The weekends are the hard times without the Mrs. HTF and the tadpoles (a good name for a rock band) around. Thankfully this weekend my sister and her family drove up from Portlandia to hang out in my too-big apartment with me. Henry, my 2.5 year-old nephew dressed up as Pecos Bill. (I'm pretty sure Pecos wasn't a real guy, but judging from Henry's costume, if he was real, he was too cute to scare any of the bad guys):
We met up with my brother and his girlfriend and they brought their wiener-dog, Petty, dressed as a devil - this is about as scary as wiener dogs can get:
And as you can tell by the sudden rush of photos on a blog that typically is pictureless, I got a new camera. And instead of eating Halloween candy, I played with my new toy under the watchful eyes and wagging tail of Petty:
In other breaking-news - this weekend I figured out how to videoconference with the family back in KC. This was great because the kids could give me the same one-word answers to questions "face-to-face" instead of over the phone. I am loving the new camera so much that I'm taking pictures of pictures. Here's one of the video conference with the Mrs. HTF. I'm probably gonna get in trouble for posting this one without written authorization, so don't ever call me a wimp!
Then there's this photo, which I would invite you all to create a caption to by commenting on this post (yes, that's an enormous roller-ball mouse):
Also, tonight I learned that an entire family in Tokyo, Japan listens to the HTF Playlist frequently and performs serious dance moves. So yeah, to answer the question we all get at work multiple times on Monday mornings - I had a great weekend.PS - I want to invite you all (both of you) to a play by play blog during the election results on Tuesday night. I will begin blogging/commenting around 5:30 PST/8:30 EST as I watch the election coverage. You should PLEASE comment on the blog and send in questions as the night goes on - let's make it interactive! (You'll just hit refresh to see the new posts) Invite your friends/family/pets/appliances and gather around the laptop and the TV news team of your choice - it's gonna be a fun night for all of us and either Barry or JohnyMac will be flashing his teeth and wading through balloons by the time the night is over.