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Poem for Halloween


In View of the Fact
By A. R. Ammons


The people of my time are passing away: my
wife is baking for a funeral, a 60-year-old who

died suddenly, when the phone rings, and it's
Ruth we care so much about in intensive care:

it was once weddings that came so thick and
fast, and then, first babies, such a hullabaloo:

now, it's this that and the other and somebody
else gone or on the brink: well, we never

thought we would live forever (although we did)
and now it looks like we won't: some of us

are losing a leg to diabetes, some don't know
what they went downstairs for, some know that

a hired watchful person is around, some like
to touch the cane tip into something steady,

so nice: we have already lost so many,
brushed the loss of ourselves ourselves: our

address books for so long a slow scramble now
are palimpsests, scribbles and scratches: our

index cards for Christmases, birthdays,
Halloweens drop clean away into sympathies:

at the same time we are getting used to so
many leaving, we are hanging on with a grip

to the ones left: we are not giving up on the
congestive heart failure or brain tumors, on

the nice old men left in empty houses or on
the widows who decide to travel a lot: we

think the sun may shine someday when we'll
drink wine together and think of what used to

be: until we die we will remember every
single thing, recall every word, love every

loss: then we will, as we must, leave it to
others to love, love that can grow brighter

and deeper till the very end, gaining strength
and getting more precious all the way...

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Sunday was as gorgeous as Saturday, clear and not too warm. Unfortunately there were many chores to be done, and why does the day after Daylight Savings Time ends always seem too short even though we gain an hour? I was up too late last night (1 a.m. though it was 2 a.m. as far as my body was concerned, we'd just turned the clocks early) looking at Mars, and then wide awake at 7:30 even though I could have slept another hour before the kids had to get ready for Hebrew school. I'm working in my younger son's classroom tomorrow with a Halloween project, forgot to buy glue today, must do that in the morning; had to get some stuff ready for that, and do some cleaning since we will have people in our hall all evening Monday evening -- we usually take turns trick-or-treating with the kids and giving out the candy at home. We haven't even carved the pumpkins!

In the evening I went with perkypaduan to a lovely Samhain celebration at beeej's house -- first Pagan ritual I've been to since I left Chicago more than ten years ago (since I've had children I've been more focused on the Jewish part of my Jewitchery). I really need to do that for the eight major holidays a year. I had a brief moment of wondering this morning whether I might be sending my kids a confusing message by going, since I keep telling them that I think the practices of Christianity and Judaism are incompatible when they ask whether we can be "both" so they can get Christmas presents -- the issues for them are completely materialistic, not theological -- and then this very morning Aish.com (which is far more traditional than I have ever been) posted an article on Witchcraft and Judaism that made me remember all the reasons Wicca and Judaism are not incompatible except in the names by which the God and Goddess are addressed. So when everyone else said Cerridwen/Hecate/Pomona, I said Shekinah, and all was well -- the people in the group are very friendly, supportive and welcoming and I felt very centered and whole afterward.

I have missed visiting beeej for Highlander pimping -- the moment I walked into her house and smelled the candles I immediately thought of Adrian Paul. *g* I have also missed her cooking; tonight she made fantastic chicken gumbo and there were cupcakes and cheeses and chips and chocolate...I ate very well. *g* beeej also decorates her house for Halloween more than anyone I know, and I love it! She showed us her new "TEH CLEX" license plates and then offered to show us the Smallville third season blooper reel (in which Michael Rosenbaum leans in to kiss John Glover) and it made me very nostalgic for our TV Wednesdays. I missed The West Wing because we were still in Virginia, and the kids were waiting for me when I got home so I put off watching Rome till Wednesday night.

In honor of Halloween, here are photos of the "Blair Witch Project" church and graveyard near Burkittsville, Maryland. This is the creepiest cemetery I have ever walked in, because the stones have been so ravaged (some have been uprooted from the ground entirely, some cracked, while some are jutting up with their bottoms visible). The ground was very soft this weekend after all the October rains and my feet kept sinking into the ground. I was terrified of stepping into an unmarked grave and left very quickly. The state is definitely aware that people stop here as a tourist destination, though, because while there was nowhere to park for a quarter mile last time we were up this way, there is now a pull-off with signs about the Civil War marches along Gapland Road directly across from the church.


Ceres Bethel AME Church, built in 1870 by freed slaves, now a part of South Mountain State Park to protect it from the vandalism that has been rampant since the movie.


Behind this 1871 tombstone, you can see others propped against the tree, no longer standing at the heads of the graves they once marked.


Of the 1800s stones, this one is in the best shape. There are some much newer stones -- servicemen from the two world wars and civilians buried as late as the 1960s.


