October 31st, 2005


need... sleep...

Now watch me stay up for an hour after this.

I'm too tired to write a good entry, which is sad because there are a few things I'd like to write about, but by tomorrow I will have forgotten them. I'm trying to unravel the mystery of dead peppers. Athena's theory is that the enemies build an immunity to them. Or it was, until she figured out that they probably take away 30 times the amount of dead peppers that you have. So we hate using guidebooks. It's more fun to figure things out on your own.

I want to say something about Zidane, but I'm not sure what. I like him a lot though. Tonight I'm thankful for the Symphony SEED CD, Lacus Clyne (I totally want an album of hers), Halloween costumes, Halloween candy, and chocolate moosetracks.


I'm sitting here in my Goofy costume (minus the hat) and... that's about it. Just sitting here. We have no idea when kids are going to be trick-or-treating, or if they'll even come to our apartment, but we're ready! We actually probably won't be here during what I would imagine to be peak trick-or-treating hours, since we'll be at FHE, but I seem to remember people starting as early as five or so.

When we were looking at the candy selection at Vons on Saturday, they actually had trick-or-treat sized granola bars. "Stay away from the red zone. Nothing but fresh fruit and granola bars in the red zone." I didn't think they would actually make that easier. Maybe Californians really are the health nuts people from other states make us out to be.

We finally got to work on that new series today, only about three weeks after we got it... or is it two? I can't measure time anymore! NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! After it took us about ten minutes to "translate" the insert (we ended up transliterating it and adding a footnote), and then the table of contents proved to be nigh impossible, we were pretty discouraged. But we've done worse than sixteen pages in an hour and twenty minutes. That's what Fruits Basket is for! So things aren't so bad. Still want to get the game, though. And a system to play it on. We'll probably whine about that occasionally until we finally decide we don't need light and heating and go ahead and order the stuff anyway. Maybe we'll do it right now...





There's no real reason for that except that it's the last Goofy catchphrase that I haven't used.

As expected, we didn't win the costume contest. I think we would have stood more of a chance if the judges knew I made our costumes. There were indeed two Disney princesses--a Cinderella and a Belle. At first we were kind of upset about the Cinderella for a couple of reasons. One, I'm a perfectionist, so I instantly noticed that her costume was somewhat inaccurate. Two, our little sister Celeste is Cinderella, dang it! Once we got over the initial shock, though, it was fine.

The Cinderella was also a very nice girl, so it's hard to be annoyed with her forever. Belle walked in late (wearing her blue dress with the apron), and Cinderella, who was kind of being teased a little, said, "See! I'm not the only Disney--" and cut herself off. We were kind of like, "Um, hello? Dude, of course you're not the only Disney character!" Later, I playfully told her that I was hurt when she said that, and she apologized profusely and said that she said "Disney princess," which she didn't, because she cut herself off, but that's what she meant, and she sounded very sincere, so we forgive her. And she complimented our costumes and was amazed to find out I made them because there are so many zippers.

Belle I had a harder time with, because I'm Belle, and she was wearing too much makeup, and we had a How to Draw Beauty and the Beast book that says specifically that Belle is so naturally beautiful that she doesn't need makeup. Also, that girl sings tenor in the choir, which I think is wrong--if there are guys singing tenor, you don't need girls singing tenor. But that's just my personal prejudice. She might be a very nice girl. She did thank us for singing "Belle" when she walked by, though I'm not sure if she was being sarcastic or not--it really could have gone either way. I think we got the lyrics mixed up anyway. And she let Athena have the Special Dark Hershey's miniature she found.

There was bobbing for apples, and people were being poor sports about it, so I went ahead and tried it. I got five apples in 30 seconds, but I cut my lip with my lower canines. And I still feel like I have water up my nose. But it's nice to have people cheer you on.

At the end of the night, they put on Watcher in the Woods, and Yvonne (our ride) seemed to want to stay for it, or at least she showed no signs of wanting to leave, so we stayed and sort of watched. I feel kind of bad, because I kept asking what happens and one guy told me to zip it a couple of times, but I don't think he was too upset, and I doubt anybody ever really watches movies at young single adult ward FHE's anyway.

And thus we spent our Halloween. We were planning to watch mostly anime that had something to do with Halloween (Black Cat, Trinity Blood, Ginban Kaleidoscope (because it has a ghost)), but there was some stress which caused us to watch FushigiBoshi no FutagoHime. You could say it has something to do with Halloween, because lots of little girls dress as princesses, and there was a mention of man-eating wolves. I love Princess Sophie.

And tonight I'm thankful for Princess Sophie, pockets with zippers, mr. Goodbar, Hershey's Special Dark chocolate, and the CDs our cousin Jonathan burned for us before his mission.