Day 15: “Haunted,” This American Life
It turns out this wasn’t actually a Halloween episode of TAL, but it did feature one of my all-time favorite David Sedaris stories, “Ashes,” so at least I enjoyed myself. I also bought a pumpkin! I haven’t done anything to it yet, though, so no pictures.
Day 16: Read “5 Little Pumpkins” to several little punkins
Tuesdays are generally my favorite days of the week, because I spend a couple of hours volunteering with babies. (I don’t mean the babies are also volunteering, I mean I volunteer to hang out with them.) For two hours I try to stop small people from banging their heads into things and/or screaming, and it is not without precedent that I’ll call a friend after and say, “Hey, can I come over and watch a movie? Yes? Great! Also, can I borrow your clothes and throw what I’m wearing in your washing machine, because I’m covered in spit-up.”
Seriously, I love Tuesdays.
So for Day 16, I corralled the children (okay, two of them) long enough to read “Five Little Pumpkins” aloud. It seemed to be to their taste because they kept trying to eat the book.
Day 17 – 19: “The Twelve” by Justin Cronin (vampires are in this book so it totally counts)
I finished it three days later.
This is not really unheard of for me, as once I get hooked on something I have trouble doing anything else. Plus, this storyline is really engrossing – I recommend this book to people who like Stephen King, post-apocalyptic storylines, Battlestar Galactica, and reading – and I’m already bummed I have to wait so long for the third to be released.
Still, finishing a 500 page book in three days turned some heads…
Day 20: Danced to “Thriller” at a wedding
Nothing scarier than me on the dance floor. These guys do it much better.