Halloween

So my oldest son decided at the last minute that he wanted to go to a Halloween party THEREFORE I had to opt out of going to the (adults only) Glowfest and take him to my aunt and uncle’s Halloween party in Castro Valley.

A good mixture of family and friends showed up and everyone was in costume except my son who got shamed into putting on a cape and mask to join in the festivities.

There were drinks galore and I found myself passing out Jello shots halfway through the night.

One for a party guest, one for me.

Boy, did that hit me fast!

I drank Bloody Marys all night long then switched to mudslides.

Eventually, my liver gave out and I had to tap out long enough to take a little snooze on the couch.

The grief I got!!!

My baby brother Art (the great bearded fellow) gave me tons of shit for taking a break.

In about a half an hour I was up and ready to go again.

More drinks.

I even took a shot for Kaitlin (the lion) who was quite loopy at the time.

In the morning she and my cousin Jennifer (Little Red Riding Hood) admitted that they maybe got a little sick the night before.

As Jennifer put it, they can still party like rockstars but they can’t recover like one.

Here’s some photos from the event. Photo credit Xondra Zezza.

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Ren Faire Shenanigans

Last weekend, I packed up my camping gear, grabbed my friend Kimberly, and we drove to Casa de Fruta to camp out at the Renaissance Faire.

We had a blast.

 

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 It took all of 30 minutes to set up camp with our neighbors helping – two Ren Faire musicians names Kevin and JK.

We started in on the Rum and Cokes and before we knew it we were swallowing a bottle of white wine with our lobster ravioli dinner. Followed closely by Kimberly’s signature jello shots made with marshmallow and cotton candy flavored vodka. Mmmmm.

 

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We woke up the next morning slightly hung over but a breakfast set us straight. Then we got dressed in our Ren Faire finest and hit the festival.

 

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We went to the Ren Faire with some friends who are Ren Faire veterans and knew where to go, what to do, and what to watch.

 

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 We drank beer from sun up to sun down, people watched, and in general managed to get involved in a few shenanigans.

After the festival closed, we stayed late to listen to a musical performance by the Brick Top Blaggers. It was dancing to their music that I met Stephan, who managed to finagle an invitation back to my campsite for dinner – an invitation I later cancelled.

 

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But there you have it, one raucous weekend spent getting a little drunk and rowdy at the Nor Cal Ren Faire.