ENTRY 0003, SEPTEMBER 23, 2003
Well, the recall election is back on again. Woo
hoo... Arnold is making speaches. Other candidates are
refusing to appear with him in a debate unless it is an extemporaneous
debate. Arnold, being an actor, wants a scripted debate, so he
can have an opportunity to practice his lines... But enough about
the election. I will come back to it if something interesting
happens. For now, let's talk about bones.
For those of you who have not been to our house, let me point out that
we do not want our house to look like Martha Stewart decorated
it. We are looking for more of a "Walt and Sheila Museum Of Our
Lives" type of theme. We don't pick out our decorations because
they are pretty or popular. We pick them out because they mean
something to us, or we really like them. Many of the things we
decorate our home with is stuff that the average suburban home would
not have. Ever. For any reason. At any
time. But we like some odd things, and as a result, we have
an oddly ecclectic collection.
One example is the skeleton. I teach science to 7th and 8th
graders. I need a skeleton from time to time, when teaching
anatomy or physical principles in living systems. There are 6
science teachers at my school, and we all must share a single
skeleton. Never fail, when I wanted to use the skeleton, it was
being used by another teacher. So I bought my own. When not
in use, I take it home. We named him "Squeak". He (it is
male, after all) stands in the corner of our living room, so he is the
first thing you see when you enter our house. To keep things
festive, We dress him up seasonally. In summer, he wears goggles,
swim fins and floaties. When school starts, some sort of academic
wear, like a mortarboard or lab coat. This year, we decided that
Halloween had to come a bit early.
You would think that a skeleton alone is spooky enough for
Halloween. Nope. We feel that he must be made more
imposing. Enter "Squeak's New Spookier Look"
sure you will agree that he is much
spookier than your average skeleton.
Now all I need is a stormtrooper mask and another skelton...
Next time, I will get back to more depressing topics. Like why
the Republicans in positions of power and influence have an almost
pathological need to lie.
Well, I gotta run.
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