Monthly Archives: October 2009

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign: Bay View Trick or Treating

It’s Bay View, nighttime Trick or Treating time again.  When I was a resident of Bay View, I was happy to participate, and gave myself over 100% to the event, even going so far as to dress up myself.  There was a real sense of community about it.  Unfortunately, I no longer live in Bay […]

Worst Halloween Candy EVER

As promised, here’s the short list: First, there are Circus Peanuts.  Thankfully, Circus Peanuts are hard to find.  If you’re not familiar, they are basically marshmallows molded into the shape of a large peanut.  Most people never experience the horrible taste because the color is enough to keep it from being consumed.  Much like many […]

A Humble Request: Trick or Treaters

A word of advice to prospective Trick or Treaters:  You must at least try to dress up.  Bed head and eye boogers are not a costume, and the pillow case you’re carrying doesn’t help either.  And if you’ve already hit puberty, maybe you should consider retiring from Trick or Treating and start a family of […]

Halloween ’09

It’s here again; my favorite time of the year.  I am of course talking about Halloween.  This wonderful time of year when you walk around the neighborhood, leaves crunching under your feet, and stop at a particular that has been painstakingly decorated in honor of our favorite Druid holiday.  Most people don’t know that that’s […]

“Scamming the Scammed” or “Fool Me Once…”

I know they’re a nuisance to some, but I absolutely love these.  I received this email exactly.  The bold italics are my responses. UNITED NATIONS 2008/ 2009 SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS.SCAMMED VICTIM/$500,000 BENEFICIARIES.REF/PAYMENTS CODE:06654 $500,000 USD.  Attention: Sir/Madam: How did you know about my trip to Thailand? This is to bring to your notice that […]

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I’ve Missed You

Maybe you’ve noticed that I’ve been away for a while.  If you haven’t noticed, then maybe our relationship isn’t what I thought it was. I haven’t been dropping blogs as regularly as I used to, but it’s not due to any creative constipation.  Quite the opposite, in fact.  Sometimes you just need to get away, clear […]