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Thursday, October 31, 2002

Happy Halloween!!!

Halloween is my very favorite holiday. It's the one day a year where I can dress up however I want and people will actually appreciate it rather than merely scowling. Today I'm dressed up as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, red sparkly shoes and all. Instead of the standing tradition of Christmas Caroling on Halloween, this year I took it easy and didn't organize anything. So we're just going to Fred's latest production - Dracula - at the Hillbarn theater.

Meanwhile, things on the Workflow project have been heating up and I've been busy as can be for the last week or so. But this past weekend was absoutely fabulous. On Saturday, we had tickets to Baz Luhrman's La Boheme, and it was amazing. Baz has such a great sense of color and composition. One scene on the streets of Paris had everything in black and white and gray, except for the main characters who wore shades of gold and purple and red and pink and cream. The eye was immediately drawn to them. It was all so gorgeous. We followed La Boheme up with dinner at Crepevine in Oakland. I just wish there was a Crepevine in the South Bay. I'm pretty sure I could eat there every day for a year and still be very happy. We followed Crepevine with Gaskells. Gaskells was insanely crowded - more so than I've seen it since the price went from ten to fifteen dollars. My only real disappointment with the evening was not having enough waltzes available to dance with everyone I wanted to dance with. By the end of the evening, I was wicked tired, but Au Coquelait beckoned. French Onion soup and Chocolate Mousse are the best end to the best day I've had in ages. Lush, beautiful. Saturday exemplified all the reasons why I love living in the Bay Area.

And this weekend? Well, Dickens workshops don't start until next weekend, so this weekend we're off to Disneyland! Weeeeee!


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