Archive for 2005

Halloween, part 6

Monday, October 24th, 2005

The final day of the final long weekend. Much madness, but with direction. B stayed over, and we all ran errands this morning before re-grouping at the house around 2 p.m.. I got extension cords and more purple lights. This is the third trip out for purple lights. It’s very purple around here. I’m sure […]

Halloween, part 5

Sunday, October 23rd, 2005

The progress towards Halloween continues. The threat of rain (which never materialized) was enough to keep us from having lots of people over, but slow and steady was sort of the pace today anyway. After last night’s over-indulgence at the state fair, we got off to a sluggish start. After a bit of Katamari-ing, and […]

We interrupt your regularly scheduled program

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Well, that got interesting. After getting loads of stuff accomplished over the weekend, I headed back to work feeling quite satisfied. Good thing, too. The lovely lady who is the head cheese at Red Hat Magazine fell ill and the latest issue of the now-year-old publication ended up in my lap. It’s up. It’s not […]

Halloween, part 4

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

And, now, today… The Big Push. With our progress outside stymied by falling trees and failing-to-show tree removers, today we had a huge workday. The weather was gorgeous—not too hot, not too cold—with no rain and sun all day. The trees had been chopped down and removed Friday afternoon, and though they didn’t fix the […]

Halloween, part 3

Monday, October 10th, 2005

The rainy weekend, combined with the fact that the listing tree in our backyard fell to its piney death against our fence Saturday afternoon, has kept us from starting the outdoors portion of the haunt. We are hoping the tree-dispatchers will show up tomorrow as G promised and clear the yard of debris and hazardous […]

Craptastic Five.

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

Friday five: How long have you had your LiveJournal/blog? It depends on how stringent your definition of blog is. I have essay-style writing I started posting in the late 90s, though not in true blog form. What do you consider to be the main purpose of your LiveJournal/blog? It amuses me. If you could change […]

Happy Birthday

Friday, October 7th, 2005

Of course, I couldn’t let the day go by without wishing a Happy Birthday to my best friend, closest confidante, and biggest pain in the ass, the ever-amusing K, who has actually been managing to maintain a blog for once, which is impressive. Happy Birthday, babe! And many more. Before your road rage causes your […]

Halloween, part 2

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Progress: K got four bags of party food in the deep freeze over the weekend. A double batch of wontons, and another of mummy toes. Also, sausage balls. Three trips to Lowe’s. The first lasted three, almost four, hours. The second was an hour, to exchange the pansy-ass drill the guy sold me on for […]

Halloween, part 1

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

Halloween is happening; things are getting busy. Expect less-than-frequent blog updates, though I intend to take some pictures to record the entire insane process. Tonight we made the attic run, and pulled down the 30-odd boxes of lights, streamers, props, masks, beads, shredded cheesecloth, and body parts. The joyful business of unpacking the boxes is […]

We love Katamari

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

The new Katamari game is out. It was supposed to come out in October, but yesterday an excited K rang up my office to tell me that EB games had just called and said that my copy was in, and I should come pick it up. In my disbelief, I bid her call them back […]