Halloween will be over in 15 minutes, but the Day of the Dead, World Vegan Day, and the first day of Vegan Mofo are right around the corner. In fact, by the time most of you are reading this, it will officially be November 1st. I'll be posting every weekday in November as part of Mofo with the exception of November 3rd through the 8th, when I'll be on a cruise from New Orleans to Mexico. But more on that later.
For now, I'd like to look back for a minute at Halloween weekend. Friday night, I went to my friend Shara's Halloween party. I dressed as a Crazy Cat Lady, which isn't too far off from real life since I have six cats.
I had cat toys in my messed-up hair and faux cat scratches and kitty paws on my face. And I pinned stuffed kitties to my clothes. I wore a Cat Lady Pride tee and an embroidered cat vest. Oh, and I had cat earrings and a cat necklace.
On Saturday, I judged the Monster Ball costume contest at Push Nightclub at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Mississippi. We dined at the Jack Binion casino steakhouse, and I actually found lots of yummy veggies on the menu — steamed asparagus, sauteed green beans, wild mushroom ragout with brandy, and a big ole plate of steak fries. The staff was really accommodating about my vegan-ness. I didn't take photos though since it was kinda fancy in there and really, really dim.
Today — on actual Halloween — I went to my Me-Maw's for our annual family Halloween party. My Me-Maw LOVES Halloween and she decorates everything in her house with ghosts, witches, pumpkins, bats, and goblins. So kitsch and fab! Here's Me-Maw and me in front of her Halloween tree (like a Xmas tree but with spooky decor):
As per tradition, we had Chili Dogs and Chips:
Mine was a Light Life Smart Dog with Hormel Vegetarian Chili, mustard, and chopped onion. My mom grilled regular meat dogs for everybody else, but I'm special. :-)
Question: What did you do for Halloween? Did you dress up?