November 1st, 2006

victory!

are you there, zardoz? it's me, margaret

i went to the nanowrimo kickoff party last night. fun! they are all silly people, and dorkier than one would expect (even for nano, the "nerd-holiday" as someone put it). so this promises to be a good group, and perhaps having people to goad me on will make me actually finish for once! that'd be exciting. we had epic rubberband wars, and this girl went around the room attaching little plastic army men to everything, and there was a girl there riley knows who i'd messaged on okcupid once and never got much response, and a hilarious sex-toy shop worker. then i came home and went to riley's with lauri and we watched him make video credits for like an hour.
today the 3 of us went to a halloween party with pete/crash and lots of people i didn't know (mostly still don't, really). fun was had, dancing occured, smoked salmon and spicy pumpkin seeds were consumed, and lust went sadly unconsummated. now we're watching the daily show.

edit: i forgot to mention all the excellent costumes at this party. there was a chicken escapee from a factory, a chick magnet, a giant horrible muppet thing that was going as a 'pink mantis', and i'm sure others. i don't know what the hell i was, but it involved a red devo jumpsuit skirt thing, a purple fuzzy hat with a flower, a union jack cape, and a large plastic frog worn as a medallion. i think the general theory was that i was a euro, riley said the queen of england, and one guy was calling the conglomerate. lauri was the queen of the undead zombie fairy pirates. riley was a monk with an amusing title i forget now, so you'll have to trust me on this one.