Happy New Month

There’s a spider crawling up the wall right beside me. Kind of an omen for the month of Halloween. I didn’t mind the spider on the wall, I really don’t like when they go for the ceiling and think they are going to dangle over your head. So far he’s sticking to the wall, maybe he heard me.

It looks like this will be the month I move. I don’t want to post much about all of that cause it seems I have said and thought the same for ever so long, with no sign of progress.

I’m not feeling especially chatty tonight. Still not quite shaking off that cold/ flu thing. It’s so pretty when you cough up snot. How does that stuff get there in the first place. That’s the really icky part.

Tomorrow morning I will be taking the car to Canadian Tire to see what they have to say about the brake light coming on. Maybe it’s just low on fluid and there isn’t a leak. Yeah, and they’ll offer me a really great price on some tundra just a bit north of here. I’m going to get new wipers on the drive beast too. (My ex-husband came up with drive beast as a name for our car).

So, that’s how October is starting for me. Merry Month!

Irish Dancers


It’s been awhile since I posted the dancers in my head. I bet most people don’t have imaginary dancers inside their brain every day. Well, they do skip off now and then. I have no idea where they go when they aren’t in my head.

Today it’s Irish dancers cause my Mom and I found an Irish dancing dress at Goodwill for my sister, Grace. She can wear it for a Halloween party. She dresses up every year. The Irish dancer will really suit her. Not only does she still have long red (ultra curly) hair but she took Scottish dancing as a kid and she still plays soccer. She can do those high kicks. To ask her for proof of that is dangerous.


WordPress Continued…

I may put WordPress back up. But only with comments disabled. Its not a great option but I just don’t want to spend time weeding out comment spam.

Maybe I will look into other options first. Tonight I may have 2 minutes of free time.

Blog Explosion Doesn’t Like This Blog

Strange… but Blog Explosion has twice now said it can’t see this blog. It comes out looking scrambled when they use MS IEx (the defunct browser of choice). I would tell them to get on the ball and use the right browser. I would, if they had provided a working email address.

Why do so many services, businesses and people in general not want to give out an email address? Why are these people even online? Get off. Go hide in your basement where it’s all nice quiet and dark. Don’t even answer your phone in case someone might be wanting to communicate with you.

Boo!

😀 Look at them fleeing in terror. What a sight they must be around Halloween.

TRICK or treat

One thing that’s interesting about modern Halloween is who gives out the candy and who collects it.

In my family we’ve always had two parents. One to take the little ones out collecting candy, the other stays home to give out candy to all the neighbourhood kids. On our street we knew which houses were retired couples, childless couples and etc, those who had no kids to go out trick or treating (candy collecting). Most childless families did not stay home and give out candy. That seemed fair enough since they weren’t collecting any back. Of course, there were some exceptions. One neighbour loved to scare the piss out of all the kids. He set up elaborate Halloween displays on his lawn and made us sing for our candy.

However, now, there seem to be fewer people who are staying home to give out candy, yet just as many out to collect it. Some people are single parents, one parent can’t be in both places – giving out candy and collecting it with the kids. Others who might have stayed home choose not to- some just don’t want to bother, some don’t want to spend the money on Halloween candy. Whatever the reasons are, some people choose not to participate.

But, I think if you have kids out collecting candy you are responsible for keeping Halloween (the candy part) balanced. Myself, I am a divorced woman without children. No one is collecting candy so I feel no guilt about not staying home to give it out. (I used to do so but our old street had a total of three groups of kids come to the door, I outgrew the candy project).

On the other hand, my sister has three kids (two are candy aged). She and her husband have sorted out which of them will stay home and which will take the kids out. My sister is staying home the first half, to hand out candy. Later she will take out the older kid for more streets in the candy collecting route while her husband stays home to put the kids to bed and mind the candy distribution project. I thought I would go down to assist, for part of the night, at least till I’m not in danger of encountering trick or treaters on my drive home.

Anyway, I don’t think it’s right for there to be families who are not taking and giving. Even if you have to get a relative to do it, someone should be balancing the candy collecting with candy giving. Otherwise, who will the kids collect candy from? Eventually, there will be hoards of trick or treaters wandering the streets with all the houses unlit and uncandied. Madness will ensue, dentists will go bankrupt.

Save the candy! Keep the supply and demand balanced. If you’re a single parent bribe your relatives to hand out candy on your behalf. Don’t just take those candy crunchers out door to door, give something back to the candy mobs.

After all… it’s called TRICK or treat for a reason!