Saturday, November 1, 2008

Dancing with the dead

(all photos can be enlarged with a click)


The Halloween party at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History was incredible. Jack o'lanterns lit the entrance, a band was rocking out, people in costume were dancing amongst the taxidermy, decorated tables were laden with gourmet snacks, the planetarium was showing the classic Wizard of Oz/Dark Side of the Moon and, best of all, the dimly lit galleries were open. We partygoers could wander about and explore the exhibits, beer in hand. (I chose a spooky brew, in honor of the holiday.)
The Man with the Yellow Hat (See the monkey?) had an encounter with his old nemesis, the dunkleosteus.

Meanwhile, I was in the mineral hall saying, "Oooh...sparkly!" (the beer was 8% alcohol, okay?)

A little while later, I found my wenches gunchicks friends, Nicole and Elizabeth near the glacier exhibit. Mike and I rescued them from an overly friendly jawa, who was fumbling an attempt at flirting. Stories about baboon heads are an unlikely way to win a girl's heart.

It was a fabulous party and we ended up staying out well past the witching hour. A very tired fairy fell asleep in the car on the way home.

19 comments:

malger said...

God, isn't Mike's grin infectious?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Tall woman drinking some Great Lakes...

Old NFO said...

Glad y'all had fun! Need extra candy??? I've got a bunch, since we had a total of THREE T or T'ers last night! Sigh...

Jenny said...

Oh - those are some AWESOME wings!
Cute fairy costume! Did you have the stripedy stockings to?

And I loooove the Man in the Yellow hat costume - clever!

Breda said...

malger - it certainly makes me happy!

TBolt - she's single.

Old NFO - is it chocolate?

Jenny - nope, I had sparkly polka dot socks!

Atomic said...

It would be impossible to overstate how jealous I am. I would LIVE there.

Also, stories about baboon heads work just fine on some girls, I'll have you know...

-LabRat

Ted said...

Breda, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History used to be my very favorite place on the whole, wide world - in 1962.

It looks like a much, much hipper place now than it was then. ;-)

Thanks for posting this.

phlegmfatale said...

Wow - looks like a stellar occasion. You all look fantastic! I lurve your wings! Pretty friends, too.

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Christina LMT said...

Looks like a fantastic time was had by all! I want to be a saucy pirate wench next year...:)

And I'm really glad your Curious George was stuffed.

Wai said...

Who's the Hawt Chick that stands about 5'2" right next to you? She's hawt!! Oh, did I mention she's...ummm...hawt??? Sssssssssssss...!!

Oh, you're hawt too. No doubt. :)

dr mac said...

I love the first picture. The symmetry between you and the little dinosaur is perfect.

Tam said...

Okay, that looks like a Halloween party I could get behind. The best part is that I could dress like I am right now and everyone would think my costume was "Blackwater Contractor". :D

Roberta X said...

I could dress like I am right now and everyone would think my costume was "girl who just woke up."

(Tam's dressed way tougher than "Blackwater Contractor -- they only wish they were like her).

Breda said...

labrat, I actually thought of you when I wrote that line.

wai - that's my friend Nicole.. You can find more photos of her by clicking her link in my gunchicks list to the right of the page.

Somerled said...

That's a lovely fairy setup, Breda. Did you make your own wings?

Breda said...

thank you! I cheated and found the wings on clearance at an after halloween sale!

Captain said...

Breda, you sure are cute!

Nicole said...

We are so cute!