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  1. Avatar Maribou says:

    I’m at work until 2 am tonight. Tomorrow, 2pm-10pm. I plan to dress for the occasion, one way or another. Saturday, SLEEP and then gaming with Jaybird and the gang. Sunday, Person of Interest in the early part of the day and then I am working 6pm to 2am.Report

  2. Avatar Will Truman says:

    We have a costume for Lain, but neither of us have a costume and she can’t eat candy yet, so I don’t know what we’re going to do.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      It’s an opportunity to meet neighbors. Dress the kiddo up, go door to door, “Howdy, I’m Will. This little ladybug is Lain. We just moved down the street!”

      I’m guessing that that’s what they did in the 1950’s, anyway.Report

    • Avatar Road Scholar says:

      Whatever else you do you HAVE to post a picture of little Miss Adorable in her costume.Report

    • Avatar dragonfrog says:

      When ours was half a year old or so, we made a costume for her, threw together some sorry excuses for costumes for ourselves, and used her to crash the neighbours’ halloween party (sort of – we could see through the window that there was a party, and knew them well enough that we were pretty sure if we showed up with a baby dressed as a bat, they’d invite us in).Report

    • Avatar Will Truman says:

      I’ve figured out what I’m going to do. I have a Batman (Beyond) t-shirt. I’ll put it on and be Bob Schneider’s Batman.Report

  3. Avatar Road Scholar says:

    Finally getting home this weekend. Been out for almost a month. My youngest is ten and this will be the first time trick or treating with her. Just never was able to work out being home. Sorta sad huh?

    Anyway, the older one is going to be home for the weekend too, so we’re going out as a team. Probably Mother Nature, Father Time, and the Tooth Fairy.Report

  4. Avatar James Hanley says:

    First college hockey game of the year tonight. Hooray.

    Good luck with the sleep study and CPAP. My health had gone seriously downhill after a couple years of sleep apnea, and after some months of the CPAP now I’m finally starting to get turned around and start getting back in shape.

    And as much as I hated the mask at first–and sometimes still do–I discovered as a life-long asthmatic that it’s really cool to have air literally forcing its way into my longs, instead of trickling in through a tiny restricted airway. Sometimes in the morning I leave it on for a while after I’ve woken up just for the pleasure of breathing so easily.Report

  5. Avatar Chris says:

    Nas released a new song yesterday, with him rapping over a J Dilla track from Donuts, just so y’all know.

    We’re avoiding F1 billionaires this weekend. Or, knowing R., we’ll probably end up crashing a $10,000 a ticket party for free (at ACL Fest, she ended up hanging out with a couple of CW actresses in the Platinum Lounge — $3,000 for a 3-day ticket — because a guy on the event staff just let her in).Report

  6. Avatar Reformed Republican says:

    Tonight is high school football.

    A few board games that I supported on kickstarter last year have been delivered recently, so I hope to break them in with my son on Saturday. Shadows of Brimstone is a dungeon crawl with a Wild West vs. Cthulhu-esque monsters from another dimension. It steals a lot from Deadlands, but that is fine. The other is Mars Attacks, a war game based on the old trading card set.

    Sunday afternoon my girlfriend and I are going to see Cossi Fan Tutte. Last Sunday was Otello. We became subscribers to the current Houston Grand Opera season after seeing Carmen at the end of the previous season.

    I will also manage to squeeze in the required chores and grocery shopping somehow.Report

  7. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    My homebrewed pumpkin spice ale is ready! My buddy charged me a six-pack for the use of his equipment but there’s still a case and a half. It’s brown, nutty, sweet, and delicious. So it’s brats and beer for dinner, handing out candy to the kiddies tonight, and hopefully enough time to read A History of the World in 6 Glasses before football on Sunday.Report

  8. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    I have candy and an actual human skull, so I’m almost ready for Halloween. Today I’ll go grab a pumpkin and do a quick carve, then happily await the neighborhood kids in their costumes coming to our door this evening.

    Tomorrow I plan to do a little relaxing, a little hiking, and a little pizza making. And I’ll probably stay in that night, because Oregon plays Stanford.

