Wide Awake in Wonderland

We’re only dancing on this earth for a short while

Happy Halloween!! October 31, 2008

Although I'm a tiny bit embarassed to share this, here is your blogger as Catwoman.

Although I'm a tiny bit embarrassed to share this with you, I said I would so...here you go!

Halloween is an iconic American tradition, and I’m happy I decided to come home in time to participate. I have a Cat Woman costume that borders on obscene (and yes, those of you who appreciate me for more than my mind, I promise to post a picture) and a whole lot of enthusiasm to be back in a land where I can eavesdrop and actually understand what’s being said.

I also got home in time to vote. I won’t get into my politics – although it might make for a more popular blog in the short run – as I largely agree with anyone who suggests that it’s pretty much six of one, half-dozen of the other (meaning all candidates are largely interchangeable in the big picture). At the same time, I can’t say I’ll miss George W. If anything, my association with the man (association being that I happen to hail from the country he governs) has been the source of much antagonism and ill-will throughout Europe.

I believe in method acting.

I believe in method acting.

In particular, I recall a Greek cabbie who – without any discussion of my views whatsoever – launched into a fairly intense diatribe upon learning that I was American. The point repeated over and over was that, “After the towers fell, everyone was for America. Everyone. We were all for America. But then George Bush ruined that. He ruined America.”

I’m not suggesting that’s a coherent or well-phrased argument, but I will say that it summarizes the feelings of EVERYONE who dared to share an opinion the last three months. It’s sad to me that we have lost the respect of the greater world, and it seems a crying shame.

But enough about that. It’s Halloween, and I’m home. And tomorrow is a brand new day. And come Tuesday it’s a brand new presidency. And in the middle of all this opportunity is my brand new life. And anything is possible.

I’m off to squeeze into a poorly made shiny plastic outfit and find some good old fashioned fun. Whether or not you celebrate Halloween, I wish you a wonderful Saturday night! Take stock of what’s going RIGHT in your life, and make a toast to happiness: “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.”

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9 Responses to “Happy Halloween!!”

  1. […] Happy Halloween!! Halloween is an iconic American tradition, and I’m happy I decided to come home in time to participate. I have a Cat Woman costume that borders on obscene (and yes, those of you who appreciate me for more than my mind, I promise to post a picture) and a whole lot of enthusiasm to be back in a land where I can eavesdrop and actually understand what’s being said. I also got home in time to vote. I won’t get into my politics – although it might make for a more popular blog in the short run – as I largely agree with anyone who suggests that it’s pretty much six of one, half-dozen of the other (meaning all candidates are largely interchangeable in the big picture). At the same time, I can’t say I’ll miss George W. If anything, my association with the man (association being that I happen to hail from the country he governs) has been the source of much antagonism and ill-will throughout Europe. In particular, I recall a Greek cabbie who – without any discussion of my views whatsoever – launched into a fairly intense diatribe upon learning that I was American. The point repeated over […] […]

  2. savanvleck Says:

    Welcome home! I had not read your blog since the 27th and just caught up today. No fancy costume for me. I’m staying home tonight.

    Since you have been out of the country, you might want to read MargaretandHelen on WordPress. It is hysterical, about the election and by an 82 year old woman. She’s a great writer and a straight talker.

    Whether you end up agreeing with that viewpoint or not, it’s worth reading.

    Thanks for the journey!

  3. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHappy Halloween!! « Wide Awake in WonderlandHere’s a quick excerptHalloween is an iconic American tradition, and I’m happy I decided to come home in time to participate. I have a Cat Woman costume that borders on obscene (and yes, those of you who appreciate me for more than my mind, I promise to post … […]

  4. Lucky7Star Says:

    You know some say that George W. Bush maybe remembered as a great president one day… One day maybe, in another galaxy far, far away in a Bazooka Bazaaro world, where people walk on the ceiling, crap out their mouth, and think its a great idea to place generations of Americans into debt so as to give billionaire banker billions, so we can continue borrow hundreds of billions from China to line the pockets of Saudi Arabia Sheiks… In order to continue to shred the Constitution of the United States of America so that illegal immigrants can continue to flow into the country of milk and honey to take what is left of the American jobs, in order that we might continue a war of aggression to bomb evermore women and children in our relentless search for terrorist hiding under the beds of collateral causalities everywhere, no mater what country or national boarders or international laws may apply. Kinda of brings a tear to your eye.

    PS Can’t wait to see the cat costume.

  5. […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHappy Halloween!! « Wide Awake in WonderlandHere’s a quick excerptHalloween is an iconic American tradition, and I’m happy I decided to come home in time to participate. I have a Cat Woman costume that borders on obscene (and yes, those of you who appreciate me for more than my mind, I promise to post … […]

  6. Abby Says:

    Welcome home!

  7. wideawakeinwonderland Says:

    I can honestly say the only thing I like about W are the insanely stupid utterances that so consistently come out of his mouth. The fact that they can do one of those 365 day cube calendars and have a jaw-dropping dumb thing for EVERY DAY is kind of amazing in its own way. Maybe my NaNoWriMo novel should be about a land governed by the stupidest person they can find? Hmmmmm….
    Savanvleck, I will definitely check out MargaretandHelen, if only because I think anyone blogging about ANYTHING (even their cats or their bunions or how cheap everything was back in 1933) is awesome!

  8. mary Wolf Says:

    Not sure how to manouver this. I sent a comment but it’s not here !!!!

  9. Kevin Banks Says:

    Awesome outfit you looked fab!


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