5 Signs that you’re TOO OLD for trick-or-treating

Every year, I’m puzzled and annoyed by the near-grown “children” who show up on Halloween. I think some of these teenagers just race around the neighborhood, doing as many laps as they can, filling up their pillowcases with candy meant for the younger kids.

So if you’re wondering whether you or someone you know is too old for trick-or-treating, here is a helpful guide for you. Happy Halloween! 🙂

5. You’re old enough to drive.

If you can drive, go to the store and buy your own candy.

If you can drive, go to the store and buy your own candy.

4. Your costume has anything to do with Miley Cyrus twerking.

Miley Dynasty

You are not Miley Cyrus!  And whether you think you are, or you’re just making fun of her, you don’t belong around children in an outfit like that. (Photo credit: michaeljzealot)

3. You’re smoking and/or drinking.

from pipesmagazine.com

from pipesmagazine.com

Just stay home. Nobody wants to give free candy to someone blowing smoke and/or booze breath.

2. You don’t think this joke is funny.

Who was the most famous skeleton?

Q: Who was the most famous skeleton? A: Napoleon Bone-apart (Photo credit: msabcmom)

Trick-or-treating is for little children, who enjoy childish things like cute costumes and silly jokes. If you’re too mature to enjoy a joke like this, you’re too old for trick-or-treating.

1. Your costume is pot-related.

marijuana costumes

If you’re dressed as marijuana, you’re too old for trick-or-treating.

So, what do you think? Are there any other telltale signs of being too old for trick-or-treating?

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Educational Robot Toy – Science Gift Idea!

My daughter saw this solar robot kit in our Hearthsong catalog, and she is hoping Santa will bring it for Christmas. Ever since she saw the movie Wall-E, she’s wanted her own robot!

This one is a solar powered robot that can be configured into 14 different shapes. It includes parts that allow it to move on land and/or water. And it does bear somewhat of a resemblance to Wall-E! It’s $31.98 at HearthSong.

From the description:

Our solar-powered pal can assume 14 different modes, ranging from comical to educational, including a wagging-tail dog, running beetle, walking crab, surfer, and speedster. Yet it asks only for direct sunlight.

Here’s a video that shows how the robot works.

I’m kind of hoping Santa brings this robot for my daughter for Christmas. And maybe an extra one for me!

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The Walking Dead: Online Class

I’ve been infected! I’m obsessed with “The Walking Dead,” the zombie apocalypse television series on AMC. The show has just entered its fourth season, and I’ve found a scholarly extension to enhance my zom-pocalypse enjoyment and expertise.

The Walking Dead course header

The Walking Dead course header

I’m taking the online course called, “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead,” via the Canvas Network. The class is free and online, taught by faculty from UC Irvine. There are video lectures, reading modules, video clips from “The Walking Dead,” and interviews of cast members. I’ve just completed the first week’s work, and it was quite enjoyable and interesting.

The Walking Dead (season 2)

The Walking Dead (season 2) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The course uses examples from “The Walking Dead” to examine the way people live during survival situations. It’s a multi-disciplinary approach, examining “themes from the social sciences, health sciences, physics, and mathematics…”

Course topics include:

  • Foundation of Survival
  • Public Health and Infectious Diseases
  • Deconstructing Society
  • Social Identity
  • Modeling a Zombie Outbreak
  • Thriving on a Post-Apocalyptic Diet
  • New Materials and The Science of Damage Control
  • The Science of Hope

Not only do I enjoy having an excuse to watch “The Walking Dead” every week (it’s educational!), but I really do find it fun and rewarding to exercise my brain and learn some new things. If you’re interested in the course, go sign up. And let me know what you think!


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