I watch the ripples change their size
But never leave the stream
Of warm impermanence
And so the days float through my eyes
But still the days seem the same
And these children that you spit on
As they try to change their worlds
Are immune to your consultations
They're quite aware of what they're goin' through

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Okay, so I have to post pictures RSN (real soon now) of my decorations. But tonight, after hosting the writers group, I go outside to see everybody off, I answer some questions about the decorations and the neighborhood. As I'm coming back inside I noticed someone left a calling card next to my door. It was the:

Berea Society for Pumpkin Appreciation & Admiration for Outdoor Phantasmagoria Best Pumpkin Award 2007 First Place, Category, Jack O' Lanterns!

Yippie! I won! I have no idea who they are, but I won!

Actually, having tried googling them, I'm pretty sure it's one of my neighbors tweaking me, but even that is exceptionally cool.

I'd like to thank my wife and who have stood behind me and supported all my purchases and fetishization of outdoor decorations. I would also like to make a shout out to my Grandmother (may she rest in peace) who passed on the gene that expresses the concept "if they don't sell what you want, make your own." (I tend to use decorations the way they weren't meant to be used, and created my own scarecrow with jack o' lantern head, and my own ghosts, one of which is pretty complex). So whomever did this, thanks, it certainly jazzed me. I appreciate it. I'm still giggling inside over it.

(note, edited 10-15-07 to remove typos and to clarify some text)


ThatGreenyFlower said...

Woo-hoo! Exuberant applause to our favorite self-described Yard Decoration Wonk!!

I pulled a bunch of weeds today. I'd rather see a pic of your yard than mine!!

Camille Alexa said...

There should be a whole "neighbor appreciation award," anyway. Definitely.

Camille Alexa said...

oooh, and I'm w/ Greenyflower:

Pics! Pics! Pics! pics!

Steve Buchheit said...

I have the pics, I just need to get them transfered and upload. This week, I'll get them up this week.

Leaf, Branch, Bark & Root said...

You're making up for us not putting up our annual Halloween graveyard the past couple of years. Now we have to visit!

Steve Buchheit said...

Leaf, you know when we're available. Just let us know.

Unknown said...

Well I just won the award for 2019 so obviously someone is handing out awards!