Halloween

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, trying not to get head-butted by Calista, Zombie Cinema (everybody died). That was a nice night.

The Witch Head Nebula:

From Astronomy Picture of the Day

How was your Halloween?

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27 thoughts on “Halloween

  1. I am not normally a guy who says “can you put that behind a cut?” but man it is a gigantic image and it’s messing up my friendslist formatting; can you put it behind a cut please?

  2. I am not normally a guy who says “can you put that behind a cut?” but man it is a gigantic image and it’s messing up my friendslist formatting; can you put it behind a cut please?

  3. I am not normally a guy who says “can you put that behind a cut?” but man it is a gigantic image and it’s messing up my friendslist formatting; can you put it behind a cut please?

  4. Halloween was full of Hooters, beer, and friends. On the strange side there was also the most unattractive bondage transvestite I have ever seen around children, and more of Michael Jackson’s music than I expected. So it was fun.

  5. Halloween was full of Hooters, beer, and friends. On the strange side there was also the most unattractive bondage transvestite I have ever seen around children, and more of Michael Jackson’s music than I expected. So it was fun.

  6. Halloween was full of Hooters, beer, and friends. On the strange side there was also the most unattractive bondage transvestite I have ever seen around children, and more of Michael Jackson’s music than I expected. So it was fun.

  7. I dressed up rather nice and drove for two hours to see Shaun & Kristin from This Modern Death get married. Sadly, we missed the ceremony due to traffic & timing, but got there for the reception. There were enough podcasters there to actually get a podcaster picture going.

    So, nothing Halloween-specific, but a celebration I wouldn’t miss.

    Then I got back home, crashed out, and woke to enjoy cool weather & gray skies — weather I most prefer. (Not in a gloomy way, but in a “I live in a place with oppressive heat and no gradual seasonal change” way.)

  8. I dressed up rather nice and drove for two hours to see Shaun & Kristin from This Modern Death get married. Sadly, we missed the ceremony due to traffic & timing, but got there for the reception. There were enough podcasters there to actually get a podcaster picture going.

    So, nothing Halloween-specific, but a celebration I wouldn’t miss.

    Then I got back home, crashed out, and woke to enjoy cool weather & gray skies — weather I most prefer. (Not in a gloomy way, but in a “I live in a place with oppressive heat and no gradual seasonal change” way.)

  9. I dressed up rather nice and drove for two hours to see Shaun & Kristin from This Modern Death get married. Sadly, we missed the ceremony due to traffic & timing, but got there for the reception. There were enough podcasters there to actually get a podcaster picture going.

    So, nothing Halloween-specific, but a celebration I wouldn’t miss.

    Then I got back home, crashed out, and woke to enjoy cool weather & gray skies — weather I most prefer. (Not in a gloomy way, but in a “I live in a place with oppressive heat and no gradual seasonal change” way.)

  10. I love Captain Kronos. Good sword fight at the end. The very end had me scratching my head, but so it goes.

    I got up very early to help take in the laundry. Then, we did breakfast. He went to work, and I did tasks at home and took a nap.

    Then, I tossed together a Halloween costume consisting of a low cut shirt, a sort of jacket, a lot of jewelry — I have a weakness for amber, but I added my pewter bats, my pentacle, a turquoise and silver necklace that mnemex got me when he was in Mexico, and a quirky crystal in a customized setting to the ensemble, and put a cat pin that got me for my 40th birthday on the jacket, then bundled into my trench coat and went into Manhattan to pick up my prescriptions.

    Now, I live in Queens, on the #7 line, so getting to this place is a bit of a schlep — #7 to Times Square, and switch for the #1 train. But, when mnemex first took me there, after a procedure, and it was five minutes to closing and I grumbled that we’d have to pick up the stuff the next day, the guy behind the counter said, “I don’t know about you, but I am here to fill your prescriptions, not to watch the clock.” And, a few minutes later, I had the pain killers that I really wanted. So, I will go out of my way to give this place my business.

