Tag Archives: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Scrapbook: Halloween Carnival

8 Nov

This is the last Halloween post I’ll inflict on you until 2012. Swearsies. I know this makes post #4 involving Isobel dressed up as our favorite witch, but at least this time you get to see my bestie’s son dressed as Max from Where the Wild Things Are. I only got this one crappy photo of the full outfit, which was entirely handmade, freaking adorable, and easily the best costume at the carnival.

I should have switched to manual to avoid the focus problems but I was so focused on taking the damn photo before he ripped the hood off entirely that this is what I get.

In true nerdly fashion, Anthony and I dressed as Starfleet Officers for Halloween. I think we may have been nerdier than the family of five who dressed up as actual nerds for the occasion. Nevermind all that, though, because my husband would make a sexy starbase engineer. Set phasers to stunning, put it on the main viewer, and make it so.

What you may or may not notice about my costume is that although it fit around me just fine it was too short lengthwise, resulting in some rather hilarious highwater pants action and supposedly long sleeves that stopped mid-forearm. I spent the grater part of the night being uncomfortably aware of my crotch, as the inseam was an inch or two too short for comfort. The frustrating part is I doubt a size up would have fit me in that regulation Starfleet body-skiming way.

We were invited to this carnival because Angela’s Grandma was running the cookie decorating booth and there we discovered that Justin had an unknown talent for the frosted arts. He should really change professions, don’t you think?

He has a gift.

Aside from the cookies at the decorating table, Isobel was so content running around and ‘playing with kids’ that she didn’t think about the candy in her jack-o’-lantern.

Kingston found true love with his balloon.

And, in my final Halloween hurrah until next year, here’s a video Justin took of the kids decorating cookies while I tell an animated story to Angela. I think it was about Taco Bell.

Stardate: Christmas 2010

1 Dec

Anyone who’s familiar with this blog knows about my supreme and holy love for the Picard. In fact, according to Talladega Nights, everyone gets to choose their own version of the form Jesus takes, and my own personal Jesus is of the Sweet Baby Picard Jesus variety. Using the power of The Future (and some morphing software) I have created a mock-up of what the Sweet Baby Picard Jesus might look like. Behold his greatness!

So imagine my delight when I received this in the mail from my twitter pal Kristin:

An Old School Captain Picard ornament from Stardate: 1995.

No really, it says so on the box:

It also gives some other stats, such as his place of birth and his trademark saying. Which, HELLO HALLMARK, you already know those already if you’re in the market for a Picard ornament. It’s not as if some newb is going to come across this ornament while shopping for a Mother’s Day card, see the Picard’s famous words on the back and think, “I like this guy’s style! Hell, I’ve never had any desire to watch this show before, but this Hallmark Keepsake Ornament has converted me.”

In a decade or so this masterpiece is going to qualify as vintage.

My ornament fits right in on the D&D shelf. Look at how regal he is! How dashing! How handsome!

The Picard plate, given to me by my friend Brandon, looks on with approval. As do some dragons and bottles of Mt Dew.

I’m kind of in love with it. Don’t tell my husband.

Thank you Kristin. My nerd empire is complete.