It's time to party!
Thank you Vanessa for hosting this wonderful event!
Many of our favorite Halloween activities rely on factors beyond our control, so we decided a Divination Party was in order. Knowing what is going to happen before it actually happens can be extremely useful. Our gathering to peer into the future included two witches, a Mad Hatter and a flashy but sage Samurai. Here's Spenser demonstrating his usual air of utter and complete disdain for the proceedings while Stewart declined the invitation preferring to hide in the basement.
We got right down to business and began looking for answers by examining the tea leaves.
Since I made the tea the responsibility of reading meaning into the dregs fell on my shoulders.
I did not have a clue about how to "read" tea leaves.
Ok, so what was this supposed to be? A bird, maybe? So what do birds mean? Can't be too bad, there are lots of teacups decorated with birds. Maybe it was a dragon? That's not good, or is it? In some cultures they are protective or lucky but then there's Smaug! It was time for another approach.
Burt's Auntie Ruby came along to lend a professional element to our soiree.
Her specialty is Tarot Readings. His Madness was a bit skeptical.
When in doubt, have more wine. It always helps.
The cards appeared to offer no clear insight either. Nope, none. Zip. Although Burt liked the cheese.
Next we were on to Burt's specialty, the Ouija Board!
Yikes! Seriously, no one was touching it?
The chocolate interval!
Finally, the crystal ball, His Madness excelled at gazing into it's glowing depths.
Failing with the crystal ball it was time to bring out the secret weapon.
A true bowling ball divination trance. Time for beer!
Well, we eventually came to the conclusion that if we really wanted to know the atmospheric conditions on Halloween we could just look it up on WeatherBug. They're not always correct but they have a better track record than the bowling ball. Besides, having extra candy is never a bad thing.