El Dia de los Muertos

Thursday, November 01, 2007
Halloween has come and gone with barely a "BOO" aboard the Swiftsure. Not much trick or treating happens aboard ship you see. Oh sure the mizzenmast was toilet papered and we all dressed up as pirates but that was about it... No little kiddies knocked on my door last night thankfully and it was yet another early night (my body is still trying to come down after all the stress of the past few weeks). The only interesting event of the night? Well, I did get a treat... You see, SHAW cable sent the quite cute (and quite young) Brent over to install my new phone last night and he spent 40 minutes hitting on me - half of that time cornered in my bedroom. Tee hee. A little flirting is always nice and frankly just the thing I needed right now. When he asked how old I was, I responded by saying "I'm old...34". He was surprised as he figured I was about 27. Between his shock, and Shea's wondering just how old I am - it makes me feel pretty super, saucy, and sassy! But let's get back to the ghouls and goblins shall we?

As I mentioned, Halloween is over. There weren't even any really good horror movies on. Nuts. Unless, of course, you think that Poltergeist 2 is scary. Pffft. Whatever. Oh well, we can now take down all the pumpkins and fake spider webs and start putting up Christmas decorations. That is, however, unless you live in Mexico and other parts of Latin America. Why? Because today is El Dia de los Muertos or The Day of the Dead. I won't go into too much detail as I'm not all that familiar with this celebration. However, from what I understand it's not morbid or creepy like Halloween is, but rather a joyous celebration of deceased loved ones. You can read more about the origins of El Dia de los Muertos or how it's celebrated in Mexico and other parts of the Americas, as well as similar celebrations in other parts of the world. November 1 is also known in some parts of the Christian world as All Saints' Day and tomorrow is All Souls' Day.

So whether you're stuffing yourself with Tootsie Rolls, Candy Corn, or sugar skulls, take a moment today to remember your loved ones who are no longer with you.


Red said...

I'll certainly be doing that, Captain.

Jocelyn said...

I have a feeling your new phone is going to have many, many problems. You will need a fair number of service calls.

I think I love that Brent. He needs you.

Oh, did you mention other stuff in your post?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Nice bit of cable guy slap and tickle there! Well done, you.

I've still got a pile of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to eat. Yes!

* (asterisk) said...

But sugar skulls tend not to be edible...

They are cool, though.

Sheamus the... said...

DAY OF THE DEAD...such an amazing name for a day.

scout said...

ya, i bet cable guy is going to be getting some calls to your address :)

i would love to be in mexico during day of the dead!!!!! looks and sounds great....have always wanted to go.

all i did was go around a bit with the landlord and his kids, watched the fireworks then back home where they let off more fireworks. it was fun.

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