We lived in the tropics for many years. One of the things we missed was Autumn, and especially the color and fun of pumpkins.
The Dallas Arboretum has a glorious display: a 15-foot-tall pumpkin house
a very sincere pumpkin patch
and a bride-to-be with a lovely sense of humor.
And who knew about “Peanut Pumpkins?” They have little bumps on the side of the shell that look like peanut shells. Nice to learn something new every day, isn’t it?
Happy Halloween, y’all!
Oh, good. Just what we need. A “Global Incident Map.”
It’s a display of terrorism and other “suspicious events” happening in the world right now. For your convenience, the page is reloaded every 600 seconds, because you REALLY need to know this stuff.
Seems to Granny that we Americans are becoming pathetically paranoid. As an example, here’s the latest terrorist incident reported from Wisconsin:
WISCONSIN – Four mailboxes blown up in Caledonia
“Caledonia Police are warning residents to take extra precautions when retrieving their mail after four homemade bottle bombs have blown up mailboxes since Thursday”
So, is it a terrorist act? Or could it possibly be…just a HALLOWEEN PRANK?
Be the hit of the party! Download your very own paper bag mask of U.S. Senator Larry Craig.
BE YOUR OWN SENATOR IN THIS FESTIVE MASK. GREAT FOR HALLOWEEN, OR FOR EVERYDAY USE WHEN VISITING THE TOILET.
There are four sides of Larry: a front side, a left side, a right side, and a rear. Find a paper bag that will fit over your head. Those with wide stances might require a wider bag. Using glue or tape, attach each face to the paper sack and then place the bag over your head. Carefully feel for your face over the bag and lightly mark where your eyes are with a pencil. Remove bag and cut out holes to see through. Depending on use an optional hole for mouth might be neccessary. Have fun and don’t do anything Larry wouldn’t do.
TOMORROW (Friday, October 26th) is the final film in this year’s series of Movies On The Lawn at historic Turner House at 401 N Rosemount Avenue.
As usual the movie is free and starts at dusk, between 7PM and 8PM, rain or shine
Bring a picnic basket and enjoy an evening under a full moon!
As usual, popcorn, soft drinks and candy will be available for purchase.
An hour in a water tank with thousands of toothless fish sucking on your skin will leave you feeling totally refreshed. The critters suck off all the dead skin, leaving a smooth and clear complexion. It’s the ultimate exfoliation.
And it’s all the rage in Asia.
The owners of the Dr. Fish Spa in Malaysia report that the fish “work” in the spa for only a year or so.
This is because as the fish gets bigger, the stronger is its suction power and this can cause discomfort to some people.
Thanks anyhow. Granny thinks she’ll stick to the gentle, old-fashioned, reliable method of exfoliation:
- Cleans more deeply than hand washing, and more gently than cloth towels
- Exfoliates and massages while it cleans pores
- Light and portable, rinses clean and air dries quickly
Check it out!
Can you believe it?
The CIA has a new “Terrorist Buster” logo. HONEST!
Does anyone else think it looks like a cheesy imitation of “Ghost Busters?”
Yesterday, your President asked Congress for another $46 BILLION for this year for the war in Iraq.
Today, the State Department announced that most of the $1.2 BiLLION in funding that was given to a private contractor to train the Iraqi police is missing. That’s right. Missing. As in,
“The bottom line is that State can’t account for where it went,” said Glenn D. Furbish, who was involved in putting together the 20-page report for the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction (SIGIR).”
This car owner here in Oak Cliff gets it.