Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Well its Halloween and its actually beautiful weather! Maybe we will get lots of trick-or-treaters. That would be grand. Today is pumpkin carving day. I know, I'm cutting it a little close. I'm hoping to go for an ambiguous design so I can keep it lit after today. Martha Stewart has some fabulous designs on her blog. I will post some pictures tomorrow of how the pumpkins turned out.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Company Halloween

"Don't you just love New York in the fall... I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address."
I love this time of year. I especially love today because its the company Halloween party. Its so fun to see all of the clever costumes and everyones little kids who come by our offices to trick or treat. Working on an exclusively male team, I unfortunately work with a bunch of lame-o's who never dress up, but the rest of the company has some pretty great stuff. I do variations on the same theme every year. There is a gentleman here who is quite a bit larger than myself. He is about a foot and a half taller than me and around 200 pounds more than me. When not working for us he is a competitive weight-lifter. Last year I transformed a box the size of me into his business card and put 'Actual Size' on the back and walked around next to his back pocket. It was well received. This year I got a muscle suit, a bald cap, and a goatee and I will be his mini-me. I'm looking forward to his reaction.
Anyway, here are a few fall pictures for your enjoyment.

This is my lovely fall gourd arrangement

And aren't fall wreaths just fabulous?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

First Blog

When I start out a new journal I skip the first 3 or 4 pages just because I feel so much pressure to put something good on the first pages that I won't actually start writing. Somehow the first post feels similar. Anyway, this first post will be short but I wanted to say a few things from the get go. I use to be a blog hater. I thought they were lame whiney emo journal entries of self importance being sent into the universe. While there are many blogs of this nature, I find that there are many AMAZING blogs as well that I have come to love. I'm not proposing mine to be such, but I would like to create a space where I can express my interests, my views, and the happenings of my life for no person's enjoyment really, other than my self.
So heres to the start of this blog journey and thanks for coming cricket....self.