Thursday, October 30, 2008

News From My Neighborhood

Weather I Would Make a Good Farmer

On the way home from dropping off Z at school I saw the same old man walking the same old poodle that I see every single school day. I decided to say hello this morning.

Me: Good morning.

OM: It's cold out today. It's like a real Fall day.

Me: Yup. But during the day it's been pretty warm sometimes.

OM: True. But I think it's going to be a cold winter.

Me: I guess that could be.

OM: The Farmer's Almanac says it will be a real cold one.

Me: Oh.

OM: But maybe you don't believe in the Farmer's Almanac. It's anybody's guess what the weather will do.

Me: But I'm sure a farmer's guess is better than my guess.

Suddenly, A Shot Rang Out!

Also on the way home... one of the neighbors has turned on his Halloween decorations. I like Christmas decorations, which shower the neighborhood with a cheery glow. But Halloween decorations have all those strobe lights and then the noise pollution of recorded voices screaming and saying things like, "HELP! OH! HELP! AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!" Note to my neighbors: please try not to get savagely attacked or murdered while the Halloween decorations are up. I am having a hard time discerning when to run up to the porch and tear apart the zombie dolls.