- My stepdad is home and feeling fine.
- The fish store by my apartment had some beautiful fresh shrimp on Friday, so I picked them up with a few shallots and improvised shrimp scampi for myself. I didn't really have much of a kitchen in the old apartment, and creating something like this which required a lot of counterspace would have been very difficult. The thing of it is, as much of a pain in the butt peeling and de-veining shrimp is, it's worth it for the freshness and flavor I managed to achieve.
I really like cooking. It's nice to have the smell of real food in my apartment.
- I haven't dressed up for Hallowe'en for years. It's not that I haven't wanted to, it's that my ideas were always too ambitious to be done in a reasonable time-frame. This year, I decided that I would start planning the costume early, and I brought in some help. I managed to complete the costume on Saturday and went with Russ and Jess to the Hallowe'en Parade in the Village. It was great fun, and the costume itself was quite a hit. Judge for yourself:
on the subway
at Russ and Jess' apartment
Russ and Jess, zombie prom dates
The Imperial patience is wearing thin.
with the Dude
with Bruce Leroy and Sho'Nuff, the Shōgun of Harlem
with the Pink Panther and Inspector Jacques Clouseau
with Jack Burton and Lo Pan
with two random Earthling females that wanted to be near to their Emperor
great shots of zombie Jessica
heading back uptown