HBO's Girls, Lena Dunham, and Feeling Weird

Lately, there's been a lot of talk in these parts about HBO's Girls, the (obviously amazing) series that's written, directed, produced, and stars Lena Dunham.The show does a great job of showing exactly how I feel, which is perfect and happy and hopeful and odd and nostalgic and sad and confused. Anyone has the possibility of feeling that same set of feelings at anytime in their lives, but there's something about being in your 20s and 30s in New York that takes those feelings to new levels.

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5 Things To Be For Halloween

Ah, Halloween....what's not to love?

From the costumes to the candy to the crunchy sound of your hair the morning after you've crimped, dyed, and teased it until it's basically falling out.

My Halloween costumes growing up included Lucille Ball, a cowgirl, and Fran Drescher (Do the laugh for us!).

When it comes to costumes now, the stakes are both higher and lower: no one cares really if you dress up, but if you do then it'd better be good. And to that point, the most well-received costume I've ever seen was done by my friend Krista two years ago when she went as Gap's failed new logo.

 

Last year, I was Rayanne from My So Called Life:

Second Floor Flat—Top 5 Things To Be For Halloween

 

The year before I was one of my cats:

Second Floor Flat—Top 5 Things To Be For Halloween

This year? I have no freakin' idea. Derrick's going as Walt from Breaking Bad, so it's been suggested that I go alongside him as blue meth. That could happen, but if it doesn't, here are some options:

 

1. Julian Assange—When in London, eigh?

2. Lena Dunham—dream girl

 3. Reverse Commuter—Since this year I completed the Pilgrim reverse commute (full disclosure: I did not come up with this phrase)

4. My teddy bear, Bowtie—Currently winning the race

Second Floor Flat—Top 5 Things To Be For Halloween

5. Someone from Downton—SPOILER ALERT: dead Sybil? Too soon? Baby Sybil?


Other ideas:

6. Rob Brydon

7. Rebecca Brooks

8. A hashtag

 

 

HELP!