10.31.2006

halloweenie

I'm home for Halloween!

Usually I'm not...rehearsal, lessons, school functions. Most years, the challenge is to leave the porch light off in the morning, knowing that by the time I stumble home it'll be pitch black and will take several minutes and a stubbed toe or two before I actually get into the house. But this year the stars aligned, and at 5:00pm I was headed home to pour sugar into the neighborhood urchins.

And then the real horror: DC traffic.

By the time I actually got home - 6:25pm, for the record - It had been dark for an hour, and most of the little tinies had already been by. Bummer! I have seen so far this evening:
1. a teenager in a big green top hat. Too old to trick or treat, but since he came in costume he scored.
2. three precocious little girls, one in the BEST long orange witch wig I've ever seen.
3. two little (4?5?) boys, a fire man and a construction worker, who ran the bell and walked right in. I handed them beers and steered them toward the couch and the clicker.

I'll take a half-dozen...

But I've got a bowl the size of my backside [BIG bowl] full of my-kinds-of-candy...

...the nightmare begins...

10.16.2006

world peace

Miami was lurvley...warm, sunny, beautiful sunrises AND sunsets.

And nice people. Very nice people.

Many of whom carried adult beverages with little paper umbrellas to our beach chairs. Super very nice people.

I think DC would be a lot better off if we all were required to carry adult beverages with little paper umbrellas around. Drink them whenever! Board meeting? Check. Getting the mail? Check. Morning commute? Hell yeah - I mean, check.

And you could refill them at will during the day. Of course.

Mr. Nobel? I'll be waiting at home for my prize....