Nano November: Halloween and other Costumed Parties

Remember all my costumes from 2015?

Zombie Waldo made an appearance with a second zombie Waldo this year for Thrill the World in Redmond, WA on Saturday the 28th! This time, with two of us – we took home second place.

We had a few zombie cocktails! Marriot had a fun cocktail with dyed sugar and skull candies, but my favorite tasting cocktail was from BJ’s – the Beetlejuice (like a Tokyo tea). Thanks to Pecado Bueno for the excellent chicken tacos we got (free) with the Thrill the World coupons. See the official video Here.

One of my dance studios had a party Friday October 27th and I went with my sister. I had on two costumes. Do you know who I am?

 

The final celebrations took place on Halloween! I dressed up as a lion with my sister and we visited some of our old childhood homes as trick or treaters.

 

As a National Novel Writing Participant, Halloween has become even more of an event for me as at the end of the night kickoff begins. I, however, was asleep by 11pm

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All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Countryside Donut House – Bothell, WA

Countryside Donut House

Bothell, WA

10032 Main St, Bothell, WA 98011

(425) 485-4530

Review criteria:

Most popular donut at the shop: NA
Signature shop donut: NA
Most popular US donut: glazed
2nd most popular US donut: Boston crème
Donut Hole: not available

What I tried:

French Crueller (with white glaze), Old Fashioned, Plain Cake Donut, Maple Bar, Apple Fritter

$12 total for a dozen

 

What to expect:

I’m fairly certain they gave me some day old donuts with their regular donuts as some of the donuts were unusually stale for 1pm. The ones that weren’t unusually stale were oily, like the oil hadn’t been changed recently. I was very unimpressed with the quality of their donuts and I’m very disappointed in this local donut shop.

My favorite:

I’m not a fan of maple glazed, but that was the freshest donut in the box. I did not like any of the other stale donuts (of course) and will never be going back to this donut shop.

Upcoming Local Event: Neverending Bookshop in Bothell, WA

Poster_Promo_June25_Neveredning Bookshop

RSVP to the Meetup HERE or the Facebook HERE

 

Celebrate the release of For the Love of Donuts Book 1: Rachel Barnard will be there to sign books, especially the new Donuts in an Empty Field (For theLove of Donuts Book 1). Her other books, Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, At One’s Beast, and Vanessa’s Book of Awesome Things will also be available.

Add the book to your Goodreads shelf:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30052109-donuts-in-an-empty-field

There’s a raffle: Free to enter. Drawing will take place towards the end of the event. Don’t miss out on the donut swag!

Vote on your favorite donut: It’s a blind tasting! Compare the same donut from several local donut shops and vote on your favorite!

Bring your used books and get store credit!

Got something cool to say about donuts? Don’t forget to add it to the “All about the Donuts” comment/quote box.

First five purchases after 3:00 P.M. will receive a FREE mini donuts swag pack.

After this event, drive down to Third Place Books for a dual author event with Rachel Barnard and Ksenia Anske here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/919472141499694/