When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween. ~ Author Unknown
We don't celebrate Halloween. I know, I heard a gasp of dismay from the collected tens of you. We tried last year, but DD did NOT like Trick-or-Treating. She did like giving out candy until the kid in the Scream costume showed up. She still remembers it ("Mommy, that gave me nightmares").
So, I buy her a bag of candy corn (her choice) and we go out for dinner during the two hours our town Trick-or-Treats. That's way more fun... for both of us.
What do you do to celebrate?
Tomorrow NaNo begins. I'm completely unprepared (though I do have my first line already written in my head... if I write it here, does it mean I'm starting early? Will the NaNo police come and get me? I'll risk it...). Here's the first line of of 2007 NaNo novel:
When the doorbell rang, Ben expected to find a salesman, not a dog.Now, because it's NaNo, and all about word count, that line will probably end up looking more like this:
When the doorbell's shrill call echoed through the nearly empty house, Ben lifted his head and glared at the oak door. "Damn salesmen," he murmured under his breath and slammed down his pencil. "Made me lose my train of thought." He stood and stalked to the door, yanked it open and prepared to let loose a stream of abuse. No one stood before him. He looked left at the cat lady's house and right toward town, until a gentle snuffle pulled his attention down to the stoop.Man! That was a hoot!
At his feet sat a gorgeous German shepherd, one paw up in greeting.
I am SO READY TO START!!
Aww, you think you're evil? That's adorable. We could just pinch your not-so-evil cheeks and pat your friendly little head. You seem like someone who feels massively guilty if you have even the slightest negative thought. If you were really evil, you'd lie, cheat, and hatch diabolical plans without feeling the slightest hint of remorse. It looks like your conscience is leading you down the "good" path, which is great… unless you're planning to take over the world someday.