One thing that Ebenezer Scrooge does not get is a good night's sleep. That's because pesky ghosts keep appearing with reminders that he needs to reconsider his grumpy life. Ever since Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol" in 1843, audiences have enjoyed accompanying Scrooge on his overnight ethical transformation.
Running in a 5K race can be challenging and tiring. Imagine running over, under and through a dozen obstacles, many involving mud and water on a hilly course and, oh yes, with hordes of the undead chasing you.
Our house is on the county water system, which isn't likely to lose pressure except in the most extreme of situations, like zombie apocalypses or Planet of the Apes type shifts in the civilization paradigm.
Halloween is a big-business, big-interest holiday and no different in North Baltimore where local merchants and residents, like Erin Rinner get into the spirit. At Rinner's Evesham Park house tombstones dot the yard, skeletons crawl through the fog in the grass, an animatronic Grim Reaper greets you with ghoulish good humor at the front door, and a battery-operated black cat yowls at the bottom of the footpath.
The Black Keys have predictably sold out the Verizon Center. But there's no need to pay a scalper or StubHub your life's savings for tickets. The band will likely play Merriweather Post Pavilion at some point this summer