While we were at ValleyCon yesterday, we go an amazing deal on three expansions for Talisman. Our game group was quite excited to try them out:
We played The Dungeon and The Highlands expansion together last night. We decided against also adding in The Dragon expansion at the same time…. For now…..
This game normally takes forever, this took even longer, but everyone had a great time.
The hubby and I did a costumed 5k to raise money for cancer research (The money went to the American Cancer Society, so while breast cancer themed, not breast cancer specific). I borrowed one of his vault suits:
Yes, I said one of. He has the track suit, which I’m wearing, and a jumpsuit, which yall will see in a later post. I think this is one of the most comfortable cosplays I’ve ever worn and it did well to not emphasize the bit of a belly bump I have at this point.
So, we walked the 5k; his knees are bad, and while the doctor said can still run, I usually end up getting sick when I attempt it. It was ok though, we happened to run into a coworker of mine who was walking it too; the three of us brought up the rear, lol.
We had a good time…well, as good as a time you can have paying money to walk 3 miles, lol. I’m just happy the weather up here has stayed nice this far into October, hopefully it lasts through Halloween.
October is always an interesting month for me. Between being the only “creepy goth chick” everyone around here knows and being a cosplayer I tend to get asked to help run events or to lend people my clothes, costumes, make up, jewelry, etc. So in others words, its the time of year when everyone suddenly acknowledges that I exist. Lol
Well, one of the guys in my game group got “voluntold” to run a haunted trail and had a week to get it put together. So, I actually helped with a Halloween event this year. (and lent someone of the other volunteers my make up). We actually managed to acquire a bunch of old decorations for my work’s booster club (we’re moving to a temp building while our’s is getting renovated so, I solved 2 problems at once). I also made a bunch of these:
Just a suggestion if you want to try to make them: I added tin foil to the back of the inside and duct tapped off the ends so the light would shine better out of the eyes.
I had to scramble to find a scary costume, I think I did a decent job finding one:
R63 Freddy Krueger. The dress is actually a sweater dress so it has re-wear use out of it; the whole thing cost just about the same as buying a satin costume from places like Party City. I got it from Hot Topic by the way; say what you want about them, but they occasionally get good stuff still. It was a big hit, even the younger kids knew who I was. (they all wanted to touch the claws).
Ugh, I’m actually starting to look pregnant a bit. I’ll be honest, its making me feel self-conscious. I think I look pudgy and I’m worried about people making fun of my size in my costumes, even after I tell everyone what’s going on. My hubby and my couple of guy friends I told are actually excited its starting to be noticeable. They’ve been so concerned about me, and I’ll be honest even with as stubborn as I’m being, its appreciated.
Anyway, considering we only had a week to throw it together, the trail was a big hit! Spiders, zombies, clowns, and chainsaws oh my! I took tickets at the entrance (I got stuck with that because my buddy wanted to make sure I had somewhere to sit down,lol), and I was a little shocked that some of the parents were letting their really little kids go down this trail (there was also a kids trail, we were running the adult one). They were almost offended when I’d stop them and warn them (I get it everyone is scared by different things), but a good portion of them either turned around and left or started begging the actors not to scare their kid. Soooooo, you take your 6 year old down a trail that’s aimed at scaring teens and adults and you get upset that its scary? Other than that minor stupidity, it went really well. We had a big turn out despite it being cold out. My buddy did a fantastic job getting everything put together and running it.
I’m back home after my adventures down south. I think I should have made my trip shorter than it was; I had a blast with my bestie, but I always feel out of place visiting my family. My mom and I are finally starting to get along and I even got to see both my sisters, so that was great. When I went to visit my Dad though, my step mom literally didn’t say two words to me… Didn’t even thank me for the coffee I brought her. I’m not asking for her to accept me as her daughter, but it would have been nice if she had cleaned all of her stuff off the guest bed so I had somewhere to sleep. Like, I’ve never liked my mom’s husband…erm step dad, but he at least says hi to me before going back to playing facebook games. I hope I didn’t cause my dad problems by visiting, I’d hate to have done that.
I’m also starting to come to the conclusion that going to a con 7/8 weeks pregnant was a bad idea. Lol, I found out right before I went on vacation…If someone had told me having a cold that wouldn’t go away was a sin I was pregnant I would have looked into it sooner. I’m at this awkward phase where some of my clothes are snug, so I had to change one costume literally morning of (good thing I had back up ideas). I mostly have the “morning” sickness under control but I encountered a fellow con goer that smelt so bad that I had to leave the panel I was at to barf. Also, big crowds wear me out to begin with, so this go around I’m completely exhausted (good thing I took an extra day off from work).
My bestie is one of the few people that know right now (the hubby and I aren’t telling the families for a bit longer). He was so sweet to me while I was visiting. He fussed over me the whole time, even put up with me when I got all emotional…. I’m never going to being able to make it up to him, I’m so lucky to have him.
So, long story short: I’m happy to be home, I miss my bestie already, and I need to go finish my laundry. Lol
Sorry for the rambling, I’ll go back to posting pics of random stuff soon.