A Halloween Scheme
Anne: *races into the den* MIA! Mia-Mia-Mia! You know how I just started my very own blog – Anne-otations? Well! I decided that I wanted my first holiday post to be something BIG! Something with a lot of pizzazz! Something… spooktacular!
Mia: Uh-oh. I recognize that look, and I’m a little afraid to ask, but… what exactly do you have in mind…?
Anne: Eee! I was hoping you’d say that! OK! Picture this – we go to the spy supplies store and we get a hidden speaker and a mic. Then, we go to the park and we hide the speaker near a bench and whenever someone sits there, we play pranks on them! We could make it seem like nearby birds are talking! “Please, ma’am, can I have a bite of your sandwich?” Then I’ll write about the experience!
Mia: That would be pretty funny! …There’s just one problem.
Anne: We’d need to add a voice changer to sound more like birds?
Mia: *laughs* No, Ms. Wild Imagination! Have you checked to see how much that stuff costs? The drawing tablet I saved all summer for was $80 bucks – I can only imagine how much real spy stuff would cost…
Anne: Oh… You may have a point there… *sigh* I guess it’s back to the ol’ drawing board.
Mia: Ooh! I have an idea! You could debunk some well-known Halloween superstitions! You know, explain how they may have originated and why people shouldn’t believe them! You could start with black cats being bad luck! It’s because of that stupid superstition that a lot of black cats get left behind in shelters. When we got Darcy, he’d already been there for two months!
Anne: Two MONTHS?! Seriously?! I always thought you’d gotten lucky and grabbed him right as he came in! He’s such a sweet, intelligent cat! Who wouldn’t want him!
Mia: I know, it’s hard to believe, right? This little guy has brought us nothing but GOOD luck! I can’t imagine our lives without him!
Anne: Ooh! I’ve got it! How about The Lucky Owners of Black Cats and Why You Should Ignore that Silly Superstition! I think I know at least 4 or 5 people with black cats – I can interview all of you and take some photos for my blog! Here, I’ll take a photo of you and Darcy next to the fireplace. Perfect!
It’s been a busy few weeks since I wrote last! We’re into the busiest season of the year at work and it’s gotten just a little more hectic because our department is switching divisions and it sounds like my coworkers and I will be having all of our job descriptions tweaked – potentially to upper roles. In theory, it sounds great, but I’m kind of worried that my job will be veering away from managing the creative side of things (or doing some of the creative work myself), which is why I took the job in the first place. Ugh. Anyway, at least I finally got the house decorated for Halloween this year! So even though work feels a little crazy, home feels fun and festive.
Speaking of festivities – tomorrow is Darcy’s first “Gotcha Day” – we adopted him from a local animal rescue center one year ago! It feels like we’ve had him for much longer than that; he’s such an ingrained part of our lives!