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Happy Halloween

Matt and I went to a Halloween Party/Benefits for our local Arts Council on Friday night. I went as an 80's Goth Girl. You could almost hear eerie strains of Depeche Mode, New Order, and The Smiths following me around. The event was called "Ghosts At The Reg," and was held on the stage of our civic center theatre. I guess they're going to do it up bigger next year, but this party was pretty decent. There were tours of the basement dressing rooms where different players acted out ghost stories. Later we watched ghost stories vignettes being acted out on the balcony and box seats from the stage. And naturally, there was a sort of murder mystery where 10,000 Maniacs Keyboardist Dennis Drew was killed off. It turned out to be done by the Mayor of Jamestown. Fun times around. All I know is that I'm still amazed I got my hair to stay put.

Summer Shakes Its Mortal Coil

I caught this while driving on the northside of Jamestown a week or two ago. A blazing sign that Autumn was in its full glory for the moment, but the grayness behind the tree suggested winter was inching closer.

Tune In, Tune Out

Favorite song meme taken from BFLO Blog:

Favorite Beatles song: Got To Get You Into My LIfe

Favorite solo song by a former Beatle: Live And Let Die - Paul McCartney

Favorite Rolling Stones song: Gimme Shelter

Favorite Bob Dylan song: The Hurricane

Favorite Pixies song: It's a toss-up between Gigantic and Debaser

Favorite Prince song: Little Red Corvette

Favorite Michael Jackson song: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

Favorite Metallica song: Wherever I May Roam

Favorite Public Enemy song: 911 Is A Joke

Favorite Depeche Mode song: Argh.. so many!! Never Let Me Down, Behind The Wheel, Strange Love, Personal Jesus, Enjoy The Silence, Judas, and It's No Good

Favorite Cure song: High, Caterpillar, Love Cats

Favorite song that most of your friends haven’t heard: "You Were Right" -Badly Drawn Boy. Although my friends in Rochester probably have heard this song since it airplay there.

Favorite Beastie Boys song: Sabotage

Favorite Police song: Don't Stand So Close To Me

Favorite Sex…

Odd Days Off

I'm spending the first of a couple odd days off today at home. Our vacation policy at work says we can only carry so many hours of time from fiscal year to fiscal year, and I was over by 2 1/2 days. It's nice to have a random day of the week to do laundry and work on various chores. Heck, I'm even getting a chance to update the ol'blog!

The past few months have been interesting. Matt and I got back into radio news in a round about way. We're not getting paid, but when it comes to doing something you love, pay doesn't always matter. If this was our main job, you bet it would be an issue! In the meantime, I'm happy with free dry cleaning and the occasional case of wine.

Furniture Can Make A Home

We moved all the furniture out of my grandma's house this weekend. Most of it came to our house, with some bedroom dressers going to my parents. Matt commented that our house really feels like home now. The other big item that was moved this weekend was my upright piano. It's been at my parent's house, waiting until we were going to be someplace more permanent. The piano tuner comes next Friday. Of course all the painting still needs to be done, but I feel more relaxed now having these familiar items around me. The next big thing is that we're replacing our very petite refrigerator with money my parents are getting for selling my grandma's house. That also arrives next Friday.

As far as we know, we close on my grandma's house next Thursday. I'm going in one last time this Saturday to help my parent's pack up any remaining items (tools, yard tools, silverware, etc.). It's been pretty hard. The next door neighbor who has lived there all my life has bee…