Tuesday, November 02, 2004


Well, just had a great weekend...Friday night after work I finally got to screen my new 'Spooky Toons' Halloween program for the students. Not as big of a turn-out as I had hoped, but those present had a good time nonetheless.

Saturday was teaching in the morning, chillin' out in the afternoon...plus getting my absentee ballot-affidavit thing signed by a funny notary public...
Me: Hi, I need to have this signed for my absentee ballot.
NP: Oh OK, i'm not really open right now, but since you're here, I'll do it for ya.
Me: Thanks, I'm supposed to sign it here in front of you.
NP: (after photocopying my ID) OK, so you swear that all this is correct eh?
Me: Yep.
NP: (signs and stamps) OK, I'll have to charge ya $20 for that.
Me: Oh, well I don't have $20 on me but I can run across the street and get it.
NP: Ah no, that's OK, just give it to me next time you're in here.
Me: (Sure, I come here all da time!) No it's OK, I'll be right back.

I love this country.

Saturday evening was spent with dinner at Dad's and dessert at Stella's, for her 50th birthday, of which we were not aware it was her 50th, so that was a neat surprise. What a unique social life we have.

Sunday was a day that traditionally used to be spent frantically tacking up cobwebs and hanging dead bodies from trees, and occasionally splattering blood on my face and goin' to Rocky. This year it was church, quality time at home, and horror movies at Mikey's. We watched Evil Dead 2, my Spooky Toons show and some South Park. My costume was a piece of black licorice, meaning i wore a black shirt. Also watched fireworks at the neighbors' house with hot apple cider...mmmmm boy! I like these new Halloween traditions. I'm still somewhat torn on my feelings towards this beloved holiday of mine, and question how my reactions to it shall change over the years with starting a family and whatnot. Growing up it was in many ways the lynch-pin event of every year, and in later teen years I think it was yet another outlet for my rebellion. I still find ways to enjoy it, even if many of them are reminiscent in nature. It's interesting to note how my reactions to holidays in general are evolving. Should be a good Christmas...

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