Wednesday, November 01, 2006
halloween nerds unite!
these are pictures from our neighbourhood walk last night. some places/houses really went all out! i LOVE people who go all out for halloween. one house had this giant spider that they controlled from the porch and half a skeletal body impaled on a spinning turntable. we want them to adopt us. halloween is > christmas, as fas as i'm concerned. it's like being kids again, and it's all for fun. christmas is a very phoney baloney holiday. it's stressful, lots of pressure, all about getting/buying STUFF under the auspices of "charity" and "giving", and then it's tied to depressing jesus ish all at the same time. no thank you. it's like fake togetherness and fake bonding because that's what you're supposed to do, as opposed to what you really want to do. halloween and thanksgiving trump it, x 10000000000 in my opinion. i like holidays where people and neighbours walk around, stand in the street and chat it up, etc. for some reason christmas just seems really inorganic to me.
so...we finished season 1 of battlestar. and there's a hole in our heart that can only be filled by season 2. which we don't have yet. eek! i've also started watching season 2 of this show called "top chef"...which i'm addicted to because i can relate to the challenges, and it's a (completely perverted) representation of what i used to do. so now my tv tally runs at this: buffy, battlestar, top chef, veronica mars, and bev hills 90210. it's packed!!! i'm also finding it EXCEEDINGLY difficult staying disciplined during reading week and actually doing work. all i want to do is bum around the house and make preserves and ride my bike.
tonight for dinner we're having that sweet potato-cheddar cheese gratin from monday...with oven-roasted brussel sprouts and oven-roasted asparagus. i made fudgy chocolate brownies for dessert last night as well. they're awesome, as was the curried jamaican pumpkin stew the boy made. it was fantastic...the only thing it could have used a little more of was heat from the habenero.