No, really, even for us it's been eventful. The first two weeks of October
were the last two weeks of our great Canada and America road trip. We covered
almost 7000 miles in three weeks. It was a trip of rediscovery and healing
in that we reconnected with our country, our land, and our people. It felt
great. It was also tons of fun as we visited amazing natural wonders, educational
historical sites, hard-core American kitsch, and of course wineries. We're
still sorting out the pictures and such and you'll get more details later.
Grab a little whimsy
As for the last two weeks, we've been catching up with our lives again.
I flew to Chicago to find out about my new boss and my new job. Crystal
found her new office and new responsibilities. We still have our delightful
houseguest. We bought Leather Pants of Evil (which I'm sure Crystal will
want to expand on later) and went dancing in them. We did chores. We went
to the movies (saw From Hell - nicely scary and beautifully shot even if
the conspiracy is a bit far fetched).
And, of course, we dressed up for Halloween. For Gaskell's on Saturday,
Crystal, Gina and I dressed as Elementals - Fire, Earth, and Water respectively.
The costumes were time consuming but totally worth it (even if it took
me three days to get that blue stuff out of my hair). Kevin
has pictures up on his site already and we'll have some later. On Sunday,
we dressed in Victorian mourning for the annual cemetary picnic in Mountain
View Cementary in Oakland. The place is huge and beautiful and I wish I
hadn't been sick so I could appreciate it more, but we did have a nice
lunch and see the Julia Morgan designed Chapel of the Chimes. As for the
big day itself, Crystal pulled out Alice and I snagged my dark fairy dress
and a tiara to wear to work. Just grab-something-from-the-closet costumes
since I managed to give Crystal my cold. No dancing for us that night.
We were home handing out candy and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns.
Can you overdose on Buffy? We're going to find out since FX is now airing
two episodes a day for the entire month of November. We can't wait for
the musical episode either, but I digress.
Suffice it to say, that we've been busy and the update for this month
is therefore short. You'll get more next month since we've entered our
"season." There's a ball, party, movie event, or holiday every weekend
from now till the end of the year. We'll have plenty to write about if
we manage to slow down that long.