Friday, October 10, 2008

Getting back on track

Okay, I am home now, and I guess the whole traffic court issue has been resolved. The DA finally called. She said, "Whatever, just come on in tonight, we'll figure out what to do." Of course, that's not an exact quote, I have no idea what she really said - I wasn't really listening. I was too pissed off because, by the time she got around to returning my call, it was almost 4:30 PM, and my day was shot.

When I got to court, She amended my ticket for 'failure to provide insurance', to a non - moving violation. ( so it won't affect my insurance rates or driving record) Then, she dismissed the original charge of 'failing to yield to an emergency vehicle'. And since I had long ago re-tagged my car, the charges of 'failure to register my car' were also dismissed. (she didn't even ask to see verification of it!)

So I am left wondering, 'what exactly was the point of this whole ordeal ?' Oh Yeah ! They have my money !!! 204 dollars, and 50 cents worth of it, to be exact. I feel totally screwed and scammed by the system. This is not justice, it's not responsible law enforcement, it's a big freakin' Monopoly game for them ! And they always win because, they are randomly drafting the other players; dangling a get out of jail free card in our face, in exchange for Park Place rent ! What a crock ! Well, at least I didn't have to go to jail.

Anyway, since I came home feeling abused and vindictive, I decided to sit down and concoct the "legend" for our Howling Hollow home haunt. It's the fictional story behind our ghoulish Halloween efforts. Not only does it add to the Halloween magic, but it helps to keep my deranged husband focused and on track.

The other day, I went into the garage to find him designing a guillotine. My first thought was, 'Hmmm, I wonder who he's pissed off at now?" Then, he told me it was for our home haunt.

I gave him that funny little head tilt that Pete gives me sometimes, and I said,
"Uh, Honey, we have an Insane Asylum. I've seen a lot of shrinks, and I personally know a lot of crazy people; furthermore, I've done a lot of research on early psychiatric treatment and practices. To the best of my knowledge, decapitation has never been a widely accepted form of treatment for mental disorders. Electroshock therapy, isolation, lobotomies . . . okay. But, even during the turn of the century, total removal of the head . . . seems a bit drastic, and a violation of the Hippocratic oath. While it may be effective, it sort of defeats the purpose."

He stopped in mid-saw and gave me a sad look. "Oh. Okay. So . . . No guillotine?"

I knew that he was disappointed, but I told him, "No, not this year, Honey. Maybe later, we could add a torture chamber in the basement, okay?"

That seemed to cheer him up a bit.

I have to admit that things are getting a little weird around my house, but at least it's interesting. If you'd like to read "The Legend of Howling Hollow Asylum and Cemetery," I posted it on our Howling Hollow Blog.

Okay, it's been a long day and I need to get myself to bed. The kids are off school tomorrow so, I told them that they could come with me to the Halloween Spirits store to help gather some ideas. Having them tag along will be an . . . adventure ?

Good night.
Love,
Susan

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sparsely kate said...

ooooh blogger ate my comments, I wrote something yesterday!

I was just saying how good it was that I am not writing to you while you are in jail!! because that would not be good.

Hey, they got their money to spend on the Staff christmas party or whatever, so yes of course they'll be happy. Damn traffic infringements!

I am hoping that things are going good at your house and I am about to go over and look at your Halloween house progress!

take care,
love mel xxx