Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Skull of Doom

While driving home from the security guard class that I had to take today, I made a detour and stopped off at my daughter and son-in-law's place. Before getting there, I stopped in a CVS to pick them up a little something. As I walked through the aisles, a guy was stocking some shelves with Halloween items. I took a look and this caught my eye.



http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-detail/Spooky-Village-Light-Up-Skull?skuId=887106

It feels like it is made of plaster or something like it, is pretty big (bigger than my head by a bit) and has an internal light that runs on batteries that were included. The real glow is just about how it looks in the pic. I brought it to their house, saw my daughter's car there and rang the bell. No answer, except I got their dogs barking at me. I waited a few minutes and was just about to turn to leave when someone blew a car horn. Just then they drove into their driveway - perfect timing! Phil said that they had just been considering buying something for a Halloween decoration while they were out at the supermarket. Go figure, I did something right. Both he and Celina liked it. That was also a plus. Now I wish I had gotten one for my house too, or maybe the Dracula they had, he lit up with red eyes and a fang filled mouth. Oh well, still plenty of time.

Oh yeah before leaving, I named it The Skull of Doom. Nice addition for the first Halloween decoration for their first house.

All the best,
GB

It's Been A Long Day For A Day Off

Well, I was supposed to have today and tomorrow off. I have been working a bit more than usual this week, covering for a guy on vacation, so I worked Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. Yes, I also worked today but not at the library. I had to attend and 8 hour annual security guard training class to keep my license valid and had to get up early for it. I usually don't work until 1PM each day but today had to be at the class at 0900.  It was like torture - or at least like water boarding. The subject matter was stuff I have heard a lot before plus the instructor, although a very nice guy, seemed to have little grasp of the law relative to security guards and kept making a point of that. Yet, in great part, that is what the class was supposed to cover. Well it is over now and I don't have to attend again for another year. One plus about this class is that it actually made me look forward to the additional 8 hour armed guard course I will have to take sometime within the next 8 or 9 months or so. At least I get in some shooty goodness in that one.

All the best,
Glenn B
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