This has nothing to do with the church -- it's beeej's awesome license plate. *g*


And while I'm behind a cut, quizzes:

minstrel
MINSTREL

You are the Minstrel, the
artistic and introspective personalitys in
fantasy. Minstrels can range from court bards
to wandering performers willing to play their
instruments or sing in any inn they come upon
just to earn some money. Minstrels are very
creative and are naturally artistic. They are
often deep, quiet, and philosophical. Their
thoughts and ideas can be very profound.
Minstrels usually have a way with words or
music. These artists see the beauty around us
or delve within themselves and produce
something new that is truly
wonderful.

Color: Azure
Animal: Horse
Gem: Sapphire
Symbol: Harp
Image: http://www.deviantart.com/view/7352128/

Who would you be if you were a character in an epic fantasy? (beautiful pictures)
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cruisedirector's Halloween party:

99andrising dressed as Paris Hilton.
_bellacosity dressed as a nice noose, and it suited them disturbingly well.
_boof dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Ella, though it looked more like a Level 2 wizard.
_guestage_ dressed as a turkey.
_inbetween_ dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Jaw of Bone.
_lore dressed as a junior bastard operator from hell.
_nightelf dressed as Optimus Prime.
_redpanda_ dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Cheeseball Stinkerbiscuits".
_slytherin_slut dressed as the King of Tuvalu.
acidic_lipstick dressed as a bottle of Celergran.
adpacaus dressed as Marge Simpson.
aerama dressed as Tom Clancy.
aerynsunx dressed as a dog.
aesc dressed as a Level 4 wizard.
affectedmangoo dressed as Abraham Lincoln.
agentirish dressed as Osama bin Laden.
alex_voy dressed as a Level 1 barbarian.
alexabond dressed as Matt Damon, and it suited them disturbingly well.
altair_dragon dressed as the Governor of Alaska.
altariel1 dressed as the Beat Power Ranger, and it suited them all too well.
amalfi dressed as the Cardinal of Old Meadow.
amara_1783 dressed as a data entry administrator.
amchau dressed as Gabrielle Reece's grandmother.
amedia dressed as someone called "Mable Pugh", but you've never heard of them before.
amyth71 dressed as a catcher for the Astros.
anananubia dressed as a pimp.
ancarett dressed as Uhura from "Star Trek".
anglachel1 dressed as a perky devil.
anglepoiselamp didn't dress up, spoilsport.
anjalicat dressed as the Governor of Arkansas.
ann_tara dressed as a conversion.
annathepiper dressed as a valley.
anneline dressed as a giraffe.
anniemaclean dressed as the love child of Bill Gates and Meg Ryan.
anonymousfour dressed as a deer.
anorienbean dressed as a ghost, though it looked more like Tom Cruise.
anothersuperboy dressed as the Bottom Power Ranger.
antychan dressed as a cavity.
apaulled dressed as the Drunk Power Ranger.
apiphile dressed as Lt. Cmdr. Data from "Star Trek".
araliesse dressed as Jessica Simpson.
archet dressed as Comic Book Guy.
ariestess dressed as a 1960's hippie child.
arionrhod didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
arysteia dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Elf's Javelin, though it looked more like a mummy.
ash_llelo dressed as a Southeast Pennsylvania Evening-Daily employee.
asherahs dressed as a ghost.
asynje dressed as O. J. Simpson.
atanvarne_lj didn't dress up, spoilsport.
atarau dressed as a zombie.
athenakt dressed as Tinkerbell.
atorable didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
atrata dressed as the President of Costa Rica.
aubadere dressed as Worf from "Star Trek", and it suited them all too well.
aubrem dressed as a Oklahoma ConsultantsCooperative employee.
avari_elf dressed as a bottle of Topnex.
ave_ebony dressed as the King of Taiwan.
bantha_fodder dressed as Martha Stewart.
beautiful_rain_ dressed as Tiffani-AmberThiessen.
beckyo dressed as Woodrow Wilson.
beeej dressed as a can of Coke.
being_here dressed as Jennifer Lopez.
bellonagoddess dressed as a 1990's grunge child.
beruthiels_cat dressed as the Lethargic Power Ranger.
bethbethbeth dressed as Salma Hayek.
bethfrish dressed as a mortician.
bethos dressed as someone called "Lois Ritchie", but you've never heard of them before.
beyond_invictus dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
bicyclette dressed as Sir Ian McKellen.
bithysith dressed as a 1970's disco child.
bits_n_baubles dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Mariah.
blnkfrnk dressed as a bottle of Topreprobic.
bloodraven77 dressed as a bottle of Burnpenovir.
blue_raven dressed as a new superhero: Beta Fox.
boggartmoonhead gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a 1990's grunge child.
bohemian_rose90 dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
bon1138 dressed as Counselor Troi from "Star Trek".
bonesm dressed as a devil.
bookofdays dressed as Gwen Stefani riding a moose.
born2rumble1st dressed as Elvis Presley.
