Sunday, October 31, 2010

Weekend Wanderings: Halloween

After work on Friday, we went to a member potluck at the HVCCA in honor of their new artist in residence, which was much more fun than I expected it to be. Some of the food was really good, and the conversation was really hearty and interesting. There was also a baby that I got to walk around with. I'm fond of adorable, angelic babies that don't cry, but merely grab your hands and walk around. She belonged to an adorable hipster couple who also happened to make really good risotto. The wife was from Minnesota, but looked like she was from Paris.

We woke up late-ish on Saturday morning, and then went to Macy's to buy some earrings that were on a good sale. Roger called them my "I'm sorry I crashed your car" gift. The saleswoman was slower than we expected, so we didn't have time for breakfast, and ended up rushing him to work. I went to an absolutely amazing house to do an interview that afternoon, which was wonderful. I want to own an old home one day, though lord knows when I'll have enough money/a stable living-situation, so it was nice to visit one for the day. Rachel picked me up that evening to get Roger and eat dinner at Birdsall House, which was even better the second time around. Their ruben was just wonderful (as was the shrimp & grits - I ate half of Roger's), and we're really looking forward to the day when they open a biergarten next door.

Today, of course, was Halloween. Since 2008, Halloween has sort of gone downhill. I'm not complaining; 2008's Halloween, when we threw "the best party at Sarah Lawrence. Ever." was fantastic, but I don't mind quiet evenings at home, either. Sure, a few more trick-or-treaters would be nice (my father's enormous light show has drawn about 12 tonight, and my parents have told me that's more than in the past three years combined), but I made some really good black bean & pumpkin soup at Allison's recommendation for dinner, and that seemed festive enough. Maybe Roger and I will watch a horror movie, and that will count. Otherwise, we've mostly been mulling over plans. I knitted some, and wrote an article. A good, vaguely productive day, and a nice (and delicious!) way to end the weekend.

3 comments:

  1. There doesn't appear to be any Halloween in New Zedland.

    Roger crashed your car??

    I am familar with this policy of gift exchange. One year Dave forgot my birthday (he will deny this) and for the rest of the summer i made him "secretly" tell every waiter we had that it was my birthday so i would get songs and cake. In August he gave me a bunch of mirrors to celebrate my vanity.

    I still have those mirrors.

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  2. Halloween in England was terrifying, so maybe NZ not having it at all is a good thing.

    And yeah, about a month ago, he rear-ended someone while driving my car back from the airport. He was very nice about it and keeps trying to get me to fix the cosmetic damage on the hood and let him pay for it, but we'll see how that goes. I'm not in a rush.

    I love your story. It is beautiful.

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  3. Halloween in England was terrifying, so maybe NZ not having it at all is a good thing.

    And yeah, about a month ago, he rear-ended someone while driving my car back from the airport. He was very nice about it and keeps trying to get me to fix the cosmetic damage on the hood and let him pay for it, but we'll see how that goes. I'm not in a rush.

    I love your story. It is beautiful.

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