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I'm feelin' Halloweenie

Oct 20, 02:32 PM · from the mouth of Jake

The greatest holiday ever is coming up and I think I might have found an excuse to get dressed up. I don’t have access to trick-or-treatin’ or parties not requiring crashing. But I do have open access to playing a pick up game of Frisbee in costume.

King Arthur from Holy Grail Costume I also believe I’ve figured out what I’d like to dress up as. I got some other good suggestions including Invader Zim, Aang from Avatar, MacGyver, or Maverick from Top Gun (though it’d make more sense if I was Iceman since that’s what Kate calls me). But none of those allow me to keep my beard (I think it’s a conspiracy from the ladies) which I’d like to hold onto until outdoor Fall Frisbee is over.

While I was researching the costume I stumbled upon some replica outfits on Amazon. Does anyone else want to claim these for a themed wedding or should I start narrowing my search of potential brides?


What is your quest? [11]

  1. TyTy responds with:

    I don’t know what my plans are for Halloween yet, but I agree about it being the best holiday ever. One thing that’s going on in Richmond (and all around the northern hemisphere) is Zombiewalk. I haven’t witnessed one before, but it looks like tons of fun. Basically, a bunch of random people dress up like zombies and meet in a public place like a mall, and walk around shuffling their feet and moaning, “braaaaaains….” Looks like a blast. Check out the website.

    See this write-up of last year’s Richmond Zombiewalk.

    Also, totally unrelated, but see these funny spoofs of the new Mac ads.

    · Oct 20, 06:23 PM
  2. jake responds with:

    Awesome! I’ve heard of stuff like that. I always thought it’d be interesting to participate in something like that. On a related note, when I hurt my foot a couple weeks ago and was limping around Pete asked me why I was doing it, and I told him I was training to be a zombie for Halloween. :)

    · Oct 20, 08:43 PM
  3. Jim responds with:

    Hmmm, too bad me back still ain’t up to hucking, because Boulder GRU (Grass Roots Ultimate) does the same deal – they call it “Fright Flight”. As if disc wasn’t fun enough, it’s definitely one of the best tourneys around. The last one I played had “Harry Potter and the Sourcers Stoned” among many other themed teams. One team cam themed as the “Holy Grail” and would actually beat you over the head with their dead cat stuffed animal while you were trying to send the disc. It was awesome. They’d also do all the French guard taunts on the line just before the pull.

    It’s strange, but we don’t have any halloweenie plans yet. Hmmm, maybe it’s time to put cure that.

    Hey Ty, that Zombiewalk looks like a trip. I would grab my film body, long lens and a few rolls of some gritty emulsion like Tri-X and head out for a snapfest. I bet you could get some insanely awesome pics of an event like that.

    · Oct 23, 02:26 PM
  4. Andy responds with:

    I am absolutely in awe of that Holy Grail themed ultimate team! I would’ve loved to see that…

    We don’t have much in the way of Halloween plans here, especially since it’s on a Tuesday. In the past we’ve gone to the Greenwich Village parade, but we usually leave feeling like it’s too crowded and rather boring – yeah you see some nice bohemian, creative costumes, but it drags on a litte. So we won’t do that this year, and so far nothing else has presented itself.

    On the other hand, my school does a Halloween parade every year in which all the kids in the school wear their costumes and parade around the outside, and I lead a group of drummers at the front of it. It’s pretty hilarious seeing a 4-foot tall masked grim reaper (or, in rare cases, a fully decked out junior bo-peep) try to carry a drum around. The teachers all dress up too – I haven’t decided yet if I’m gonna be Batman, Buddy Holly, or maybe take Jake’s suggestion…

    · Oct 23, 02:50 PM
  5. TyTy responds with:

    Photos from this year’s Zombiewalk. Wish I coulda been there!!

    Andy- Definitely go as Buddy Holly, although I doubt the kids will get it until you explain. Andy B. Goode!!

    · Oct 23, 05:29 PM
  6. Iak responds with:

    Yeah my vote’s for Buddy Holly too. ;)

    I actually found another event to attend, Kate talked to some friends and they’re gonna have a “Horrific Homecoming” for her even though it’ll be a ways after Halloween.

    I’m upset so far that all I’ve found is Post Road Pumpkin Ale, the new owners at Little Rooster have Dogfish but no Punkin Ale this year. :(

    Zombiewalk looks like it was pretty cool. :) All hail Flickr!

    · Oct 24, 03:30 PM
  7. Jim responds with:

    I just picked up some Lakefront Pumpkin Ale. Never tried it before, but so far (I’m about an inch of a pint in :) ), it tastes pretty good. I noticed that my local shop has some Punkin Ale too, so I’m gonna give that a try next – the only problem with Dogfishhead is the price… I mean, it’s good stuff, but 4 bottles for $8.50 ain’t for the po’.

    · Oct 24, 10:36 PM
  8. Andy responds with:

    I just returned from Fairway, my usually excellent grocery store, with no pumpkin beers! The only one they had was Smuttynose, which I had and greatly enjoyed all last week. But I miss all the others: Dogfishhead, Shipyard, and especially Buffalo Bill’s. Whatever happened to you, Mr. Bill?

    So I had to settle for a 6 of Hofbrau Oktoberfest. Poor me.

    · Oct 24, 10:43 PM
  9. Jim's Girlie responds with:

    WELL, I definitely have the best Halloween plans of all… can you say HALLOWEEN PARADE??

    Haha, and the parents are planning/setting up/cleaning up the party. NOT me.

    Yeah second grade.



    · Oct 25, 12:08 AM
  10. TyTy responds with:

    We seem to have a pretty good selection of Pumpkin Beers down here. We’ve got Buffalo Bill’s (the best), Saranac (also VERY good), Weyerbacher, Post Road, Dogfish Head, and probably something else I can’t remember.

    Oh yeah, and Nevins Homebrew Pumpkin Spice Amber! Yup, I bottled them and I think they’re about ready. I made it with three whole pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, star anise, ginger, brown sugar, and molasses. Lovely! I also primed with honey, which imparts a lovely honey flavor. It’s got a pretty high gravity, too… a single 12 ounce beer will get me feelin’ good! :) It’s still young, and I expect it’ll taste 10 times better in about 6 months (long past pumpkin beer season).

    · Oct 26, 01:34 PM
  11. Iak responds with:

    I’m waiting for my “buddy” Dan to come up with a beer version of his Cork’d web site. But I found a place called RateBeer today that lists a whole bunch of Pumpkin brews. And though it’s tough to locate things, without a lot of clicks, they do reference a place called Casper’s in Southbury (pretty close to Waterbury) that has multiple brews. Including (from what I can tell) Dogfish Head, Saranac, and Shipyard.

    I’m thinking of making a little trip if I can’t find anything locally… I guess I should be stopping in whenever I drive past a new place. :)

    · Nov 4, 05:13 PM
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