...by josh groban
well, big things have happened since my last journal. firstly, theFranchize and i attended the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear that was held in Washington, DC on Oct. 30th. we were pretty late for it but i think we gravely underestimated the popularity of this rally. i mean we knew that there were gonna be tons of people but i'm pretty sure there were more than "tons." traffic getting on the highway was bad. traffic getting to the metro was bad. then the number of people in the metro was insane. still, we stuck through it and went into the thick of it all despite the fact that we couldn't see anything and barely hear any part of the actual rally. i just felt like it was a worthy cause to add to the already strong numbers there. plus i've never rallied before as an adult so this is my first and probably last. (i think i may have been with my folks when i was a very little girl to protest against Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines. but i have very little recollection and clearly i had no choice one way or another.) still, even with the tons of people we inevitably encountered and all the folks that we got squished in between as we tried to get closer to the jumbotrons, there was very very minimal douchiness being thrown about. it's nice to be in a crowd of sane folks. =P unlike grown Tea Party men stomping a small woman on the curb. sick.
anyway, there were some really funny signs and since Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert encouraged costumes, there were some good ones as well. it was like being at an anime con. o.O
then came Halloween the day after. nothing too amazing happened. i dressed up as a hogwarts student like i did last year and i didn't even bother to take a picture of myself. however i DID take a picture of my Chauncy dressed as a Hooters girl! =) we couldn't find Krypto's cape (again) so she didn't get to dress up. which was probably for the best cuz it always ends up turning around as she gets more excited and ends up being more of a bib than a cape.
but most importantly, theFranchize celebrated his 30th birthday this past thursday! so happy to have company in my 30s. =) the most notable, i think, of what i got for him for his bday was a box of Stay Puft marshmallows. i just had to get it when i saw it - my nerdiness wouldn't allow me not to get it. sadly enough, i think the birthday card i made him was the best gift he got. (that's what happens when funds are low!) SO the image is the front of the card i made. and YES there is an image of Supergirl without the pasties but i'll let him be the only one that sees it. ;D
i've finished 2 commissions since then and as per usual, i'll have to hold off on posting them until they receive it so they can be surprised. PHEW!! now the holiday season starts. i'm very excited about it!