Happy Halloween and Other Random Notes

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Happy Halloween everyone! Halloween is one of those holidays that just kinda falls into disuse when you are too old to trick and treat and before you have kids. Now that I have kids, I've fallen in love with Halloween all over again. My oldest (the budding astronomer who knows the moons of the gas planets better than I do) is going as an astronaut, my middle one, the girl with the "forceful" personality is going as a witch, and my youngest is going as a little devil. Myself - I'm going as a cowboy because, well, I have no idea why I wanted to be a cowboy. I'll post pictures in the next couple of days.

Radio: I know I've ranted about this before, but radio sucks. It really sucks. My 20-25 minute drive home from dropping off my son at school equals to maybe 2 whole songs, if I'm lucky. Do people really listen to this crap? Do people really care about stupid contests and inane DJs??? I can't wait till I get my MP3 player and can never listen to the radio again.

Polls: I was watching the Sci-Fi channel report a few nights ago on the UFO investigation in Kicksburg(sp). During the show, they presented a few polls in the form of, X% of Americans belive something happened at Rowsell. Whenever I see polls like this I smile. It doesn't matter if 100% of Americans, or the world, believe something happened. Just because everyone thinks something happaned, doesn't mean it did happen.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by g.wygonik posted on 10/31/2003 at 6:07 PM

hey ray

i share your feelings for commercial radio. horrible, horrible, horrible. however, on business recently, i had a rental car with XM radio in it. i'm completely hooked - especially on the portable device concept (between car and jambox). i think it might warrent the $10 a month (+ player). i really hope commercial radio (uh, clearchannel) is shaking in their boots. ;-)

and happy halloween of course!! boo!


Comment 2 by Rob Brooks-Bilson posted on 10/31/2003 at 6:45 PM

I gave up listening to crap on the radio during my commute as a new year's resolution a few years ago. Surprisingly, it's the only resolution I've ever kept. Now, I mostly listen to NPR. When I was young, I didn't "get" public radio, but I do now. At night, our NPR station is a Jazz station. Didn't used to be into jazz either, but after listening for a while, I am now ;-)

When not going that route, I have a pretty huge MP3/CD collection, so I'm usually good to go on that front.

Comment 3 by seancorfield posted on 10/31/2003 at 7:37 PM

Halloween is pretty important to many adults around the world - All Hallow's Eve is the Celtic end of summer, the new year and also the start of the Day of the Dead which features greatly in many people's calendars. It's a big party for many, many reasons... but, like many such festivals, it has been commercialized by the card and candy companies (Halloween, Christmas, Easter...).

Comment 4 by djbbiz posted on 11/2/2003 at 7:32 AM

"...Radio Sucks..." enough said...Amen...