Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to everyone….just a few of my thoughts for you.

Let me just ask…was I the only kid that thought every year the Great Pumpkin may show up for Linus? Seriously, I would hope each year, just like Linus, that THIS would be the year the great pumpkin would appear.  I’m not sure how old I was when I finally figured out that Charles Schulz was not going to change his mind.

Then the other night I watched Halloween for like the 20th time. I know when Michael is going to jump out and kill the next babysitter but yet I still scream. Why?

I have noticed that some adults enjoy Halloween just as much as they did when they were kids. I grew out of it and wonder why?

In all my years of trick or treating it NEVER rained…how lucky was I!!! What do people do when it is pouring outside?

I bought a Halloween decoration this year that says “trick or treat, smell my feet”. Who originated that saying?

Back to Peanuts…why did everyone give Charlie Brown a rock when he went trick or treating? He had a costume on so no one would have known it was him.

Does anyone else remember the Happy Days episode where Mrs. Cunningham made Joanie wear a coat over her costume because it was too cold outside?

Do they still sell those masks with the rubber band on the back?

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again…WHY for Halloween do all girl costumes become slutty. I don’t see guys wearing a Slutty Policeman’s costume.

Does anyone else have a thought or question?

This Is It…really

I usually do my movie reviews on my “REVIEWS” tab but thought this one was worth the front page.

As soon as I saw the previews for this movie I knew right away I wanted to see it opening day…Michael Jackson’s This Is It. This is definitely it…the movie to see on the big screen! From the moment it started till the credits ended my eyes were focused on the true talent of MJ (as they sometimes call him in the movie).

Now put aside all your negative thoughts on what people accused him of (my gut still insists he is innocent) and just focus on his “good”. You can see in the movie the love he has for music, giving his fans a great show, the planet, his crew which he calls his family and just people in general. I have never been able to see MJ in concert so this gave me the feeling closest to what I unfortunately missed while he was alive.

What was my favorite song in the production…that’s like asking me which of my children I like the best. He has so many great songs and the execution of them all is just as wonderful. During the movie my boyfriend leaned over and whispered “he sure doesn’t look sick” which makes his death that much sadder because it was a “mistake”…his energy level was that of the MJ we knew in his 20’s.

So I would definitely recommend this movie…to all. My boyfriend is not a huge MJ fan but he is very glad he went to see this. After the movie ends there is no way in hell you will say “that’s 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back”. Instead you will say “that was 2 hours of pure genius”.

My final grade is an A (and my boyfriend gives it an A too).

I.D please

Yesterday my boyfriend and I were talking about how this year will probably be the last year his daughter (8th grade) goes trick or treating. We both agree that when you’re in high school you should be done with the door to door ritual…time to move on. Just hours later we were reading the paper and a woman wrote in to Dear Abby saying how the high school she works for was telling the kids that they are too old for trick or treating and to “get a life”. This woman disagrees and thinks it’s Ok for teens; they are having a good time.

Well, Dear Abby agrees with this woman and sees nothing wrong with teens trick or treating. If that is the case then what is the age cut off…20? I don’t know what makes me say that high school should be the cut off, I just do. I didn’t even want to trick or treat in high school…I grew out of it. I know as the “adult” handing out the candy I only enjoy the little kids coming to my door. Teens barely even utter the words “trick or treat”. They ring your door bell (usually in a lame costume…some not really even in costume) and stand there with their bag open…like you owe them. They have Halloween “tude”.

So I have to disagree with Abby on this one and I agree with the school…8th grade is a good cut off. What do you think-

 

Imagine that

The imagination in use

The imagination in use

This past weekend I heard my boyfriend’s daughter in her room with her friend giggling and giggling and then giggling some more. I was quite envious in a way; thinking back and missing those days of laughing at everything imaginable with my best friend. It seemed like anything could be funny when sharing it with your best pal. And yes, I think girls giggle more than boys…but maybe that’s another Daily Dalia topic.

About an hour later they wanted to share with me what they had been doing in her room. When I walked in I was “wowed”. They had made a whale with Sponge Bob sitting on top out of the coins in her jar. My first thought was how impressed I was that the imagination was used; something that I think is lacking in kids today due to video games. This whale started out as a debt of .75 cents owed to a friend then lining up the coins on the floor and wah-lah…a 7 foot whale! And can I ad that as they lay the coins one was heads up and the next heads down…and so on, and so on. How cool is that!

I know when I was a kid my imagination was used to the hilt…pong didn’t come out until later and even then it wasn’t that exciting. Remember that scene in Miracle on 34th street where the little girl had to be taught how to use her imagination because she didn’t know how to be a “monkey”. I bet lots of kids today could use that same lesson.

Trick or Treat

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Last year's winner

Halloween isn’t far and I need to know what candy to buy that will be a hit (and hopefully on sale). Last year I did a “favorite candy” poll but I have some new readers and want to know once again what your favorite candy bar is? Last year Reese’s Peanut Butter cups won.  Even if you voted last year, please vote again.

 

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I couldn’t agree more!

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Am I the only one that agree’s with this?

Up, Up and please…go away

It’s not the end of the year yet but I would definitely say Richard Heene wins the “asshole of the year” award. So, you’re on his and his wife’s jury…what do you give him.  The most serious charges are felonies and carry a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a $500,000 fine.  Let me remind you, he brought his kids into his sick scheme, he temporarily shut down Denver International Airport (man, if I was a passenger and my plane was delayed I would be furious) and he brought the National Guard into this; just to name a few things.

I have said it once and I will say it a million more times…we must stop making and watching reality shows. This whole helium hell hoax was concocted for that reason. And don’t waste your time commenting to say this is only one incident. Reality shows are based on scheming people; that is what it boils down to.

And if anyone in America buys a book this dude may write or watches any show he may be on later in his life, then shame on you. You are the reason America is in the shape it’s in today. Fool me once, shame on me…fool me twice, now you win the “asshole of the year” award. Don’t let people like him and Octomom become rich and famous for their pitiful actions.