Feelin' Genki

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Milo had the best Halloween costume ever

Hooray for finally uploading my Halloween pictures!

I know I already posted the pics of the trip to the pumpkin patch, but I can't stop looking at this one.

The seating for the stage was all hay bales, and I'm assuming that through experience, they learned that kids love to throw hay... so they set up a tent to do just that, and the hay fights were a highlight of the whole thing.

Okay, on to Halloween: just look at the determination and glee in that lil' alien's eyes...

Milo had so much fun it was crazy.

All the "First Halloween" stories played out as expected: he started walking into people's living rooms for the first few houses, when he started saying "Trick or Treat" he forgot to show (or open) his bag, and he got a little freaked out by some of the scarier masks.

And sorry, Grammy, but no one understood what he meant by "Charité, s'il vous plait." The heathens.

All told, this little gang of three had a blast. The chicken ate the most candy, the little kitten was the cutest, and Milo got plenty of "great costume!" compliments.

The best part was when the three of them just ran down the streets together, yelling and forgetting that they were supposed to be knocking on doors. Can't wait for next year!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

You know you've been online for a long time when...

1. You used to use HotBot as your main search engine.
2. You were giddy when you upgraded from a 14.4 modem to a 28.8. Whee! Lookit me now!
3. You kinda wish you could still see your old Geocities home page. (Or your Angelfire one, for that matter.)
4. Seven Cities of Gold for the C64 was, like, the best game ever. WAY better than Jumpman.
5. You have a Hotmail account with a five-letter word as your username, but you never use it because of all the spam.
6. "Press Play on Tape" is old-school computer lingo.
7. You cried when your fifteen-pound PowerBook 100 finally died. (Okay, so it was really closer to 6 pounds... but it felt like more.)
8. You still have a floppy disk (that's actually floppy) with MS-DOS on it in your office.
9. You still remember the code you wrote in BASIC to generate ability scores for your D&D characters.
10. You have a 5-digit ICQ account, but you haven't logged on in years.