Friday, October 31, 2008

On Halloween and Evil Things

Today is Halloween...whoop-de-do. My family never and I mean never-ever celebrated Halloween. To be frank, I think this year was the first year my Mom even handed out candy to trick-or-treaters (and that was three pieces to our backyard neighbor's grandkids). Even when the church held functions to "light the night", we never attended. I never trick-or-treated, never dressed up, never carved a pumpkin, none of it.

I work at a residential home, as I stated in my last post, and when I revealed this information to my coworkers I was met with utter shock. My one friend, just looked at me, mouth agape and slowly processed what I had just said when I told her, "I never celebrated Halloween. I never wanted to". And it is true, I have never been interested or intruiged by the whole matter. It is a holiday that is meant to scare and who likes being scared? Not me!

Today was a monumental day in the insignificant life of me: I actually dressed up for Halloween. Well, sort of. Me and my fellow workers dressed up as bums; we walked into work laden with funky pajama bottoms, t-shirts and pony-tails. Any excuse to wear pajamas to work is good for me. I also went to a Halloween party! (I am feeling like a heathen). The residents were encouraged to dress up and play some fun, festive games. I must admit, I did enjoy dressing up one of our darling residents, Miss Rice, as a scary business man (I wish I had picutres).

Participating in this frightening holiday really did not make my life feel more full than it was before. I still do not like Halloween, I would rather not dress up and stuffing myself with tons and tons of candy just does not sound healthy. Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, I hope you have a scarily, fun night :)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Another Stone in the Creek

It is amazing how I am so quick to follow the crowd. I believe my sister Faith started the epidemic of blogging. It quickly spread to my other sister Beth and now I have discovered that my best friend has started a blog of her own. Should I alienate myself from what I suppose to be this great experience called blogging? Indeed not. Besides, I always love to try new things, especially if these things contain writing.

While my blogs may not be as exciting as some, I am sure that once in a while I will entertain those who decide to waste their time and read these with a semi-interesting tale. I say this because my life is dull, boring, typical and predictable. My life is as exciting as a fruit fly. My existence consists of going to Northampton Community College as a full-time student, work part-time at a retirement home and my days off are spent doing homework. Therefore, these blogs will mostly be accounts of frustrating events that happen at school or work. Oh! I guess it might be important to mention that I am engaged (weird). So, I am sure my wedding planning woes will bless these pages.

So, there you have it. Another stone has been added to the ever-growing creek of blogging. I pray, for your sake as well as mine, that I will have dramatic and entertaining events to retell to all of you.

I just realized how insane I was to create this site. My life is already busy and I had a mental break down last night because I could not handle all of the things that were going on in my life. Now, I just added another thing to my "to do list". My high-intelligence will never cease to amaze me.