mercurtio247, pyratking, angryjonny, rainbowjingles, graegis, sir_agravaine, and those who lack journals were in attendance. Somehow, over the course of the evening, I got talked into turning my back on eleven years of shunning TMT. *shudder* After dinner we wandered around town for a bit, seeing all that had changed since I last really spent time there. I practically lived there through high school and right after college, yet hadn't been back in far too long.
Saturday evening was darkhand and whymercy's Halloween party, which had a Gilligan's Island theme. jedimentat and I had discussed dressing as Dharma Initiative employees to go with the television island theme, but ended up just dressing up as tourists from the second movie when it was turned into a resort island. It was chilly, so we ended up looking like flashers between parties. I also managed to help her wear her contacts for the first time since she got them, then taking plenty of Melange themed photos of her eyes.
First we went to palingyuan and oidhche's housewarming Halloween party. Also there were mrfantasy, kikibird, runstaverun, daeron, caniswolfie, amy_pearlman, their families, and others. The hosts had a great bounty prepared for us, and it was good to see their new place.
We then made it to the aforementioned three hour cruise, which was also enjoyable. We went from a party hosted by a couple that played WoW to a party hosted by a couple that had played WoW. In both cases, the wife was a hunter. Some entertaining costumes and conversation there, and it was great to meet the hosts after hearing all about them. We ended up bailing on the other parties we discussed visiting if we found ourselves feeling particularly ambitious.
Sunday I did lawn work for the first time in ages, and had to endure both the mockery of being called a city boy and being dressed up in Rutgers attire. After raking up her front lawn, I picked up some food, and we whipped up a quick meal.
I managed to chew through a ton of BSG, she pushed through a pile of work, and we had the Afghani dumplings I had been craving all day. Mmmmm.
Rest of the weekend's photos have been added to the Halloween set on Flickr.
Boo for the stem cell vote not going through.
Starting the weekend early. Gone fishin'. Or just taking days off, exploring the city, and trying to catch up on BSG before Razor. Whatever.
Speaking of getting caught up on shows, as of Tuesday night I am now finally up to speed on that LOST show people were telling me to watch for years. I can no longer get spoiled by teh intarwebs or people. It's great to finally be able to discuss it with people without having to cut them off or preface any discussions with a warning of where I am.