Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Party Pictures

This morning I downloaded the photos from my camera (which was out of my possession for a considerable time last evening). They included the following:

many pictures of Colin looking extremely excited about wearing rabbit ears
pictures accidentally taken without the flash that are completely dark
pictures where the person taking it held the camera wrong so half of a person's face is cut off
pictures with a giant cephalopod tentacle in the middle of the frame, covering up the intended subjects
pictures of Jesus with an AK-47
an inexplicible sequence involving baby dolls?
several pictures of a Darth Vader figurine
pictures of the March Hare kissing the Tooth Fairy, and vice versa (both portrayed by straight men)
an extensive series taken of the decorations at 2 am, because apparently the photographer felt they should be immortalized?

Here is the best full length picture of the mermaid costume:

This is not a great pic, but you can see my gills:

Here is a great pic of four Darwinians and one Darwinian Auxilary:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Post!

So it's been well over a month and I intended to write an extensive post of my doings over that time. I was going to tell you about my proposal, and the associated stress (I lost ten pounds and felt like my throat was going to close up and strangle me), I was going to tell you about the beginning of the hockey season (only one regulation loss so far (!), Kane's Savardian spin-o-rama, hissy fits in Vancouver), our trip to the opera, Indian summer in Chicago, and the impending Winter of Doom. But I am tired, so instead, I'm going to share with you a story that I find hysterical. I don't know if you will - maybe I find it so funny because I know my family and can picture this perfectly. This story involves the first time my mother met my dad's family, and my aunt Nancy tells it something like this:

"It was one of the first times your dad took your mom out, but he forgot his wallet at home, so after he picked her up they had to come back and get it. It was a nice day out, and we were all outside. Jeff [her boyfriend, now husband] and I had been babyistting that day, and we had been given ten dollars, so we went to the store and bought a kiddie pool and filled it up and were sitting in it in the backyard. Your grandma was sunbathing on the deck. We wanted to bring the cat outside, because it was so nice, but we didn't want him to run away, so we had tied him to the deck. So there we all were when your dad brought your mom to the house: two grown adults in a kiddie pool, an old lady in a tube top, and a cat on a string. It's astonishing that she still married him."

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Someday I'll update again, I promise. When my proposal is over and I have my life back.