    Sunday I’m going to make a big pot of something, but I don’t know what yet. Chili? Soup? Stew? We shall see. Also, a friend of mine is moving from one part of the city to another, and has hired my son to hep unload the UHaul at the final destination Sunday afternoon, and since I’m his wheels I suspect that I’ll end up chipping in as well.Report

  9. Avatar North says:

    I bleached my hair white and added stripes, gonna hit the clubs with my friends and hubby as a tiger for Halloween.Report

  10. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    Kiddo’s costume is ready, Fledermaus and I still have work to do on ours. There’s a halloween party at Mr. T’s tonight, and one at another friend’s tomorrow that I might go to if I’m not all social-ed out from the first one.

    I’m going to try to get the used metal detector I just bought working (it seems kind like there’s a loose power connection or something), and then play a few rounds of find-the-wedding-ring-before-it-snows.Report

  11. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    Halloween was a bust for us. I think we had 10 kids ring the doorbell. Weather was terrible and then around 8pm it started snowing. So we have a huge bowl of uneaten candy that we really don’t need.

    Tonight we have Trivia Night at my sister’s parish. Team of eight with my extended family. Should be a lot of fun.

    Tomorrow I need to get my deer rifle spot-on because the season starts in one week (hooray). Then lots of laundry to do because I have to go to Connecticut for work next week. Fun, fun.Report

    • Avatar Michael Cain says:

      Largish mobs of kids last night, we ran out of candy and blacked-out the house. Seemed like many more kids than live in the neighborhood. My wife sat out on the front porch for a while, chatting up some of the kids and parents while handing out the goodies, and many of them were indeed out-of-neighborhood for various reasons. Number of houses “open for business” was one, lighting/safety was another.Report

    • Avatar zic says:

      We ran out of candy at 6:37; the amount I purchased usually hold out for at least another hour; so it seems like there were more kids than typical. But by 7:30, the streets were quiet, and it usually goes on till after 9:00, so maybe it was just all earlier this year. Preparation for ending Daylight Savings.

      I did notice that nearly most of the parents were in costume, too. There have always been some parents dressed up, but more were dressed up then were not this year. I wonder if this has something to do with cosplay culture becoming mainstreamed.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird says:

      In years past, 10 kids would have been a *JACKPOT* for us.Report

  12. Avatar zic says:

    Tomorrow, I’ll go to my (ex)step-father’s memorial service. I’m feeling very tangled about this; he and my mom divorced a decade ago; he was a POW in WWII, and the trauma made her life very, very difficult after he reached 75. Since there were multiple marriages between his family and my own biological family, (don’t ask, it’s difficult to explain, and sounds like incest, but it isn’t,) it’s awkward and confusing. Somehow, being part of the family who did not marry into his family, I’m on the outside looking in at grief, and get this subtle message I’m not supposed to have grief of my own. My mom feels similarly, which is really sad to me; they were married for a long time. He was damaged and flawed through his service, but she’s paid the price and takes the blame for breaking up family.

    I just hope that with his death family can move beyond, that some weird quantum kink will work itself out. Because my mother has, far too often in her life, paid the price for the actions of others. I would have her just be loved and accepted for the remainder of her life.

    The other trauma this week was yesterday, my sweetie’s birthday. He turned 59 yesterday. I’ve never had one of those ‘so old’ reactions to birthdays before, but I have with this birthday. It was telling that we went out in the woods yesterday to bushwhack up a mountain in search of an opening for me to photograph a bog I’ve been doing a photo-study of recently; I was the more energetic and able to handle the rough terrain. When we were done hiking, he told me it made him feel old. Just a year or two ago, it would have been easy for him. Stenosis is cruel.Report

  13. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Earned karma points at fencing this morning. A 20-something couple had come in and was sitting along the sidelines. I asked if I could answer any questions for them, and found out that they were visiting from California and by a series of events too long to go through here, had ended up at the rec center. He didn’t fence, but she did.
    “Then why are you sitting here, instead of being out there?” I asked.
    “I didn’t know there would be fencing; I didn’t bring my gear.”
    “What weapon?”
    “Epee — weapon of the gods.”
    “Then we can set you up.” I took her back to where we keep all the gear for classes and found her a breast protector, jacket, mask, and glove that all fit, and an epee. She fenced for an hour (and quite clearly knew what she was about). The boyfriend thanked me later, and said that she had been really missing her regular fencing fix.Report