Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Halloween Is Over, Doogie Houser, And Christmas Is Next Month
Does this freak you out as much as it does me? You know, how fast the year is going by. I swear I don’t know understand how time goes by so fast; does this only happen to parents (?) because pre-child time seemed much slower.
Last night we did our little annual Halloween block party with the neighbors. The wife and I made White Russians and Cosmo’s while everybody else brought food - It was fun. We took our daughter to 2 houses (neighbors we knew) to try her hand at “Trick or Treating”. Once they dropped candy in the bucket, she squatted down, took it out and investigated the wrapper like it was kryptonite. We all chuckled like a sitcom, took a few pictures and then moved on.
In all we passed out about 5 bags of candy and had about 2 bags left over. So guess what I had with my smoothie and cereal this morning? Yup, M&M’s. I even threw some in the cereal – man, that’s some good cereal!
And for those of you who were wondering about that Pumpkin carving contest at my J.O.B., I came in second place with my “Colonel Sanders: Chicken in a Pumpkin” piece. First place was a large evil pumpkin eating her young (which was very funny). I won 4 movie tickets - which for a parent of a toddler is like winning free drinks to the Black Angus ‘fun bar’ – it just doesn’t happen. But that’s O.K., Christmas is coming up and re-gifting is a good last minute gesture.
On other note, this morning my wife and I were invited to some black-tie L.A. art gala hosted by Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Houser himself!) Usually we don’t go too many of these things anymore, but this one, well, I’m really considering it. I wouldn’t mind smoking a cigar, sipping Cognac with ‘Doog’ in a crowd. Maybe doing some belly laughs about how funny he was in that movie “Harold and Kumar go to White Castle”. Hey, we could even invite him to a movie afterwards.