Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Well, Halloween is here again, and we've decided to indulge in a bit of animal cruelty here at the Earle household. That's my wife, Sarah, and Lina in her lovely bee costume. You can't see it, except for a faint gleam in her eyes, but she is full of hate.

Most times when we put, say, a bandanna on the dog, she'll bite and tear at it until she manages to rip it off, and then it becomes her newest chew toy. We managed to avoid this with the bee costume by taking her for a walk - letting her break it in, so to speak. She still fought us on the antennae, but they stayed on long enough.

Lots of trick-or-treaters this year, although not enough to overcome the amount of candy we bought in preparation. (My coworkers are going to have a good day tomorrow, followed by cavities.) Plenty of generic scary costumes, plus two Iron Men, a Spider-man, a Batgirl, a Wonder Woman (in fur coat), and a chihuahua in a bee costume, which Lina accepted with good grace. Also my half-assed Black Lantern costume, which consisted of a T-shirt and a ring. I'll do better next year, I promise!

Now the children have all retired to get ready for school, and there's nothing left for it but to watch Sweeney Todd and The Walking Dead (10pm on AMC - should be good), and get ready for NaNoWriMo tomorrow. Luckily (or not, depending on how you look at it), I've got an appointment with my dentist in the early afternoon tomorrow, so I'll be home early to try and pump up my word count.

It's going to be a busy November!

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