Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dinner to go

Alrighty, here's my outfit of awesomeness. It was a big hit everywhere I went last night. Rather, it was a hit with the people I didn't have spend ten minutes explaining it to. Most people got thankfully. I took pics of the various stages of construction but I'll post that later when I'm not at work.

Happy Halloween!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

"You believe in the goodness of mankind," the fortune cookie says. It's no fun when they obviously aren't even trying.

All the sleuthing dogs in the world can't help you!

Jeezy Creezy, holidays are exhausting! Been working all night on Halloween costumes with my buddy Brad. Who knew making a post-apocalyptic hand-held Gatling gun would be such a chore? As for mine, I'm gonna be cutting it close but I really think my ensemble will be outstanding. Here's your next clue.

You won't figure out Ben's Clues,
You won't figure out Ben's Clues,
You won't figure out Ben's Clues,
Because I'm deliberately vague!
And also I'm very smart and I've been planning this for a long time.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I love watching clouds move fast on a windy day. like a vast armada off to conquer distant shores

Sunday, October 24, 2010

*sigh* microwave kettle corn is never as good as you get from the fair grounds

Some balls are held for charity and some for fancy dress

Actually it's a balloon. Also, it's a sneak peak of a major component of my Halloween costume. Any guesses?

Two posts in one day? Fancy that!

Die young(ish) and leave a good looking corpse

So last night was the Zombie Prom at a local bar here in Oak Hell. Back in the summer the same place, Rafters, had the cool tiki party. The turn out for the Tiki party was decent so we all had high hopes for the Zombie Prom. Then again, the fact that most people showed up to the tiki party without so much as a lei on, just in regular clothes, should have served to keep said hopes from getting too high. Most people around here don't know what a tiki is but Halloween is always a big to-do.

Here's a pic of me getting ready. Brad and Jessica's mom, Diana, did an amazing job getting me made up. Click the pic to go see more pics.

Aside from myself and my buddies Brad, Joe, and Jessica the only other zombie in the place was the bartender. Lame. A few gals had on regular Halloween costumes but as with the tiki party the vast majority were in street clothes. Our friend Karen had on an especially cute candy corn witch ensemble. There was one guy dressed up as a zombie hunter so that was a nice touch. There was a costume judging contest but it was based on crowd approval so naturally the chick in the full-body cat suit and the guy in the white tee shirt that he wrote on himself with a Sharpie to say Zombie Prom 2010 were crowned prom king and queen. I was robbed! Where's Carrie when you need her?

Overall though, it was a fun evening. The best parts were when we stopped at various convenience stores on our way to and from the bar. Everybody who saw us got a big kick out it. What i really should have gotten pics of was the shower when I got through cleaning up. All the fake blood and bits or gore splattered all over made it look like somebody really had been brutally murdered in there. The bulk of it washed away but I need to go clean it again. I still need to find something to get this fingernail polish off, though. Mom says theres some remover here somewhere but I'll prolly just go down to the garage and use some of dad's acetone.

Oh, and the gal I asked to be my zombie date was a bust. After saying yes and acting really enthused she never returned any of my texts and didn't show up (she had to work so she said she was gonna come by after she got done). Her loss. I still count it as a win 'cause I actually got up the nerve to ask instead of doing my usual grumpy coward routine.

Now I have to get started on my super cool, super secret costume for Halloween night, or rather the 30th 'cause that's when Trick or Treat is happening locally. I'm gonna go hang with my zombie compatriots 'cause their family does a big thing every year. Then when that's over there are other parties to go to. And then on actual Halloween night is the premier of The Walking Dead. I'm stoked! Here's a fun clip to get you in the mood.

hello, clear autumn night sky, your full moon is lovely

Friday, October 22, 2010

They've been in here for at least 30 mins looking at CDs and movies. Now they've discovered the used cassettes. I'm turning the lights out.
Crap, the parking lot is jammed packed. Is some shitty movie opening tonight?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saw Red, it was okay. Plenty of explosions and funny bits, good cast.
super excited! having real sushi at Kimono Kin with Seletyn then off to a movie
Nice! Found a jar of Amish frog jam in the fridge. Opted for that instead of apple butter. Talk about Sophie's Choice...

