today i went to the farmer’s market to buy pumpkins, the most hideous gourds i could find, and this year, mums.

i actually tried to leave without visiting the seafood restaurant, but caved at the last moment. it’s “calabash style”, which means that if it’s not slaw, it’s fried. and probably someone somewhere has figured out how to fry slaw, too.

god, it was good. and it’s part of my yearly fall ritual.

this is perhaps the most ritualized time of year, for me. there are certain movies i like to watch, foods i like to eat, things i like to do.

parties i like to throw.

i like it.

tonight’s movie: hocus pocus. no, really…