OK. I know it’s Halloween. I don’t know about where you are, but it’s dumping rain here in northern California’s wine country (at least in Cloverdale). I love Halloween. Always have. But there are things that I just refuse to do on Halloween. Sure, I’d put on a costume, but not just any costume. I’m too picky and self-conscious for that!!!
A super-hero? (Sure, ’cause I am one!) An astronaut? (Of course, cause I’m so brave and daring!) A surgeon? (Absolutely – I always wanted to be a neurosurgeon!) A hobo? (Yeah, I like traveling!) An athlete? (Naturally – it’s not even a stretch for someone as athletically inclined as I am – or was!)
But, I would not, not in a million, bazillion years, not now not ever would I dress up like the guy in today’s picture. I took it at the Renaissance Faire near Hollister about a month ago, and while silly looking stuff like this may have been the rage in medieval times, to me it just looks pouffy, frivolous, pompous and silly! Yikes! Can you imagine a woman being proud of a man who dressed like this? “Oh, yeah, that’s my MAN. Isn’t he manly?”
Not now, not ever.
What are some costumes you’d never be caught wearing?
ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: in 1952, the United States detonated the world’s first hydrogen bomb at the Eniwetok Proving Grounds in the Marshall Islands. The explosive “yield” was 10.4 megatons of TNT, over 450 times more powerful than the bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The device was nicknamed “Sausage.”
TRIVIA FOR TODAY: there are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious”. Now, aren’t you glad you asked?!?!