Costume shopping

It’s that time of year again and like always, I’m at a loss as to what I’m going to dress up as for Halloween. I’m getting a bunch of helpful hints (thank you everyone, keep them coming) but nothing really is standing out for me. I think for the F&F Ball I’m going to recycle the baby costume but I still have to come up with something for the real Halloween party and something relatively simple for work. I’m leaving the costume shop now but I am not really leaving with any more insight than I came in with.

09.30.2008 

More TV yay!

I’m using TV to avoid doing housework. The problem is that I’m watching the 3rd episode of “Fringe” and I just don’t think it’s going to make the 4th episode cut. It’s interesting but pretty formulaic at the same time which is kind of bad after only 3 episodes. We shall see what this week holds but I’m not holding my breath.

09.29.2008 

Whipped cream, ice-cream and apple pie

Does it get any more American than that? Dad’s on his way back to Mexico tomorrow so I came down to Boulder City to have a dinner with the family since we were all together. Well, all the ones who were here. Manduh and Matt still insist that “Californy is the place you ought to be” and so they were absent. I was up -way- too late last night/this morning and I’m looking forward to an early bedtime.

09.28.2008 

How exactly is this not an X-Files rippoff?

I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. I never particularly liked X-Files although, to be fair, I never really watched it either. I’ve seen 4 episodes and it didn’t grab me and that’s my limit. I’m sorry Jessi…I hope we can still be friends. After 2 episodes of “Fringe” I’m interested. I don’t know if I’ll keep watching it but we’ll see. What -does- make me less than ecstatic is that me liking the “X-Files” is beside the point, tons and tons of other people obviously did. The story was already told. Do we really need to redo it?

09.27.2008 

I just can’t get away from them

I’m at Costco with Dad and Ma and I have to swing by the book and DVD aisle to see what’s what and lo and behold there’s this giant stack of Stephanie Meyer books. The biggest reason I get annoyed by these books is that they’re completely, utterly addicting but if you ask anyone who reads them if they’re good, no one ever says yes. Not a single person yet has used a phrase that wasn’t synonymous with “guilty pleasure” and said apologetically. I just have to take a deep breath and go with my default stance…anything that makes people read is a good thing.

09.26.2008 

Matt-a-palooza 3!

I’m not sure why but Matt (pictured here and not Matt, my brother and 50% of Malex) has a birthday every year dubbed “Matt-a-palooza” and it has quite a reputation. Much like it’s namesake, there’s multiple venues over multiple days and people get a little nuts. Tonight is the kickoff at Hooters in Sunset Station. By the way, that is our waitress Ashleigh with Matt in the picture. No I’m not making that name up. Her parents should be shot.

09.25.2008 

Movie time with friends and a serial killer

We’ve gathered here today for a momentous occasion, the sneak preview of “Choke”. Some of us have been waiting a looong time for this movie. Hopefuly it doesn’t disappoint. I wouldn’t want to piss off the dude with all the tattoos, would you?

Edit: “Choke” was officially AWESOME! Sam Rockwell and Angelica Houston played their parts to absolute perfection. The movie was just as funny and weird and dirty and funny as I remember the book being. Yes, funny is in there twice on purpose. There were, unfortunately, some older folks in the audience who just didn’t get it. As long as you don’t remember the Truman administration and you’re not easily offended by comedic sexuality, you’ll probably like it.

09.24.2008