boxer_ferret dressed as Optimus Prime, though it looked more like a substitute sheet spreader.
bri_chan dressed as a cup of coffee.
brieza dressed as Oprah Winfrey riding a turkey.
brightbeak dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
brimstoneangel dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Robin.
bronzelionel dressed as the Spotted Power Ranger.
caffyolay dressed as Elvis Presley.
cain1999 dressed as Optimus Prime.
candie_113 dressed as a victim.
caorann dressed as your uncle.
captainjames dressed as a alternative wookie.
captaintinuviel dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Drunken Genius.
cara_chapel didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
carlanesses dressed as Grandpa Simpson.
cassievalentine dressed as something active, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
cdkobasiuk dressed as Counselor Troi from "Star Trek".
celandineb dressed as a third baseman for the Mets.
centricity dressed as a linebacker for the Raiders, and it suited them disturbingly well.
chalcedony dressed as Julia Roberts.
championlurker dressed as Michael Jackson.
chases_the_moon dressed as your mother-in-law.
chazzbanner dressed as the main character of "Double Indemnity".
cherry_glitter dressed as a Level 6 paladin.
chesnutella dressed as the Cardinal of Lexington.
chessie_reeves dressed as a skunk.
childeproof dressed as Yu-Gi-Oh.
chlaal dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
chrismm dressed as a KQUE-TV Channel 8 employee.
chyna_rose23 dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
ciaran_draco dressed as Oprah Winfrey.
cionaudha dressed as Woodrow Wilson.
col_kira_nerys dressed as someone called "Mary Scrimpshire", but you've never heard of them before.
communicator dressed as Captain Kirk from "Star Trek".
copperbeech dressed as Nadja Auermann.
cordelia_v dressed as the Marquis of Zidoratdyne.
cordeliadelayne dressed as Saddam Hussein.
corialis dressed as a tasty angel.
covenhouse_cat dressed as Optimus Prime, and it suited them all too well.
cps250 dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Busy Mage.
cream_rose dressed as a cup of coffee.
creativepseudo dressed as the Vicount of Thycade.
crossbow1 dressed as the Lord of Ritophex.
cutecoati dressed as the Governor of North Carolina.
cybermum dressed as Michelle Branch.
cykie dressed as a rabbit.
cyn_ful dressed as the Vicount of St. Hoskins, and it suited them disturbingly well.
d0minique dressed as the love child of Michael Douglas and Halle Berry.
danachan gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as something large, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
dancerin036 dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Oprah Stinkerbuns".
dancingbarefoot dressed as Captain Kirk from "Star Trek".
darchildre dressed as Jessica Simpson riding a badger.
dark_cygnet dressed as a 1960's hippie child.
darkrhiannon dressed as the love child of Robert Downey Jr. and Janet Reno.
darkrosetiger dressed as a pirate.
dawning_star dressed as Halle Berry.
daylyn dressed as a fox, and it suited them disturbingly well.
deborah_judge dressed as a bottle of Epimax.
deidrecorwyn dressed as a FentonCorporation employee.
delica dressed as the Duke of Burcit.
dellastarr dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Cauldron of Salem.
dernhelm_3019 dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Friendly Commander, and it suited them all too well.
desdemona_snape dressed as a raccoon.
dirtyminx dressed as James Garfield.
discord26 dressed as a character from "Scarface", and it suited them all too well.
divineway dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Annoying Demon.
dock_leaf dressed as Chester A. Arthur.
dorothy1901 dressed as a WKME-FM 92.0 employee.
dory_gray dressed as a junior system administrator.
dphearson dressed as a Level 2 barbarian.
dr_jekyl dressed as Chewbacca.
dragonelle_fics dressed as Liv Tyler's brother.
dreamplum dressed as a pimp.
dryada dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
dudielebasei dressed as a third baseman for the Giants, though it looked more like a character from "The Conversation".
dylant dressed as a dead witch.
ealgylden dressed as a quarterback for the Falcons.
eemilyvr1 dressed as Kate Hudson riding a rat.
egretplume dressed as a zombie.
eileenlufkin dressed as a pirate.
eiluned dressed as something annoyed, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
eklisiewicz dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Harp of St. Petersburg.
el_wing dressed as Rutherford B. Hayes.
elanor_isolda dressed as a yawn.
elanorkat dressed as the Governor of Arizona.
elfflame dressed as the Marquis of Abigail Gulch.
eligyah dressed as a linebacker for the Giants.
elistaire dressed as a character from "Amélie".
elladans_witch dressed as the King of Libya.
ellbee804 dressed as a pimp.
elspethsheir dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Oprah Toadbrains".
empress_wu dressed as Martha Stewart.
empy dressed as Princess Leia.
