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Happy Halloween, everyone!

I carved my pumpkin on Saturday while watching Strictly Come Dancing and drinking wine. Maybe that's why he looks so happy:


Such a happy pumpkin.

He's currently sitting by the front door, ready to welcome any trick-or-treaters who might come by. So far no-one has appeared, possibly put off by the rain, but the night is still young.

I went to Starbucks earlier and tried a pumpkin spice latte. I was a bit wary at first but it was actually really nice. When I got home I made bat cookies and now I'm drinking a jack-o-lantern cocktail. It's quite strong and I still have to make dinner later. Hopefully I'll be able to stay upright.

I'm also dressed up, complete with witch earrings and Elphaba necklace. I mention this because no one else is. I'm really the only person in my family who gets excited about things like Halloween and Christmas. Clearly I need to get some children. Or find some friends who live close enough that I can force them to celebrate with me.

In other news, it's November tomorrow and that means I have to decide if I want to do NaNoWriMo and/or NaBloPoMo this year. I'm pretty certain that I won't be able to write 50,000 words, but I'm thinking it might be good to try and write something. And I hardly ever come on LJ any more, so NaBloPoMo might be difficult to achieve. Or it could be my triumphant return. I see I'm not alone in drifting away from this site though, so if I do end up posting every day I'll probably end up filling your friends pages with nothing but my pointless ramblings.


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Oct. 31st, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
I appreciate dressing up for reasons that only you understand. I do that. {I also believe that you should come to Oxford at some point!}

I'm also planning on doing unofficial NaBloPoMo, because I'm not sure I want anyone other who I've approved of reading my stuff - also I might do it on all platforms (Tumblr, LJ and G+) just for giggles.

Awesome pumpkin BTW, but where's the Doctor Who themed pumpkin? I challenge you for next year to do a Doctor Who themed pumpkin next year!
Nov. 1st, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
I totally should come to Oxford some time. It would be good to see you more.

I'd say that locked entries still count for NaBloPoMo. Especially if that's all you post usually anyway.

Yeah, after I carved it I thought I should have done a Doctor Who one. It might take more skill than I have, but I'll have to remember to give it a shot next year!
Nov. 1st, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on winning the award for:

Nov. 1st, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Yay! I win! Do I have to give a tearful acceptance speech?
Nov. 1st, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yes. Yes you do.
Nov. 1st, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)

Oh my god, thank you! Thank you so much! Winning an award like this is all I've dreamt about since I was a little girl, carving pumpkins by lamplight in Dickensian London. I always knew that if I worked hard, one day my dreams would become a reality. But the real thanks have to go to my two beautiful children, and the circus I sold them to, as without that income I never would have been able to afford carving tools. And Satan, of course. Always by my side, even when I doubted myself he kept me strong.

No, no, don't play the music. Oh, there are just so many people I have to mention. Frank, Joe, Billy-Bob, um, that guy down the pub. If I've forgotten anyone I'm sorry. Thank you, thank you all!

*walks wrong way off stage*
Nov. 1st, 2012 06:54 pm (UTC)
*standing ovation*
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