Friday, October 31, 2014

Same Trick, Different Treat

I remember Halloween as a kid. 
I always felt like a kid in a candy store...
actually more like a
kid in a village of candy stores.

On Halloween night, my parents used to let us

eat as much candy as we wanted.
Boy, they were the best.
There was no limit to how much we consumed;
it was up to us ….
if we wanted to gorge ourselves and puke our guts out. 
And I don't remember them checking our candy for razor blades…
or rat poison.
Now, why would anyone want to poison us little devils? 

Being the cautious parents that PaulA and I were, 
we had our own little devils spread their loot out
on the floor

so we could inspect it and
remove our favorites  any unwrapped candy.


Things certainly have changed since we've last trick-or-treated.

This year I heard about a new initiative called the 
Teal Pumpkin Project.  
Participating homeowners put a teal colored pumpkin on their doorstep to show they
are offering nonfood treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies.

(fyi...if you want to take part, you will have to paint a pumpkin.  
I'm pretty sure you won't find one naturally teal.)

The Teal Pumpkin campaign isn't "anti-candy", but is more about inclusion 

for those with food allergies.
In a nutshell, 
(sorry, I couldn't resist.)
those participating hand out little toys like
stickers, pencils, cards, vampire fangs etc. 

I've heard there are some folks giving out drinks such as bottled water and juice boxes.
Question:  won't kids need a wheelbarrow to haul that load?
i struggle with bottled water from the grocery store.

Some parents who are concerned about nutrition,
 will be handing out healthy foods like
raisins, pretzels, and baby carrots. 
I hope they draw the line at Kale.
I have an eerie feeling that
kids would frown on getting a bag of Kale chips.

I applaud parents that take a healthy stand, 

but this Kat will sit out that challenge...especially for Halloween.
Foods like apples and clementines...
are heavy enough to break a window
when they are returned-to-sender.

A lot may have changed through the years, 
when the little gremlins don't like their treat...
the trick is always the same.

Best Witches for a  Happy Halloween

Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy 1 Month, Chelstin

You know you're an A-List celebrity couple 
when your names are 
smashed, mashed, and gnashed 
through the name grinder
and butchered...
to form one.

Brad & Angelina

Ben Affleck & Jennifer Lopez

Bennifer 2
Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner

Bennifer 3 (Let's hope not)
Ben Affleck & Jennifer ?

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

I'm giving extra points if you know these...
(and you want those points. yes. you do.)





Taylor Squared

*worth 50 points

Spencer Pratt & Heidi Montag
Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens
Kevin Federline & Britney Spears
Tom Brady & Giselle Bundchen
Taylor Swift & Taylor Lautner
Jennifer Anniston & Justin Theroux (who?)

If you know all of the above,
you are reading waaay
too much People Magazine
watching waaay
too much TMZ.


Today I want to send a shout-out to 
another A-List couple
Chelsea & Austin, 

"Happy 1 month Anniversary, 

30 days of wedded bliss

With love
 from the Z-List couple,

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Happy Throwback Thursday


or is it...

Happy Throwback Thursday
circa 1978 
Kat & PaulA pre-digital selfie

Sometimes I get my Throwback Thursdays confused.

With both throwbacks 
there is the possibility of
and being

You get the picture, 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Kat

Happy Columbus Day
or maybe I should say 
Happy Indigenous People Day.

Apparently the day 
designed to honor Columbus is being 
reinvented, redesigned, and re-casted.

Columbus's "hero status" is being revoked 
to "villan status"…
forcing him to sail off into the sunset...
off the edge of a flat world.

Hey, just because Columbus 
wasn't the first to discover America,
the Vikings did 500 years earlier…nanny-nanny-boo-boo
thought he landed in East Asia,
which was actually the Bahamas, mon
didn't proved the World was round,
everybody knew that already, Chris
enslaved Indians and introduced disease...
let us NOT forget...
"In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue"
in a rickety, rustic, wooden boat,
without a GPS.
Think about it…
could you do that?

Say nothing about judging a historical event 
using the values of today 
rather than the values that existed almost 500 years ago.
Indigenous People Day may be more politically correct
may I propose another idea?

You could honor a 7 year blogger….Kat.

After all, it is my birthday today

and I would be wiling to share it with 
any, and all 
indigenous, meticulous, or mischievous people.
 give people a 3-day weekend 
and sales bargains galore.

Elementary school kids 
would just have to learn a new rhyme….
"In 2007….Kat sailed the bloggership maiden."


Some are also saying that 
Thanksgiving, like Columbus Day,
highlights Western imperialism 
and the conquest of people of color. 

Woah...stop right there…..
do NOT think about changing Thanksgiving...
no one, and I mean NO ONE 
messes with my 
tryptophan turkey high 
and pumping pie.

Friday, October 3, 2014

33 Years Together

Today is my 33rd wedding anniversary to PaulA
yikes, that's a long time

honeymoon...Jolly Roger booze cruise,

and I got to thinking.....
today it's all about the 
number 3.

PaulA + Kat...
Married 33 years on the 3rd of October.

We have 3 children.

My birthday is the 13th

I have 3 personalities.


If you know me...
you know what PaulA and I will be doing later on tonight...
keep it clean folks...

I'll be
making a trip down our basement stairs, 
hopefully without tripping, 
opening a blue Rubber Maid container and 
pulling out my halloween costume...I mean wedding dress,
walking around the house donned in my wedding day white 
that may not be so white...then 
dancing with PaulA to our song, "Something So Right" 
sung by Barbra Streisand

all the while...
thinking how in our 33rd year of marriage 
Chelsea and Austin are just 
starting their marriage...only 6 days old and 
knowing how much they have to look forward to in their lives together.

This 33rd anniversary couldn't be more special for us.

And also special how
Chelsea and Austin completely surprised us 
by having the band play our song,
"Something So Right" for us on their wedding day. 

But per tradition...
it ain't official 
until Momma gets her dress on.

3 Cheers to our 33 years.
Hip Hip Hooray

And here's to cheersing a glass...
or 3.

After all today, 
it's all about
the number 3.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit Rocktober

Happy Rocktober 

Colin brilliantly/cleverly/appropriately 
named this month 
as we plan to rock this month 
in a big way.


Because of Halloween...
I usually pull out my scary rabbits...

but seeing Chelsea and Austin's wedding 
was just 4 days ago...

The beautiful bride being escorted by her father to her handsome groom.

my rabbits are all about