Don’t go into the lights!

As I was taking (bad) photos of my rapidly progressing Dead Thing Driveway, I experienced a moment of profound reflection. No, gazing upon all those skeletons didn’t have me ruminating about life and death, the afterlife and other such metaphysical and spiritual considerations. This was Halloween, for goodness sake, not a time at all for… Read more »

Down to the wire

It’s been torrentially raining for the last two days, preventing me from doing any work on the Dead Thing Driveway…and I couldn’t be more pleased! “What?” you may be wondering. “Has he gone batty at last?” Not at all my friends and I’ll tell you why. (As a related aside, this looks like the 2nd… Read more »

Halloween is for sportsmen

I think I’m making progress with my Animal Control skeleton and I have my years of experience as a sportsman to thank for it. I’ve had several vexing problems regarding AC (as I call him). First, the stand that is supposed to work for this type of skeleton is either poorly made or I got… Read more »

The best laid plans of (skeletal) mice and men

Hoo boy! My crazy ideas may not kill me (though that’s still a possibility), but they sure are likely to drive me to the poor house! So’s I’m beginning my Dead Thing Driveway display set up today, kicking off the 2017 Halloween season in earnest, and I came to a startling realization…my plans are way… Read more »

Endlessly redundantly repeating ad infinitum

Okay, barring a brain-melting incident in the political spectrum, this blog begins its inevitable turn to the sole province of Halloween and all its associated circumstances. That means day-by-day updates on my preparations for my Dead Thing Driveway and progress towards my annual Halloween BBQ and development of this year’s Halloween goody bags. In other… Read more »

Hope swings two ways

Today, I was working hard on the outside landscaping (more on that in tomorrow’s post). Most of the time, when I’m out front doing something that will take a while, I plant my iPhone on top of my fence and run a playlist to keep me company (and distracted from the sweat). Since I start… Read more »

It just became real

Regular readers know how big a month this is for me. Recently, I laid out my indecision on when to start the (expected to be) laborious process of creating the Dead Thing Driveway. Well, that decision has now been sort of, kinda made for me. Although friends and family are the cause, they are not… Read more »

Can I get my money back?

I’m such a soft touch. A sucker. I thought I was helping Puerto Rico out. I totally bought into the fake news that getting devastated by a category 5 hurricane was a disaster. Silly, gullible me. It’s not a disaster. Not a “real” one, anyway. If you read yesterday’s post, you know I was ready… Read more »

I’m not oblivious

There’s a lot of stuff going on in the world. Really, when isn’t there? In the moment, it tends to feel as if there’s never been a time like this. Unless you count the time before or the time yet to come. And still, it doesn’t stop pictures of pets or food being posted on… Read more »

Guns don’t kill people

Let me stop you right there and say that I don’t know the answer. I don’t know how we make this better. How to keep people safe and respect the freedoms of Americans to own guns. Okay? So, take down your defenses (from either side) and put away the backlash. If you’re calm, maybe I… Read more »