Monday Miscellany

Where Does the Time Go?

I can’t believe that Halloween is already over and that tomorrow is Election Day.

We had well over 300 trick-or-treaters Friday night in the span of about 2 hours, followed by our annual Halloween night festivities for family and friends which centers around an enormous, seemingly bottomless pot of chili. We had a good time as usual. I just always wish it could last longer without having to end at 2:00am. It’s also nice to know you live in a community and a neighborhood small enough that the residents feel safe to send their kids trick-or-treating up & down Main Street to that extent. There are without doubt distinct advantages to living in rural, small-town America.

And now finally after tomorrow we can watch TV without the constant stream of attack ads, the landscape can be free of those terrible little campaign signs, and George can start packing his bags. I don’t really care where your party affiliations lie, but I am urging you more than anything to ignore the ads, do a little research, make some informed decisions, and most importantly, VOTE!

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‘Tis the Season

The week of Halloween also signals the beginning of the holiday season. This might sound like a fun and happy time to many people. But for me it generally means that from now through the first of the year there will be no rest, no free weekends, hectic and busy schedules, and a never-ending supply of cheesy, poorly acted holiday specials and made-for-TV movies.

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You Heard It Here First

Yesterday marked the final appearance of Opus the Penguin in the Sunday funny pages. It was connected to a contest to benefit local animal shelters and humane societies, where readers had to guess from clues given in the last few strips where Opus had chosen as his final resting place. If you remember, when I blogged about this a few weeks ago, I titled the post “Say Goodnight Opus“. Well, it turns out that I was correct. Kind of. It was revealed yesterday that Opus will spend the rest of his reality, snuggled up in bed on the last page of Margaret Wise Brown’s classic children’s book Goodnight Moon.

So for one last time, Goodnight Opus.

4 thoughts on “Monday Miscellany

  1. We had no trick or treaters, but that didn’t surprise me. We live 12 miles from town, have a long driveway and a dog that looks like a wolf. Too bad..we have to take care of the caramel apple pops and milky ways…lol

    This has been a nasty election. I have been loving pandora more than ever – no commercials!

    I walked into wm to pick up a few things and it was Christmas in there! Trees, garland, holidays tunes… Thanksgiving is such a nice holiday, it almost gets forgotten.
    I disagree, I love the Christmas shows. Every year I buy one or two on dvd, just in case I miss the Grinch or Charlie Brown. :)

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