Boo Thousand Seven

I’m still not 100 percent, but taking it easy today definitely put be back into the low 80s — healthy and ambulatory enough to slather some makeup on my mug and join my wife in the annual Dia De Los Muertos festival at Hollywood Forever, and it was by far my favorite of the previous two editions. It was our first time getting there before dark and that enabled us to better admire many of the altars whose details get lost in the night and the crowds.

Flickr photoset here.

Afterwards we adjourned to Eagle Rock for party by a former coworker of Susan’s who just got married and had an informal Halloween-flavored reception. Once we got home from that and before scrubbing our faces off we paused and posed for posterity by trying to stand perfectly still for 15 seconds of a timed exposure among some of our frontyard decor (click to triplify):


Happy Halloween!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."