Last night Maria and I went to find our vampire costumes for her birthday party. We both got the first thing we tried on and they are perfect. Under 20 bucks too. I won't go into detail and spoil the surprise but my theme is 80's gothic vampire. Think 'like a virgin'. I can't wait. There are so many great shops right by my apartment I should really explore more. We found everything we needed in a two block radius from my place. Go figure. Now some of the shopkeepers creeped Maria out a little but that's the price you pay for convenience. I think it was the one guy's fake beard. Anyhoo tonight's din and I'm hoping for mashed potatoes and baby Jeremy videos but I'll just be happy to see everyone as we missed last week.