Friday night almost never finds me at home, but since we had such bad weather here on Thursday night, the county postponed Halloween until Friday. So, rather than going downtown to the clubs, I was here at home greeting ghosts and goblins at my door, and paying a ransom for their demands of candy.
I bought a big bag of suckers at Sam’s Cub and poured the bag into a big plastic punch bowl that was decorated with skulls and ghosts and witches. The kids got a kick out of having to put their hands into the bowl to get a handful of suckers.
It was kind of fun to see all the kids come to the door. I think the doorbell rang about a dozen times. They stopped coming around 8:30 – I thought that was too early to quit, but people around here do seem to get in bed early.
The trick or treaters made a good dent in my stash of suckers, but I do have a bunch of them left over. I doubt that I will ever eat all those, but maybe I will… I don’t know what else to do with them and can’t bear the thought of just tossing them all in the trash.
Holy crap – it went below freezing last night! I saw a freeze warning on the 10:00 news and realized that I needed to bring in all the houseplants that have been enjoying their summer stay outside. If I didn’t bring them in, surely they would have frozen and died from the cold.
Hate to see summer go, but I guess it’s time to dig out the winter coats and see if I still have a pair of decent gloves with both the right hand and the matching left hand. I don’t know what it is about me and gloves, but it seems like I have to buy a new pair every damn year. I lose the right hand glove every year – where do they go?
My coat from last year should still be in good shape but it might need a quick trip to the dry cleaner. I can’t remember if I got it cleaned last spring when I put it up or did I just slowly stop wearing the coat? I probably should have had it cleaned in April, but I have a sinking feeling that I just stopped wearing it and it’s a little dirty around the cuffs and collar. Where is that damn coat, anyway?
The end of September always means that I’m not going to be outdoors much and I have to deal with fading tan lines. The most obvious tan lines are on the tops of my feet. I wear sandals and flip flops as much as I can, so I get a tan line from the sandal straps.
When I sit on the bleachers for all the ball games, I end up with tan lines from my tank top or tee shirt. My arms are always dark throughout the summer, but I have to be careful with what shirts I wear out in the sun so I don’t end up with multi-colored lines of darkness leading up to my shoulders.
The tan that I really hate to lose is my legs. I have such a great tan during the summer that I never have to wear pantyhose. But colder weather means I have to start wearing proper shoes and stockings. Damn.
My new laptop has Windows 8 on it. When I bought it, I thought, no big deal. It’s the newest version of windows and it must be the latest and greatest, they know what they’re doing, and all that happy horseshit. I figured it would be a half day of poking around and learning the new way to use Windows, and then I would be off and running.
Well, fuck me running, that’s not the way it worked out at all. Windows 8 is a daily, constant problem for me. Every FUCKING TIME I use the touchpad to move the cursor to the right, it trigger a swipe instruction that takes away my open window that i’m working on and brings up an apps window instead. It is HARD AS FUCK to get your original window back so you can keep on working on your shit. Sometimes I have to toggle the windows 5 or 6 times before I can get the FUCKING cursor to land on the right spot of my original window. Sometimes I totally lose track of the cursor because it is frozen off screen somewhere for 5-6 seconds. That is distracting and frustrating and I’m PISSED OFF!
I have asked everyone IT and geek person I know if there is a way to disable the swipe, but it is integral to the way Windows 8 works. I’m fucked.
I HATE THIS FUCKING WINDOWS 8!
I don’t watch cartoons on TV. I don’t think I even watched them as a kid. We were not allowed to watch much TV. My dad used it as our punishment and we were always in trouble for something.
But I was at a friend’s house and her kids were watching the Cartoon Network while I was there and I have to tell you, some cartoons that kids watch today are creepy. Have you seen “Annoying Orange”? They take a realistic look orange and put human-like eyes and mouth with a big tongue on it. It is creepy as fuck.
Spongebob Squarepants is creepy, too. I don’t know what is up with the Patrick friend – he is so stupid I can’t believe the do-gooders who stand up for retarded people aren’t up in arms about it. And the show with teenagers that are supposed to be on a fake survival reality show…? Weird that someone thinks kids should be watching this crap.