    This put me on Broadway and 81st at a bit after 7 pm, the “show up no earlier than” time for the party. The party was on 98th street, just off Broadway. I waited at a bus stop for a while, confirming that mnemex was leaving work, but not meeting me for dinner before the party. Lots of people, lots of kids in costume, lots of adults in costume — and no uptown city bus.

    So, I started walking, pausing at the next bus stop for a few minutes, then headed on. 81st to 95th before I saw an uptown city bus in the 7 – 8 pm hour. And, the bus did no better than pacing me from 95th to 97th, so walking was the correct call.

    I got to the party, and looked at me, in small coatlike thing and lots of necklaces, and pronounced me a magpie for Halloween, which suited. This was the mellow kind of party, where there’s no music, and you can actually talk to people without having to shout.

    There was chocolate fondue, with bananas, apples, and bread. There was also alcoholic jello, which I gave a miss. And, I remembered to keep the water flowing.

    There were games of Set, Monty Python Flux, Scrabble, and Race for the Galaxy with the new expansion. Sometime after midnight, most of the first wave of the party had gone, but we had a second wave, and they brought fried chicken and biscuits, and something alcoholic (which I also gave a miss to).

    Around 2 am, we headed out, taking the subway to our bank, then walking from 55th on Broadway to Times Square, taking in the sights. Since 2001, Halloween in NYC has always felt to me like an affirmation of life, but I’m biased.

    At Times Square, we got on the train with a lot of folks in costume, including a really good Joker. And, there was the stereotypical NYC subway hijinks, which aren’t all that common thus far, thankfully. In this case, it was some woman screaming at what looked like her group of friends until her boyfriend manhandled her out of the train and up the stairs. And, just before our stop, one of those pissing contests where each side is basically asking the other if it’s picking a fight, trying to look tough.

    We got home about 4:30 am or so, and I stayed up a couple hours more fiddling with my computer. mnemex sensibly sacked out, but then, he didn’t have the afternoon nap.

  11. I love Captain Kronos. Good sword fight at the end. The very end had me scratching my head, but so it goes.

    I got up very early to help take in the laundry. Then, we did breakfast. He went to work, and I did tasks at home and took a nap.

    Then, I tossed together a Halloween costume consisting of a low cut shirt, a sort of jacket, a lot of jewelry — I have a weakness for amber, but I added my pewter bats, my pentacle, a turquoise and silver necklace that mnemex got me when he was in Mexico, and a quirky crystal in a customized setting to the ensemble, and put a cat pin that got me for my 40th birthday on the jacket, then bundled into my trench coat and went into Manhattan to pick up my prescriptions.

    Now, I live in Queens, on the #7 line, so getting to this place is a bit of a schlep — #7 to Times Square, and switch for the #1 train. But, when mnemex first took me there, after a procedure, and it was five minutes to closing and I grumbled that we’d have to pick up the stuff the next day, the guy behind the counter said, “I don’t know about you, but I am here to fill your prescriptions, not to watch the clock.” And, a few minutes later, I had the pain killers that I really wanted. So, I will go out of my way to give this place my business.

    This put me on Broadway and 81st at a bit after 7 pm, the “show up no earlier than” time for the party. The party was on 98th street, just off Broadway. I waited at a bus stop for a while, confirming that mnemex was leaving work, but not meeting me for dinner before the party. Lots of people, lots of kids in costume, lots of adults in costume — and no uptown city bus.

    So, I started walking, pausing at the next bus stop for a few minutes, then headed on. 81st to 95th before I saw an uptown city bus in the 7 – 8 pm hour. And, the bus did no better than pacing me from 95th to 97th, so walking was the correct call.

    I got to the party, and looked at me, in small coatlike thing and lots of necklaces, and pronounced me a magpie for Halloween, which suited. This was the mellow kind of party, where there’s no music, and you can actually talk to people without having to shout.

    There was chocolate fondue, with bananas, apples, and bread. There was also alcoholic jello, which I gave a miss. And, I remembered to keep the water flowing.

