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Back in the office for the week, and it’s kind of like an oven. Maybe that’s why I rarely spend time here… πŸ™‚ They turned on the heat on Thursday, and it’s had plenty of time to warm up now. I think I may have to switch to water instead of tea before too much longer!

St. Louis was a blast, and I got to spend time with just about everyone I wanted to see. I never did see Uncle Joe, and Thor was too ill to make it up on Sunday, and I got a message from Shawn wanting to hang out AFTER I got back to Seattle, but otherwise, good trip. We got to do Laumeier and the City Museum, as well as the Schlafly Brew Pub and Johnny Brock’s Halloween Dungeon. The picture is from the City Museum, taken from the ferris wheel on the 11th floor of the building. Megan, Vanessa, Bryan, and I all rode it, while Jeremy and Cindy took pictures of us crazy people. πŸ™‚

We proceeded to spend most of yesterday running around, trying to get everything that we would normally do on the weekend done. We also made a couple of extra stops so I could start getting things for my Halloween costumes. I’m going to have 3 or 4 costumes this year. One of them, Columbia from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, I’m borrowing from Megan (assuming she sends it to me on time), and only needed to buy a new pair of fishnets for it. Another is the Twisted Belle costume, which I am piecing together from a yellow homecoming dress and some other yellow fabric.

I’m still a little up in the air for the last one or two. I want to wear my Ice Princess costume, which I’ve done in various iterations in the past, but I’m not sure when I will actually want to wear a corset for my Halloween activities. That costume may also get remade into a Tin Woman costume (think Wizard of Oz with a twist), since it’s shiny and silver. We also saw a cute “Wednesday Addams all grown up” costume at Johnny Brock’s, and I’m pretty sure I can reproduce that mostly with stuff I already own. And my Dark Lily (from Legend) costume from a couple of years ago was super fun (and I still have the dress).

Between SteamCon rapidly approaching, then Halloween, and then AmberCon NW, I’m just full of excuses for costuming. Good thing I like doing it! πŸ™‚

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