Reading the paper is one of those normal things I should do and I really try to because you miss a lot if you only read it online, but mostly this real newspaper reading could only happen if I did other normal stuff, like sit down to eat and sleep a solid eight hours, and maybe didn’t go take care of business at city hall in my pajamas. So, I’m still in the weird post-K sleep warp, I don’t fight it, trying to ignore linear time constraints, I just get up, there’s plenty to do. It’s still an anything goes environment.
I am not a morning person, but this wee-hours time is the only time of the day it’s quiet and I can get up to speed on our city’s full spectrum fucked-upedness. It’s a luxury to be so entertained all the time. Today, I scanned what is now yesterday’s paper for the Halloween events announcement to see what’s up for All Saints Day. Instead, I found out what the Chalmatians have going on for Halloween . . .
. . . The St. Bernard Parish Tourism Department (huh?) is sponsoring this sociopathic event ~ TRICK OR TRUNK. Yep, this is how you adapt to Halloween when you don’t have any habitable places to live, I guess. “Elizabeth “Gidget” McDougall, tourism director, said volunteers are invited to decorate their cars in Halloween themes and allow children to trick-or-treat from trunk-to-trunk. . . . A DJ will play and there will be inflatables. Hot dogs and chili will be provided by Gulf Coast Bank & Trust . . ‘ Nunez Community College over there in Chalmette.
There’s so much going wrong here. I can’t stop laughing. Hooray, another day surrounded by lunatics, woo hoo! I’m gonna go get today’s paper !