Hollow Bean 2022: The Costumes

List of Halloween costumes, 2022

This year’s light­ly-anno­tat­ed list of Hal­lowe’en costumes:

  • Li’l tiny kit­ten (She was 3, maybe 4 at the out­side. Rang the bell, very clear­ly said “Trick or treat”, thanked me for the can­dy. Her mom, from the side­walk, said “You did it all by your­self! I’m so proud of you!” So was I.)
  • Li’l pur­ple dragon
  • Grim Reaper
  • Flap­per
  • Trav­el­er (or what we might, in less enlight­ened times, have called a “gyp­sy”)
  • 2 box­es of Nerds (one was grape, I could­n’t make out the oth­er; both had the Nutri­tion­al Infor­ma­tion print­ed on the backs of their costumes)
  • Angel
  • Bear
  • Beard­ed dad (The angel and bear both asked if we had gluten-free bars, which—turns out—apparently Aero fits the bill. I gave their dad a Cof­fin Crisp because a) the kids were super polite about it and b) he seemed real­ly patient.)
  • Great Pump­kin
  • San­ta Claus

We shut the light off at 9 pm, hav­ing watched the Knock Knock Ghost episode where they explore the Diefen­bunker, among oth­er spooky specials.

Clouded Aurora

After I watched the new Top Gun talkie, I checked the data in my auro­ra app while I was still in the park­ing lot. It looked good[1]The Bz read­ing was ‑11, where the fur­ther into the neg­a­tive, the bet­ter; I usu­al­ly see a decent show if it’s at ‑4 or so., so I hur­ried home, grabbed my gear, and went out of town.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly it was cloudy to the north. I set up any­way, hop­ing the clouds would move off, and start­ed snap­ping photos.

Long sto­ry short: the clouds did­n’t move off. I gave it about 45 min­utes, and then packed up and went home.

Here’s a time­lapse of about 20 min­utes’ worth of my attempts. Each frame is a 10-sec­ond exposure. 

And here’s a hand­ful of my favourites from the pho­tos I got. (I think I caught a mete­or in the first one, on the far left.)

Foot­notes

Foot­notes
1 The Bz read­ing was ‑11, where the fur­ther into the neg­a­tive, the bet­ter; I usu­al­ly see a decent show if it’s at ‑4 or so.

7×7

I had the day off today. I took a bro­ken chair and ottoman to the dump, I did laun­dry, I talked to my mom and got texts from my sis­ters, I wrote a few hun­dred words, I went for a 2‑km bike ride (first of the year!), I enjoyed the heck out of a Guin­ness choco­late cake my wife got for me at Chez Angela, and I taught/studied a cou­ple foot/leg throws at judo[1]sasae-tsuriko­mi-ashi (lifting/pulling foot block) and hiza-guru­ma (knee wheel) .

I’ve had worse birthdays.

Foot­notes

Foot­notes
1 sasae-tsuriko­mi-ashi (lifting/pulling foot block) and hiza-guru­ma (knee wheel) 

Semantle

I’m real­ly only sav­ing this for my own rec­ol­lec­tion. I man­aged to “win” Seman­tle on my first try (27 guess­es but it’s still a victory).

#GuessSim­i­lar­i­tyGet­ting close?
27sur­geon100.00FOUND!
26surgery61.15988/1000   
18pro­ce­dure44.05890/1000   
16proc­tol­o­gist41.20844/1000   
17proc­tol­ogy37.50722/1000   
15zool­o­gist28.61(cold)
23pro­ce­dures25.75(cold)
5zool­o­gy16.66(cold)
12zoo14.00(cold)
22pro­ce­dur­al12.90(cold)
8amber­gris12.20(cold)
13zoom10.33(cold)
3[exple­tive deleted]10.31(cold)
4an9.07(cold)
24task8.14(cold)
14zoomer7.36(cold)
25tasks6.16(cold)
6ontol­ogy5.91(cold)
7zeal­ous5.78(cold)
19proces­sor5.21(cold)
21pro­duce5.02(cold)
1lat­ter[1]the pre­vi­ous day’s word2.83(cold)
11pork2.66(cold)
20process1.95(cold)
9feldspar1.38(cold)
2sparkle1.35(cold)
10not­ed0.32(cold)

Foot­notes

Foot­notes
1 the pre­vi­ous day’s word