Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Past Halloweens

A few weeks ago, I upgraded our computer. We're now running Win7 64-bit with 4 gigs of DDR3, 1 terabyte of storage across a 3-disk RAID5 drive (all mounted on silicone) and backup 4th drive, and 4 cores running at 2.6 Ghz on an AM3 processor. I also have four silent pulse fans with all silicone fasteners and frames. It's as quiet as it is sleek.

I still need to upgrade our tuner card which is now incompatible with Win7, a new Blu-Ray burner, and a new video card. But they can wait.

If you're still with me, congratulations! You're an official computer geek!

But I digress.

While I was transitioning the old system to the new, one of Cyn's visiting teachers wanted to see a pic of a Halloween costume Cynthia wore years ago. I couldn't find it at the time because of the upgrade. But, now that I'm all done....this one's for you, Patty.

This is Cynthia as The Avon Lady, Halloween 2001. I didn't know her at the time (I was just two months off my mission - we met 5 months later), but I thought this pic was kinda cute in an odd way and scanned it. There was an even better full length picture that I didn't scan where you can see the hideous outfit she's wearing; the orange nylons really made the outfit. I didn't scan it because the picture has Cyn's then-boyfriend in the frame. Grrr.

For good measure, here's Cyn as The Scarecrow, Halloween 2004. Sad to say that all the clothes she is wearing actually came from her then-wardrobe; we've updated a bit since then. We've also updated the "Welcome Back Kotter" sofa and cinder block walls.


  1. I recognize those cinder block walls...could it be Wymount? So many memories there, and we had a little one just the same age as the one wandering behind Cynthia in the picture. I think I even may have had a similar wardrobe...the sad life of students, but some of the best memories.

  2. Hey, didn't we give you that sofa?

  3. Yes, Hayley, it's your old couch. We lovingly passed it on to another couple at Wymount that didn't have a sofa. I wouldn't be surprised if it's still being passed around Wymount.