30.10.05

More festive Halloween fun!


No costumes--but pumpkins and hay, two of the other ingredients for halloween hijinks...

ETA: Photo credit where credit is due. I think this is one of my mom's shots, taken soon after she discovered the wonder of the digital camera. Note the natural eye for framing and color, as well as her wise decision to shoot warm colors in late afternoon sunlight. I'd have cropped the edges a bit closer to the subject, but that's more of a personal preference.

Now if we could just get her to delete the photos from the card after she transfers them to her computer...

8 Comments:

At 10/30/2005 7:05 PM, Blogger Priya said...

Looks v nice. I want to run about in the hay (is that what you do with hay?)

Now, a ghost would fit there while a toilet wouldn't. Why is a toilet scary, btw? Unless you're Renton (which your little nephew rather clearly isn't :-)) or the toilet is in parts of Asia where I've travelled or in my old flat at OOD (It had mould covering the entire floor and walls. Yuck)

 
At 10/31/2005 1:45 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

We mostly threw it at each other. And lit it on fire. But I suppose you could also run around in it.

The toilet wasn't supposed to be scary--I always figure that little kids should stick with funny (rather than scary) costumes. And he's got some weird fixation with bathrooms that I've never been able to figure out. Therefore, a toilet would be quite appropriate.

 
At 10/31/2005 10:15 AM, Anonymous serena said...

Dare I ask? what kind of fixation with bathrooms?

off topic, how'd the rest of the NaNo meeting go?

 
At 10/31/2005 10:57 AM, Blogger Priya said...

Yes, I'm curious about the fixation with toilets too. And, about NaNO though I thought that didn't start till Tuesday? Btw, E, your Mum's picture is fantastic. Makes me want to run about/burn/throw hay around right now.

 
At 10/31/2005 11:49 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

He's got this thing about toilets--thinks they're really cool, has to use the bathroom in every place he goes--I can't explain it, and neitehr can my ed. psych. sister. He just likes them.

NaNo was good--we stayed until 7ish, and then went wandering around for a while. There was very little talk of writing, though. Mostly more on tv, and people's jobs, and general "hey, let's get to know each other" chat. I'm assuming that the conversation will change come Tuesday--and the write-ins are supposed to be much more structured and geared toward meeting that big scary word count.

 
At 10/31/2005 12:10 PM, Anonymous serena said...

I have to say a fixation on toilets and bathrooms is very unusual and I'm not sure if it's healthy! LOL

when's the first write-in ? I haven't gotten the knack for that NaNo site yet.

and is your brother writing a novel as well? Has he come up with a topic/plot outline?

 
At 10/31/2005 1:40 PM, Blogger Priya said...

Might stalk you, E, just to see what these NaNo people are like. So, keep an eye out for a lurker on Tuesday :-)

 
At 10/31/2005 5:49 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

First one is at Cosi in Dupont--conveniently up the street from my office, from which I don't have to work tomorrow. So much for saving on metro fares. Starts at six, lasts till 7:30 (I think) and it's at the south Cosi--I can never remember the address.

Since I'm not done with the paper (damned oscillations!!) I'm going to need the break to get any of the NaNo quota done, so I'll definitely be there. Looking confused and depressed, probably.

The kid brother is also writing, but I don't know if he has a plot or anything. He went to their local kick-off last week, but I haven't heard much about it. I'm just the spreader of NaNo goodness and cheer this month.

I thought the picture was great, too. Going to put one up tonight as well (if I ever get home) from our own collection. Maybe a pumpkin, or the one of me and photodan a few years ago. We'll see what pops up in the vault.

I don't think the toilet thing is strange. Inexplicable, but no more abnormal than most childhood activities. At least he washes his hands.

 

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