancelled in our town.
But not every town, so I took our kids to a neighboring town, where it was in full swing. The kids slipped and fell and it was colder than we would have liked, but that was our exact same experience last Halloween as well. And then on Friday the kids got to have a second Halloween, so we had one, then zero, then two Halloweens.
My Mario count: four Marios. Three Luigis. At least three Princesses Peach. Two Warios. One Toad One Waliugi -- seriously. picked the short straw in the group costume contest there, huh? I saw one Luigi without a Mario. That signifies either devastatingly levels of low self-esteem, or his friend was standing out of eyesight or something.
And me, of course.
Still weird to think that my costume went viral. I'd have blown up the fake gut and strapped it on if I knew people were going to pay attention.