I know that Halloween hasn't even officially happened yet, but we have been so excited about it and betsy's simultaneous birthday, that Saturday night we started the celebration.
First we three favorite girl friends of betsy took her to Bar Tartine
down in the Mission. Everyone loves Tartine Bakery, so getting to finally check out the restaurant portion was like a birthday dream come true. Bar Tartine is so awesome that they don't even need a sign out front letting you know where you are eating, so I had a tough time even finding the place.
Julia, Lindsay, Betsy and Me. I swear that is Bar Tartine behind us, even if there is no sign to prove it.
This is Julia and Kevin and some of the beautiful food we were served. Kevin secretly wished that all we had ordered was cheese.
Aaron was saving his smiles for the costume portion of the evening. I was thrilled with the free bread. And Lindsay thought the lighting was good to really show off that sweet fauxhawk of hers.
And betsy was the beautiful birthday girl. They brought her dessert with a big candle, which we all proceeded to re-light and make wishes on. Best birthday dinner.
But then it was really time to pull out our Halloween costumes. What do you think that Betsy and I decided to go as this year? Well ...
That's right. The most self-indulgent costume ever. Almost as self-indulgent as the fact that we gossip about ourselves on the internet all the time on this blog anyway. It seemed timely, though. Everyone I know started a blog this year ... there is always the strange relationship between real life and the internet ... so bets and I dressed as The New Awesome.
First we made a huge mock-up of the blog and put it onto foam core.
Then I razored our faces out.
Aaron modeled the first cutout and really did me justice, i think.
I took out any roommate aggression that i have been harboring for bets when i razored her face.
i let aaron do the honors of punching her face right out.
Apparently he had some built up aggression as well. Her face went flying.
Aaron and Linds were the first of many to try the New Awesome on for size. They were instructed to look as much like bets and i as possible. I think that Lindsay was pretty right on.
Then Aaron really got into character as Ted Theodore Logan
aka Ted from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. There was a lot of air guitar happening, and he wouldn't shut up about how much Bill and Ted's version of time travel is far superior to that of Back to the Future.
Babe report, dude!
Once we were all dressed up we went to a Halloween party over in the Castro, hosted by these fine gentlemen, Brandon and Brigham.
It was a lively party to make the Castro proud, and this political rally took place right there in the middle of it all!
Will had to take a turn as The New Awesome too. I made him be Betsy because she is always wearing that much blue eyeshadow. Preston and Brian
were totally the New Awesome too.
Betsy almost cried because there were creepy spiders hanging everywhere, and she forgot her fancy candle-spider-smashing tool
at home. I was mostly scared of creepy dead looking brigham behind her. Since i forgot my fancy-candle-dead-guy-smashing too, we decided to take off.
On the way home we saw so many more great costumes. A group of Sees Candy saleswomen:
The lovely ladies from Deal or No Deal (all costumes always enhanced by dressing in drag)Frida Kahlo
Some sexy cowgirls:
And of course, The New Awesome, in the Castro
Can you believe that it isn't even Halloween yet?