Gorgeous day! Thick white cloud cover, quite low in the sky -- Big Pink disappears into it completely, well below its top floors. There's a definite nip in the air -- time to start thinking about wearing my jacket when I leave the house!So yesterday I started working on my costume for our yearly murder mystery Halloween party! I'm a circus muscle man, (Death in the Big Top!) so I started out by spray painting two large styrofoam balls black, to make them into a fake barbell. It took quite a while, since the paint kept running into all the tiny holes on the surface of the styrofoam, and I kept having to leave the house to catch some air and let my head stop swimming. I painted the dowel that goes between them, as well. Tonight when I get home from work, I think I will try blocking out the white letters on either end, saying 100 lbs. Or maybe 500 lbs, since this is a costume party -- I can claim as many pounds as I want! Didn't the world's strongest man set a record with 1,155 pounds? So maybe even 1,000 pounds! We'll see how well the numbers lay out over the curve of the ball.