Halloween plans shaping up

Yes, I’m still alive. People have been getting on me about going over a week without posting. Hey, back before I converted this journal into a blog (which made publishing considerably easier) I’d sometimes go six months without posting.

Plans for Halloween weekend are shaping up. Here are my tentative plans:

Friday, October 28 I’ll be on my rooftop for No. 10’s annual Halloween party. I’ll be dressing as a Beer Goddess (Flying Saucer waitress) for this one. With my luck it’ll be 40 degrees out that night, and I’ll have on a tank top and miniskirt. I’m also realizing I’m going to have a problem I’ve never faced before – where to carry money, my cell phone, my digital camera. One of the waitresses there said I should go to Lit on Union – the carry the aprons a lot of the girls tie around their skirts to carry money.

Weather permitting, I may hit the South Main Trolley Art Tour for an hour or two before the No. 10 party.

Saturday, October 29 is the day my plans are the most tentative. So far the only party I’ve heard of is the 450 Stonewall party, which is not on Stonewall anymore but on Butler St. in the South Main district. Anyone know of any other good parties? E-mail me (paul at paulryburn dot com) if you do. I’ll probably bring back the vampire costume for a second year on Saturday – last year I had a lot of fun being in character all day and chasing people around trying to bite them.

Sunday, October 30 will be the return of Big Paul the pimp – complete with baby blue leisure suit, feather boa, cheetah platform shoes, and gold teethes. As always, I’ll start the day at Sleep Out Louie’s, but it’ll probably be one Bloody Mary and out, rather than sticking around to drink an entire bottle of champagne as usual. Sunday is Voodoo Fest at Autozone Park, and I have an invitation to watch the show from a friend’s balcony at the Echelon.

Monday, October 31: By this point I’ll have run out of costumes. Since it will be Pint Night, I’ll probably recycle the Beer Goddess costume and hit the Saucer. A friend of mine is making me a button that will say, “Tips PUUUUUHLEEEEEEZE!” Maybe I can turn a profit on the weekend if I earn tips.

Other places I’ll be between now and the end of the month:

Tonight (10/18) and next Tuesday (10/25): Back-to-back Rapscallions victories at trivia night at the Saucer.

Thursday nights, 10/20 and 10/27: On at least one of these I plan on checking out Drinking Liberally at the Celtic Crossing, 6:30 pm.

Late night Thursday 10/20: The Dempseys at the Saucer from about 9:30-1:30. Yes, I plan on staying for all three of their sets. I don’t feel the need to be in bed by 10 on a work night like most “young professionals.” As a matter of fact, I’ll probably go to the Black Diamond and have a can of PBR afterward.

Sunday, 10/23: Brunch at Sleep Out’s, of course.

Wednesday, 10/26: The Mpact Annual Membership Meeting at Zanzibar. They’ll unveil the new slate of board members for the 2006 year. And I won’t be on it! My term as a board member is OVER! WOOOOOHOOOOOO! Less responsibility!

So there ya go. Something new to read, for all you people who have been complaining about my posting frequency. And if you don’t stop complaining, I may very well do an entire month of nothing but “What the Bums Are Drinking this Week.”

I’ll be back soon. I have some ideas for interesting blog entries, it’s just a matter of finding time to type them.