Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday and kicks off my favorite time of year. Between Oct 1 and Jan 1 you’ll never find a more happy and content person than I am. After the New Year, I usually get into a funk that doesn’t lift until St. Patrick’s Day, which is two days before my birthday.

Here at the hacienda we forwent the usual decorations; we’re due to move in a couple of weeks, so I took all of my goodies to work to use in a decoration contest (that we LOST by the way, to Pinterest Wizard of OZ decorations…which are in NO WAY Halloween AT ALL and if it were a “Decorate as your Favorite Movie” then by all means they should win and no I am NOT BITTER or anything, but that’s neither here nor there). But the candy has been bought, a pumpkin has been carved, and although I don’t have a costume, I am wearing my Jack Skellington Mickey Mouse ears that I got from Disneyland a couple of years ago.

The spiderwebs are supposed to glow in the dark, but I don't think they do any more.


Also we have appropriately themed hard cider and beer to drink and AMC is showing the Halloween series all evening. I hope I see some good costumes because the kids in my neighborhood have a tendency to really phone it in. I hate rewarding laziness but I also don’t want my house egged. Although it’s not my house anymore, so why do I care?

Be safe out there everyone! Happy Halloween!


The Plight of the West Coast

Living where I do on the West Coast, you get used to three things: abundant sunshine, 24 hour stores, and being 2-3 hours behind the rest of the country when television shows come on. None of these things are really a problem except for the last thing, and the last thing is really only a problem because of Twitter.

I’m a huge twitter-er? tweet-er? I check my feed several times a day. It’s a quick way to keep in touch with my friends, a few of whom don’t text, and connect with like-minded people who I don’t know. The only thing I hate is all of my friends and most prolific tweeters on my list are East Coast. So on Mondays (Sleepy Hollow), Wednesdays (American Horror Story: Coven), and Thursdays (Scandal), my time line explodes with people livetweeting shows. Right now I’m missing Dracula because it doesn’t come on until 10 pm PST and it’s only 7:16 pm. Before I upgraded my twitter client and got the ability to muffle hashtags, I would have been exiled to Real Life and actually had to interact with my family lest I saw something I didn’t want to see.

This is a new experience for me. Before I almost perversely avoided anything that was popular on television; it was nearly a badge of pride for me. I’ve never seen Dr. Who, Buffy, Firefly or any other show you can name that had previously captured the nerd zeitgeist. But now I want to be in on the fun and I can’t, at least not in real time. I’ve opted to blog about it instead because I’ve got nothing better to do and 2 1/2 hours to kill before I can catch up to everyone else.