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"

Squeak the skeleton in spooky outfit

I'm 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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