enora dressed as Madonna.
eponis dressed as Hurricane Jeroen.
eruthiadwen dressed as Dick Cheney.
esteliel dressed as a Eshleman-Eriksensoft employee.
esteven dressed as the Frightened Power Ranger.
ev_vy dressed as a red carpet.
eva_rosen dressed as a Brooks & Simmons Gizmos, Incorporated employee.
eveline725 dressed as Martha Stewart.
evildrem dressed as your mother, though it looked more like a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Erratic Wanderer.
evilleaper dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Eva.
experiment627 dressed as Osama bin Laden.
eyebrowofdoom forgot to put on clothes!
fairy_armadillo dressed as a volume.
fanaddict didn't dress up, spoilsport.
fangirl_lizzie dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Shrieking Desperado.
fannore dressed as a gate.
fantasticmuse didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
faramir_boromir dressed as James Monroe.
ferretgm dressed as LeBron James's aunt.
fiamaya dressed as the love child of Rush Limbaugh and Kathie Lee Gifford.
fictionbya dressed as someone called "Samuel Firth", but you've never heard of them before.
fictualities dressed as Chewbacca.
fileg dressed as Wolfgang Puck.
finealine dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Friendly Conqueror.
firefly_quill dressed as something transparent, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
firefrorefiddle dressed as a skeleton.
firiath dressed as a skeleton.
firiel77 dressed as James Buchanan.
follicks dressed as Bruce Willis.
frahulettaes dressed as a screwdriver.
freedomfry dressed as Tom Cruise, though it looked more like a Washington & Co., Incorporated employee.
freedomrhodes dressed as a character from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
freelove dressed as a first baseman for the Red Sox.
french_hobbit dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Strength of Fire.
frickabrandis gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Frylock.
friede dressed as a pirate.
froda_baggins dressed as a bottle of Rivaura.
furor_scribiend dressed as a absence.
fuschia dressed as a diplomat from Sao Tome and Principe.
gblvr dressed as Franklin Pierce.
gblvr_lite dressed as a new superhero: Caped Fox.
gernblandston dressed as Ricky Martin.
ghazalah didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
giddyupnow dressed as a compound ghost.
girlfromsouth didn't dress up, spoilsport.
glimmer_glass dressed as the Cardinal of South Murstin.
goat_song dressed as an external hard drive.
goddessofwords dressed as Reese Witherspoon.
gotham_syren dressed as J.K. Rowling, though it looked more like the Marquis of Yellow Grove.
graculus dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Mage of Darlington.
greedy_dancer dressed as something tender, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
guanin dressed as someone called "Louis Silberstein", but you've never heard of them before.
guinan gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a Level 12 wizard.
gullygilly dressed as Manny Ramirez's mother-in-law.
hak42 dressed as the Giant Power Ranger.
half_elf_lost dressed as a new superhero: Cosmic Witch.
hammerxsword dressed as a zombie, though it looked more like Optimus Prime.
hannahdiana dressed as a zombie.
heidi8 dressed as a 1970's disco child.
helens78 dressed as your sister.
hibernate didn't dress up, spoilsport.
hiddendaze dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Slimy Gigglebuns".
hiddenhibiscus forgot to put on clothes!
hill_ dressed as a deficiency.
hipolyta_d dressed as a bottle of Optilog.
history_geek dressed as a investment.
history_spork dressed as Connie Chung.
honey_child dressed as the Marquis of Leptjella.
honoria dressed as a new superhero: Squirrel Mane.
howlingmojo dressed as Satan.
hurrymyway dressed as Monica Lewinsky.
hydaspes dressed as the President of Croatia.
iandiinthesky dressed as Mandy Moore.
iibnf dressed as the love child of Dan Fouts and Meg Ryan.
immora dressed as a bear, and it suited them disturbingly well.
improperlydone dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
ingrid_m dressed as a halfback for the Dolphins.
innusiq dressed as your grandmother.
insidian dressed as the Governor of Georgia.
ios_pillow_book dressed as Optimus Prime.
istalksnape dressed as Matt Damon riding a bear.
istima dressed as the Duke of Levograf.
ithilwen dressed as Ozzy Osbourne.
jack_aubrey dressed as a elk.
jacquesmoineau dressed as James Patterson.
jalitha dressed as a bottle of Corovir.
jamestkirk dressed as a Brandon's Restaurants employee.
janezy dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Pinky Girdlebutt".
jasminetook dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Alchemist of Aurora.
jassanja dressed as something lost, but what, specifically, you can't tell, and it suited them disturbingly well.
jeanne_dark dressed as a gross devil.
jedi_penguin dressed as Optimus Prime.
jen_the_crazy dressed as the Marquis of Itanwarg.
jenna_the_pagan dressed as a computer.
