Ghostbusters and Museums.

It was then that I realized I was once again trying my luck for a house, and again relying on the same house team to actually make this work.

I went back and forth for days trying to see if I could make this work, or if I had simply and finally lost my mind in giving them another chance. I finally reasoned that I had come too far, and I wasn’t going to be deterred. So back into paperwork, calls, aspirin….

Still, as Halloween rolled closer, I got to meet Dan Aykroyd at Binion’s Casino.

Listen... you smell something?

Listen… you smell something?

It was a weird meeting. He was supposed to be there at a certain time, and he showed up late. From there, he was ushered to a booth, and no one was allowed to speak to him, as he “needed to decompress”. Had he been scuba diving before this meet ‘n’ greet?

Still, patience and politeness ruled out, as Aykroyd never did the planned meeting, and started to leave out the back door. Fortunately, his bodyguard, who remembered me from an hour or so back, stopped Dan, and I got an autograph and a photo op. One has to meet a Ghostbuster on Halloween, I rationalized. Meeting them on holidays has been something on a recurring theme of mine:

Ernie Hudson, back in 2004.

Ernie Hudson, back in 2004.

The other visit for Halloween was finally checking out the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.

Even the dinosaurs got into the act.

Even the dinosaurs got into the act.

Hold onto your butts.

Hold onto your butts.

In the jungle, the mighty jungle....

In the jungle, the mighty jungle….

Holy crap, I found Nemo!

Holy crap, I found Nemo!

While I didn’t realize it at the time, the Museum would play into my history sometime down the line….

But it was back to house nonsense, and trying to get things done before the end of the year.