Five scenarios where I might shoot (or stab) first & ask questions later.

I got to thinking about what would make me--in this day and age--get really scared out of my wits and insist on protecting myself in the harshest possible way. I finally figured out the scenarios that scare the willies out of me, but perhaps some won't be all that uncommon or unusual as we might … Continue reading Five scenarios where I might shoot (or stab) first & ask questions later.

#082–Blitz Q: Border Walls and Maracas, or, What. The. Actual. Hell. Is. Wrong. With. These. Teachers???!!!

I first saw this last night before I was closing up and showed a teacher who was with me. Our jaws dropped and my co-worker was nearly apoplectic. I can't blame her. When it comes to Halloween, don't get me wrong: I might lean liberal, but I don't clutch my pearls over bad taste or … Continue reading #082–Blitz Q: Border Walls and Maracas, or, What. The. Actual. Hell. Is. Wrong. With. These. Teachers???!!!

#080–Blitz Q: Why are the not-chocolate Tootsie Rolls NOT available widely year-round?!

This is one of the big beefs about the "holiday candy" thing that I can't get around. Don't get me wrong, the Tootsie Roll is a wonderful candy to gnaw on or to just let your saliva do the work and suck on it to make it last longer. It's got just enough chocolate flavor … Continue reading #080–Blitz Q: Why are the not-chocolate Tootsie Rolls NOT available widely year-round?!

Digging that side tunnel: a cousin to rock-bottom

I love Super Mario Bros. Anyhoo... I suppose being sick for over a solid week has just screwed me up. First it was allergies, then it was a full-blown cold. The weather can't make up it's mind. it's supposed to be in the 80 degree range this week then jump straight into summer, at least, … Continue reading Digging that side tunnel: a cousin to rock-bottom

Ten reasons why Halloween and Thanksgiving are better than Christmas

I almost made this all about Halloween, but I'd already tackled why Halloween was so great before. I figured I'd better put Thanksgiving with it, which gave me more ammo to work with. So, onward from least to best (my version): 10.  The color schemes are more earthy, nice, and don't blind you unnecessarily. Halloween's … Continue reading Ten reasons why Halloween and Thanksgiving are better than Christmas

The Scary Stories Treasury, ed. by Alvin Schwartz

My Copy: 9780760734186 (image from amazon.com) I couldn't help it. Halloween's almost here, I had to trip down the memory lane of Halloweens-past. The "Scary Stories" books were what I looked forward to most as a child and best thing I discovered in daycare. When I found these books compiled into a single volume--25 years … Continue reading The Scary Stories Treasury, ed. by Alvin Schwartz

5 (okay, 6) Reasons why Halloween is my favorite commercialized holiday

Okay the image was actually from Return to Oz, but I like the look of Jack Pumpkinhead too much not to use it. There's something about the holidays that I just hate, and they come and go with the seasons. I'm annoyed by most holidays and wish we didn't make such a big deal about … Continue reading 5 (okay, 6) Reasons why Halloween is my favorite commercialized holiday

Getting My Hopes Up After Weeks of Disappointment, But When Opportunity is Right There…

I gotta say, I'm soooo glad that I decided to stop in my fave Starbucks tonight for a cup of coffee and to get some job search lists and resumes done. I almost got some fast food (boo!) and went home, but nope... I came at a great time. My original blog post for tonight … Continue reading Getting My Hopes Up After Weeks of Disappointment, But When Opportunity is Right There…