October 20, 2010


This pumpkin has my name on it.

You know what? Every year at Halloween, I like to drink a little blood.

Preferably the shiraz variety.

Shiraz (also known is syrah) is beautifully dark and rich. And, er....quite possibly also packed with vitamins and uh, anti-oxidants.

It's a nice full-bodied BLOOD.

It gives you a nice full-bodied HANGOVER. Please note that my hair somehow still looks fantastic.

So I was discussing this with a lovely tweep named @downandderby, and she mentioned something about how you can get terrific blood WINE in boxes nowadays.

And she gave me a GREAT idea for a Halloween costume for my 10 year old boy

The challenge is to empty enough wine boxes between now and Halloween.

We're talking 36 bottles in 11 days. It's SHIRAZ people. Who wants to jump on board and help me out?



  1. I love a woman who can set a goal.

  2. You're awesome! A kindred spirit... and by spirits I mean, alcohol!

  3. Damn. My friend and I could have this done by Sunday. Too bad you live so far. :D And as always......hilarious!!!!

  4. Haha. Do kids in Canada wear their costumes to school? 'Cause that would be great!

  5. @ Mom O Matic - I'll give it my best shot but may need to throw a party to make it happen.

    @ Dee Girdler - So I can put you down for two boxes then?

    @ Nina - Send me your boxes!!!

    @ leslieconn - They do. And imagine the teachers' faces when this kid shows up = priceless.

  6. We could make a cardboardasaurus out of wine boxes.

  7. THAT ROCKS. I am ON BOARD for some Shiraz!!!

  8. Very funny. In an I-can-relate-a-little-too-well kind of way.


Cuz You Rocketh.