Pumpkin Party!

It’s nearly Halloween and my holiday-indifferent brain is all in a twist because I need to come up with a costume to go to a Halloween party next week. The best idea that Nordic Boy and I have come up with is to go as Piss and Vinegar, but (a) that is probably only funny to us, and (b) gross and (c) hard to interpret into an actual costume.

Before I get to Halloween stuff, remember how I said that it had been a while since a dance show had knocked my socks off? Well I solved that problem by going to see the Hubbard Street Dance Company who were here on tour from Chicago this weekend. My socks were blown off as well as a few other articles of clothing, they were so good. So once again, Chicago, you beat the pants off Seattle in terms of dance shows I have seen from both of these two towns. Dang you, Chicago. Seattle still has…um, mountains and stuff, and if mountain climbing were my thing I would mos def be sassing you about that. So there.

Things here in Seattle have taken a very rainy turn, and I have had to accept the fact that I won’t see the sun for another 6 months or so and that all my white cohorts are going to begin glowing a translucent if soggy alabaster. I thank all of you for your coat suggestions- alas none of them fit my admittedly picky-bastard standards. Don’t fret though- it’s quite apparent that if I have not succumbed to a raincoat for over ten years then my neuroses is way stronger than any of you can help me with, clearly, unless any of you happens to be a therapist. You are awful nice for trying though. (Me, hanging head in shame. A very wet head.)

So far, this post seems to be all about what sorts of things are below acceptable standards, doesn’t it? Costume ideas, dance in Seattle, sun levels, and raincoat appreciation. Yeesh. Let’s turn this party around, shall we?

How about I share the fact that this fall has been such a pretty one in my town? Sometimes, our falls can be really short- we can go from summer to winter in a week, or at least it feels that way. But this month has seemed long and positively autumnal. I have some random neighborhoody photos that I’ve snapped offa my phone to illustrate. Take a looksie?

To celebrate the autumnity of the surroundings, as well as the upcoming Halloween eve, my friends M and B had a pumpkin carving party at their house over the weekend. And you know what you do when you live in the city and don’t have a pumpkin patch handy to supply such an endeavor? You go to the local underground parking pumpkin patch, that’s what!

Don’t you just smell the mulled cider in the air? No? Too choked up with exhaust? Oh whatever.

At any rate, we got our pumpkins (Nordic Boy picked out a small white one, and BioGirl picked out a whopper of an orange one) and headed over to the party. I forgot to take a photo of ours (ok, fine, it should just be called Nordic Boy’s since I didn’t even touch the thing the entire evening because in case you haven’t heard by now I am HOLIDAY DEFICIENT) but rest assured he carved the cutest pumpkin ever- it had little beady eyes and a tongue sticking out of its mouth.

How about you look at someone else’s awesome pumpkin artistry instead?

Then we cozied up with a bunch of our friends and watched the best Halloween double feature ever conceived. First off, we watched Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster.

Followed by Queen of Outer Space starring the effervescent Zsa Zsa Gabor who ran around in action scenes in chiffon and sparkles the entire time.

I highly, highly recommend both movies. Highly.

Thus was spent another gorgeous weekend. One might say that the entire thing was full of piss and vinegar. And pumpkins. Piss, vinegar and pumpkins.


  1. Oh, AUTUMN. How I miss it. Thanks for the autumnal boost.Chicago! Represent! (Are people still saying that sort of thing? "Represent"?)

  2. Our leaves haven't started turning here yet. 😦 I'm going to be a boring ol' gypsy. In my defense, I will be working at the studio in costume and simply wanted to be wearing something very comfortable and easy to move around in so I can help a bunch of people paint. Another blogger went to a party this past weekend and posted some photos on her facebook page. Some of the really cute couples costumes were Popeye and Olive Oyl and there was another couple dressed up as Jon and Kate + 8 Zombie babies. "Jon" wore an Ed Hardy t-shirt, Kate wore a t-shirt that said "Jon and Kate + 8" on it and they attached 4 zombie dolls each on themselves.

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