Halloweek: 10/23 – 11/6

Posted on November 7, 2014 by

Playing catch-up on photos! Here are some from the last couple weeks – all things fall and Halloween, which is one of my favorite times of year in West Philly.

One Wednesday night, we had a spooky craft night at our house to make some silly Halloween decorations for our windows – and as an excuse to eat snacks and drink cider.
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We made some crafts, mostly ghosts and paper chains, while watching a lot of episodes of Are You Afraid of the Dark, which were pretty entertaining.
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Later that week, on Friday night, I had the opportunity to babysit for Luc, my old nanny babe, and his older sister Catherine.
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Of course I jumped on that because I love these little noodles and was excited to catch up with them. I really miss Luc and his family. They’re all so sweet.
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My favorite little lady, a regular ol Rosie Revere.
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The following night, some friends of ours had a salon style art show in their own house, featuring the art of all their housemates and a few others, including my housemate Tiff.
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It was a fun change from going to a house show.
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I’ve been eyeing Jenny’s weavings so I took this opportunity to finally buy one from her.
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My roommate Tiff’s photo installation.
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The following morning we took a house trip to an orchard to go apple picking.
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It was so beautiful out there, and so close to Philly. It had me daydreaming about moving out to the outskirts of the city to buy a house, which is ultimately my plan.
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Last week we tried out a new little guy for my nanny share with Leo. We had started the share with another baby before deciding it wasn’t a good fit (which just happens sometimes!), so the past few weeks we had been looking for another baby to fill the spot. Enter Malachy.
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This little cutie joined us three days last week as a trial and it went great!
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Leo, the little nugget, is starting to be less nugget-like. He’s taken to eating solid foods and also started clapping in the last week, which is so cute.
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New buds.
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Perfect harmony. After a great first week we decided to go for it and I’m excited to settle into a groove with these guys.
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Here’s a photo Malachy took when I showed him how to use my camera.
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Last Thursday night was the start of West Philly Halloween, kicked off by the Pine St. dumpster derby.
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It’s a flash mob style race down a hill where people dress up and bring rolling ‘vehicles’ made of garbage.
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It’s honestly always pretty underwhelming but it’s a fun tradition so I go anyway.
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Straight from the derby, we headed to a show at Lava Space where our roommate Sam’s band, Radiator Hospital, was playing a show. This is Girlpool. I’ve been hearing about them a lot lately and I’m glad I got to catch them. I really liked their set!
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At the show their was this weird art wall set up with paints and brushes for anyone to use.
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Straight from THAT show, we went to a midnight generator show under the bridge.
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It was really big. I love Philly because stuff like this can happen with no real issue.
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Our friend Perry was dressed as Kid Rock for Halloween so Sam did his Kid Rock impression.
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The following night we went to the Halloween cover show. Mikey made this creepy owl mask out of paper.
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Jess as a person from Party Down, and Shannon and Greg as Calvin and Hobbes.
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The house was a really weird space in Northwest Philly. I guess the person lives on the second floor and owns the house, which is mostly a shell.
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Ian, Kush and Grace
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The house also had a big side lot.
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The show was supposed to be a benefit for Project SAFE but when we arrived we were told that the cops had shown up at the beginning and if any money was exchanged they would shut it down. Instead they ran an impromptu benefit the following night so that they could still make a donation to Project SAFE. Good job, cops.
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Sean went as a ‘bad bitch’ and Emily went as the Sweater Song by Weezer.
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After the show we went over to our friends’s house, the Bathhouse.
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Here’s my silly Halloween costume that I made.
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Later that weekend, our roommate Krista made a big Italian dinner for some friends, which we ate while watching Addams Family Values.
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One more week of catch-up! On Tuesday this week, after I work I headed over to my other old nanny house to babysit Eddie and Charlie! Eddie was the other half of my share with Luc. It was a nice coincidence that I got to see them both within a week of each other. Eddie’s older brother Charlie was excited to play Pokemon with me, which he’s had to explain to me a bunch of times.
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Look at this cutie. Killin me.
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When I get tired of pretending to know how to play Pokemon, I usually suggest that we play exquisite corpse using Pokemon characters and their cards as reference.
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It’s really fun!
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On Tuesday night, we went to Golden Tea House for a comedy night – another weird diversion from the punk show but totally fun. Chris Gethard, a comedian that is sort of blowing up right now, came out of punk and wanted to do a comedy tour with a punk show format. So this was the first one of those. He brought some other UCB comedians from New York too. This is Gary Richardson, and he was my favorite one of the night.
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Chris Gethard.
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At the climbing gym Thursday night, Jess killin it, as usual.
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Phhhhhew. So many events. Last night after the climbing gym I went to the Great Indoors for a show that Mikey played with my roommate Tiff on violin. It was really cool! I didn’t take a photo of them with my camera though for some reason. This is Caleb who did a reading afterward.
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