Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pizza and Pumpkins

Being in L.A., the seasons seem to blend together. Although it's been fall for a little over a month now, L.A.'s weather is finally catching up. The past few days have been cold, misty, and overcast; a combination that is perfect when paired with sweatpants, homework and Michael. Unfortunately, I've been working a lot and Michael has had a lot of school work so we've been trying to make the most of the time we have together.

This weekend I was blessed with all opening shifts so Michael and I got to spend the majority of our weekend together. On Friday night we were hell bent on getting to a pumpkin patch, but, as it turns out, they are somewhat hard to come by down here so we settled for a Ralph's. Two pumpkins, one carving knife (this is key), and $13 later, we were back at home and ready for a little friendly competition of whos pumpkin would turn out best. Michael was so convinced that the cheap little pumpkin carving knives you buy at the store worked better than any kitchen knife, and I was sure that they broke easily.  As it turns out, I was wrong.

For a moajority of the night, I stole Michael's carving knife and cut out my evil queen from Snow White stencil, while Michael popped up a batch of popcorn and put in "The Crazies." Turns out I'm not a fan of horror movies, made evident by the nightmares that followed. Nonetheless, our pumpkins/horror flick combo turned out to be just the thing we needed to jump start our holiday season.

Michael eats the pumpkin guts (or at least acts like he's going to).

Holding my pumpkin stencil and trying to be evil just like her.
Michael puts his 50 mm lens to use in this amazingly artistic photograph. Getty, here he comes...(Obviously Michael wrote that in and deleted what I wrote.)

Enjoying dinner and Sierra Nevada's Autumn Tumbler.

We cheated.

Only ones on the block so far!

On another note, during a recent trip to Target, we bought a mancala board and have become addicted. The past few nights have consisted of wine and board games. We were both very excited about the purchase of OUR first board game. We have plans to slowly continue to expand our collection. Up next: Michael says definitely Catch Phrase. We'll see. I'm feeling more like Battleship.


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