Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I actually love Halloween.

What's not to like?  Everyone needs a good sugar coma once (twice? forty times?) a year.  There are babies in costume.  There are dogs in costume.  I can freely vilify cats. And as an actress, I hope you can assume that I have always loved being in costume.

But I'm not dressing up this year.

Why not?  Because Halloween requires a bit of an investment, and the only thing I'm investing in right now is Facebook keeping food in my refrigerator.  BUT I DID GET DRESSED TODAY! WOO!  This isn't exciting for you, because you don't know how often I've just been changing from gym clothes to lounging clothes and back.  I assure you, however, that you should be excited, because not only did I get dressed, I wore possibly my most versatile, chic, comfortable article of clothing.  What is it?  Tune in tomorrow to find out...

In the meantime, enjoy this clip from one of my favorite Halloween movies.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

I never liked Grease.

Y'all, I am a sad cat today.  Hurricane Sandy is a big old bitch, and it tore up a bunch of shit, including the refuge of my childhood summers.  It is particularly poignant because I did not have the pleasure of going home this summer to enjoy it one last time.  You never know the last time is the last time.

Thankfully, however, all family and friends are safe and sound, so that's what counts, especially since I could not personally battle the storm, being Stranded in Chicago, as usual.  My good thoughts go out to everyone who wasn't so lucky.

And I never did like Grease.

The view from my aunt's backyard, 10/29/12. Photo credit: Nora Mulheren