I’ve Got A Good 60 Years Left


I can’t stand school carnivals. They are hot and crowded and tedious. But, hey, off we went last night anyway. We stood in line after line so my daughter could toss bean bags into little holes or pennies into jars and win plastic spider rings or balloons. There was a haunted house, too. Or what passed for a haunted house. There was a bowl of goop that was supposed to be eyeballs and somebody rising out of a casket and a plastic skeleton. The big slide was my daughter’s favorite part.

My favorite part was the fortune teller. I decided to get my fortune told, too. So I sat down with a guy dressed in a Scream costume. He took my palm and told me I would live to be 100. He said my children would go to college and be successful and make a lot of money. I said that was good since someone would have to support me when I was 100 because I wasn’t planning to work that long. Then he fumbled around for a bit, told me to put my hands on the ball, and then said, I’m not very good at this. I said, no, you suck. LOL. I’m so mean. No, I promise I’m not. We were laughing. I was just giving him a hard time.

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  1. kacey says:

    school carnivals should be outlawed…I mean once you’ve done one…why do you have to put yourself through that over and over and over?? And on a Friday night??? That’s just wrong…:fryingpan:

  2. mary beth says:

    LOL Suzanne! You know the school’s going to ask you to be the fortune teller next year now. 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    I love school carnivals because I don’t have to go to them anymore!! :bananadance:

  4. Toni Anderson says:

    Love fortune tellers!!

  5. Jill says:

    I love to get my fortune told!

  6. Mary Stella says:

    I haven’t been to a school carnival in several years. I think I last took my nephews over 10 years ago. I do remember the annual summer church carnival in my hometown. The same guy used to bring ponies, a mule and a real zebra for the pony rides. My friends and I always brought them carrots. One year the guy needed an extra walker and hired me. I was in horse heaven.

  7. Marcy says:

    Hmm…my boys are in the 4th and 5th grade and they’ve never had a school carnival! LOL I remember them from my school days though. :yes:

  8. Amy K. says:

    You, mean? Hmph.

  9. Maureen says:

    My kids’ had Octoberfest every year in elementary school. I hated it. The best time I had there was the last year I had to go.

  10. Jennifer says:

    I have a junior, a sophomore, and a senior. No more school carnivals for me. Well, no more until I’m a grandparent one day in the very very very distant future. Hopefully I’ll be good and senile by then so I can enjoy myself at the carnival.:guitar:

  11. Michelle says:

    LOL on the fortune teller. Poor guy. :loser: :mrgreen: