Here’s a pretty cool picture, especially for an amateur like me. Some people brought Jack-o-Lanterns to our blowout Halloween party last night, and this evening Carrie decided to put them on the windowsill and light them up. You can see reflection of the other side of the lantern in the window. You can also see the reflection of the lights in our kitchen, and Carrie tending to our experimental sweet-and-sour stir-fry in the distance. Peeking over the pumpkin’s left shoulder are two street lights and the facade of the building across the street. It feels very nighty and modern.
I’m told Halloween is a particularly midwestern tradition, and it’s always been one of my favorite holidays. Last night’s might be one of our best parties ever. Lots of people came up with wild costumes, and lots of people came. We stayed up to clean after everyone left at 4, and by 6 the place looked good again. Today, I’m happy to report that we’ve pretty much just spent the day sitting around and recovering. No work during football. I guess I’m blogging during football, but I hate the New England Patriots, so it’s no big thing.