Every year for Halloween I intend to dress up – I come up with all these great ideas (this year was to simply put on a Cubs’ hat, glasses, and a set of headphones and carry a baseball around with me) but I never actually do them. I usually intend to carve a pumpkin or something silly like that too. I don’t know why, but I never actually get around to any of it. This year was actually the first time in a long time I went to a “haunted” anything (King’s Island – FearFest … which was disappointing from last year’s)

I usually come up with elaborate ideas for handing out candy on beggars night too – something to scare the kiddies. One year I actually did do something – when I was probably 15 years old. My step-mother had this huge, suspended, cast-iron pot in the back yard that was filled with dirt (ok, so in the summer there were flowers in the dirt) She dressed up as a witch and put some dry ice in the big pot. Pretty good scene – a few luminaries, some black light, and creepy music playing. To top it all off, I ran fishing line from a second story window to a tree in the yard, tied a stuffed animal to a hanger, and put a sheet over the stuffed animal. It made a pretty convincing ghost when it came flying down at you out of no where.

Now I’m just lazy I guess… I’m not even planning on handing out any candy this year.
ExtremePumpkins.com – Extreme Pumpkin Carving

Oddness in the inbox…

I check out my mail the other day and I find this:
From: [address removed]@aol.com
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 21:16:48 EDT
Subject: Broken Bones
To: [email protected]

hello i live in san diego and i kind of want to break my leg so i could rest what would you say will it be a good idea does it feel good or no

How’s that for a strange question?
I’ve heard some strange things before… but breaking your leg for some time off? I’m hoping it was just a joke, or the guy wasn’t serious. But just in case, I decided to solicit some advice on his behalf (I didn’t really know how to respond other than “Probably not a good idea – it hurts.”) Here’s what others came up with…

“if it’s for not going to work, it’s OK, but…
the bad thing is to jump with a cast…
so : NO it’s not a good thing ”

“I imagine it would feel great! Go for it! Why stop at the leg? There are so many other places to be broken! Your head already appears to be, otherwise I’d say start with that! ”

“Definately weird dude. You should reply… tell ’em it feels “f*ckin’ Fa-bu-lous!”
Ask for video. ”

“looks like Darwinism might be speeding up a bit to me ”

“you get lot’s of pain meds if you break stuff ”

“Why break it.. hacking it of with a spoon is so much more pleasant”

“I’m thinking block of wood and a sledgehammer, a la Misery ”

To sum up – No it doesn’t feel good. However, if you do decided to do it, please post video somewhere.

My Boot

Interesting reading. Can kill a day at work probaby. Don’t get too caught up in “She Hates my Futon” – it’s been 2 or 3 years since he’s added a chapter (although, he recently changed it and added chapter 24 “coming soon” …. tease.
My Boot

A new day

I just wanted to actually update this twice in two days to say I did. Ok, so I’m actually checking to see if the time gets stamped correctly.
Oh, and I wanted to try putting a picture up here…
Huh… not bad eh? (That picture posting ability, not the sit flying…) This might prove to be usefeul after all.


It has come to my attention that my website has become ‘stale’

I cannot have this.

adj. stal-er, stal-est
-Having lost freshness, effervescence, or palatability: stale bread; stale air.
-Lacking originality or spontaneity: a stale joke.
-Impaired in efficacy, vigor, or spirit, as from inactivity or boredom.
-Law. Having lost effectiveness or force through lack of exercise or action.

So, in an effort to be fresh and palatable again, I’ve made a spontaneous change that should make it easier for my lazy self to update this with a little more frequency.

Or maybe I won’t – but at least I can’t claim it to be a PITA anymore…