Showing posts from October, 2008

Which is scarier, Halloween or Election Night?

This past month has been a whirlwind of events.  A lot has happened, and now I’ll try to catch you all up on what’s been going down. In early October, I drove with my family to New York City, to attend a 100th birthday for my paternal aunt’s mother.  She’s the first person I know to hit the triple digits.  I ended up sitting at the “kids” table with my sister and seven other people (all older teenagers or college students).  It was not the social highlight of the evening.  But I was asked beforehand to be the official photographer and videographer for the birthday party, so I arrived with camera and camcorder in hand.  The most interesting part of the event was hearing the birthday girl give her speech.  “It’s always great to hear the eulogies about you with your eyes open,” she remarked. In mid-October, on a Saturday morning, I had to wake up at the usual “get ready for school” hour.  Because in a sense, I was doing exactly that.  On that day, I took the PSATs.  I think I did very