jennandanica dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Profound Scholar.
jenniferlupin dressed as Krusty the Clown.
jenreads gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as Chris Rock.
jenwrites dressed as a KnippenbergDot ComCompany employee.
jetami dressed as a substitute dead chicken waver.
jiffy_spiffy dressed as a hungry zombie, though it looked more like Space Ghost.
jjtaylor dressed as the Marquis of Craasperpimus.
joanne_c dressed as a continuous pixie.
jommy dressed as the Earl of Favmax.
julietlaw dressed as a 1980's yuppie child, though it looked more like a assistant information technology department head honcho.
julifolo gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a outfielder for the Diamondbacks.
juonetar didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
k_crow_fiction dressed as a rust angel.
kaiwinnadami dressed as a Skillman-Gonschorek ServicesCompany employee.
karasu_hime dressed as a quarterback for the Cardinals.
karelian dressed as Tom Cruise.
katfusion dressed as the Earl of St. Carwile, and it suited them disturbingly well.
kathryne_deanna dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Oprah Rhinohumperdinck".
kay_wray dressed as the Lord of Glucobeewar.
kaytee4ever dressed as a ferret.
kazzik dressed as a ghost.
keelywolfe dressed as a halfback for the Chargers.
kellyfaboo dressed as Winona Ryder.
kijikun dressed as Michael Jackson.
killabeez dressed as a character from "Braveheart".
kimberleigh_ dressed as something stiff, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
kirana_44 dressed as the Successive Power Ranger.
kirby_crow dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Arrogant Contender, and it suited them all too well.
kissesago dressed as a character from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".
kitsune dressed as a linebacker for the Browns.
kontiki dressed as Tiffani-AmberThiessen.
krabapple dressed as Nicole Richie.
kristara63 dressed as Counselor Troi from "Star Trek".
kryptonstar18 dressed as Steven Spielberg riding a deer.
kudra2324 dressed as a linebacker for the Bills.
lady_of_asheru dressed as a Green Maple Press employee.
ladybluelove dressed as Winona Ryder.
ladyjaida dressed as a evil human resources manager.
ladymalen dressed as the Vicount of Yellow Walnut.
ladysorka dressed as a character from "Brazil".
ladyvyola dressed as a new superhero: Mademoiselle Lad.
lamath dressed as a piston.
lance_nerd dressed as a skeleton.
lanna515 dressed as Herbert Hoover.
lannamichaels dressed as a obedient paragraph.
lanning dressed as the main character of "Laura".
lasergirl69 didn't dress up, spoilsport.
lastrega didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
lastscorpion dressed as the King of Solomon Islands, and it suited them disturbingly well.
laurakaye dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Doofus Gorillasquirt".
laurieannhaus didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
lavingaround didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
ldybastet dressed as a vampire.
lee_dragon dressed as a first baseman for the Expos.
legate_damar dressed as Ted Williams.
leni_jess dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Gentlemen Scholar.
lesadoreyl dressed as a Haeffner, Conely & Asher, Inc. employee.
liars_dance dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
lillian78 dressed as Michelle Trachtenberg's mother.
lisaofdoom dressed as something reciprocal, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
littledrop dressed as a diplomat from Qatar, though it looked more like the President of Argentina.
lizblackdog dressed as Martin Van Buren.
logovo dressed as Sandra Bullock riding a buffalo.
lohowarose dressed as a assistant.
lost2mercy dressed as the love child of Fidel Castro and Kathie Lee Gifford.
lotusmoppet dressed as a cup of tea.
lreissner102 dressed as a Level 11 ranger.
lunasv dressed as a ferret, though it looked more like a hedgehog.
lurvesnape dressed as a can of Mountain Dew, though it looked more like a compound ghost.
luthorlover dressed as Andrew Jackson.
lvtngrl dressed as Calvin Coolidge.
madame_manga dressed as the King of Slovenia.
madlori dressed as your brother.
maggiehoneybite dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Mermaid of Roberts.
makamu dressed as a nuclear vampire.
mamadracula dressed as Optimus Prime, though it looked more like the love child of Michael Jackson and Milla Jovovich.
manavilins dressed as a bottle of Ickvanlog.
mandrill dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Calamity Dwarf.
mareel dressed as a party knight.
margueritem dressed as a disgruntled vampire.
mariemisu dressed as Lt. Cmdr. Data from "Star Trek".
masb1987 dressed as a outfielder for the Cubs.
max_und_moritz dressed as a Mesa Northern-Star Newspaper employee.
meanarose dressed as a cup of tea.
mechaieh dressed as the Governor of West Virginia.
mecurtin dressed as a pair of pliers.
megthelegend dressed as Rebecca Romijn.
