|Get your thinking caps on...
||[Oct. 18th, 2006|08:37 am]
|||||The voices in my head||]|
Time to get serious about Halloween. I've got a shedload of tombstones to cut, carve, paint and age. And I've now got three houses who are doing a pirate theme, which means I'm in particular need of piratical, nautical or otherwise watery themed epitaphs.
Help me, please!
We're big on puns and we stay brief so that it all fits and is large enough to be readable in the dark:
Here lies poor Jim, a bear ate him; Dorothy Puckett, got her head stuck in a bucket; I told you I was sick; Sue said her feet were killing her, guess they did; Here lies John Yeast, pardon him for not rising
I don't need anymore "general" ones -- thanks to the internet, I've got scads of those.
Really, why concentrate on work today when you could be brainstorming epitaphs for me?
Look, if I haven't invited you to Scary Perry yet, consider yourself invited. Since this is a public forum and I don't want strangers showing up -- well, other than the 3000 that already show up -- you're gonna have to e-mail me for directions and other instructions.
It's not a party, per se. Oh, as my dearest friends, you can use my house as home base. I'll have food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (although you're always welcome to bring more...). And a bathroom to use. (For those of you just coming off of Faire season, I'll toss a urinal cake in the sink to make you feel more at home.) But there will be costumes, make-up, tools and props scattered everywhere and I will make no attempt at hostessing you indvidually. I've got a whole street to manage.
What Scary Perry is...we close off the street to traffic, decorate all 25 houses in some fashion or another -- some themed, some just Halloween-y, and host thousands of trick or treaters. We've got bunches of pirates this year, some storybook stuff going on, pumpkin patch, Alice in Wonderland, spiders, bats, the Throne of Evil photo op, special effects in the sewer. We have people wander the street to play with the touristas and people who just like to sit on a bench in my yard, tossing back a few and handing out candy to the little ones (I'm always desperate for those.)
The atmosphere is a little bit old-fashioned trick or treating, a little bit street festival. We actually set up next to nothing (lights, framing, nothing that looks at all interesting) until the actual day of Halloween. By 5pm we're set up and more or less ready to go, by 9pm we're starting to shut it down. (Which means you could do this event and still get to an "adult" party) Yes, it's an insane amount of work for a three hour event, but my neighborhood thinks that trick or treating at the mall is shameful. And I'm just bat-sh*t crazy.
So, if you wanna come, shoot me an e-mail and I'll get you the details.