i hate election time. it finally occurred to me while reading through this year's voter information pamphlet that mostly i'm disappointed to never see sam seaborn's name on the ballot. tangent!: i'm so on board with "west wing" that it worries me. i'm afraid it somehow cancels out all my hard-hearted railings against frank capra movies. tangent!: also, jefferson smith is never on the ballot. (sometimes my tangents go full circle.) real life politics are all about choosing the lesser of two boredoms and what is the constitution party anyway? does it also have a elephant/donkey mascot? if not, i'd like to assign it one. i'm assuming the party members are obsessed with the framers so they'd either want the eagle, the dove, or the turkey. i'm going to suggest a combination. i give you...
i LOVE halloween. i will announce this every year as though it were news and i will announce it without shame. there's an episode of "freaks and geeks" where 14-year old sam convinces his friends to dress up and go trick-or-treating. it has something to do with either not wanting to grow up or not wanting to read "crime and punishment."
so they get ready...
... and then, because this is "freaks and geeks", they have a horrible time in every conceivable way and sam decides he might as well grow up/read a book without pictures.
i had a similar* halloween experience in junior high- in fact, i think most kids have that halloween when they decide they're too old to walk around the neighborhood begging for candy- but i like to think that even though there are many things i continue to think i'm too old** for, i'll never be too old for fun. so 50 years from now when i show up at your door dressed as batman, i do not want to hear any lectures.
happy halloween! have fun this year.
*and when i say "similar" i mean it in the most general, almost dissimilar, kind of a way.
** the list includes: staying up all night, eating taco bell at 2 am, hanging up posters without frames, "lol"ing, "omg"ing and "wtf"ing.