Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween Is Over, Doogie Houser, And Christmas Is Next Month


Does this freak you out as much as it does me? You know, how fast the year is going by. I swear I don’t know understand how time goes by so fast; does this only happen to parents (?) because pre-child time seemed much slower.

Last night we did our little annual Halloween block party with the neighbors. The wife and I made White Russians and Cosmo’s while everybody else brought food - It was fun. We took our daughter to 2 houses (neighbors we knew) to try her hand at “Trick or Treating”. Once they dropped candy in the bucket, she squatted down, took it out and investigated the wrapper like it was kryptonite. We all chuckled like a sitcom, took a few pictures and then moved on.
In all we passed out about 5 bags of candy and had about 2 bags left over. So guess what I had with my smoothie and cereal this morning? Yup, M&M’s. I even threw some in the cereal – man, that’s some good cereal!

And for those of you who were wondering about that Pumpkin carving contest at my J.O.B., I came in second place with my “Colonel Sanders: Chicken in a Pumpkin” piece. First place was a large evil pumpkin eating her young (which was very funny). I won 4 movie tickets - which for a parent of a toddler is like winning free drinks to the Black Angus ‘fun bar’ – it just doesn’t happen. But that’s O.K., Christmas is coming up and re-gifting is a good last minute gesture.

On other note, this morning my wife and I were invited to some black-tie L.A. art gala hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Houser himself!) Usually we don’t go too many of these things anymore, but this one, well, I’m really considering it. I wouldn’t mind smoking a cigar, sipping Cognac with ‘Doog’ in a crowd. Maybe doing some belly laughs about how funny he was in that movie “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle”. Hey, we could even invite him to a movie afterwards.

16 comments:

InterstellarLass said...

He was hilarious in Harold & Kumar!

Kids don't really 'get' trick or treating until they're at least 4. Before that, it's mainly for the parents I think. At least it was for me...free candy!

radioactive girl said...

We had candy for breakfast today too!

Doogie! I can't even believe it. I used to love him, and his character in his new show is hysterical! You have to go!

kittenpie said...

Oh my god you must go and report back on the Doog.

We hit 3 houses we knew, too, and then sat on the porch shelling out and eating half of her meager haul with her.

And yeah, I feel like Rip van Winkle, the year's gone so fast.

Sean Carter said...

He was really hilarious in Harold & Kumar... I had a bar of snickers and a few candies at breakfast (all leftovers from Halloween).. Take a look at my Christmas Blog to check out some really cool stuffs and unique ideas

dennis said...

You got to meet DOOGIE?

WOW!!

Diana said...

Did your wife watch Will & Grace? Doog was on there once playing a gay man gone straight and he ends up taking a shower with Jack (they didn't show the shower but it was implied).
I loved him in that episode...
Go to the party, enjoy yourselves. And four tickets to the movies? GO! I wait like a doggie-at-the-window for my mother to pop up with those at my house. (She works at a college, they give them to her all the time and she passses them on to me)

Bob said...

Hi, newbie to your blog here.

Doncha love watching the wee ones analyze the new prize in their Halloween baskets? My toddler is all for just shoving the candy in her mouth, wrapper & all. I better help her consume all this chocolate. How does one not gain 10 lbs between Halloween and Christmas? Oy!

T. said...

Oooh, the blog fodder you'll have if you go to meet the Doogie. Take pics, I'm begging ya.

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

O.K. so after these responses, I'm feeling some pressure on going to "the gala" and reporting back on "the Doog". Maybe he has some magical powers that you all know about that I haven't experienced yet.

Or maybe it's because he was a blogger (you know at the end of each show he use to write about Vinnie Del Pino and Wanda's nice butt and shoes)

Waya said...

My hubbie and I absolutely loved Harold and Kumar, that was such a funny movie and the part with Doogie. We thought he was just hilarious, and couldn't see how he has gone from the Doogie to that role. He must have jumped at the chance and probably did it pro-bono. Heck, I'm sure any living neanderthals would have too.

Jonathon said...

Dude, the Doog was hillarious in Harold and Kumar. I often find myself wondering what that dude is doing with himself these days.

Now I know.

Only I don't get invited to his parties.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Doog! Doog! Doog!

junebee said...

I keep telling people in August that Christmas is right around the corner and they never believe me.

Kristen said...

White Russians, YUM. I wish you were OUR neighbors!

Anonymous said...

Tony, just discovered your blog tonight and read quite a bit. Laughed a lot. Thoroughly enjoyed the Colonel pumpkin - and I'll keep my fingers crossed for a KFC costume in years to come. And I'll be back to visit again and again.

Mrs. Chicky said...

My Gawd man, you're going to be brushing elbows with NPH? I need details. You need to go, we're counting on you.