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the penguin likes to dress up too!




The skeleton tree. There are about 8 skeletons. I add more every year.




another skeleton view




The skeleton guides lead you up the sidewalk to impending doom... and candy!




The ghost corner. The large ghost flies back and forth and moans, while waving his arms.




our pumpkins




the guides at night.




The approach




Most of the front yard




We had about 100 kids come by, so it was a pretty good year.

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Proud Aunt

My niece, Maegen,  got her cosmetology license last year and landed a sweet gig at a new salon.  Her salon did the hair and makeup for a fashion show featuring Parisian's new Fall look.   She also helped with the choreography.   We couldn't make it to the show, but thankfully, there is video!   

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-K-zTgG-TE

If your'e curious as to which stylist ishe is,  she appears at 1:45 and 2:25 (with blow dryer) in the video.  At the end of the video, she's the one with the short blond and brown hair.

I'm very proud. She's come a long way.

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Pics from the Scottish Visitors

Paul and El left our house Sunday morning, headed for NY.  They finally head for home tonight at 10:00 .  We had a busy and fun two days while they were here, trying to fit in what we could.   Thursday, we picked them up  at the airport and then headed for Manuel's Taco Hut.  After that, we had to stop at the grocery store for food and drinks because we were out of everything.  Then it was back to the house, to make the bathroom functional.  They patiently waited on the couch, watching saved episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, while we dashed about, hooking up the shower.   By that evening, the bathroom was usable - thank god.  
Friday - we saw District 9  at the theater.  Great movie.  Very thought provoking.  Love the special effects.  Lots of exploding and goo. 
Friday night - bowling !  We didn't get any action shots of bowling. It was too dark. They had the black lights on, so I guess we should have worn something fluorescent?  
Saturday - we headed to Canada.   The Coventry Garden terraces were closed, but we got to walk through part of the gardens.  Then we went to the Odette Sculpture Park. The sculptures are lined up along the river. 
We headed back to our house for Paul's chili, which we ate after watching  "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles", which is the perfect movie to see the day before you have to travel.

ETA : Okay, I know the cut for the pics didn't work so you don't have to tell me.  To fix it, I have to re-do the post all over again, and fuck that.



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Group shot in front of the house



Mike and Paul at the bowling alley.



Walking the trail at Coventry Gardens



Big Bug



El knew all the flowers.



Michael found a group of trees just right for him



The view of Detroit from the river in Canada



Walking along the trail of sculptures



El and Michael by the goat fountain



Paul and I judging the "Business Man on a Horse"



Columns (clever name, no?)



I don't remember the name of this, but I call it Craggy Sculpture



This is called "Garden"    ?!



Hanging on the rail



Having Subway lunch (our map was sponsored by Subway and indicated several Subways in the area)



Michael likes the trees, yes he does.



Michael and I with the penguins



We couldn't tell what this sculpture was supposed to be, but it makes for a good photo op.



Paul and El on the river



Paul the photographer



sacked out



"Union 6"



Tired of sculpture



The group, before we headed to the airport on the last day.



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  • 07:07 @Guinan when distant relatives I NEVER talk to do that to fish for gifts, I respond with no gifts. Keeps my life simpler #
  • 07:09 Am soaked. Raining like crazy outside, but no thunder or lightning :(
    Yay for trusty "Scream" umbrella. #
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  • 07:49 @Guinan sounds pretentious to me, and a waste of time and paper. Have been to weddings fairly recently. Never saw this before #

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I wish I would have thought of this

A woman hired a stripper to pose as her for her 10 year high school reunion. She apparently hated her high school experience (show of hands. Yep, me too) so she hired the stripper and got a film crew to record the reunion.
She seems like the kind of person I was in school, and the school seems similar too - bunch of rich, spoiled brats who are full of themselves.

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/04/23/woman-sends-stripper.html

My 25 year reunion is this year. Think I should hire a stripper?

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  • 06:24 Heard Depeche Mode's "Wrong" over piped-in music at PF Chang's last night. Love it when that happens. #

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  • 14:48 @StaceyUK me too. *fingers crossing* #
  • 14:51 @algore excellent! I think all new construction should be incorporating green technology. #
  • 07:20 @depechemode ah, college German comes in handy once more. #
  • 07:22 wondering how long before Pat comes down here to bug the fuck out of me. #
  • 10:19 @CurrentUK I'd put a Venus De Milo and a statue of David out there as a response. #
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  • 07:38 @Sylo_Tode yes. the doors look great! Now get working on the bathroom! #
  • 07:41 @mlewys i'ts the world. As Stan Ridgeway says, you're just a little too smart for a big dumb town #
  • 07:44 With help from Stephen and Don, I am pushing Pat's buttons today. Aren't Friday's great? #
  • 10:43 @StitchNPitch YAY Detroit! #
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  • 07:25 She's dressed in black again #
  • 07:30 @CiticenX I'd go with Jesii. #
  • 07:31 @CiticenX I imagine it depends on the size of your computer screen and your peripheral vision. #
  • 07:34 @mlewys inre: buffy stabbing Edward. What out! Those sparkly vampires will get you! #
  • 09:47 @CurrentUK *HOWLS* I love the Facebook Manners! #
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