Olivia Niamh Flannery Our unexpectedly early arrival. The goal, of course, is healthy baby, healthy mother, and we’ve achieved that. Because she’s so early, our little radiant won’t be able to come home with us for two weeks, but she’s strong and healthy.
Armor for the War God If you read my trick-or-treat post then you’ll know that DreamHost throws quite excellent Halloween parties. Such excellent parties demand similarly excellent costumes. As such, when a coworker mentioned that she was putting together a Medusa costume one thing led to another and we got a group together as various figures from Greek mythology. I eventually settled on Ares – I don’t feel much affinity for the God of War, but I felt that I could have the most fun with his attributes for a costume.
Trick or Treat Last year Halloween fell on a Saturday. This is awesome…except that DreamHost (my employer) throws an amazing Halloween party every year, so I didn’t get to hand out candy at my new house. This year I got a bowl of candy and toys, turned on the porch light, and got ready.
The Setup When you approach our house, you walk a path from the sidewalk, go up three steps to the porch, and turn left to get to the front door or right to go along the porch (where we have an herb garden in a collection of clay pots).
My Hat! It’s Full of Stars Three or more years ago an instructable by Chris Knight reached my attention. (I have shamelessly stolen the title of his instructable for the title of this post because it is just. Too. Good. But all credit to Chris with apologies to Mr. Kubrick).
ANYWAY. I saw that instructable and knew immediately that I wanted to build my own starfield hat. Fast-forward 3 years.