Happy Halloween 2013

Happy Halloween blogosphere!  My favorite holiday is finally upon us.  The house is decorated in all its spooky glory, ready to receive any little ghosts and goblins that may darken our door.

Enjoy the scariest night of the year and be safe.  Just don’t waste the evening waiting for The Great Pumpkin to arrive.  Trick or treat!

The Book Wore Jeans and Sneakers

We are taught not to judge a book by its cover.  Despite its outward appearance, a masterpiece may be contained therein.  This concept is ingrained in us since childhood.  With that being said, why as adults are dress codes enforced, particularly in the workplace?

 Costumes are for Halloween, not for daily wear.  I guess there is some magic in that shirt, tie, and pantsuit that makes the wearer more successful at their job.  That must be why jeans and tee shirts are less expensive—they lack that special magic.

 Personally, I wouldn’t want to be buried in most of my work clothes.  If I wouldn’t wear it to the mall, it’s not for me.  I would spend $50.00 on a concert shirt, but that amount spent on a work outfit is a waste of money.  If people are going to judge me on my appearance rather than my performance, they are not people with whom I would choose to associate in the first place.

Halloween DVDs

Halloween just isn’t Halloween unless I watch certain DVDs from my collection.  Sometime in the 30 days leading up to the main event, I have to view It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, The Muppet Show (vintage Alice Cooper episode), and John Carpenter’s Halloween.  They are my staple holiday programs and so far I have seen them all this month, as well as The Crucible to get in the mood for our trip to Salem, Massachusetts next weekend.

If time permits, there are other Halloween-related DVDs I like to watch.  A few that come to mind are Halloween on Ice (figure skating), House of 1000 Corpses, Trick r Treat, and Trick or Treat.  What do you watch to celebrate Halloween?

Animal Testing Alternative

Why is there still animal testing when there are perfectly good prisoners in our penal system suitable for that purpose?  What could be closer in chemistry and composition to humans than another human?  This could satisfy opponents of the death penalty, as well as animal lovers.  Everyone wins, unless you’re the person behind bars.

Welcome Just October

My favorite month of the year has arrived.  I love October because it’s autumn, the scents, tastes, and colors of the season are wonderful.  It is also my birth month, and Halloween is my favorite holiday.  What should be a joyous month is overshadowed by the doom and gloom constant awareness of breast cancer.  Don’t get me wrong, my family has been affected by this awful disease and it’s horrible.  I just don’t think the month needs to be dedicated to it.  But it’s not just October.  It seems other months are losing their identities.  Why can’t a month just be a month?  It seems each one is designated for someone’s history, heritage or cause.  Who cares?

I will welcome just October, and enjoy it as it was meant to be.  Orange, black, and brown are representative of the month, not pink.