Let’s address them in reverse order.
4) Friday – yay!
3) This will be an unpopular view but I wish that more people practiced etiquette. But not the stuffy, rules-bound behavioral dictates from years gone by, more ‘golden rule’ and doing unto others. When given a choice, opt for kindness. Pro tip: There's almost always a choice. Happy Birthday to Emily Post, a lady of taste and style who used dry humor to write about employing good manners in polite society. She died in 1960 at the age of 87, but her legacy lives on.
2) Ah, candy corn … my nemesis. We meet again. I am a woman of many weaknesses, and as such am not permitted to be within sniffing distance of an open bag of candy corn or else …. nom nom nom snarf nom, something comes over me all wolfman-like. Sugary goodness, awooooooooo! So Happy National Candy Corn Day to one and all, but please eat it way over there, where I can neither see nor smell it.
Continue to the next page (click Read More below) for the #1 event of the day AND an awesome spooky playlist courtesy of (and in honor and memory of) my sister-in-law Leslie.
Ilise maintains a candy acquisition spreadsheet (of course she does!) tracking year over year quantities purchased/ distributed, price per ounce, and the all-important ratio of chocolate vs other candies. Do we know how to have fun or what?!
She loved all aspects of Halloween: witches and casting spells and dancing in the moonlight; scare-yourself-silly viewings of B-movies like Frankenstein Meets the Mummy and The Creature from the Black Lagoon; cute cartoons like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown; and of course the accessories – Leslie was known to rock the cat ears headband from time to time.
I’ve been thinking about her a lot lately, having recently found a playlist she created featuring songs about witches, magic and spooky stuff.
Please hit Play and turn it up loud – this is definitely a Treat for your goodie bag this Halloween weekend!