Donâ€™t worry; I didnâ€™t bring a pumpkin to the beach again this year. This is just a different shot of last yearâ€™s pumpkin. I like to get my moneyâ€™s worth whenever possible. Nor, to my knowledge, have I walked around with a large toothpaste stain on my clothes like last year. There was no need, however; I took care of the ill-kept look yesterday by getting all the way to school and helping the kids out of the car with their bags and instruments without noticing I had a sock wadded up between my thigh and my jeans. Had I been teaching, I can only imagine what my discovery would have looked like, when, perhaps five minutes into first period, I were to discover a wad protruding from my leg that couldnâ€™t be removed without undressing.
When these things happen, it always makes me wonder about things Iâ€™ve probably done and never even noticed. There are the things you canâ€™t help but notice you are doing, like chasing your lens cap across your sonâ€™s basketball court during one of his games. Then, there are the things you only realize because a bank teller points them out to you post-transaction. So, what if no one brings them to your attention? Just curious.
Sorry. I did intend to write something pithy about Halloween but the above just came out all quick-like. Now I canâ€™t think of anything pithy, so Iâ€™ll just close with wishes for a happy Halloween.
Enjoy the day, yâ€™all.