Indiana Giff


Sorry things have been so quiet around here, it’s been a busy month. Now that March is finally over my girl and I can breath a sigh of relief that we made it out the other side intact.

We moved into our first house at the end of last month; I got was sick with a virus for two weeks; both my parents visited from overseas; it seemed every bill imaginable—especially the raft of them that appear when you buy a house—was due in March and I finally got around to holding my 40th birthday party, which I was determined to have even though the actual birthday date was back in December.

It was quite a bash, and I feel like the occasion has been well and truly marked, and our new house has proved to be very able to hold a successful party. In a nice bit of synchronicity, some forty guests came, most in costume for the night’s theme, Indiana Giff in the Raiders of the Lost Youth. To ensure that people would dress up a created a small site with costume ideas. There’s a link there to photos from the night if you’re interested.

There was some mammoth preparation involved; I created a pretty big ancient temple entrance out of foam pillars, complete with gold idol surrounded by snakes. As you entered the house a stone ball surrounded by vines and featuring a big rubber snake loomed over you. I like to get people in the mood.

Oh, and by the way, please don’t send the lawyers Steven, George—it was only a one off and it was purely a not-for-profit event (though I did get some excellent presents …)

Now, it’s time to pick up the pace here a little at Headless Hollow, dear reader.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anaglyph
    Apr 02, 2006 @ 19:18:17

    It was a good bash Pete, and a fitting housewarming to boot. So, should we be planning for costumes for the ‘Spirit of Innesmouth’ 45th?

  2. UniversalHead
    Apr 02, 2006 @ 19:59:48

    Excellent idea! Hmmm, cotton wool balls in the mouth, offensive odours, green slime, shambling gait …

  3. anaglyph
    Apr 03, 2006 @ 08:07:01

    I’ll start saving fish remains now.

  4. jedimacfan
    Apr 03, 2006 @ 16:26:12

    The pictures are very cool. I’m jealous 🙂