Well, since I probably won't write again until Monday, I thought I should give you some good Hallowe'en graphics.
In anticipatory celebration, I've got a bat sticker on the corner of my glasses, a small tattoo (fake, duh) under one eye, I'm wearing all black, my shirt reads COSTUME, and my socks have little jack-o-lanterns all over them.
My officemates are going to think I'm a freak. In fact, I'm pretty sure my husband, inspecting my new tattoos last night, was thinking quietly to himself, "Dear god, I married this?"
And as I've said before - this is only my second-favorite holiday. Just wait until the winter holidays roll around!
Yesterday afternoon I was trying to read through some code with an eye to cleaning it up and modularizing it. This isn't especially strenuous work, so at the same time I was doing that, I was talking to KT on AIM and participating sporadically in an argument on the Diary-L mailing list.
The argument was getting sortof out of hand, though, and at one point I told KT, "I'm going to have to take my work home with me tonight. There are too many distractions at work!"
I mostly finished our Hallowe'en costumes last night, though Matt's didn't turn out as good as I thought it would. I talked about maybe just giving up and going to Target to buy a giant pumpkin or M&M costume, but Matt insisted that he wanted to wear the one I made. "Tom Gregg was a giant M&M!" he protested.
Of all the people we've invited to our party so far, the only ones who have said for certain that they're coming are KT, Kevin, Jeremy, Elizabeth, T, Jerry, and (probably) Becky. I'm sure some others will come - they just missed the part in the e-mail where I said "Please let us know whether you're coming!" (Hint, hint, all of you who read my journal!) Anyway, of the people who have said they're coming, exactly one of them - Becky - is planning on coming in costume. I'm glad Becky decided to wear a costume; I was starting to worry that Matt and I were going to be the only ones. (KT and Kevin were planning on costumes, but KT's recent injury made it difficult for them to put something together. I don't know whether they'll try to slap something together at the last minute or not.) I sure hope some of the non-RSVP'ers are going to come in costume. (Maybe I should have threatened to take pictures of everyone not in costume, instead. That would've decked 'em out!)
Wait, I just remembered Carl insisting that Colleen not tell what his costume was going to be because he wanted to surprise us, so I guess Carl is coming. And since Carl is coming, there's a pretty good chance that Richard and Colleen will come, too. Whether Richard and Col will be in costume or not remains to be seen.)
Pictures Monday, I promise! My camera is all charged up and ready to go!