October 26, 2005

Haunted MINI's 2005
Posted by Jess in Day to Day

"Something Mini This Way Comes..."

That was the theme of my first Mini Cooper event, from the Ocean State Mini Club last Saturday night. And yes, it was pouring and muddy. And no, I didn't really care!

33+ Mini Coopers and their owners gathered in Chepachet, RI to line up and go for a run. We made five stops that night to various haunted locations in Chepachet, consisting of old haunted factories, dams, and trees. Tom D'Agostino, a historian and investigator from the RI Paranormal group was our guide, and did a fantastic job of telling in-depth stories and answering questions at each stop.

Tom, dressed up and telling a story at a stop:

A nice touch for Halloween: costumes for us and the Mini's were encouraged. I decided to theme it this year (though Matt couldn't put together anything in time, this was short notice) - Eloise was Serenity, I went as Kaylee, the ship's mechanic, and Reboot, well, she was the good Shepherd, even though she didn't go on the run. :-)

The people that had organized the entire run gave us all goodie bags as favors for the run, consisting of a "Haunted MINIs 2005" window cling, and a CD of horror movie theme music. We were told to listen to the CD during the run, to add to the creepy atmosphere.
Once the run was over, we all gathered at the local pub for a buffet dinner.

This was me and Matt's first time meeting everyone, and they were such a great bunch of people. Everyone made sure I knew where I was suposed to go, and even let me borrow a two-way radio so I could stay with the group.

Oh, and did I mention it was raining and muddy?

Because it was night, the pictures are a little dark, but you can certainly see a small chunk of the total Mini's all lined up. It was definately a fun experience, especially seeing 33 decorated Mini's lined up on the side of the road at each stop! The reactions of the passers-by were nice to see, also.

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October 20, 2005

Batman Begins
Posted by Matt in Day to Day

Ok, on the topic of movies, we watched Batman Begins last night. We popped it in around 9:30 expecting to watch a portion of it and go to bed early. Instead, I was completely entralled with it and did not end up going to bed til close to midnight. This is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I think it was due to how they made it somewhat believable. If you have not seen it, check it out. I just wish I saw it in the theater.

October 18, 2005

Kung Fu Hustle
Posted by Jess in Day to Day

If you haven't seen the movie Kung Fu Hustle yet, go rent it. How can one movie be so funny, silly, comical and utterly ridiculous, yet at the same time still be amazingly beautiful and visually stunning?

Anyways, I'll be posting again soon. I've got book reviews and vacation pictures to share.

Now if only I could peel myself out of my car...

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