melange428 dressed as a copper surprise.
melina123 dressed as a New BerkleyVillage & Company DesignLtd. employee, and it suited them disturbingly well.
melissalj dressed as something teflon, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
melissaukgirl dressed as a diplomat from Iran.
mellificent dressed as a Rasmus Pitts Networking employee.
memorablefancy dressed as the King of Tajikistan.
meneathiel dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
meninaiscrazy dressed as Dr. Crusher from "Star Trek".
meri_oddities dressed as LeAnn Rimes, though it looked more like a lion.
miladyhawke dressed as Osama bin Laden.
milochka didn't dress up, spoilsport.
mimbulus dressed as Optimus Prime.
mimine dressed as Hurricane Orion.
mimm_ didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
minxkat dressed as a The Daily-Inquirer-Bulletin Newspaper employee.
mirabile_dictu dressed as a wreck.
mirrormuse dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Lucky Ambassador.
mischacat dressed as Osama bin Laden.
misfit_girl dressed as Richard Nixon.
miss_pryss dressed as Paris Hilton, though it looked more like Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
missgaunt dressed as Chevy Chase.
missizzy dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Phyllis.
missparker dressed as O. J. Simpson.
mistress_kabuki forgot to put on clothes!
mistressmarilyn dressed as Butt-head.
mme_antoinette dressed as a Level 2 bard.
moldava dressed as a new superhero: Spider Girl.
mon_starling dressed as a constant anvil.
moonanddogstar dressed as a Level 2 fighter.
moonfruituk dressed as Ted Williams.
moonprincessnat dressed as Madonna riding a camel.
mordelhin dressed as a bottle of Remaadiol.
mos_self dressed as a rat.
mrkinch dressed as a character from "A Clockwork Orange".
mssfinc dressed as the Cool Power Ranger, though it looked more like a kicker for the Steelers.
muccamukk dressed as Butt-head.
mulberry_fields dressed as a Level 6 fighter.
musesfool dressed as a intersection.
musigneus dressed as Wesley Crusher from "Star Trek".
myhappyface dressed as a quarterback for the Falcons.
mysala dressed as Carmen Electra.
nadjalee dressed as something quick, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
nasturtium dressed as Osama bin Laden.
natalierichards dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Lumpy Bananasquirt", and it suited them all too well.
nativemoon dressed as Tiger Woods.
natoth dressed as someone called "Mindy Croy", but you've never heard of them before.
ndmzero dressed as the Marquis of Memphis, and it suited them disturbingly well.
neotoma dressed as the Governor of Oklahoma.
niciasus dressed as a interrim corporate spy boss.
norie47 dressed as Aquaman.
notthequiettype dressed as the Earl of St. Terry.
noukran dressed as the Marquis of Vantlevagan.
nullabona dressed as a new superhero: Shadow Tornado.
obelix dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Blanche.
obeythebunny didn't dress up, spoilsport.
office_ennui dressed as a hockey.
oh_contraire dressed as a nucleus.
onebitchficrecs dressed as a 1980's yuppie child, and it suited them disturbingly well.
oulangi dressed as the love child of Elvis Presley and Julia Roberts.
ozarque dressed as a elk.
ozcmom dressed as Venus Williams's aunt.
ozfille dressed as David Blaine riding a squirrel.
pakeha dressed as a executive bug terminator.
pat_t dressed as Richard Nixon.
paulamcg dressed as a 1970's disco child.
peak_in_darien dressed as a liquid frost.
pegkerr dressed as a new superhero: Captain Wizard.
pekeana dressed as a can of Coke.
pen_and_umbra dressed as the love child of Donald Trump and Britney Spears.
penguingal dressed as your mother-in-law.
pepperjackcandy dressed as Judge Judy Sheindlin.
peregrinuscanus dressed as Optimus Prime.
perkypaduan dressed as your uncle.
permetaform dressed as a highway.
phantomas didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
pictishqueen dressed as a police officer.
pipyn dressed as Marvin Monroe.
pitchblackrose dressed as the Governor of Michigan.
pocketrocket dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Expert Hunter.
pre_expansion dressed as the Yellow Power Ranger.
proscription dressed as a Randal Fair Design, Corp. employee.
przed dressed as Jack Welch's sister.
psu_jedi dressed as Charlize Theron riding a camel.
quentelin dressed as a vampire.
quine dressed as a new superhero: He- Nova.
quondamquadrat dressed as Saddam Hussein.
ragtime_to_time didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
rakshi dressed as a Winston & WoelkLtd. employee.
raneclowd dressed as a interrim sheet spreader.
raviahmad dressed as Martha Stewart.
rectacular dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Ollie.
redjeweled dressed as Al Gore.
resonant8 dressed as a Level 4 fighter.
ribby dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Booger Bubblebrains".
rinsbane dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Zippy Bubbleshorts".
robinwest dressed as a penguin.
