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September 20, 2009


Susan (Chicken Spaghetti)

Very nice spider hat. I may need one for myself!


OMG! That's a so cute hat! I want one like this one for me (even while I'm an adult I enjoy Halloween and costumes so much!)


You do make some cute kids!

Just read Maud's very astute review of the new Lorrie Moore. It seems to me that it just takes one or two bits like this one to keep me going a long way: “My brain was on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. Twice a week a young professor named Thad... stood before a lecture hall of stunned farm kids like me and spoke thrillingly of Henry James’ masturbation of the comma. I was riveted. I had never before seen a man wear jeans with a tie.”

I haven't read the novel yet, but here's the link for the excerpt that ran in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2009/07/06/090706fi_fiction_moore


Thanks you guys.

Yes, Sara -- the book is absolutely full of stellar bits like that one, not just one or two. She is SO good. But this book doesn't seem to gel for some reason. To me, it almost reads like three or four separate, yet unfinished, short stories that she tried to force together. But still, particularly because she's so brilliant on the level of the sentence, I loved reading the book.


I wish that people who can write short stories really, really well would just write short stories and not be tempted to write novels.
There still seems to be this perception that if you write short stories and are very good that some day you will graduate to becoming a novelist. Maybe someone needs to start some sort of foundation or twelve step program or something?

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That's nice! Thanks for sharing the how-to. Very timely! ^_^


That's great! I've been trying to come up with ways to put together a funky spider costume for myself, and I think this might be it! (My preschoolers have chosen to be a ladybug and a bumblebee.)

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Cool Spider hat! The entire Halloween costume is great!

Happy Halloween, this October, 2010...


Katherine marie

So fabulous!! Cutest spider around!!!!


Such a cute and easy idea! I just linked to this page from my site: http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Halloween-Costumes/Easy-Spider-Hat

Please let me know if it's okay to link to your projects like this in the future.


Dolly Pardonez

The spider hat is cute, but I am more interested in the black spiderweb in the background. Did you make it or did it come like that to hang? What will you be this Halloween?


Dolly, that's just a dollar-store spiderweb!

No idea on my costume yet but we are working on a lego minifig mask and a frog costume for the kids.


I love this. My kindergarten has to make a costume of her favorite nursery rhyme. Hers is the itsy bitsy spider. This will perfect.THANKS FOR SHARING

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