Hannibal V Constantine (hannibalv) wrote,
Hannibal V Constantine
hannibalv

October 27, 2001

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/

JHR
10/28/2001 4:21 AM
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