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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

October Leaves

Halloween was a great time this year - chilly, safe and relatively calm. Yes, we passed out a lot of candy (about nine bags worth in two hours) but we still have a few pounds of various Snickers, Reese's and Tootsie Rolls left. I'm sure all of these leftovers will surely be gone by the end of this month given our sweet teeth.

I'll admit it - I was a little choosy with how I distributed the candy. I held off on giving out my favorite kinds of Reese's away until I saw someone who had a costume that I really liked (Spider-Man, Scream Ghost, demon). I couldn't be so picky during the busier times but when the slow times came (and they frequently happened), I was extremely picky. Whatever - the kids got their candy and they were happy.

I saw plenty of unique ways to collect candy. From pillowcases to shopping bags to beanies to bare hands, I saw it all. I wondered how far a kid could go with only bare hands collecting (probably pretty far if he/she ate it between the houses) . . .

Some encouraging news came my way shortly before the trick-or-treaters came. I got a call from my old boss at my traffic reporting gig. He wants me to come back and work part-time for them on the weekends. Since I was planning on calling him this week to go back part-time anyway, I was once again beaten to the punch. I'm happy to come back with them and earn some income while I look for something full-time during the week. The way I see it, having some income is better than collecting a set amount of unemployment insurance for however long it takes me to find something more stable. I'm still very interested in finding a gig in the world of post-production, so I think it's good to have some flexibility with a relatively steady paycheck.

October has been a relatively calm month even with its relative upheaval. I'm glad the "vacation" is over with.

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