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November 1st, 2009


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03:46 pm - Halloween
For the first time in a while, we actually did something for Halloween. While teaotter used to opportunity to start working on her novel, amberite, xtricks, athenian_abroad, Aaron, and I all went to see a live performance of Nosferatu. Here's, info about the show, which continues on Fridays and Saturdays until November 21. It is put own by the same people who performed the Star Trek in the park show I went to see in July.

The show was 70 minutes of fun and well done theater. It wasn't brilliant, but it was quite enjoyable, with a very good performance by the actor playing Count Orlak. It was also interesting that the play explicitly follows (except in the name of the vampire) the version of the story from Werner Herzog's brilliant 1979 remake Nosferatu the Vampyre , rather than Murnau's original film from 1922, which given that I love the Herzog version made me very happy indeed.

The evening was also fun because Alice & I got somewhat in costume as the 4th and 3rd doctors from Dr. Who respectively & I was fairly pleased with the pumkin I carved. This was also our first Halloween in Ladd's Addition, and for the first time in Portland, we actually got a fair number of children doing trick or treat. I was very glad to see that hysteria & fundy lies about the (utterly nonexistent) threat of strangers giving children poisoned candy and all the other paranoia that surrounds children today has not entirely killed this off. This year we didn't buy candy, because Alice won a very large jar of chocolate candy eyballs (along with a book) at the The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, by having the closest guess as to the number of chocolate eyeballs in the jar. She came up with her guess by counting the eyballs on the bottom and counting the rows and estimating, and so announced to all the children last night that "I won this candy using math".

All in all, a good day. Here are pictures of Alice & I (which is definitely not the best picture of me) and of the pumpkin I carved.







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From:dancinglights
Date:November 2nd, 2009 08:39 pm (UTC)

costumes!

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hee. You guys are frickin adorable.

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