Sunday, October 31, 2010
They are blaring haunted-house music from the neighbors' house where they go ape for Hallowe'en. The kids put up gravestones and the dad gets out the chainsaw. It is a zoo! They are playing a mix of Moussorgsky and modern symphonic music and '80s rock. Right now it is "Another One Bites the Dust." I have not heard that song in years!
I can drown out only so much of it with season-appropriate Leonard Pennario.
Meanwhile Howard and I were laughing remembering back when we offered that haunted-house tour through Big Blue.
When we opened the sealed door.
Ha, ha! We laughed so hard putting that together.
Back to the subject of, ahem, music. Today and yesterday we did special Hallowe'en Zumba. We got to dance to "Monster Mash" and "Ghostbusters." And we did the Zombie Walk this morning, to some Michael Jackson song. "Freestyle zombie walk," the teacher instructed. We were all Zombie Walk-ing around the room laughing. I was laughing so hard I could hardly move.
It is funny how your life is only two steps away from kindergarten, you know? I leave Latin Mass where I have been contemplating all kinds of otherworldly sacred things and next thing you know I am in gym class and doing the Zombie Walk.
They are promising Christmas Zumba before too long. We are going to be Zumba-ing to Christmas songs. "Feliz Navidad"? Just a wild guess.
All of a sudden I realize I am going through the seasons with Zumba. In the summer it was "Twisting By the Pool" and now it is "Monster Mash" and before long it will be "Feliz Navidad."
How the days pass!
Speaking of which it was three years ago today I flew to California to spend those months with Pennario.
I keep trying to wrap this book up!