Thursday, October 19, 2006

sold soul lacks opportunity

Earlier this week on the way out of work I audibly remarked to myself "I'd sell my soul for a donut." I said this, of course, because I was hungry and my thoughts turn to famous Homer lines from Simpsons Halloween episodes at this time of year. Another reason is that this season's Halloween cd installment that J.R. and I do every year seems to have thematically taken a turn directly toward something out of Dante's Inferno. Perhaps I shouldn't have watched Hellraiser last week. I certainly wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.

Anyway, after I arrived home 45 minuts later, I discovered a box of Krispy Kreme donuts on the kitchen table. I gobbled one down that had black and orange frosting. The next day I went to Institute partially to save my soul, but mostly to check it out and see if they had anything to eat. After a short wander around, I found my refreshments in the northeast chapel. Donuts. Lots of them. All alone. I had a chocolate donut, and could have eaten several more, but decided against it. Attending class I discovered that the food was meant to be eaten after the session I was attending, so it's a good thing I didn't take any more (since it seemed like the class was heavily overbooked) The next day, I came across no donuts at all.

Halloween has grown in popularity exponentially over the past few years. For the most part I love the fact that people are more heavily embracing my favorite holiday. It means I at least have people to hang out with while the dark festivities happen. This year I'm sort of annoyed.

Last week was Friday the 13th of October, which only happens every few years. It's a wonderful wonderful dual-dark holiday. Unfortunately, I'm not used to making my mid-month dark holiday plans in advance. Anyway, next time you attempt to rent a scary movie on Friday the 13th of October, think ahead. I went to three or four Hollywood videos looking for the aforementioned Hellraiser, but had no luck finding it on DVD (I did finally find it on VHS at the Hollywood on 7th North and Redwood Road). I was actually amazed to see that 90% of ALL horror movies were checked out. I thought it very unusual to see that much bare shelf in the video store. It's as if they were completely renovating. And good luck finding Friday the 13th at all(although I strangely found Friday the 13th Part III (maybe I should have picked it up while I could -- surely I could use some of its lines for this year's Halloween cd considering the timeliness of the date)).

Although I'm way behind in my Halloween duties I figured I could at least paint my phone. Lately, I've gotten into the practice of using nail polish to paint my phone according to the season (WATCH! By next year it'll be huge. Just you wait). Of course I use nail polish because it isn't chalky like acrylic paints so the phone retains its smoothness. Last night I stopped into what I assumed was the best possible place to pick up nail polish -- Rite Aid. I guess not so bizarrely, all the black nail polish of every brand was completely sold out of the store. Instead of getting plain old black I got "Starry Night." Looking at my phone at this very moment I'm realizing that it's a lot closer to purple than black. Unfortunately I went to the store alone and didn't have a set of non-colorblind eyes. I blame Halloween.

I can hardly believe I just said that. Once upon a time I was complaining that people just didn't get into it enough. Now I long for the days when there weren't so many of us.

Last week I had a colonoscopy done. I'm not afraid to admit it. Just like nail polishing phones, colonoscopies are going to be all the rage in the near future. However, they might be more like what they are in this link that Abel sent me here. A week ago this information would have been very useful.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could your love of Halloween have anything to do with this?

October 24, 2006 7:00 PM  
Blogger Poomaker said...

A colonoscopy?!
What is going on?
Are you okay?

October 31, 2006 12:20 AM  

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