    There were games of Set, Monty Python Flux, Scrabble, and Race for the Galaxy with the new expansion. Sometime after midnight, most of the first wave of the party had gone, but we had a second wave, and they brought fried chicken and biscuits, and something alcoholic (which I also gave a miss to).

    Around 2 am, we headed out, taking the subway to our bank, then walking from 55th on Broadway to Times Square, taking in the sights. Since 2001, Halloween in NYC has always felt to me like an affirmation of life, but I’m biased.

    At Times Square, we got on the train with a lot of folks in costume, including a really good Joker. And, there was the stereotypical NYC subway hijinks, which aren’t all that common thus far, thankfully. In this case, it was some woman screaming at what looked like her group of friends until her boyfriend manhandled her out of the train and up the stairs. And, just before our stop, one of those pissing contests where each side is basically asking the other if it’s picking a fight, trying to look tough.

    We got home about 4:30 am or so, and I stayed up a couple hours more fiddling with my computer. mnemex sensibly sacked out, but then, he didn’t have the afternoon nap.

  12. I love Captain Kronos. Good sword fight at the end. The very end had me scratching my head, but so it goes.

    I got up very early to help take in the laundry. Then, we did breakfast. He went to work, and I did tasks at home and took a nap.

    Then, I tossed together a Halloween costume consisting of a low cut shirt, a sort of jacket, a lot of jewelry — I have a weakness for amber, but I added my pewter bats, my pentacle, a turquoise and silver necklace that mnemex got me when he was in Mexico, and a quirky crystal in a customized setting to the ensemble, and put a cat pin that got me for my 40th birthday on the jacket, then bundled into my trench coat and went into Manhattan to pick up my prescriptions.

    Now, I live in Queens, on the #7 line, so getting to this place is a bit of a schlep — #7 to Times Square, and switch for the #1 train. But, when mnemex first took me there, after a procedure, and it was five minutes to closing and I grumbled that we’d have to pick up the stuff the next day, the guy behind the counter said, “I don’t know about you, but I am here to fill your prescriptions, not to watch the clock.” And, a few minutes later, I had the pain killers that I really wanted. So, I will go out of my way to give this place my business.

    This put me on Broadway and 81st at a bit after 7 pm, the “show up no earlier than” time for the party. The party was on 98th street, just off Broadway. I waited at a bus stop for a while, confirming that mnemex was leaving work, but not meeting me for dinner before the party. Lots of people, lots of kids in costume, lots of adults in costume — and no uptown city bus.

    So, I started walking, pausing at the next bus stop for a few minutes, then headed on. 81st to 95th before I saw an uptown city bus in the 7 – 8 pm hour. And, the bus did no better than pacing me from 95th to 97th, so walking was the correct call.

    I got to the party, and looked at me, in small coatlike thing and lots of necklaces, and pronounced me a magpie for Halloween, which suited. This was the mellow kind of party, where there’s no music, and you can actually talk to people without having to shout.

    There was chocolate fondue, with bananas, apples, and bread. There was also alcoholic jello, which I gave a miss. And, I remembered to keep the water flowing.

    There were games of Set, Monty Python Flux, Scrabble, and Race for the Galaxy with the new expansion. Sometime after midnight, most of the first wave of the party had gone, but we had a second wave, and they brought fried chicken and biscuits, and something alcoholic (which I also gave a miss to).

    Around 2 am, we headed out, taking the subway to our bank, then walking from 55th on Broadway to Times Square, taking in the sights. Since 2001, Halloween in NYC has always felt to me like an affirmation of life, but I’m biased.

    At Times Square, we got on the train with a lot of folks in costume, including a really good Joker. And, there was the stereotypical NYC subway hijinks, which aren’t all that common thus far, thankfully. In this case, it was some woman screaming at what looked like her group of friends until her boyfriend manhandled her out of the train and up the stairs. And, just before our stop, one of those pissing contests where each side is basically asking the other if it’s picking a fight, trying to look tough.

    We got home about 4:30 am or so, and I stayed up a couple hours more fiddling with my computer. mnemex sensibly sacked out, but then, he didn’t have the afternoon nap.

