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The Land of the Living and the Empire of the Damned

The verdict? Halloween 2008 was a success. Clockworkers and Halloween go hand in hand so work was good fun, as usual. Afterwards Harry Potter and I stopped to see the almost-birthday girl Sheela (Happy Birthday today!) then grabbed a quick dinner at the new Punch, on Grand Avenue. On the home front we enlisted a volunteer to hand out candy while we went trick or treating (she was dressed up as Pris from Blade Runner, which was a bonus). Upon our return we gave her all the non-vegan goodies. Naturally she walked away with 75% of the haul, but the boy was all right with that. And I was all right with staying in for the night afterwards. There seemed to be a billion and one grown-up type happenings. If I could’ve gone out it would’ve been too hard to choose which one(s) to attend.

Now that’s all behind us and it is November. All Saints Day and Day of the Dead, yes, but mostly novel writing time. I’d meant to start on the dot - at midnight - but passed out around 10 last night. So I kicked things off after coffee this morning. I briefly hit the wall, panicking when I only had 222 words under my belt, but then it started flowing. I took a break around 1500 words to take the boy to the last ever Cupcake Saturday at Letterbox, then on to a good walk through Loring Park and the Walker’s Sculpture Garden. More inspiration struck, as it always does, while I was driving around and while showering. It’s hard to take notes - other than mental ones - during either activity but I think I captured the essence of those thoughts. And this thing is shaping up nicely, even if it remains untitled.

day 306, looking ghostly on All Saints Day

Bonus: Oh my love, how I look forward to seeing your beautiful face, and your big chin, on the big screen again. And in person! Bruce Campbell will be in Minneapolis introducing six screenings of his new movie, My Name is Bruce on December 5th, 6th and 7th. Squeeeee!
Plus: Things that make you go buh? Latawnya, the Naughty Horse, Learns to Say No to Drugs. This is a children’s book. Allegedly. It was boing-boinged a while back but I just stumbled upon it now. Mind = blown.
And: Things that make me happy? The Flying Spaghetti Monster, on the menu.


  1. sheelar wrote:

    thank you for the birthday wishes and gifts, m’dear! xo!

    Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 8:54 pm | Permalink
  2. Sharyn wrote:

    But of course! It was good to see your face. I need more of that.

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

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