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Scary Days and Nights

The moon is full in the sky at this time of year. It’s really huge and can be menacing when the clouds are just right. It sets the tone for Halloween and that’s fine with me. I always enjoy trying to give the kids a little scare before they get their treats. It’s a tradition that my father started.

When I was little we always decked out the yard with all manner of scary things. I have taken over this tradition and added to our collection of stuff. My yard will be the envy of all others on the block. I am waiting for tomorrow night!

Crazy Heart

While visiting at my folks the other evening, I found a copy of the book, Crazy Heart, on the bookshelf in my brother’s room. I asked if I could borrow it and he said to take it and pass it on.

I watched the movie with the same title when it came out last year. I thought the movie was outstanding and Jeff Bridges made the main character totally believable.I know a little about the music business, as my dad was a musician and we always had a house full of band members, singers and other entertainers coming into the house carrying their instruments in their nice utility case and boxes of all shapes and sizes.

It will be hard to read the book without picturing Jeff Bridges as the main character. But maybe that’s a good thing. I think it helps to vividly picture the characters while you read.

So far the book seems to be following the movie pretty closely. I just got into it last night for a couple of chapters. I plan to read the book and then re-watch the movie to compare the two.

A central location

One of the most central locations in our house besides the kitchen is our backyard. It seems that everyone in the family gravitates to it. We like to spend our time cooking out or playing a game of horseshoes. Sometimes we just throw the ball around. Anyway, we also spend a lot of time gardening. It can be hard work, but we think it’s worth it. Keeping the plants separated can be a chore, but thanks to our fiberglass planters, it’s been easier than we thought.

The planters are nice because there are many different styles and sizes. For example, we use one fiberglass planter to hold our azaleas and a completely different fiber glass planter to hold our daisies. That makes it easy to take care of each plant individually. We can concentrate on other things rather than worrying about which plant to water when.

The other nice thing about the planters is that they are durable. Because of the material that fiber glass planters are made of, they tend to last a long time and keep their color. They are also tough in case a stray ball or two hits them. Our backyard is has a lot going on in it and having the planters helps keep it organized. We love our backyard and I’m sure it will be a central location for us for a long time.

Girls and Games

The invention of the internet is one of the most important of our lifetimes. It allows us to access all kinds of information in just a few clicks. It helps us do our jobs, do our schoolwork, and look up every subject under the sun. It also plays another important role; it allows us to play games. My daughter loves that part and the games she likes the best are called virtual girl games. When I questioned her about it, she explained them to me.

She told me that many of the girls at her school play these games all the time. Virtual girl games are typically about subjects that interest girls. They consist of games that allow the player to dress up their character or change their hair style. Other games are about cooking or celebrities. The games are becoming very popular with the girls.

I think it’s good that girls have the chance to play games that interest them. There are many bad things on the internet and I like the fact that virtual girl games allow them to express themselves in a good clean manner. It pleases me that I don’t have to watch everything my daughter does when she is on the computer. I am sure that those of you with daughters will consider introducing them to these types of games.

Halloween

This is one of my favorite holidays. Trick or treating was always one of my favorite things to do and now that I have gotten older, it is even better than before. I like handing out treats to all the little kids who knock on my door. It’s a lot of fun and I look forward to it every year.

This year was pretty good as I saw many kids with very good costumes. There was a little girl who was dressed as an angel. She was so cute and she was very sweet as well. Of course there were some older kids that I thought should have stayed at home, but I guess that’s all part of this wonderful holiday!