Archive for October, 2008

Expired!

Posted in Humor with tags , on October 31, 2008 by gyma

Cemeteries are a part of Halloween, plain and simple.  As a young woman, I was fascinated by tombstones.  Whenever I travel, I walk through the cemeteries and make up stories about the people based on what is written on their headstones.  Five years ago I went to Paris to celebrate a milestone birthday and spent an entire day walking through Père Lachaise Cemetery where I saw the tombs of Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Abélard and Héloïse, Balzac, Isadora Duncan, Sarah Bernhardt, Proust and Piaf and so many more.  It was a glorious day.

With that introduction, I wanted to share this headstone with you.  You gotta love a woman with a sense of humor!

Trick or Treat?

Posted in Humor, Politics with tags , , on October 31, 2008 by gyma

Wonder how much money Obama raised in October? 

Bumper Sticker of the Day

Posted in Bumper Stickers with tags , , on October 31, 2008 by gyma

It is Halloween after all!  Available from Cafepress.

Happy Halloween

Posted in Miscellaneous with tags , on October 31, 2008 by gyma

I think Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I suppose that is due to it being the one day each year where you can reinvent yourself and act silly.

I grew up in the country so trick-or-treating wasn’t easy.  My folks would drive us around to the neighbors (but you’re talking neighbors who lived a mile away) so we could get a small amount of candy.  One positive aspect was nearly everyone gave us full-sized candy bars because so few kids came to their doors.  My cousins lived in the city and would simply go around the block and fill a gallon sized jug.

When I was about 13 or 14, I went trick-or-treating for the last time with a friend who lived in a subdivision close to town.  We rang the bell at one house and a grumpy old man came to the door.  At this man’s house I received the most memorable treat of a lifetime: a Goldwater for President pencil!  At the time, I wasn’t too thrilled by the gesture, but this memory has stuck with me for many, many years.

I don’t recall any childhood costumes, but as a young woman in my 20s, I dressed up as a black cat for a job I had waitressing at The Denver Athletic Club.  I was voted the winner, but had to decline the prize.  It was a small baggie of drugs!

We can never predict how many trick-or-treaters will come knocking at our door.  Some years we’ve had as few as 5 or 6 and other years we’ve had close to 50.  The older I get, the less I want to have that much candy around the house, so every year I debate whether to buy candy or turn off the lights and hide in the basement.  This year the weather will be warm and mild so kids will be able to wear costumes without coats.  I bought 3 bags of candy today and we’ll answer the door until there are 5 pieces left.

Happy Halloween!

Mount Losemore

Posted in Humor, Politics with tags , , , , on October 30, 2008 by gyma

[h/t]

Apology Accepted

Posted in Humor, Politics with tags , on October 30, 2008 by gyma

Oh, look at this way.  The end is near, very near.  [Thank Jehovah]

Palin As President

Posted in Humor with tags , on October 30, 2008 by gyma

My days go like this:  up at 5:15, 5:20 at the latest, into the shower, brush my teeth, do my hair and a small bit of makeup, get dressed, and hope I have time for a quick bowl of cereal, try to read the newspaper while eating said cereal or maybe read a quick blog, then out the door by 6:15.

At work by 7:00, do the crossword puzzle from the paper before anyone gets to work, then stare at a computer screen for 8 hours, but not reading blogs, eat a cup of yogurt during my 1/2 hour lunch at my desk while I read a few more blogs, but there’s not enough time to do my own blogging, leave work at 3:30, home by 4:10 depending on traffic, read the mail and sit down for 10 minutes before starting supper, eat dinner and clean up afterwards, read the rest of the blogs and check my e-mail, try to find something to post on my own blog while watching some crap television, off to bed by 9:00 to watch some more crap television or read a book in the hopes it will put me to sleep.

Rinse, repeat, 5 times per week.

Now you know why the blog is suffering.  I really don’t have the time I once had, but I do have more money!  Why can’t we have both?!

Why did I title this ‘Palin as President?’  Because I want you to go to this website every day between now and the election.  Move your cursor around the screen for a bit of Palin fun.  This probably isn’t too far from the truth.