Odd day, all in all.
Mowed the lawn. Hopefully this is the last time this year. Mulched up all the leaves into fairly fine confetti.
Was rather amusingly lectured by P about my habits-I'm up too late, I do very little around the house, and when I do, it's grudgingly, "and don't think it's escaped my notice that you haven't made a financial contribution since February". I say it was fairly amusing because it's almost impossible to take him seriously when he tries to be paternal.
Then I went o a Halloween party as Martin Luther. This involved a monk's robe (actually an authentic alb), a hammer, a Bible, and a crucifix. I was supposed to have a copy of the 95 Theses, but that fell through for unknown reasons. Why Luther? Well, it was originally conceived as a "Religious Icons" party. As soon as I thought of the hammer, I had it. I also considered Buddha for myself, or, alternately, dressing myself as a priest, dressing one friend as a minister, a third person as a rabbi, and going as some kind of joke. Actually, I think my favorite idea would have been to just show up, generally as-is and say, "Was I not created in His form and image?" Anyway, good times, though I have a question: how did an activity as thoroughly repulsive as pumpkin carving get to be so romanticized? The whole process is fairly icky. Still, I was fairly happy with the way my cycloptic jack-o-lantern turned out.
Today's Link Of The Day is Retrocrush's Worst Halloween Costumes Ever. I don't remember any of the ones mentioned specifically, but I wore a couple of Ben Cooper's best in the early '80s. I believe once I was Captain America, and I know for sure once I was Gary Gnu, of the little-remembered edutainment show "The Great Space Coaster". http://www.retrocrush.com/costumes/
10/28/2001 4:21 AM