This past week was more eventful than should be allowed by god or man. Thank goodness for the endless candy (and the more reclusive hidden candy, hidden by me, somewhere) with which we energized our minds and bodies, bringing us happily through this busy Halloween season.
Saturday, October 27 2012
Eric’s band had a Halloween show//costume party last Saturday, so being the groupie that I am, my costume coincided with the band’s theme of “Grease”. I guess I was shooting for Cha Cha, yunno: the slutty, gum-chewing 45-year-old who won that dance contest with John Travolta, but not his heart. Of course, Eric went as Sandra Dee so….we made a really attractive couple. My Cha Cha wasn’t what I would call “accurate”, but…Sandy had a beard, so I think we broke even.
Monday. The Frankenstorm. Hurricane Sandy. We got off pretty easy here in Maine, with not much more than some intense wind and rain. The same can’t be said for New Jersey and New York; It’s strange being so far away from our home state while something as huge and devastating as this storm is affecting all of our family and friends in the area so universally. Most of our peeps were without power for the better part of a week, and some still are. Luckily everyone made it out without any bodily injury, but there is still a long way to go to repair the insane amount of damage done to the area.
Wednesday, October 21, 2012
And then, without warning, Halloween was upon us. As I wholeheartedly welcome any opportunity to wear cat makeup for the day, I dressed for the occasion. Working at a toy store on Halloween was maybe a little less exciting than you are imagining, mostly because we employees were the only one’s dressed up. Don’t children sometimes go into stores for trick or treating? Is that a thing? In any case, I ate basically all of the candy we had for the trick or treaters. They have no one to blame but themselves.
Wednesday Night, October 31, 2012
Later on, Eric and I donned our costumes (or our hybrid costume mutations, as they were) and attempted to see the Thriller vs. Purple Rain show down town, but were thwarted by the entire human-and-elsewise population of Portland, who were already there and in line and drunk by the time we arrived. We consoled ourselves with pizza and the unintelligible shouting of drunkards, which echoed all around us during our walk home.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Wasting no time whatsoever, we made the transition from Halloween to Thanksgiving on Saturday with a sure-to-become annual celebration of Friendsgiving! Our friends Anna and Andy hosted, and everyone brought something amazing to eat, and the whole night was so much fun, and I stuffed myself so full of pie that it was not to be believed.