Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Links -- Volume 51

Friday couldn't come quickly enough for me this week.  I've spent almost every night this October helping my kids work on their Halloween costumes.  My son is dressing up as Scout from Team Fortress 2, and that required building lots of props using EVA foam.  My daughter is dressing up as an Enderdragon from Minecraft, so I've been building a pair of 3 foot long folding, reticulated wings to give the appropriate effect.  I'd post pictures, but as of this morning, the wings still aren't quite finished.  (Although I hope my wife finishes them before I get home from work.  Oh please, please.)

And to top it all off, I'm suffering through a major head cold which leaves me thinking about how comfortable my bed is all the time.  Halloween is my favorite time of the year and usually I'm disappointed when it passes, but this year I can't wait for it to be over so I can drop into bed and stay there for an obscene length of time.

Anyway, here are the links.
Have a great Halloween weekend and use the extra hour of sleep  wisely.

BTW, Crystal Collier's book, Moonless, is free today.  Snag it if you haven't already.


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  1. I hope you will post pictures of their costumes. Sounds like a lot of work. Hope you feel better and survive Halloween.

  2. You take costumes to a whole new level, Ken, and I'll be waiting to see them. I'm sorry that you are dealing with a pesky head cold. Feel better soon!

  3. My teenage daughters acquired their own costumes (and a good thing, too, because their mother can't sew, ha, ha). Then they went out with friends to trick-or-treat in more lively neighborhoods than ours.

    So my husband and I went out for sushi. Candy for adults.

  4. Ken, I'm calling you to do my costume next year. I bet your kids looked great and I had to laugh, thinking of other Halloweens when my son was young. They are certainly some of my best memories. :-)

    Get better soon,
    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

  5. I can't wait to see those costumes in your IWSG post! Hope you're feeling better by then.