October 31, 2005
by saturday i didn't feel sick anymore and not too tired. i never did get the eyeball collection down from the attic, and i never did carve my pumpkins, but everyone said the house looked nice anyway, that night at the party. i pinned my hair up wet and threw on some party clothes just before il rossi arrived early, intending to make himself look more goth with my eye makeup, which was not really up to the job. with his glasses, i said he looked like dead buddy holly, which would be a cool costume except that he didn't quite have the props to sell it. so he washed off the gray smudge under his eyes.
some folks wore costumes and others did not. hopefully this had the effect of making everyone comfortable with the level of costuming they had chosen.
upon taking inventory the next day, it appears that wine was the popular drink of the evening, followed closely by gin and tonics. only a small percentage of the beer was consumed. i thought perhaps if i provided nice beer... but no, beer is still not the beverage of choice. the fresca was decimated. almost no one drank regular Coke.
now there is candy in the house, until tomorrow, and potato chips, two foods i never normally keep around. i will be glad to see them both go. junk food and i do not make good roommates.
sunday i was tired, tired, tired. the extra hour was a boon; it gave me another hour to perk up (which eventually, i did) and sarah came over to practice photographing a person. afterwards she was kind enough to invite me over for dinner, which was very yummy.
now my body is protesting the return to a normal schedule. i have to go.
Posted by lisa at October 31, 2005 09:08 AM
Happy day for photos -- and nice photos, too.
FYI, if Sarah or you or anyone wants to borrow my new studio lights, just holler. A nice portable set that would fit in the front seat of any car.
They go well with my new D50, too ;-)
Posted by: Phil on October 31, 2005 11:39 PM
p.s. Sorry I didn't drink some of your beer! Would have loved to, but didn't feel up to it.
If I recall correctly, Georg described Il Rossi's wine as "stunningly mild". Yummy, too.
The pesto and cheese on cracker was yum.
Posted by: Phil on October 31, 2005 11:40 PM
I confess: I killed the Fresca. I normally don't touch the stuff, but I wanted something with no caffeine and no alcohol.
Thanks for hosting.
Posted by: Joseph H. Vilas on November 1, 2005 03:19 PM
ah! it appears that everyone was either teetotalling or getting completely hammered. the two people who were obviously hammered were quite amusing, i rarely see either of them drunk.
the sprite zero that was left is quite tasty. much better than diet sprite. sadly, the regular coke was opened, but very little consumed... i will probably have to dump it out.
Posted by: lisa on November 1, 2005 07:12 PM