So it’s back to life as usual.

Riz (my cousin) and Josh (her boyfriend) left on Friday night and although I didn’t get to spend as much time with them as I would have liked, it was fun to finally meet “the boyfriend.” He was nice and funny and really sweet to her… and yes, Riz, I approve. 😉

I also finally figured out my Halloween costume. I ended up going as Hermione (Harry Potter), like I originally wanted. I found a Gryffindor robe and scarf from the boys section of the Halloween store which I wore with a gray plaid skirt, white turtleneck, black knee highs, and black mary janes. I didn’t wear a wig or make my hair all bushy the way Hermione’s is supposed to be so I guess technically, I was just Kelly the Gryffindor. Heh.

My friend Shirley works at Industrial Light and Magic so she got Rob and I tickets to go to their Halloween party. It was fun to see all the creative and elaborate costumes — it was clear that people put real thought into their costumes. (Unlike me and my store-bought costume — hee!) We saw people dressed up as… a gumball machine, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, a house, the Governator, Michael Jackson, Shrek, Legos… pretty much anything and everything you can think of. Seriously. I think my 2 favorites were 1) the giant T-Rex from Jurassic Park (this was amazing — it won the costume contest) and 2) Jango Fett-ish (BWAH!!! This was hilarious — basically a Chippendale’s outfit with the Jango helmet). Oh! and we even saw George Lucas, which was really cool.

Anyway, some pictures…

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This is part of the T-Rex that won the costume prize.

Mr. Star Wars Himself — George Lucas

Shirley as Gogo Yubari and Rob as the Mystical Wizard

Shirley and Me

Rob and Me


Good times.