Friday, October 17, 2008

Kindred Spirits!

Last year I posted this Halloween story about my first grade witch's brew whose rather macabre recipe was published in the local paper - much to my mother's horror.

If you don't feel like going back and reading this year-old post (though you should, it would make me happy), I will just recap the primary ingredients:
  • hair;
  • cobwebs;
  • lizards and spiders; and
  • little kid's kidneys

The last item being the ingredient my dear mother found unacceptably weird and abhorrent for a young child.

Nearly twenty-four Halloween seasons later, we picked up a great book for Max. The book is called Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex.

Love it! It is a fantastic book.

Anyhoo . . . there is a poem in this book called "The Middlewich Witch-Watchers Club."


Witch watchers hide in trees and shrubs or settle deep in ditches
And when they spot a witch, they look to see which witch it was
They check inside the Witch Watch Book by Mitchell & von Fuzz
Today they saw a Speckled Crone
which shrieked while eating files . . .

And then a Frazzled Warthag baking kid and kidney pies.

That's right! KID and KIDNEY pies !!! I am not alone! I am not the only weirdo creating imaginary confections made from tender young organ meat. Thank you, thank you, a thousand times, thank you Adam Rex for make me feel like less of a freak show.


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Can't Wait for the VP Debate!

And now . . . a series of awkward, confusing and, uncomfortable photos:

Sea lion stuck on the rocks . . .

Turtle stranded high atop the post . . .

Sarah Palin at the podium.
These images share common threads:
  • They did not get to the top on their own;
  • They do not belong there;
  • They have no idea what to do while they are up there; and
  • You just want to help the poor thing down.
A shameless retelling of the post turtle joke.