17 October 2007

Grim grinning ghosts

The spouse, muttering in the pantry: "I thought you said you bought Halloween candy."

Me, working feverishly at my computer, trying to write a blog entry: "I did."

More rummaging noises from the pantry.

The spouse: "Well, where is it?"

Me: "It's not Halloween."

Grumpy noises from the pantry.

Me: "It's on the floor, by the wine rack."

Further rummaging noises.

The spouse, incredulous: "This?"

He is waving a package of gummi body parts at me.

Me: "Yup."

The spouse: "And this?"

An enormous bag of Dum-Dums.

Me: "Yup."

The spouse: "You call this Halloween candy?"

Me: "I call it the kind I won't eat."

Go listen to some good music: "Grim Grinning Ghosts," lyrics by X. Atencio and music by Buddy Baker.

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