Thursday, November 13, 2014

Getting Colder

Fall is coming! I've had to scrape off my vanpool window (long story--another update), and finally turn on the heater in my apartment. Oh well, I guess it's snowing in Chicago and Michigan, so it could be worse.

Here's the view of the trail I take when I bus/walk to work. You won't find this in Chicago!

Sadly, I have a feeling the leaves are going to get browner and the days a bit shorter. I'm told those in the PNW (Pacific North West) actually grow to prefer the dark and the gloom. I haven't reached that point yet, and I'm kind of hoping I never do. :)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A Quick Story of Tricks and Treats

It has been ages since I last wrote anything on here, and for that I apologize. I will try and post more regular in the near future. A lots happened since last I wrote, and I will post updates on that soon. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a short little story of what happened to me this Halloween.

I didn't go out for Halloween this year. One reason was that I'm still in the midst of meeting friends and creating something resembling a social circle here in Seattle. Another reason was that I'd had friends visit from out of town earlier in the week, and had hung out quite late with them on both Sunday and Tuesday. Third, my office has a pretty fun and kickass Halloween party every year:

So I thought was good enough. Also, I was just exhausted. So I stayed in on Halloween Friday, but not before leaving out a little offering for any potential trick-or-treaters in my apartment complex:

A few weeks ago, I had posted a picture of the Halloween decorations on my neighbors' door, because I thought they were hilarious and I liked their style:

So I stayed in Friday, watched a few short, scary films online, had my traditional viewing of Ghostbusters, and then went to take the trash out before bed.

And this is what I found:

AHHHH! The mummy moved! It wanted candy! A trick, a fine trick indeed. I checked my watch. It was just ten minutes to midnight. Enough time to respond with a trick myself.

So this is what I placed outside their door:

And how would his dancing partner, the skeleton react?

I think I made my point. Anyway, Happy Halloween everyone! :)