rochefort dressed as a associate webpage designer.
rocky_t dressed as a 1990's grunge child.
rohandove dressed as Beavis.
roitelet dressed as a cat.
rose_whispers forgot to put on clothes!
rosedemon dressed as Barbra Streisand.
rosemont1021 dressed as the Governor of North Dakota.
rs_scouting dressed as someone called "Greg Tesi", but you've never heard of them before.
ruedifference dressed as a camel.
ryhasso dressed as a Level 1 bard.
rynne dressed as a pirate.
sadiethenymph dressed as a can of Pepsi.
saimhe dressed as Richard Nixon.
saintrobert dressed as someone called "Pearl Belcher", but you've never heard of them before.
sakurazukakami didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
sambre dressed as a flaming vegetable.
samson28 dressed as Ralph Wiggum.
sandrainthesun dressed as J.K. Rowling's brother, though it looked more like the King of New Caledonia.
sandrine didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
sangerin dressed as Nicole Kidman.
sarcasticchick dressed as your mother.
saturn92103 dressed as a goblin.
savageseraph dressed as something queasy, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
scaffold dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Carmen, though it looked more like the Governor of North Dakota.
scarlettmoon dressed as Bono.
schemingreader dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Giant of Cleveland.
scieppan didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
scribblinlenore dressed as Optimus Prime.
scribbulus_ink dressed as Peter Jackson's cousin.
seascribe dressed as a turkey.
sebastiane dressed as a goblin.
seemag dressed as a pitcher for the Braves, and it suited them disturbingly well.
seki_raku dressed as a alternative cleavage, and it suited them all too well.
seleneheart dressed as the Governor of Vermont.
settiai dressed as William Henry Harrison.
sex_and_tea dressed as your uncle.
shariot dressed as a new superhero: Future Beast.
shayenne dressed as a Global NetworksCompany employee.
sheafrotherdon dressed as someone called "Marion Grimes", but you've never heard of them before.
sheeplass dressed as Optimus Prime.
shehasathree dressed as a third baseman for the Royals.
sheldrake dressed as a Leona Munoz Ambulance Chasers employee.
shieldmaidenelf dressed as a giraffe.
shoeless_girl dressed as a pimp.
shortofserenity dressed as the Vicount of Henfluuline.
shota_hunter dressed as a Care Bear, and it suited them disturbingly well.
shrinetolust dressed as Chekov from "Star Trek", though it looked more like the main character of "Groundhog Day".
sienamystic dressed as your cousin.
silentmorgan didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
silver89kitten dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Della.
silverysnow dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Poopsie Gizzardchunks".
sinisterf gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a will.
sio dressed as a Clinton Ridge & Co. FarmsLtd. employee.
siriaeve dressed as a angel.
sirius723 dressed as Mel Gibson riding a dog.
siriusblackout dressed as Connie Chung.
sistermarysith dressed as Kirsten Dunst riding a cow, and it suited them all too well.
sivib dressed as a bottle of Metatesvir.
sizequeen dressed as a member of Van Halen.
skandrae dressed as a diplomat from Swaziland, and it suited them disturbingly well.
skuf dressed as something rotting, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
slemslempike dressed as a skunk.
slytherinboyz dressed as Ozzy Osbourne.
sm_malfoy dressed as a 1960's hippie child.
snarkyducky dressed as Chester A. Arthur.
soggyoptimist dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
sombras_azules dressed as the Lord of Cormax.
spacenewt dressed as a abdomen.
sparowe dressed as someone called "Russell Jockish", but you've never heard of them before.
spiderboots dressed as the Bouncy Power Ranger.
spiritspeak dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
squeeful dressed as a devil.
starfishchick dressed as a chicken.
stella_by_moor dressed as a character from "Braveheart".
stewardess_lotr dressed as a fullback for the Redskins.
stexgirl2000 dressed as a junior four-color glossy publisher.
stiffleaves dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Janice.
stillcaenis didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
stone_princess dressed as someone called "Grace Starnes", but you've never heard of them before.
strawberriezgrl dressed as the main character of "The Great Escape".
sugata dressed as Amanda Bynes, though it looked more like Kylie Minogue riding a chicken.
sundancetango dressed as Nicole Kidman's cousin.
swatkat24 dressed as a institution.
syredronning dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Candle of Austin.
tabiji dressed as a executive network administrator, though it looked more like a third baseman for the Brewers.
tammylee dressed as Andrew Johnson.
tarnished_raven dressed as Jessica Alba.
tarzansgirl dressed as Naomi Watts's brother.
telesilla dressed as a rabbit.
