November 1st, 2012


Poem for Thursday and Halloween Celebration

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Despite the state of the region and the entire northeast, our neighborhood managed to have a lovely Halloween, though mine started very early when Adam woke me around 6 a.m. to help him with his makeup so he could dress as a woman (specifically, as his girlfriend, since the clothes and shoes he wore were hers). If his goal was attention, he apparently got plenty (unsurprisingly not all positive, but now he knows we're not making it up when we tell him how pervasive sexism and homophobia are). Meanwhile I went for my annual mammogram -- I figured Halloween was as good a day as any, though sadly none of the nurses or techs had Groucho Marx glasses on -- and stopped at AC Moore, which was getting rid of all Halloween stuff in favor of Christmas items, bah!

The neighborhood has an annual Halloween party organized in part by Adam's friend Daniel's mom, so in the afternoon after sweeping the porch, setting up the candles, and waiting for Paul to come home so we could make our jack-o-lantern (he carves the pumpkin, I separate and roast the seeds), we went to the party with Adam, where we had a couple of slices of pizza and some pretzels and looked at adorable kids' costumes -- at one point Darth Vader was having a lightsaber battle against Harry Potter, Captain America and Wonder Woman, while Iron Man was chasing a lion and a ninja, and a girl pirate was waving a sword at the devil. Adam went trick or treating with Maddy and I gave out piles of candy to neighborhood kids. Hope people are getting power back and on the road to recovery...

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