nirix5: (me!)
Life has been psychotic.

I did the costumes and makeup for "Bitten"- that being the Binghamton University Circus Arts Association's Halloween play/spectacle/extravaganza thing. The show was awesome; everyone did such a spectacular job! It was a huge hit with the audience and what's more, there were only five empty seats in the house and there were people sitting in the aisles. Yayyyyy!!!!

The costumes were simple, but cool. Cat and I dyed canvas in different colors and sewed it onto tshirts in designs representing water, fire, and air. We dyed undershirts for the fight scenes. I made a pair of "transformation pants" to go over Edwin's stilts, and while they weren't perfect, they weren't bad... especially considering that this was the first time I've made a pair of pants in my life!

Quinn and Tom came down to see the show. Quinn debuted his Pyramid Head cosplay, which was a hit with everyone who saw it. He got so many looks and points and OMGS! as he walked across campus- everyone was so impressed. Tom was also a hit in his "ninja pretending to be a pirate" outfit. Heeeee. Yosra and I wore saris for our bollywood theme. I got accused of dressing as Betsy Ross by a fratboy giving drive-by costume critiques.

Yay Halloween!!!

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Life has been psychotic.

I did the costumes and makeup for "Bitten"- that being the Binghamton University Circus Arts Association's Halloween play/spectacle/extravaganza thing. The show was awesome; everyone did such a spectacular job! It was a huge hit with the audience and what's more, there were only five empty seats in the house and there were people sitting in the aisles. Yayyyyy!!!!

The costumes were simple, but cool. Cat and I dyed canvas in different colors and sewed it onto tshirts in designs representing water, fire, and air. We dyed undershirts for the fight scenes. I made a pair of "transformation pants" to go over Edwin's stilts, and while they weren't perfect, they weren't bad... especially considering that this was the first time I've made a pair of pants in my life!

Quinn and Tom came down to see the show. Quinn debuted his Pyramid Head cosplay, which was a hit with everyone who saw it. He got so many looks and points and OMGS! as he walked across campus- everyone was so impressed. Tom was also a hit in his "ninja pretending to be a pirate" outfit. Heeeee. Yosra and I wore saris for our bollywood theme. I got accused of dressing as Betsy Ross by a fratboy giving drive-by costume critiques.

Yay Halloween!!!

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nirix5: (fantasia- naked)
Have to leave for work in ten minutes. Then I have class at six- chemistry, which I just kind of blew because I forgot a quiz that was due on Friday night. Whoopsie.

Anyway, for those of you who don't know/remember, my Halloween party will be at my house on Saturday night, 8PM to whenever (although we usually get done about one.) I'll post the actual invite/flyer thingy later. Here's the reason I'm bringing it up now: if you want any particular songs on my party mix for my iPod, commment with them in this post. Otherwise you get what I consider a party mix, which is not the normal party mix taste. Unless you're into Lords of the Rhymes (which will be on there, regardless of what anyone thinks. Muahahaha.)

Costumes are still up in the air. Quinn has decided he wants to be a dark elf. He made me a nurse design, but I kind of really wanted to do a Silent Hill nurse. However, I probably won't have the funds to get it together in time, so... eh. Tried to talk Q into going as Pyramid Head. He said it was too complicated a costume to make. I said that you get a box, rework it, paint it red, and put it on your head. People will know who you are, even if your ass isn't showing. "BUT IT'S MORE COMPLICATED THAN THAT!" Whatever, dude. It's a pyramid. On your head. With a staple gun and some spray paint, it ain't that hard.

Maybe I'll go as Pyramid Head. My ass is nicer than his, anyway.

Stuff.

Nov. 2nd, 2005 10:28 am
nirix5: (mute pageboy)
Exhausted. Sugar-coma'ed. Cranky, hungry, unmotivated, anxious, mildly frustrated, on edge, and with peeling fingertips. Also, hideously behind in journal updating- because I know all of you want to read about my hyperexciting life.

Tosca was a lot of fun, aside from the constant worrying brought on by various people's deficiencies in timing and ability to follow directions. (Read: Quinn and Kira are never going anywhere in the same car together without a handler. Ever. Not only do they leave the start getting ready/leave the house hella late, they have directions to B'ville written down and wind up in Cazenovia.) Then there was the whole screw-up with the diner bill. Someone, somewhere, owes me money. Like, twenty bucks worth of money.

..............

Last Thursday, I wound up donating blood. Quinn's idea initially, because Mike was doing it, and yay helping people, blah blah woof woof. He talks me into doing it and we get all signed up and then Oops! Can't give blood without ID and mine is under the mattress, honey! So I gave blood all by myself. Mike tried, but they couldn't find a vein.

Almost passed out, apparently. Actually, all I got was nauseous. They made me lie down for a while anyway. Bah, said I, lying down is for sissies. I will just take a quick nap in the cafeteria and then go to ballroom dancing as planned.

