It’s Halloween weekend and the kids are so excited. With the holiday falling on a Monday it has given us the whole weekend to fill with costume fun. Lucy the witch and Bing the frog will be on a whirlwind tour of trick or treats and ghouls and ghosts.
It is always a great time of year for us… although it kicks off the crazy season for us. It’s Halloween, then one week later Lucy’s 8th and Bing’s 5th birthday, followed shortly thereafter by Thanksgiving and then Christmas craziness. As fun as the holiday’s are I’m not looking forward to the stress. It’s a tough time of year for many of us who are unemployed, especially those with kids. You have to get creative on a limited budget!
Some of the things that I found that help are: Keep an eye out at local retailers for pre-holiday clearance sales and grab any deals you see. Target will sometimes clear out last years toys to make room for new arrivals saving you sometimes over 50%. Sites like Groupon , Fab.com and others give you credit for referrals, which then gives you credit to spend on gifts. And let’s not forget one of the best options, a handmade gift. Go through the photos you’ve shot over the past year, find some good ones of friends and family, print them out and frame. In this age of digital photography we really actually print out our photos, so it makes for a thoughtful, unique gift.
It’s looking like Stench may have a job… and it’s in radio! I’ll post details as soon as he is able to publicly able to discuss. I’m really happy for him. After the slaughter of a bunch of radio people nationwide this week I’m just happy to see anyone actually get hired in the industry. Not much on the horizon for me, I’ve been trying to escape radio, but so far no other industry wants me!
Stench had technical problems this week so I’ve been posting the Podcast… I’m always amazed when I see how many podcasts we have in the can! 1137 hours of pod power, or over 47 days of non-stop listening! Thanks for sticking with us!
Have a great Halloween!!!!!! Boo, Jack