We sling around a lot of lingo on social media … memes, mash-ups, gifs and even emoticons. It wasn’t all that long ago that we got pretty excited when tapping the keys for a colon and right parentheses would yield a smiley face and a left parentheses made a frowny face. Woo hoo! Soon we were sending e-mails with smiley and frowny faces and feeling very high tech. The epitome of computer cool was when Windows 98 users played Elf Bowling
Stop that Linda … you’re really dating yourself!
If you are current with your cool computer lingo, you know that the “Merriam-Webster Dictionary” defines a mash-up as something created by combining elements from two or more sources – maybe movies, music – even still photos.
Since it is Halloween, I thought I’d do a mash-up of an evil-looking squirrel and some shady-looking characters i.e. a few fine-feathered friends that you will recognize as ducks and a crow. Plus, I’ve included a collection of photos from a ghoulish and ghastly graveyard. Some of these photos are just bad to the bone. Now I’ll admit this is not my usual shtick, so we’ll trend back to nature in November, okay?
In the meantime, please enjoy my favorite Halloween song, “The Monster Mash” by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt-Kickers. Here is the original and best version
About ten days ago I wandered along Emmons Boulevard to check out all the great holiday décor. The homeowners on this street have a plethora of pumpkins and creepy creatures and I always ensure I take at least one trip here to gather some pics for my Halloween blog post.
I didn’t walk this morning because it was raining, no – correction, it was pouring, so I stayed inside. There is no walk for tonight either because it is Halloween. Tomorrow we turn the calendar page to November and now there are only two months left to accomplish my goal of 1,051 miles walked in 2018. I have tallied up all my steps to date for this post.
Do you think my total was a trick or a treat?
It’s a treat – I’ve walked 961 miles and have 90 more miles to go to reach my goal.
And now I’m off to work, so Happy Halloween everyone and …
Here’s the creepy collection: