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):

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Happy Halloween!