Tomorrow begins the so-called “National Blog Post Month.” What you write about and whose nation it is doesn’t really seem to matter. All that matters is that for a month participants post something every day. I’ve done this for the last couple of years, and I’m doing it again, although last year seemed a bit uninspired. This year, I hope things will be different, as I have a lot of topics on the docket already—things I’ve been meaning to write about but hadn’t gotten to. Now the trick will be actually getting them out of my head. But that’s tomorrow.
Today is Halloween. Every year, I hand out the candy. I like seeing the kids in their costumes, because most of them really seem to enjoy it. And it feels so magnanimous to give out tiny presents, even though it’s really nothing. But mostly I like the randomness that is small children.
Here’s a small sampling from the 55-or-so kids who showed up today.
Child #1: OOOH! Mike and Ikes!
Me: You don’t want any candy.
Child #2: Oh, no thanks. We already got some earlier.
Me, to a girl with a black arrow on her forehead: And who are you?
Me: Well, okay.
Child #3: I’m a mummy, but I need more toilet paper.
Little Kid: Trick-or-treat! (I give the child candy.)
Little Kid, turns to leave and returns: Trick-or-Treat!
See what you have to look forward to!