It was Shrek's Halloween party in the wilds of Chiba yesterday. To contribute my part, I ran down all the way to Hiroo in what would've been my final purchase at the soon-to-shut-down National Azabu Supermarket, only to find out that they had run out of American pumpkins. So, instead, I went to that other expensive supermarket, Meidi-Ya right above the station and snapped one up for 3,000 yen. Yup, by the 29th, it was pretty much a seller's market.
The trip up from Hiroo all the way up to Kita-Kogane was pretty straightforward...only needed to go up the whole of the Hibiya Line and then transfer over to the JR Joban Line for about 20 minutes. Of course, the weather was so nice that a BBQ was called for. I guess before chestnuts do so, we need to have chickens roasting over an open fire (ahem).
Buzz Lightyear wasn't exactly going to infinity and beyond in this shot, but he still looked rather cute.
The kids were just able to hold their attention for a couple of minutes while I explained what a Jack O'Lantern was, not surprising considering their average age was 6. So, it was up to my old friend, The Chipmunk, who had never carved a pumpkin before, to do the honours of transforming the gourd into a Jack. Pretty nice job here, eh?
After 2 straight days off, I've got The OL in the afternoon but then I'm supposed to be meeting with The Anime Chamberlain in Akiba to get that Nintendo 3DS for The Anime King and then dinner. His two buddies may be showing up. But before all that happens, I'm gonna make a quick jump down to Shibuya since it is their special point card day at Tower Records.