Monday, October 10, 2011


I love fall. Around here, it's the time of the year when you can sit outside and enjoy the sun. After a summer of darting from the air conditioned house to an air conditioned car, it feels good to be able to actually remain outside for more than five minutes. And now that I have a regular gardener, I don't have to feel guilty about sitting on the porch rather than weeding the flower beds.

However, fall also means Halloween. It's not that I have any objection to the actual holiday. I like handing out treats to the kiddies and there was a time when I looked forward to putting on a costume. When I worked at Circus Circus in Reno, our HR office coordinated our costumes.  One year we were a suit of cards. I think I was the three of hearts. In the hotel costume parade we even managed a very cute shuffle. One year we all dressed like M&Ms and I was the bag. I still have those costumes.

What I hate is having nothing on TV but recycled horror films for the entire month. I don't mind being scared, but today's horror films are more about blood and violence than spine tingling. Why do people want to watch the gore of sawed off limbs and people hacking up other people? Maybe it's a macho thing, you know, a challenge to see if you can sit through the whole thing without throwing up.
Not my idea of fun.  Give me an old Hitchcock suspense or even the hilarity of Abbot and Costello facing the mummy or Dracula. Now that's entertainment.


  1. Hitchcock is my fav!! You just never forget the first time watching psycho. Dial M for murder is awesome too. Heck we love them all.

  2. OH I agree wholeheartedly! LOVED Hitchcock. Still do. The mind games, the suspense.

    Yesterday on the TV ticker I was horrified (while watching and eating breakfast) at one of the news items (which I won't even repeat... way too disturbing) but I had to wonder if the psycho lady they were reporting about watched too many of the over the top graphic, disturbing movies.

    I just don't see the point in those. Some stories ideas simply shouldn't be made. But that's my thinking. :)