Blood loss + ballroom dancing = not good. The whole class was pretty hazy, and I made it to almost the end. I left five minutes before it let out. Quinn was really mad and upset that I went at all, and at one point refused to merengue with me over it. He just stood there in protest as I merengued around him. Silly thing.

.................

The Halloween party was a blast. I think. People seemed to enjoy themselves, at any rate. The house looked nice and there were tons of food, although I didn't buy enough soda, forgot to buy ice, and Mike and Katy didn't show up with the cups until 10:30. Bobbing for apples didn't work out because Dustin forgot to bring the washtub. Ghost in the Graveyard shouldn't be played over a one-block area using people's front yards. It just doesn't work, although it turned out that Woody was hiding in a really easy place.

OMG YAY COSTUMES.

Halloween itself was awesome. Quinn, Katy, myself, and Katy's friend Owen went trick-or-treating in Skaneateles, heretofore known as The Land Where They Give Out King Size Candy Bars OMG.

Quinn as Mr. Hyde is teh sex.

Which should explain why there is quite a lot of photographic evidence of Indiana Jones making out with Mr. Hyde. Yep.

I'm done. Exeunt.
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Lotsa weirdos )
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I'm wearing dramatic evening eye makeup right now because I was too lazy to wash it off all the way last night, and instead of doing the whole vaseline-and-a-Q-tip thing at five in the morning, I decided to just touch it up and go.

Now all I have to do is remember not to rub my eyes at all.

Last night was fun- I was "Grissom" and Kelsey was "Robbins" (Gillian and Alberta, respectively.) We borrowed scrubs and a lab coat for Kelsey from Debbie (acutal coroner's clothes- hee) and sprayed "blood" on dad's face shield. V. authentic looking.

I just wore jeans and a black tank top, with a dark blue windbreaker with "CSI" taped onto the back with masking tape. I had sunglasses too, and a "field kit" (dad's toolbox) with "DNA swabs" and "fingerprint powder" (Q-tips, face powder, and a blush brush.) I went to the library and printed out a Search Warrant- actually it was a transcript of the official warrant used for the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco, TX, with all the addresses changed to Onondaga County. It was 30 pages long originally, so I cut it down, and I think it was actually for me to search the premises for machine guns or something, but I got people's DNA samples anyway. We doctored up our school ID's too. Yay for cheap, thrown together costumes.

Running joke? I was looking for Sara. Hee.

We spend the night hanging out with Captain Jack Sparrow, a vampire, Speed Racer, a Catholic school girl, a bounty hunter, and Alicia, who changed into a beautiful goth dress at some point. Fun fun. Now I just have to twist Tom's arm to get him to send me the damn pictures.

Saturday was fun too, in a low-key way, thanks to my party getting cancelled. Actually I was kind of relieved, since I didn't feel like doing it. Guh. Andy came over, and we carved the pumpkins and listened to RENT.

I think next year I want to go as Squeegee Man. Honest living, yo.
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Halloween was fun. I wrote a Happy Halloween to everyone post, and it was really long, but the computer crashed and it was lost. So, Happy Belated Halloween to you all.

My 'Halloween Party' was a questionable success. Party consisting of: Kate, Shane, Andy 1, Andy 2, and Jason (aka Mortal Kid.) Jason is Jen's stepbrother, and he doesn't know anyone around here. So I picked him up. Then we watched 28 Days Later, and all the alternate endings, where the girl gets valiumed-up no matter what. I bought all this food but no one really ate it.

Mom and I carved pumpkins earlier in the day. She carved one that wouldn't stand up so she carved it sideways; it looks like Cartman from Southpark.

Had to work on Friday though, so I was really tired. Mom dressed up as a witch, Heidi dressed up as a Medieval Lady, and Dawn came in as a clown. I was a fairy, I guess, but everyone kept telling me that I made a cute angel. I wore my blue halter dress with Mater's fairy wings, a tiara, and my pointe shoes, but they started to hurt after a couple of hours so I took them off, put my jeans on, and bustled the dress with a couple of saftey pins I found in the office.

I've discovered that I have a love of bustling things.

Yesterday was fun too. Went to a wedding with Andy. He knew the groom from working on the farm or something. It was really very nice. The people at our table were funny and we had a great time. (Open bar. Woo! Rum and cokes for meeeeeee.)

The favors they gave out were little bottles of Kosher champagne. Awesome!

Then Kate came over for a bit today. We went to the mall and just kind of window shopped, although I gave into temptation and bought the Lays of Beleriand.

As it stands now I'm really fucking tired. I want to go to sleep but I've got way too much stuff to do. I have to start on Tess's costume.

I have no fucking clue what I'm doing, but I'm looking forward to doing it.

Oh, and I'm going to New York on Friday. I'm coming back up here next Wednesday. So I get some sanity time away from Shitsville, which is just fantastic.

