Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Bloop

Look at what appeared in the lobby of our building just a few days ago. It's one of those things that people typically put in their yards, but since this building has no yard.... well, yeah. It looks like it's supposed to be this snow-globe type thing (inflatable plastic), but instead of snow, little grey bats swirl around inside. The "bats" actually look like half burnt newspapers. (We had big bonfires at the house when I was a kid--the half-burnt pieces of paper from then are my frame of reference. DAMNZ, those fires were fun!!!! If your family didn't have big bonfires when you were young, you missed out.) The thing seems to run 24/7, and it's pretty loud. You can hear it down the hall, and it sounds like either a clothes dryer or a leaf blower. The verdict on the thing: Unexpected as it was, it's the coolest thing ever.

And now for a Halloween audio nugget. It's me version of Edgar Allen Poe's Annabel Lee. Added stanzas courtesy of The 80s. Click the thing in the lobby below for the mp3. Beep!

Beep! Happy Halloween!!!
Ed Shepp

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