Posts Tagged: halloween

Shipper of fools or “Will you shut up already!”

Every day this week I have received a package containing more Halloween decorations.  It’s kind of neat, getting it piecemeal, as it allows me to build the outdoor display a little more each day. It makes me wonder, though, what are these companies doing shipping like that?  First you get charged a single amount, likely… Read more »

That’s a wrap!

Now that we’re done with all the packing up of Halloween (it’s a two-day affair), some random thoughts on this year’s holiday extravaganza: – For the first time in at least a decade (no exaggeration), we had perfect weather for Halloween! – Likewise, my outside power outlet, which has its own circuit breaker, had been… Read more »

It ain’t Christmas!

Eighteen years. That’s how long I’ve been doing this. Halloween is different from Christmas in many ways and not just the obvious nature of the holiday. The differences for me are significant.  While both holidays require consideration of what gifts to give, Halloween is the one where I’m giving gifts to people I don’t know. … Read more »

Great expectations

My niece called me today to warn me.  She and her sister had gone to see the early premiere of Iron Man 3.  These used to be at midnight, but this was at 9:30 p.m.  — doesn’t that lose part of the coolness? Regular readers will immediately twig on the fact that this must be my elder niece,… Read more »

What if I had been selfish?

One of the basic tenets about writing, from emails to blogs, is that the reader isn’t always clear the tone or mood behind the writer’s words.  Let me take this moment to clear up any potential uncertainty on your part:  the following is written in a state of bemused good humor (with a dappling of self-deprecating… Read more »

It was a dark and stormy night…

…all too often, actually. I can’t speak for the rest of the world, but here in Florida we battle rainy weather every Halloween. A few days ago, as I was putting up some more decorations outside the house, some of the local kids stopped by to talk to me about Halloween (which is what you woud… Read more »

Eat, drink and be scary

When I thought up the title for today’s post, I thought I was being quite clever.  But I was shopping in Wal-Mart for more Halloween stuff and I noticed napkins, plates, etc. with the exact same phrase.  I guess I can always use another reminder that I’m not quite as witty as I think. Continuing… Read more »

Halloween is something to work at…at work

Continuing our week long Halloween posts, it’s time for us to hop into the wayback machine for a little trip.  All buckled? Last post, we talked about the origins of my Halloween giveaways, which started when I got a home of my own.  I became a homeowner for the first time about a year and… Read more »

Halloween is my bag

It’s Halloween week (plus some) at the JMD blog!  Lots to talk about, so read on… When I was but a tadpole, I had a few very favorite things:  reading, baseball and collecting.  It didn’t take long for the former duo to impact the latter. Early on, I gravitated to comic books, which appealed to… Read more »

Rats!

I’m a big fan of Peanuts as you know (and if you don’t, scout up the post “Genius”), so I happily use Charlie Brown’s exclamation of dismay quite often.  It makes a non-vulgar substitute after mistakes in some highly charged tennis matches. Sadly, today’s blog is about the actual furry creatures and not cartoon comments…. Read more »