Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween in the olden days...

The geek in me likes a lot of strange things. One of those is old radio programs. Today, as it is close to Halloween, and I pretty much have this whole side of the office to myself, I am tuned into Halloween programming on Golden Age Old Time Radio, on Yes, I told you I was a geek. I love anything vintage; music, movies, tv, radio. You name it!

Well, anyway, I’m laughing listening to this. For one thing, the family is MAKING their Halloween candy. Can you imagine making all that candy to hand out? I bet it tasted good. Besides, the udder inconvenience, how would you get away with it these days? I mean, in between the razor blades and poison and Ex-lax, who knows what could be in there? It’s too bad my grandmother isn’t around anymore; I’d ask her about that. I also learned that housewives really loved Jell-O Butterscotch Pudding. Who knew?

Anyway, the main characters are going to cause some trouble. How? By ringing the next door neighbor’s door and run off. Oooo, there’s some trouble for ya. If it were only that simple? But, of course the old man next door has bigger problems. Someone stole his battery from car. GASP!!! He wants to know what his town is coming to. Hehe, fast forward 60 years later, I’m betting that guy is wishing batteries were the least of his worries. A simple life, indeed. What great fun to take a look back sometimes.

Today is fun, too. It is what you make of it. I’m looking forward to a traditional, yet, modern Halloween. I got the kid’s goodies ready to go. In my midst, I will have a Spock and a Dorothy, and I forgot the other two. (For shame!!!) We’ll party a little bit (well, they will, I’ll be watching the Florida/Georgia game), and then off to Trick or Treat. I must say the neighborhood is way better than the one I trick or treated in. And the candy’s way better!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Just checking in...

Just a quick one, still have a lot of work to get out before the 15th deadline.

Still feeling in a daze. I’ve pretty much slept the entire weekend. And who else do you know goes on vacation and LOSES 15 pounds.

Okay, enough of the pity party. Just wanted everyone to know I’m still around. I will try and post more if the week allows.

Have a good one.