Tastes Great, Looks Like…

SkelGroomNo1, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Is it me, or does this calaca look a bit too much like David Tennant? Now, I suppose I should not be saying that, as there’s probably already a “Doctor Who/Day of the Dead” Internet movement, complete with elephants, balloons, and face painting for the kids, but I swear, I can spot the resemblance. (Yeah, yeah, I know, they probably already sell T-shirts with a picture of the tardis surrounded by marigolds and calaveras/sugar skulls in Oaxaca. Go figure.)

Speaking of that dia, this weekend is Halloween on Friday, Dia de los Inocentes on Saturday, and Dia de los Muertos on Sunday. Phew. That’s a lot of drinking, partying, and shaking skeletons for one weekend, if you ask me. All that and there are giant spiders on the lawn in my neighborhood. (It goes without saying really, but, I hope it’s safe where you live.)

In other, not entirely unrelated but yet somehow related to British television news nonetheless, a fellow I work with, Peter, was kind enough to loan me a white racing helmet, so that I can complete my Halloween costume. When he told me it might look, “a bit like The Stig,” I thought that it might be a bit close, but probably require a lot of photoshopping. Boy, was I wrong about that. It’s like I’ve got a dead Stig in the closet. It’s so spot on, I was afraid to touch it yesterday, for fear that my boyfriend will think I’m cheating on him. Odd skeletons, giant spiders on the lawn, dead Stigs, it must be Halloween, even on British television. It’s just that time of year, isn’t it?

In completely unrelated news (or maybe not, but you’ll just have to wait and see) it’s been very quiet on the Intertubes. Everybody, it would appear, is “saving it up” for Friday night-for that’s not only the day we shake the old bones and give out the candy, it’s also the start of NaBloPoMo. Yes, you read that right. It’s that time of year again when everybody is “saving up all the good blogs” for November 1. When the clock strikes midnight, the blogs will flow, you can count on it.

Me? I’ve been a bit quiet, in part because of all these goings on, but also because I’m working on my next book. Fighting with Blurb, wanting to kill outright people at Adobe, wondering why I can’t use glue, duct tape, and a computer screen all at the same time, hey, these things take time, and that’s been keeping me busy. It’s, you know, kept me off the streets and away from the intertubes a bit, at least up until this point anyway.

Well, not too busy to yap a little about shaking bones, giant spiders, dead Stigs, and marigolds that smell a bit sweeter about this time of year.

Until next time…


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