Posted by: Sally Ingraham | November 1, 2009

How I Spent My Halloween

Yesterday, instead of writing about Kristin Lavrensdatter like I needed to, since it’s time for part 1 wrap-up posts, I unpacked and put out all of our DVDs (nearly 300 titles!), music, and of course my books. Then I made my Halloween costume.

I wanted to be the character “9” from the movie of the same name, an animated post-apocalypse story about a small group of soft robots who are fighting to survive the same terrible machine that assisted in the destruction of human civilization.

Me as "9"Check out my wicked cool zipper!

Zipper detailMy costume, while not being exactly what I had envisioned (I had high hopes for a great deal of burlap…!) turned out well and throughout my shift at the theater (where we were playing 9, incidentally) I got a lot of good comments. The zipper, of which I am particularly proud, made it through a costume party at the Lompoc, and the nearly hurricane force winds and sudden rain that plagued the night. I’m going to hang it somewhere in my house – I discovered that giant zippers are really visually interesting! 🙂

Here’s another really visually interesting thing – click for a bigger image if you want to really peruse the shelves!

My books on new shelf

Nonsensical ramblings about Kristin Lavrensdatter coming soon, I promise… Maybe after I finish this Bloody Mary. 🙂


  1. Great shelf! It sounds like you had a lovely Halloween. In a true work-from-home-and-don’t-get-out-much moment, we went out for drinks without realizing it was Halloween, and were then like “Wow, so many people dressed up in costumes! Wonder what’s the deal?” 🙂

  2. I like how you think! P.S. I’ll get The Woman in White out to you sometime next week–hope you like it.

  3. Emily – That’s too funny. I did that with Mardi Gra this year, which is slightly more obscure. “Why the heck are so many people wearing plastic beads, of all things?!”

    Richard – Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to it. 🙂

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