Note to self: need more batteries.

I really, really hope Aunt Sean drives back up. She said she might. That means that I get to hang out with her more, and the rest of the peeps up here get to see her, but it also means that I don't have to spend $50 on a bus ticket, which I can spend on other, more important things.

Things like marzipan.
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The point is, I’m tired as hell, but I don’t have to work tomorrow.

Hallefreakinluja.

We started at midnight instead of 4 AM today. It was for the Dreaded School Order- fifty dozen donuts. One fryer, one proofer, seven hours, CAN YOU HANDLE IT?!?!?!?

Finally came home around nine and fell asleep at about two. Woke up at eight thirty, eastern standard time. Missed my voice lesson, but finished The DaVinci Code.

And now here I sit, wracking my brains for something interesting to update with.

Written on Saturday )


Workness:

~ Heidi informed me that her poop is still black, due to the black icing on the Halloween cake I made for her daughter’s birthday on Saturday. “It’s still affecting me! It’s still affecting me!” Her kids thing that this is a wonderful thing. Black poop. Who knew.

~ Joanie ripping a tampon out of her purse, waving it at Ken the Manager, yelling, “You want some lunch, Ken? YOU WANT SOME LUNCH?!?” No response from Ken. He might not have noticed, as his head seems to be permanently stuck in a sand pit.

~ Names. Joanie’s mom was going to name her “Robin Charlane” but when she was born, she said that she had never seen hair and eyes so black on a baby, and right at the beginning she knew that this one was going to be a little bitch. She reminded her of Joan of Arc- thus, Joanie. (Joanie says, “They tell me I was a bitch in my last life. I say, damn right I was a bitch in my last life; I’m a bitch in this life, and I’ll be a bitch in the next!”) Her sister, Trina, was named after a prostitute in a book that her mother was reading around the time that she was born. Interestingly enough, a friend of my mother’s sister-in-law named her daughter Trina (which is a Slavic euphemism for prostitute) and this was supposed to be a big joke on Americans, or something. Which is odd because the woman is American.

WalMartness:

~ I got storage boxes the other night. Yay! And wall adhesive stickers, so I can finally put Aragorn up next to Legolas where he belongs. I need to do that before my cat chews on him anymore. He always chews on Aragorn- not just the rolled up poster, but my Two Towers display box thing, and Mom’s Strider bookmark. There’s probably some hidden meaning there but I’m just too dumb to see it. Or maybe I’m reading too much into things and Aragorn just tastes good.

~ Got more lotion. Aveeno this time. Am shopping around for best kind. Am savvy shopper! Go me!

~ Also got a string of pearls to wear in my hair on Friday night. I’m not giving up on the tiaras, but I’ve worn the ones I have a lot lately, and they’re a little bright with my black dress. I’m breaking out the black dress for the first time ever. Except for that one roll of film, but that doesn’t really count. Anyway, the pearls will match nicely, and I’ll throw a couple of matching beaded strands in my hair for added sparkle.

It stupid, almost. My first evening performance of an opera, and I leave the tiara at home. Oh well.

NewYorkness:

~ Talked to Aunt Sean yesterday. She’s quitting her job around November 7th, so I’m probably going to go down around the 8th. Maybe, maybe, maybe will get to stay over at Grandmere’s house. Which will make me stupidly happy because it’s the loft and I love it.

~ Nothing else finalized. Plans due to change without notice.

~ However, I’m in a good position financially right now, since I just got a forbearance on my loan. Apparently I might get a deferment, since the cut off for deferments is something like a thousand dollars a month, and I only make around five hundred. WOOt!

I still don’t know what to do about Halloween. Tess is going trick-or-treating with one of her friends; she just bought her Legolas costume the other night. It looks really good on her, and god knows she’s got the hair for it. Which means that I can do whatever I want. Mom’s going to help me make a quick cloak, but I don’t know what to ‘go as’ so to speak. I did Odile from Swan Lake last year, although it wasn’t much fun as we didn’t go trick-or-treating. So the options remain open. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

What is everyone else doing for Halloween? Tell me!

And I guess that’s it for now. I’m gonna go grab some food and watch the game. Jeter is SO my bitch. Legolas gets jealous about it.

I think I’ll finish re-finishing my Ghetto Evenstar before I go to bed.

Huzzah!
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Well, Adam Pascal is married. Not that this is a big suprise, I mean, him being over thirty and all.

I'm. So. Bored.

Pumpkin carving is done. Kelsey's "Sauron's Mask" pumpkin reminds me more of a mildly distressed dog than a Lord of Darkness and Evil, but hey, what're you gonna do. Mine is dumb. It's two round eyes and a round mouth. It looks scared.

OOOO but I got my birthday present from Jeannette today! A BEAUTIFUL dark blue kimono and lots of snacks from Korea. Am so happy!!! @_@

I want to dance. But there's no one to dance with.

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