I made my Halloween costume today. It took less than 3 hours, including buying the fabric. If I hadn't stopped to read the paper, it probably would have been more like 1 1/2. Whee. I only spent $15.96 on fabric, too. Yay for a cheap and easy costume for once.
I also went to a book signing today. Berkeley Breathed, the guy who did Bloom County, had a new picture book out, so mom and I went. I wish I'd brought one of his older books to sign, but I always feel like a dork bringing in that kind of stuff when they're trying to promote their new book. I got his latest book, but I'm not such a big fan of his picture books.
As long as everyone already knows I'm a big dork, I might as well whine about Star Trek a bit. I am not impressed by this season's Enterprise at all so far. Someone needs to take away all of their special cameras for a while. I'm tired of how they film their actions scenes. I'm not impressed that they even have that many action scenes, but if they'd quit mucking around with frames per second or whatever the hell they're doing they'd at least be watchable. Also, less with the "action pans". Distracting me from poor writing with camera work will only make me cranky. However, at least this week's episode didn't involve Hoshi wandering around a strange planet in skimpy clothing (because if *I'm* ever creeped out by an alien being wanting my company, I would certainly choose to counteract that by wandering around his house in short dresses with revealing necklines), so it could be worse. This week's episode was actually pretty good, as this season goes. I still get the distinct impression that whatever kind of military background these guys are supposed to come from has the lamest tactics instruction ever, but I'm used to that. Since their enemies apparently have the same training, it all works out.
It's time for bed.