Today is a soggy Saturday. At least we didn’t get snow. But, by the time we walked over to the Maryland Avenue City Dock Cafe and back again, I needed a fresh set of clothes. Today is also the Saturday before Halloween, the night for Halloween parties and the night when all the bars have their costume contests. The last time I checked their website, Fado’s at Park Place in Annapolis was still having their yearly contest and as I have blogged before, watching all the contestants is lots of fun. I’ve always enjoyed seeing all the neighborhood children in their costumes. But adult costumes are even better. Whether you decide to go with a low effort costume such as “Branch Manager” dressed in a business suit with a branch in your back pocket or something more complex such as dressing in green and decking yourself up with all your Christmas ornaments, there are many possibilities. My daughter Alex sent us a photo of her boyfriend Crosby dressed up as a Coke Head. He followed through on her idea of creating a hat with a circle of Coca Cola cans. Pretty clever. I’m looking forward to seeing other folks’ costumes. As for myself, well I am dressing up and I will be utilizing my TCO Total Contact Orthosis jacket, only I’ll be wearing it on the outside instead of under my clothes. No, I am not going as a clam. I’m going to be a Crash Dummy.