Zero trick-or-treaters. Basketful of candy.
I haven’t posted anything in awhile, but that’s not to say nothing has happened recently. There was the incident of a robbery in my neighborhood a week ago, and I had the privilege of entering my building right as the preteen perpetrator ran past me with a pillowcase full o’ loot. He was followed by a cop (although, not too closely due to middle age weight gain), who was running as fast as he could.
There was also the bank robbery down the street from my mom’s house. You can read the latest about that here. (Apparently the robbery in my neighborhood didn’t make the news.)
But what has seriously made me nervous has been all the flies that make their way into my apartment, and then immediately turn around and buzz around the windows trying to get out. Typically, I kill a couple a day, but when I came home this afternoon, there were a record number of them swarming around. Happy Halloween, indeed! Here’s a picture of a portion of the flies I killed, mostly from my bedroom:
I believe I shall be investing in this retro-looking fly catcher, once they have them in stock again. And hey, it could be worse! At least I’m not this guy:
I am officially on my first fall break since 2001!
I was dismayed when I looked down yesterday and saw that Jonathan had chewed the toes of my favorite shoes! I wear these with everything: jeans, dress pants, even skirts (if I were to stop being lazy). I looked for them in stores recently, because I was interested in purchasing another pair in case this exact problem arose, but they don’t make them anymore. From now on, shoes will be kept in the bedroom!
Tomorrow I start my externship at the elementary school. Yes, I have enjoyed my six weeks of vacation, and yes, I probably squandered at least half of it. But it was lovely nonetheless. Most people don’t get to take six weeks off from work or school in a row, and although I should be thankful I had the opportunity, I still have that feeling in the pit of my stomach. You know the one.
But chin up! It’ll be fall break in just a few weeks!
Ever since I missed my window of opportunity to buy Jem and the Holograms on DVD before it went out of print, I’ve debated whether paying $130 for an incomplete series was worth it. (Apparently, Rhino lost the distribution rights to the show before releasing the remaining episodes.) I almost said ‘yes’ today, until I read Jem’s wikipedia page. It said that Hasbro acquired the rights to Jem this year, so there’s hope that the series will be re-released in the future! I think I’ll hang on to my money and see how this plays out.
Of course, we all just watched Jem for The Misfits, right?