The wife started with her fall stuff after labor day, then Halloween decatations a week later and now the whole house and ‘Tiny House’ building next door are completely decorated as of yesterday
I mean, I’m glad people are having fun, but my entire Halloween regimen for about the last two decades has been taking down a single glass pumpkin bowl from the storage shelf and having it out and ready to hold candy on the big day. It’s still a kids’ holiday, to me. (And the bowl in question will NOT be making its appearance until 10/1, damnit.)
(I also enjoy attending a friend’s pumpkin-carving party, but I don’t carve pumpkins myself because I’m a klutz.)
Why doesn’t everyone desperately cling to the last best days of summer with the same enthusiasm they show for a bundle of damn corn stalks?
There should be crazed blowout margarita parties and bands and debauchery of all sorts. The kids are in school, they can’t come, neener.
That does not sound like fun at all. Then again, neither does fall/Halloween parties.
Our holiday decorations consist of two things.
- Two wadded up strings of xmas lights that get thrown in a bowl on the living room table a few days before xmas and stay there for maybe a week after the day.
- A wooden snowman that I got decades ago that gets put on top the speaker on the corner by the door about the same time as the xmas lights come out. It generally stays put until May or so when o e of us says, “Oops, winter is over, that should probably go back into storage”
That’s it. No other holiday decorations at all during the year. The closest we come to celebrating holidays are specific movies that get watched on/around certain holidays.
That is all.
Yeah I hate ‘Bang Your Head on Power Pole’ Wednesdays…
Sure, everyone loves it on a Tuesday.
And then there’s Thursday:
And finally Friday.
The number of people on the road in the thick fog this morning without their headlights on was just mind boggling. Like, you can’t see more than about 3 or 4 car lengths ahead of you, maybe you should turn on your lights?
It’s not just foggy conditions. Dusk/dawn, rain, snow, etc. A lot of drivers are distracted idiots, which is part of the reason I hate driving. (Hazard of the traffic engineering trade - everything driving-related hits a little too close to home.)
For the record, mine are fully on (fog lights too) whenever my key is in the ignition. SEE ME! DON’T HIT ME!
Anyone remember the bit in Demolition Man where people would get tickets for swearing? I’m waiting for something like that for entitled people who do stupid, dangerous, or just plain insane things.
“You have been fined [significant portion of total wealth] for violation of the Entitled Sociopath Code and sentenced to 1 week of cleaning public bathrooms on minimum wage.”
I never could quite get the hang of Thursdays.
Are you saying the Earth is about to be demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass?
One of the greatest advancements in automobiles is when they can turn the lights off after you turn off the car. My headlight switch has been in the on position for 12 years now and I don’t have to worry about turning them on or off when I get in or out.
We forgot Monday.