Happy Halloween! It's a rainy night in Chicago. I decided to venture out to the Halsted Halloween Parade, which is super easy since it's like half a block away. I'm glad I brought my umbrella since it is wet and wild out there. I met up with Ting, Kevin, Jessica, and Dop to view the fruits of the very celebrated holiday in Boystown. The costumes were pretty great. A few that I spotted:
- The Wheel from Wheel of Fortune
- Very elaborate Willy Wonkas (two of them, one right after the other)
- A sperm and an egg
- A variety of dressed up dogs
But, there's more to report on than Halloween. This past weekend in Bloomington for Steve and Kiley's wedding was lovely. They couldn't have asked for better weather for it (sunny and almost 70 on Saturday, the day of the wedding) either. While Bloomington struck me as a kind of strip-mally, they had their ceremony at a pretty little church outside in a place called Funks Grove. The church was complete with oil paintings of the dour Funks, it definitely added to the atmosphere.
Todd was in the wedding so I got to tag along on all of those things that are for the wedding party (rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, wedding pictures, etc) so I feel like I got the complete experience. The reception was the best part, though, since Kiley's drum teacher's wedding band played and live music is always the best. Todd even danced for a whole lot of it, which is close to a miracle. The highlight was when Kiley took over the drums in her wedding dress, Todd played bass, and Steve handled vocals and the guitar for a Superchunk song (I almost typed "Superchink" there, which would be an awesome blog name). I failed to take any pictures, but let me assure you that everyone look smart and dapper in their wedding gear.
Now it's time for the week to start. It's going to be a bear of a one: watch out. At least I had a good weekend, though.