Thursday, May 26, 2011

Of monsters in the night.

2011 has already been the wildest year for me, with this Disney Internship and all.
From what I can tell the internship will end on the most epic of notes: Marty Sklar, Disney Legend, and Imagineer Ambassador, will be talking to my Leadership Speaker Series Class on August 3rd.

Image By Ken Pellman

But what about after the internship? Well.... Folks.... 
The Impossible happened. Again. 
Jacob and I are going to the North East, in October.
H\Jacob has never been to the northeast, and I've only been to New York for one whirl wind week of Broadway shows. 
So we are going to Washington DC, New York, Boston........
................aaaannnnnd I get to see Haunted Overload.

Thats right folks, the legendary haunted attraction that most people have never heard about (why?!) I finally get to go see. 
I am thrilled.
Jacob literally insisted upon it, for my sake.
Jacob is the coolest.

So for you Halloween nuts up in the north east: Is there any other places I should visit while there?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Friday the 13th.

I nearly turned in to Jason, Hocky Mask and all.
Friday was the day from hell. I worked two 8 hour shifts in the course of 25hours. HELLOOOOOOOOOOO GRAD NIGHTS.
Yeah. Hellish. Never had to do that before, it was the epitome of not groovy. How ever I got paid, so I do not care. (I love, however, how they gave me just enough time between shifts to avoid overtime pay)
Today is my first real evening to myself this work week.
But a cool thing happened this past grad night: I work at TLT, and we have a stage. On that stage was a DJ spinning techno and house music all night.
At the stroke of midnight the all too familiar refrains of Toccata and Fugue in D Minor came over the speakers with a thick beat in the background. Deadmau5's ghost's and stuff then faded in, and then came a well timed Vincent Price Thriller Laugh.

I liked that DJ.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Halloween in May, and shotgun prop making.

I figure, well.... if the idiots for that other Holiday can have Christmas in July, why can't WE have Halloween in May?
Tomorrow is one of my rare days off where I have nothing that really "NEEDS" to be done, so I'm going to work on a photo-shoot here in Anaheim.
Which is hard because all of my previous pieces, candle holders, witch jars and ephemera are at home in Las Vegas.
This will be an exercise in ingenuity.
Putting together a photo shoot from literally nothing, and having to rely on finding cool items in a city I don't know very well. It's a bit of a challenge. OH, and I can't use actual candles in any of my photographs, because if it is discovered that I have candles I could get kicked from housing...
Let's see if I can pull it off.

Now the question is: do I reveal it on Friday the 13th, or on May 31st?


Any suggestions for theme, reveal times and other parameters are welcomed.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Las Vegas Halloween Parade, and cool facts about my state.

Cool Fact: Nevada was admitted to the Union as a State on Halloween, October 31st 1864.
We used to, as students, get Halloween off for Nevada day (it was origionally known as admission day), every year. They discontinued that tradition several years back, and now Nevada day is the final Friday in October. So we get a three day weekend at the end of the month. They changed it just before I entered High School. So all through my TOT years, I had the day off to prepare. It was awesome.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Today, is Bat's Day.

And a steampunk couple walked up to my window. At Disneyland.
I LOVE my job right now.