Wednesday, September 29, 2010

News from Alaska: Standoff over cat

So every once in a while I like to check in on Alaska. It is near and dear to me after living there for 5 years. Lately news about my old home state deals with some Palin related incident but today one of the headlines on the Anchorage Daily News was about an elderly lady, her cat, and her gun. Let me digress here for a second. I remember seeing a bumper sticker once while driving around Anchorage. It read "Alaska, Where the men are men and the women are too". Crazy old cat lady's are pretty hardcore up there too, apparently. Anyhoot, this woman's "standoff" at the senior center brought in the SWAT team. For reasons unknown the press did not go into detail about why she was upset about her cat. All we know is that she was upset about her cat and then proceeded to get what must have been, Mad Max on her neighbors. She got so Mad Max, they called in the SWAT team. Everyone ended up alright though without injuries when the lady had to take her medication and fell asleep. True story. You can read the article here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Halloween Choices for tweens. Ho or pototo sack?

It's that time of year again. Halloween season has quietly embarked and has settled itself beside you on this crazy bus. It's your fault. Your seat was empty. You slowly turn to greet this newcomer only to peek inside it's grocery bag of assortments. Yes. The usual choice of ho, slut, and pradatoot is there. What am I talking about? I'm talking about your tween neice asking you what to be for halloween this year. And you offer "zombie" or "ninja" only to be met with "ahhhh no, you're so lame, Auntie". So what to do? You think about. Well, halloween is kinda a safe zone for tweens to experiment with feeling "sexy"...uh maybe. Google Halloween outfits for tweens and you get the usual tights and short dresses. Why is this normal? *sigh* I was in Africa when I was a tween. I only had a Halloween costume once and it was 3 sizes too big and it was a cape and a robe. It was a red devil outfit but it could easily have been white and then I could have been a princess nun. I tripped over my robe like, a gazillion times. I didn't want to be super model or sexy pirate dame. Big disappointment with the creativity then as it is now I guess.  Oh yeah, the creepy girl in yellow is the Goldilocks costume for tweens. Your other option is this peice of doo doo:

Wednesday, September 08, 2010