Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween revisted

Well, it turned out to be a very nice day. Sun came out, and husband and I went down to the local Boundary Bay restaurant to have lunch with a couple of old friends who came up from Shelton (about three hours south). They wanted to visit the local REI store and we met for lunch afterwards. I took pictures of various people around town who were dressed up for Halloween. This young blond woman in a long black wig said she is dressed as Freida, the artist (Diego Rivera's wife?). I professed to know, but she wasn't offended I didn't recognize her as other than a beautiful Latin woman.

It started with the bus driver, who was dressed in saddle shoes, a poodle skirt and crinolines. I was only able to get a picture of her reflection in her rear view mirror, but I think she managed to be quite focused, even in all that pink. Her picture shows that even dressed like this she can still drive a mean bus.

This young man was dressed as a jackalope. I had to ask, since we guessed first a deer, then a rabbit, but of course, we were all wrong and should have realized that there are EARS and ANTLERS. What else could it be?

Ah, Bellingham on Halloween! It is only rivaled by Boulder, Colorado, my old home town, in creativity and participation. As we continued our walk around town, I spied this devil, who gave me permission to take her picture, and I trust that her profile is a little, well, padded.

I of course was also in costume, when I could stand it. Years ago I bought this wig with the weird gold scarf and a couple of pieces of frizzy hair sticking out. I wore this for approximately ten minutes, along with my trusty black cape, used for years as the basis of a Halloween costume. These are the only two things I managed to pack into my suitcase and bring forth from Boulder. Nobody here had seen it before, after all...

And just before we headed back to catch the bus, after a wonderful Halloween day wandering around our new home town, I got this picture of Husband, MJ, and Pat after our lunch (and my latest bird treats, held by said husband). I am in this picture, too, just on the other side of the camera. I am now happily blogging away with my laptop, anxious to get to my blogging friends to see their Halloween pictures. Some of them I've already seen because they put their stuff on Facebook. Life is good.



  1. I just want to hug that guy in the jack rabbit costume! he looks so sweet! he has to be to walk around in public dressed like that! :)

  2. They're all good but my FAVORITE is the last! LOVE IT! Hey friend, I forgot to ask for you to please send me your mailing address so I can send this certificate off to you. Please email me at robynnsravings @ gmail dot com. (Spelled out to avoid spammer bots.) THANKS!

  3. Loved your post, loved your costume. Glad you had fun with friends.

  4. I like your pictures D.Jan. Everyone looks so halloweeny! I especially like you in your wig and scarf, being into that sort of thing myself.
    How much do you charge for your palm readings?
    Blessings, Star

  5. Well I had fun with the costumes especially the driver wearing pink. You looked like Esmeralda in your costume. Aww, I envy you people celebrating Halloween in costumes I wish we could do that here, well I noticed some people are doing that lately. We'll never know, but how we go out in costumes if typhoons keep on coming...bummer!


  6. Great costume. You look like a gypsy. I agree with Star you look like you should be doing palm readings. What a fun way to spend the day. Glad you had a good time.

  7. It looks like you had a fabulous time...I take it your leg is better?!

    And you too are fun on both ends of the pen. Loved this usual!

  8. And a good time was had by all.

  9. So funny and cute!
    Your outfit makes me want to have you read my palm or tell my future or something. hahaaaaa

  10. I am loving your costume, how cool is that. It looks like everyone had a great time.

    Re the Wind Farms, they are everywhere here in SE WA and NE OR. When we first moved here in 2001 there were just a few but they just keep building more. This is a very windy part of the state I guess.


  11. 10 minutes wearing a wig. But a whole day of fun. I love your pretty new header!

  12. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, DJan.

    You really know how to have fun! I have not dressed up for years!

    BTW,... Congratulations on your recent win at "30 day throw down!" Dinner out! You lucky girl!

  13. Hi DJ, Looks like you had such a fun day and I loved your costume. I could go with that. I don't like to wear masks. Yes, it sure does look like your life is good.

  14. Love you hat/hair hippie thingy! very cute..:)


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