  13. I take it those are movies?

    We had a birthday party, so we had four two-year olds trick-or-treating (three houses) and afterwards cake! Lots of crazy fun. Plus, our friend made a stupid-amazing vegan chocolate cake.

  14. I take it those are movies?

    We had a birthday party, so we had four two-year olds trick-or-treating (three houses) and afterwards cake! Lots of crazy fun. Plus, our friend made a stupid-amazing vegan chocolate cake.

  15. I take it those are movies?

    We had a birthday party, so we had four two-year olds trick-or-treating (three houses) and afterwards cake! Lots of crazy fun. Plus, our friend made a stupid-amazing vegan chocolate cake.

  16. Halloween was our first day of the gaming convention. It was awesome. In Shadows Over Camelot, we fought the dragon and won. Nobody beats the dragon. We fucking beat the dragon and saved Camelot. It was a glorious night.

    I also met John Wick. He’s cool but has a strange detachment from normality in the way he carries himself. I totally didn’t expect that (or at least the extent of that). In many aspects, he’s like an tenured art professor. So that was pretty damn cool. He didn’t have anything but Houses of the Blooded at the convention, so I’m still sans Cat and Thirty.

    Today I played the Battlestar Galactica boardgame. Best board game ever, but I ramble on about that in my journal.

  17. Halloween was our first day of the gaming convention. It was awesome. In Shadows Over Camelot, we fought the dragon and won. Nobody beats the dragon. We fucking beat the dragon and saved Camelot. It was a glorious night.

    I also met John Wick. He’s cool but has a strange detachment from normality in the way he carries himself. I totally didn’t expect that (or at least the extent of that). In many aspects, he’s like an tenured art professor. So that was pretty damn cool. He didn’t have anything but Houses of the Blooded at the convention, so I’m still sans Cat and Thirty.

    Today I played the Battlestar Galactica boardgame. Best board game ever, but I ramble on about that in my journal.

  18. Halloween was our first day of the gaming convention. It was awesome. In Shadows Over Camelot, we fought the dragon and won. Nobody beats the dragon. We fucking beat the dragon and saved Camelot. It was a glorious night.

    I also met John Wick. He’s cool but has a strange detachment from normality in the way he carries himself. I totally didn’t expect that (or at least the extent of that). In many aspects, he’s like an tenured art professor. So that was pretty damn cool. He didn’t have anything but Houses of the Blooded at the convention, so I’m still sans Cat and Thirty.

    Today I played the Battlestar Galactica boardgame. Best board game ever, but I ramble on about that in my journal.

  19. Halloween itself sucked. I had to work and it was one of the worst nights ever. Busy busy busy. The ambulances went on a total of 22 calls overnight, which is insane and most of those were for drunk people.

    Last night, one of the EMTs had a Halloween party in Slaterville, just past P’s house. wore the Bling Bling pirate costume and I was his lusty wench. Literally everyone dressed up. And no one knows how to party like EMTs, nurses, and fire fighters.

    I may still be a little drunk this morning. Not exaggerating. It made up for everyone’s crappy night before.

  20. Halloween itself sucked. I had to work and it was one of the worst nights ever. Busy busy busy. The ambulances went on a total of 22 calls overnight, which is insane and most of those were for drunk people.

    Last night, one of the EMTs had a Halloween party in Slaterville, just past P’s house. wore the Bling Bling pirate costume and I was his lusty wench. Literally everyone dressed up. And no one knows how to party like EMTs, nurses, and fire fighters.

    I may still be a little drunk this morning. Not exaggerating. It made up for everyone’s crappy night before.

  21. Halloween itself sucked. I had to work and it was one of the worst nights ever. Busy busy busy. The ambulances went on a total of 22 calls overnight, which is insane and most of those were for drunk people.

    Last night, one of the EMTs had a Halloween party in Slaterville, just past P’s house. wore the Bling Bling pirate costume and I was his lusty wench. Literally everyone dressed up. And no one knows how to party like EMTs, nurses, and fire fighters.

    I may still be a little drunk this morning. Not exaggerating. It made up for everyone’s crappy night before.

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