Happy All Saints Day! The eve was somewhere non-eventful around the 630. It seemed like there were more fireworks than trick-or-treaters. It’s just as well. All I could offer would be sunflower seeds or mints.

I read this bit in the Herald:

“At the front door, [the group of trick-or-treaters] meet 14-year-old Madeleine … wearing pink fishnet stockings, a short leopard-skin skirt and bright red lipstick.

“‘Are you Barbie?’ one of the group asks.

“Not exactly, she replies.

Magic that gets sweets out of pumpkins – NZ Herald

Which immediately reminded me of this wisdom from “Mean Girls”:

“Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it.”

– Cady Heron (played by Lindsay Lohan) in “Mean Girls”.


I went to Joanna’s Halloween party. I either didn’t dress up or I dressed as a Punk-Arse Voodoo Priestess.

I saw a whole bunch of people including yesmum, foggynotion, starlajo, annettle, jsr, rainky, tryingtobenice, ellygator, votejj and Whale Man, (and various other people I knew or met).

At one stage it was a total LiveJournal a go-go extravaganza in the kitchen.

It was a very fun, very enjoyable party that ended up with Joanna, Chris, Gareth and I in the exotic harem room playing the 1998 German board game of the year. I lost.

I got a taxi home and the taxi driver was driving right down the middle of two lanes. Then he started talking about the weather.