Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween and "Halloween"

Tomorrow it will be Halloween once again, and once again we will see crazy people who walk around in costumes all day long. For me, Halloween is a day I ignore everything that has to do with Halloween and secretly wish I were 8, so I could go trick-or-treating. Oh for the days of youth and free candy! Which begs the question, why, in the movie Halloween, don’t the babysitters take the children trick-or-treating? They are already horrible babysitters as it is, and yet they deprive those children of free candy. I think that is the real reason why Michael Meyers killed them off.

One part of Halloween that I like is going to places that have “haunted trails” or some such equally “scary” thing. I didn’t get to go this year, but in the past I have enjoyed the adrenaline rush of my irrational fear. Who doesn’t enjoy being chased by someone wielding a chain saw with the blades removed?

The one thing about Halloween that freaks me out is people with masks. I’m not talking about the little masks that only cover one’s eyes. I’m talking about the rubber full-face masks that hide your whole head. I don’t know why this freaks me out. Even if I know the person who puts on the mask and see them put it on, it freaks me out. So don’t put a mask on when you’re around me or I’ll assume you are Michael Meyers, and stab you in the neck with a knitting needle.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lucky to Have Each Other

Lucky to Have Each Other - Jennifer Cronin
Talk about a clogged drain! I have an artist of the day link on my google home page. This morning I got caught up looking at several different painters, but the painting I liked the best was this one by Jennifer Cronin. It’s called Lucky to have Each Other. Like most difficult things in life, we are lucky when we have someone to come along side us and help us pull the gunk out of the drain. I’d rather if that someone would just do it for me, because it makes me gag, but then again I don’t have that type of someone. So I must rely on friends. Of course, they wouldn’t actually pull the hair out the shower drain, but to stand with me as we go through life’s trials and to laugh at me when I’m so determined to do something that I say, “I’ll make it work!” I always make it work. Although, sometimes I think I’m alone, but I’m never alone because I have Jesus who does more than just stands by me. He leads me, guides me, and protects me. 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Nike Dunk Heels

I stumbled upon one of the most amazing, emerging fashions in sports wear. Brought to you by Nike, the Nike Dunk Heels.

I'm not really sure who would actually try to play basketball in them, other than myself, but it could open up a whole new basketball league. Women's basketball is great but add these shoes and the talent needed just went up a notche. This shoe is a total slam dunk for Nike! If I could, I would wear these shoes, then I would be about half as tall as the women of the WNBA. See the Shoes Here

Monday, October 3, 2011

I crossed the river and there was Fargo!

The rushing Red River of Fargo, North Dakota
This is Melissa

Here is the rushing waters of the red river in Fargo. Isn't it magnificent? This past Saturday a friend of mine drove all the way to Fargo to visit me (and another person). Fargo was very nostalgic for her. After letting her reminisce while driving through the NDSU campus, we decided to visit the red river in order to take a picture of the famous statue of liberty by the bridge. I took some lovely pictures of the rushing waters, and almost had my entire foot devoured in a muddy hole - it looked like a rock. I had to wash off my foot in the river which was unpleasant because all I could think of was how unsanitary the river must be.

It was a fun filled day with eating and shopping and walking and driving and checking out some parts of MSUM's campus. I told Melissa that the library is scary. It really is. She didn't believe me so I had to show her. Apparently I'm not convincing and I didn't convince her. Maybe next time I'll have to make her go in by herself to the fourth floor when it is dark and find a book. Then she will see.

I think that libraries are scary. I don't like all those stacks of books and long corridors between the stacks of books, and hearing people moving around but you can't see them for the STACKS OF BOOKS!
This is the Statue of Liberty

Later we had dinner at Juano's with Melissa's friend Jen. It was extra delicious for being Mexican food. I have nothing against Mexican food. It's just that everything on the menu is exactly the same thing just with a different name: tortilla, meat, cheese, sauce, beans, rice.
this is Melissa with a flower in her hair

Afterwards, we went to a roller derby bout. I thought it would be a good bout since I had seen the Northern Pains last year and they had won, but it was the opposite. The Sioux Falls Roller Dolls wiped the floor with them. The Northern Pains played absolutely horrible and was lucky to have gotten their score above 20. The Sioux Falls Roller Dolls had more than 140 points. I would have enjoyed it better if there had at least been a bloody nose or a good injury.

I think I would really have a blast playing roller derby, but I don't think I'd ever be comfortable enough to wear that short of shorts. My roller derby name would probably be Kaides Fire.