Hello, my tasty treats! How are you? I don’t think we’ve had Indian summer yet, but there have been a few days of relative warmth, and we finally got some much needed rain. It may appear that all of nature is shutting down, but that isn’t so. Evergreens, which respire throughout the winter, need as much water as possible before the long winter freeze. Other trees, shrubs, and perennials also will benefit from water uptake before going dormant. My, sometimes I wish I could go dormant through the winter, or hibernate like bears. It’s not my favorite season, and becomes less so with each passing year.
Speaking of passing, Aaron Rodgers, the superb and superior quarterback of our stately, sublime, and superlative Green Bay Packers, threw 6 touchdown passes last Sunday night in the Packers win over the Houston Texans. Oh joy! The Pack is back! Next up, the St. Louis Rams, this Sunday, October 21, at noon in St. Louis. May our mighty Pack lay waste to the hapless Rams, chewing them up like a large meat grinder. They will be the St. Louis Sausages when the Packers are done with them.
This week I received an email from one of my favorite Irregulars, Mr. SER. He wrote:
Dear Madame Zoltar,
Do you believe in Voodoo?
If so, do you sell Voodoo dolls? I know someone who needs a treatment and I would love to give it to them!
Thank you for taking the time to contact me, Mr. SER. It’s always a pleasure. Not only do I believe in Voodoo, but I know some practitioners of it. It is a religion and I do not practice it. Therefore, I don’t stock Voodoo dolls. However, a quick search of the internet turned up numerous sources for voodoo dolls (http://www.voodooshop.com/products/dolls/A1.html), and even instructions on how to make your own (http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Voodoo-Doll). Be careful messing with that stuff, Mr. SER. If you Voodoo someone, what’s to prevent them from Voodooing you back? Here’s an informational video on Haitian Voodoo:
It’s interesting that they refer to Voodoo as a “spirit religion.” Aren’t all religions involved with spirits, or the Spirit?
Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate your feedback and I want you to always feel welcome here. Because you are.
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Have a great week, my dears. When you’re driving in the rain, watch out for wet leaves. They can be a slippery as ice. Enjoy this weather while it lasts. Zetetic!