So Brian and I needed a break after the hectic preparation for homecoming, so we thought a Butt-Numb-a-Thon was in order. Sadly, the schedule wasn't as ripe as we would have liked it, so we went a different route.

Brian's house was ready for Halloween... and causing the neighbor kids to have nightmares.

Seriously, how freaky is that thing? But enough about Brian.

Brian mapped out the day's adventure.

Alexander Rai came out to play.

That's A-Rai, son.

It's a beautiful day for traffic on the 101.

Kow Loon!

Just to be sure that we don't forget where the Minivan of Magic is parked.

Welcome to the Grove.

It's like a mini-Bellagio fountain.

It's the Brian and Alex Show, Live at the Grove.

And then I was inspired.

We headed for the Farmer's Market to grab some breakfast.

Ok, it was no Galaxy Burger breakfast burrito, but beggars can't be choosers.

The new guy went with Freedom Toast. Commie.

Brian found Cajun Chef at the hot sauce hut. Mike Tellez and I have to order the stuff from Louisiana. Of course, our bottles are three times as large at a fraction of the price.

The Source and I had a run-in some time ago.

Since Mike Tellez couldn't be here, I picked him up a memento.

Burn In Hell, Osama!! hot sauce, son.

Alex purchased the tickets for a day at the movies.

What ever could Brian be sneaking in to the theater?

I scream, you scream...

...we all scream for ice cream.

Alex got a text message wishing him a happy Kali Puja, an Indian holiday. This was especially good news considering he was ditching some meeting at South El Monte High School that was attended by the entire Rosemead Social Science department. Well, almost.

Alex was taking care of the Movie Date Kens. While not an official Butt-Numb-a-Thon, Brian and I felt the boys would enjoy a day out to the movies.

The schedule.

Four movies. Not bad. As a warm-up, that is.

It's like the Bat Signal, only for nerds, not geeks.

I noticed some weird dude staring at us, so I positioned Brian and Alex so he would be in the picture.


The Grove at night.

For dinner we headed over to Canter's Deli.

Canter's has cool murals on the side of the building.

There's my boy Sandy Koufax.

Canter's, son.

I believe Alex took this picture. How immature.

With food in hand we headed to...

...wait for it...

...almost got it...

...the Silent Movie Theatre.

It was to be a night of eclectic Halloween shorts.

With a DJ spinning the tunes.

Time to enjoy our Canter's.



The show included the Paul Lynde Halloween Special.

That's right, the same Paul Lynde Halloween Special on which the band Kiss appeared.