25 October, 2009


We saw Albannach at the Maryland Rennaisance Fair last weekend. They were pretty awesome. Go forth and listen.

15 October, 2009

clearly they'd go after the wise men first

Stores that start selling x-mas stuff in September have little
"career baby Jesuses" for Labor Day.

Jack-o-Lanten Spectacular, Part XV

10 October, 2009

my pet octopus

is a necklace on modcloth that I found interesting and surprisingly cute for being... well, a cephalopod. It's unusual and rather elegant, and that makes it kinda cool. Banik agrees.

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular, Part X-XI

Yes, actual Halloween pumpkins.

Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular, Part IX

Although it's easy to focus on the beautifully sculpted showpiece pumpkins, the majority of the pumpkins were smaller pumpkins that filled out the show and created the mood.

They were everywhere, and since each one was unique they were really quite interesting if you looked at them. They were also what made this a Spectacular instead of an outdoor exhibition of some really nicely carved pumpkins. 50 carved pumpkins are nice. 500 are awesome.

08 October, 2009

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Part VIII

They had pumpkins in places that I didn't think you could get pumpkins. It was a full-immersion pumpkin experience.

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Part V - VII

More of the dinosaurs...

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Part I - IV

Yes, I'm sorry. I suck at life. And I'm very, very sad to report that the Spectacular has returned to its usual haunting grounds in Providence, RI, so we're a lot less likely to make it there this year. /face so sad there's no emote for it

These are from the first section of the path, which was dinosaur-themed.