Calling all Ghouls and Goblins back out of storage …

olafOK people – now I could rant on and on about how some retailers started playing Christmas music October 31st and even had the audacity to remove their leftover ghouls and goblins and replace them with stupid cutsie little elves and reindeer, but alas, I will not go there – Nope. I won’t. I mean it’s annoying and all (SIDEBAR, if everyone – or at least most consumers I know complain about the early onset of holiday commercials and decorations and such, why is it that retailers continue to ignore us?) but I get it. Retailers are just that. Retailers. And they’re in the business of selling things so hey, why not put a little pressure on us sooner than later. I mean how many people bought Halloween candy the end of September because it was on the shelf, only to find it devoured by mid October and have to buy it again, and maybe, just maybe, even again after that??

But, moving on, this post isn’t about vendors or even the all mighty purchasing power we consumers hold – no this is really just a simple call to action … HERE, HERE, oh how I wish those leftover ghouls and goblins would rise from the confines of their respective deep storage bins and quietly swoop in and remove the jack o’lanterns that still seem to adorn the porches of some seemingly confused individuals.

I mean I don’t get it? Surly the trash company has visited your neighborhood at least twice since Halloween. Surly you are aware that it is time to move on to the next round of holidays – I mean haven’t you heard Bing Crosby? Haven’t you? (SIDEBAR, note this is not a request to go Griswold and put up the sleigh and eight tiny reindeer yet – if you could hold off another week or two I’m sure our forefathers and their pilgrim friends would appreciate a little acknowledgement for once.)

Well, anyway, just a little something that’s been on my mind … oh, and to those of you that have painted your pumpkins white and made Olaf statues out of them, kudos – although I think I’ll wait for the real stuff before I make any snowmen … which I hear is on the way … fortunately, the cold never bothered me anyway. (Throw me a bone here people, tell me you got that one??!!)

Today’s post inspired by The Daily Prompt: Ready, Set, Done. “Our ten-minute free-write is back for another round! Tap away on whatever comes to mind, no filters attached. (Feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).” Also in conjunction with November’s NaBloPoMo

Some days you have it, some days you don’t …

The_Thinker“It’s nice to be wanted. To be longed for, at that …”

OK. Wait. Sorry Daily Prompt, but I simply can’t adhere to today’s theme and write a post as if my coffee cup was the one doing the writing/talking. I can’t … my mind isn’t working right this morning. You know how some days you have it and some days you don’t? Well, today I most certainly do not and while my melancholy and overall crappy spirits are due in part to my lack of caffeine consumption, there’s a much a bigger issue causing my brain to throb. Continue reading

Dear Coffee Cup, Thank you for never talking back …

Pay IT: Forward or Not Just PAY ... unless you forgot your wallet!“Thank you.”

“Thank you for always being there, for always listening, for always being the one I can count on to brighten my mornings, energize my afternoons … but most of all, I thank you for not talking back when I say stupid things, when I think ridiculous things, when I threaten to switch to green tea and shelf you for eternity. For all these things I thank you – and I’m so happy to have had this opportunity to let you know how I really feel.” Continue reading

If you’re not failing then you’re not very innovative -

failure3Failure does not make success sweeter.That’s right – failure does not make success sweeter. Not really. At least not the simple ones like you fell off your bike, but you got back up and eventually learned to ride. Not like you got a C- on your term paper but aced the final so your end of the year grade was an A. And not because it took you exactly seventy-three attempts at making hollandaise sauce before you got it right (SIDEBAR: and by the way, have you ever tried to make hollandaise? Because it isn’t easy – so if you’ve succeeded there then I say the world is your oyster!) … moving on … Continue reading

Irony is not the same thing as bad luck -

fly 2You know that song by Alanis Morissette … (yes, I know, there is more than one but I’m referring to the one that everybody knows – practically verbatim at that) … A traffic jam, when you’re already late … oh, and he waited his whole damn life to take that flight, and as the plane went down he thought “well isn’t this nice” … and so it goes … well isn’t it ironic, blah, blah, blah …

Here’s the thing … in all honesty – (no offense to Miss Morissette … I mean it’s not nice to shoot the messenger), I don’t find any of her situations ironic. Not one bit. A black fly in your chardonnay isn’t really ironic … Continue reading