terri_coco dressed as a pirate.
thaisa dressed as a skeleton.
thawrecka dressed as Martin Van Buren, and it suited them disturbingly well.
the_reverand dressed as the equator.
thedivinegoat dressed as a third baseman for the Pirates.
thefourthvine dressed as a bear, though it looked more like the Cardinal of North Josephinedale.
thehighbrow dressed as Cameron Diaz.
thelovehater dressed as a skeleton.
themostepotente dressed as the Earl of Eastfield.
thepiratequeen dressed as Frylock.
thesnapelyone dressed as a ghost.
thespacesbtween dressed as a partner.
thetinydemon dressed as a twin ghost.
thetreacletart dressed as a 1980's yuppie child.
thia didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
thingsunseen dressed as the Oval Power Ranger.
thistlefics dressed as a rotting capital.
thistlerose dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
timberwolfoz dressed as a Level 9 wizard.
timetiger dressed as George Washington.
tinwoodsman dressed as Optimus Prime.
tipgardner dressed as Martha Stewart.
titagale dressed as Ronald Reagan.
todayiamadaisy dressed as a new superhero: Shatter Dude.
toooldnotto dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Bitter Pupil.
totallykate dressed as the love child of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Oprah Winfrey.
trekkiegrrrl dressed as the love child of Bono and Queen Elizabeth, though it looked more like a diplomat from Finland.
trexphile dressed as a WYHA-AM 959 employee.
tryllian dressed as James Monroe.
twinkledru dressed as a outfielder for the Brewers, though it looked more like Luna Lovegood.
twjudy didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
tyellas dressed as the love child of Saddam Hussein and Oprah Winfrey, though it looked more like a Level 9 bard.
ubervirgin dressed as Counselor Troi from "Star Trek".
uchethegirl dressed as a help desk secretary.
uisgich dressed as a third baseman for the Pirates.
unanon dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Irene, and it suited them all too well.
undomiel_ dressed as a diplomat from Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
undonne dressed as Franklin D. Roosevelt.
undunoops dressed as the Nasty Power Ranger.
unen2gemismasin dressed as Tipper Gore.
untappedbeauty dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Thunderous Lover.
ureima dressed as James Garfield.
valerienne dressed as a new superhero: Gorilla Djinn.
valis2 dressed as a angel.
vamptinkerbell dressed as a advice.
vaverine dressed as the main character of "It Happened One Night", though it looked more like a character from Harry Potter and the Union of the Shield.
vejgeta92k dressed as a brave breakfast.
vejgeta9 dressed as a kicker for the Dolphins, and it suited them all too well.
venivincere dressed as Kelly Hu.
venusian_sage didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
vertigo66 gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a SidneyCitytech employee.
vily dressed as Barbra Streisand.
viola_dreamwalk dressed as your sister.
violet_quill forgot to put on clothes!
virgofolkie dressed as the Governor of Massachusetts.
vissy dressed as a ghost.
voxarcanum dressed as a Clone Trooper.
voyagerina didn't dress up, spoilsport.
vulgarweed dressed as the Lord of San Foote.
walkerminion didn't dress up, spoilsport.
watergal dressed as a angel.
wednesdayschild dressed as a 1980's yuppie child.
wee_minxy dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Union of the Harp.
weetanya dressed as a bottle of Exevance.
weightymatters dressed as the Earl of Hagsensonboro.
weiwei007 dressed as Claudia Schiffer's father.
whoisus dressed as a vampire.
wildcardgal dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Joanna.
wildreality dressed as a Harrod-Staebler, Ltd. employee.
windsweptaway dressed as a intersection.
wolfma dressed as Julia Stiles, and it suited them disturbingly well.
wolkendunst dressed as a Level 4 sorcerer.
wyoming_knott didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
wyomingnot dressed as someone called "Dana Wagner", but you've never heard of them before.
xavantina dressed as a Blue Screen of Death.
xochiquetzl dressed as Andrew Johnson.
y2jai dressed as the Governor of Texas.
yeungmaisu dressed as a halfback for the Cowboys.
youngest_seeker dressed as Bette Midler.
yukipon dressed as a cat.
zagara dressed as a llama.
zaneetas dressed as a disturbing self-made character called "Slimy Girdlenose".
zasjah dressed as a Blue Screen of Death.
zavoot dressed as the love child of Jerry Seinfeld and Kathie Lee Gifford.
zipudding dressed as a vampire.

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All you people in Star Trek costumes rock (I said I was going as Captain Janeway). Two Barbra Streisands at one party, who would have expected that! I am absolutely terrified that my alter ego dressed as Tom Cruise, though. Just proves that RPS is evil! *veg* stewardess, thank you very much for your support of my team. </center>
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