Some of you may wonder about the title of my blog. 'sisterbison'? 'running with the herd'? What is this all about? I became completely, utterly in love (i.e. obsessed) with bison the first time I went to Yellowstone National Park as a kid. My family became pretty big fans of bison themselves and we jokingly called ourselves the 'bison family'. My brother and I even made a song. Becoming an adult has in no way changed my love for bison. I think I've instilled a least a deep respect for bison in my husband, who graciously tolerates this obsession, even purchasing a HUGE bison photograph (it really is a beautiful piece of art) for our living room. So, what would be better to carve into our pumpkin? A bison. Adam is very creative- this is all his doing and I LOVE it!! So I will spend my Halloween with my carved bison and my husband. My other activities for the day include:
Race report to follow. It was a jolly good time. Many great costumes. I ran as - what else?- a bison. Believe it or not, my family owns multiple bison hats, costumes etc. This one is a vest that has a noise maker in the pocket that makes bison grunts.
We stopped by Buckingham Fountain:
Next up: DINNER! We decided to have a proper mid-afternoon dinner, giving Halloween the credit it deserves as a true holiday. Adam made roasted chicken w/ lemons and carmelized onions (ooh, our apartment smells so good!) and a side dish of autumn root vegetables. Great post race eating! Here's the chicken before it went in the oven:
The rest of the afternoon and evening will be devoted to some serious R & R. Definitely some alcohol (I have a Whole Foods $7.99 bottle of Calina 2009 Reserva Carmenere from Valle del Maule Chile that's very decent esp for the price), certainly some blogging and likely a movie or two with Adam. Gotta love those 2-day weekends! They are few and far between!