Saturday, October 16, 2010


A charming young lady was just in the store wearing a t-shirt that said, on the back, "I may not be miss right but I'll milk you dry until she comes along." And it was accented with rebel flags, naturally. That, in and of itself, didn't really bother me. There's an over abundance of shirts like that for guys so I'm all for the ladies having all opportunities be equal, even the sleazy, tacky ones. And this is being worn by a gal who could have made two of me, with meth tats all over her neck. Just to flesh out the image for you. Yes, I went there.

But on the front of her shirt was a smaller logo but I couldn't tell exactly for who or what. I'm pretty sure it was the Dixie Chicks, but I didn't want her thinking I was checking out her tits. It was Dixie Something at any rate. So I did a Google image search for "dixie chicks I may not be miss right t shirt" and got nada. I shortened it to "dixie chicks t shirt" and got porn, straight and gay. There were plenty of pix of the the actual Dixie Chicks scattered around, and true, by now a search for anything will get you porn, but still. What? Why? Now the next time I think about a blow job I'm gonna have that fat chick in my head.

And don't even try to pull the, 'you're fat too," line. I may be over weight but I carry it well as opposed to being morbidly obese. So just you shut up!
Bobby Goldsboro! AAH no! But also yes! "Summer (The First Time)" is maybe the 1st ode to a cougar to break the Top 40, and it was bubblegum!
Oopsie, went off and left my phone at home. Oh well. Today's retail adventure starts off with one of those Best Of funk compilations.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

so parched, need live-giving chai. an iced one, venti. thanks. how long until you get here?
Finally made it to Angaan, the Indian place in Beckley, for lunch. Mango lassi and tandori ftw!
The whole thunder and lightning thing this evening has been kinda weird. I like it, but it's still kinda weird.

Monday, October 11, 2010

holy shit, the band at Class 6 wing night just opened with Satellite Of Love. nice
I overwhelmed too many zombie dreams so you switched to dinosaurs? Nicely done, Brain That Hates Me.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Today is 10-10-10 and that's pretty rad, but XXX would be even radder.

Pith off!

A major component for my Halloween costume arrived in the mail today. Click the pic for a full view unobstructed by my page layout.

I've wanted a pith helmet for ages, and now I'm even more awesome than I was before! Once I obtain a fez I'll be strato-awesome.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Super NOT frustrating: Goldfrapp's Felt Mountain. Every track gives me chills.
Not frustrating: I'm now the proud owner of an awesome new pith helmet, British style.
Also frustrating: discovering I had set my alarm clock wrong after the power went out the other day. I've been a hour behind for days.
All my dreams were frustrating because I couldn't find the stuff I was looking for or get to the places I needed to go.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Just enough brake fluid left to make it home in one piece.
Awesome! Brakes went out on my way to work. And by awesome I mean fuck you, universe.
If I didn't have to poop I could get so much more done in a day.
Stoopid fish people from stoopid Manaan in stoopid KotOR making me stay up all night. I have to be awake in 7 hours dammit!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

One nice thing about chilly weather is rediscovering cool clothes you forgot you had 'cause you haven't seen them in about six months.
Resident Evil 3D was all sorts of ridiculous but in a fun enough way.
1st bar = too blah, 2nd bar = too redneck, sitting with a pal on his porch = just right

Saturday, October 2, 2010

There's one waiting for me to open, prolly wants to sell gold to buy pills. I shouldn't be cynical, might just want a present for her mom.
Mary B. you hot bitch, you make the AM a-okay!
warm toast with homemade apple butter on a cold morning is pretty groovy