Honestly, we got back into town Monday night after vacation and it wasn’t until Friday that I felt more like myself. I had a rough time getting back to my schedule and the motivation. I had this great flow going where I graded my papers and kept up with classes but that all fell by the wayside during our Arizona trip. But, I think I’m finally back.
Quick recap then? Friday afternoon, I left work feeling pretty good. Had only a little while to rest before going out though. Meanwhile, Ash was driving back from Atlanta. I may have mentioned that we had to leave the car there because before vaycay, it was acting up. But the rental car worked out and he made a trip there and back in one day. Lots of driving! But we got to relax/have fun because we had tickets for Extreme Midget Wrestling! Ha ha. I know, it sounds ridiculous but it was super entertaining. We had front row seats and uum, it was definitely up close and personal!
He’s not pictured here, but the tallest guy on their roster (at 4’11”!) came out of the ring and sat on my lap at one point. Gross! So much sweat. But hilarious too. We had a good time and some decent food actually. I had a pork street taco and later, a small bowl of grits. Sounds weird, I know, but this is the South.
Because there was a tropical storm coming our way they canceled all sports stuff on Saturday but of course, we actually didn’t get much of it. I mean, we got some rain and it was ugly but it was not bad at all. So we had that day to catch up – laundry, groceries, some Goodwill shopping. I’m basically going as myself for Halloween. But no, for real, I am going to wear my battle jacket, black jeans, then go all out on some metal makeup. There’s a party we’re attending Saturday so I’ll have a chance to experiment with it. I thought about doing corpse paint but on a daily basis, I’m not even good at regular makeup, let alone this:
Ha, no way. I can’t pull off a King Diamond look, no way. I am going to go for more subtle, like this:
We’ll see. Halloween is a little ways away so I have time. Oh, so Sunday, we got up early to brew. We were doing it for a friend because he’s having a baby shower for the guys in a month or so and wants homemade beer. He’s done so much for us in terms of house projects (he also helped us install our pool cover yesterday) so it was the least we could do. It was a long day, with those projects and I made a test run Thanksgiving meal, which turned out so amazing! Sure, I was full and took an immediate nap on the couch but welcome to Sunday!
I guess I’m interpreting this week as freebie but let’s talk Halloween spookiness! These two are perfect for the season AND examples of face paint I wish I could pull off. First, good ol’ King Diamond (with Mercyful Fate.) He was in Orlando not long ago and I really with I could have gone!
Warning for the Alice vid: solidly 80s and full of sultry women? Also, this song is hilariously about pain and whatnot and yet Alice is just about the most Christian dude out there. His makeup in this vid is virtually non-existent but normally, the Alice look is something I aspire to. Also, his jacket here is on point!