November Is the Hairiest Month of All

Happy Halloween for those of you who participate! Happy Day of Candy for those of you who do not. Either way, I like to reflect back on good quality art during this season.

And if you want to dance along to Thriller (and who doesn’t), you’ll want to check this out:

If you’re not down with Halloween, it’s okay. Because November provides a holiday for all of us. It’s National No Shaving Month! YAY! I think this was originally a festival for the menfolk, but why should they celebrate alone? Who’s in the challenge with me?

If you are a book reviewer and blogger (a blogewer), then check out the new program by Thomas Nelson HERE. I think this is an awesome idea. You know what else Thomas Nelson is doing that makes me green with envy? They have instituted a jeans policy. The idea is that it boosts morale and saves the employees time and money. I have been pushing this idea for over a DECADE!!! Sadly, people think teachers need to dress all professional and stuff. It’s so lame! I am totally going to fill out a job application for Thomas Nelson though. I would relocate to Tennessee and scrub toilets in order to wear jeans every day. I don’t know when I became such a (wannabe) lazy dresser, but I blame it on the grunge period of the nineties, which I embraced with my full being. In fact, just this week I tossed out my favorite XL quilted flannel shirt circa 1994.

I think I’m going to brave it and go see High School Musical 3 this weekend. Has anyone seen it? I heard it wasn’t that bad. I am hopefully taking my nephew, so in case anyone sees me I can say, “Oh, he wanted to see it. The sacrifices I make. . .” My mom wants to see it too, so we’ll suffer for my nephew together. But in even better movie news, Madagascar II comes out next Friday!!! And then in a few MORE weeks, it’s Twilight. What a great month November is. A whole month of hairy legs AND some good movies!

Thanks for the book recommendations, by the way. Right now I’m trying to read this one:

I want to like it. I really, really do. It has a great cover, and that has to count for something. It’s just not fast enough for me. Lots of pretty words and phrases, but like…too many, you know? And not one joke yet. Sigh. It’s a burden having immature taste in reading and entertainment. Did I mention the uneven socks on the cover drive me nuts? This is why I will never win a Pulitzer. Plus if I was nominated for one, I’d be at home in my jeans watching Ugly Betty and Dawson’s Creek reruns.

Congrats to my good friend Jessica and her husband Jason. They are the proud parents of Taylor Autumn. After a marathon-o-labor, they finally have their baby girl, who will join her two older sisters. Who are Labrador Retrievers. If Jason and Jessica can train the labs, I know parenthood will be a snap.

Have a great weekend. Eat some candy. Candy corn is never any fresher than it is in the month of October. For reals.

JEN