Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween! Halloween! Halloween! Halloween!

"In this Town-
We call Home-
Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin song." - Danny Elfman

Boo!!!! Happy Halloween!
Since I moved to the Garden State, Halloween has been the one holiday that
has made me feel like I missed out on something by growing up in New York.
Back in the day, trick or treating for me meant starting at the 21st floor of my apartment building
and working my way down to street level. Somehow, this day brought out the McGyver in kids in my neighborhood....
There were some crafty mofos on my block! They would fill tube socks with baby powder and
drop a tennis ball in it, swing it around like a mace and "Thwack!!" you with it,
leaving a nice white powdery spot on your Superman cape. Or, they'd take the cap off an aerosol can,
attach it to the top of a can of shaving cream so it would shoot out like silly string- you'd get completely hosed with it...
as a kid, I remember Halloween being a day of sweetness and dread...
Out here though, the peoples really get their trick or treat on!
The kids are all candied up on goofballs and they bum rush the houses while their lil' sisters lag behind...
it's awesome! the houses are decorated in orange lights and fake cobwebs, with the appropriately spooky skeleton...
The girl gets so geeked, that I get a bit of a rush from it
myself... plus, I get every third Nestle Crunch bar.... man, I love crunch bars!

She's feeling a lil' Wicked this year...after being Dorothy Gale from the Wizard of Oz 3 times,
she's finally going to be the Witch...but I think she'd tell you she's more Elphaba than
Margaret Hamilton.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Corn Maze

Hey True Believers!
Spent the last weekend in Pennsylvania pumpkin picking with my family and friends.
It was a lovely day and though the pickings were slim, we had delicious
cider smoothies, some caramel covered apples, and hit the hayride.
The highlight though, was this 4 acre Corn Maze that was shaped like
some Mayan ziggurat with historical clues placed inside to keep the kids
entertained while you wander around in it completely lost for 2 hours.
The kid at the front said it should take roughly 45 minutes...
McKenna was totally over it after 20 minutes...She has this phobia of getting
lost- when I'm driving in the car and even casually say to myself, "Where am I?"
she'll ask immediately in a fraught voice- "Are we lost, Daddy?"
So after an hour and half of wandering around the maize, (rimshot!)
our nerves were getting pretty raw....It didn't help matters much that I kept
referencing this retarded Human Giant sketch every half hour...
I'd come up from behind the stalks and whisper- "Corn Maaaaaaaaaaaazzzzze....."
my wife stopped laughing completely after the third time...
I'll try and see if the previous "Slideshow" post had emboldened me enough to try posting
my first video...I don't feel like I'm describing the ridiculousness of the day justice...
Hope you're all digging the foliage....I love this time of year....

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Tattoo You

"We got nothing to eat
We got nowhere to work
Nothing to drink
We just lost our shirts.
I'm on the dole
We ain't for hire.
Say what the hell
Say what the hell, Hang Fire"- The Rolling Stones

Hey Leaf Peepers!
It's feeling like Fall over here...
My daughter's really taking a liking to Project Runway...
I feel like she's imitating a runway model with this pose.
A lot of changes are happening for me professionally right now
and it's all come about so suddenly I'm not sure if it's a good or
bad change any rate, I'm gonna see how I roll with it.
Times is hard, ya know?
Keep your head up-