Happy Halloween!

Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2009 by Travis Cody in

I missed my bloggoversary on 28 Oct. I have now been blogging for three years.


Thanks for the reminder Julie!

I could tell you a little bit about the history of Halloween. I could tell you a skeery story. I could tell you a Trick or Treat story from when I was a kid.

But what I think I'll tell you is a quick little story about Bees.

Yesterday at my office, we had a Halloween afternoon. Now I've been insanely busy at work with a massive inventory project, and I didn't really have time for fun and frolics and frivolity.

I know! Me! No time for silliness? Oh the humanity!

Anyway, employees were invited to bring their families to the office for the party and for some Trick or Treating for the kids at everyone's desk. Naturally I had a few decorations out and a big cauldron of candy.

I'm busy, but I had to make time for a little bit of fun.

So y'all know that I'm a Worker Bee for Peace, right?

Well, as the kids were parading by in their cute little costumes, what do you suppose I saw?

Ready for it?

BEES! There were four kids wearing little BEE costumes!

Well! Who am I to argue with serendipity? I stopped working and took a break for an hour to enjoy a bit of fun and frolics and frivolity.

I found one little guy in a BEE costume...I work with his dad. He's about 4 years old and he knows me pretty well. He calls me Unc Twavs. I taught him to throw his arms up in the air and say "BEES FOR PEACE"! And then I taught him a little jig.

You should have heard him giggle. It was priceless.


I did NOT giggle!

But I did have some fun after all during my insanely busy day.

Are you ready for Blog Blast for Peace? It's coming up fast...this Thursday in fact.

"If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day." Alex Noble

Check the top of my side bar to your right for all the information you need to participate in this year's Blog Blast for Peace. Please consider joining us. If you need help with your Globe, let me know in comments.

Help us spread the word about Blog Blast for Peace coming up on 5 November 2009, and you can grab the Worker Bee badge you see at the top of my sidebar to fly for yourself.

You know you want to join us. Come on. Do it.

I believe that words have power, so this matters.


  1. barb says:

    A Worker Bee for Peace. I love that, Trav! I'm so glad you took some time off. All work and no play is No Good!

    Happy Halloween! Big Hugs ♥xo

  1. Glad you had fun at your party. Our Halloween has putzed out. Kidlet admitted she is not able to do the haunted house routine. She is just too tired still.

  1. you are totally buzzed!

    (we saw one at lunch today...a little bumble bee all dressed up...)

    You are truly one of the most faithful bloggers...not sure how I stumbled on to you...but I have enjoyed the time immensely. Congrats on your three years!!!

  1. Congrats & Happy Halloween. I can imagine the little "bees for peace" dude. Reminds me of a dream I had; I was watching a parade. One of the marchers was wearing a bee costume with a rifle attached to it. I yelled & pointed, "Look! A killer bee!" Yes, even in my dreams I'm a smart @$$.

  1. Cherie says:

    Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. You're one of the first blogs that I followed regularly. You have always inspired me with your posts whether they're fun and silly or working for world peace or both, as with this one.

    Yes, Halloween bees are all the rage this year, I think that even Dianne's granddaughter, Hope, is going to be one this year. I think that's a really cute costume idea.

    Have a good one. :)

  1. Dianne says:

    Hope was a bee for her first Halloween

    Congrats on 3 years Trav!

  1. Happy 3 Travis! And Happy Halloween. My costume this year was a bee and Oct 28 is a real special day for me!
    Peace my friend.

  1. LOL about the bee costumes. And congrats on 3 years.

  1. jennifer says:

    BIG grin over you and your Bee buddy. What a sweet moment!

    Congratulations Travis on three years of blogging. I am glad to be one of your readers.

  1. Mags says:

    Happy 3 years! :)

    The image of you dancing and making a little bee dance makes me smile. Even though I have no idea what you look like. Still funny.

  1. Linda says:

    Belated congratulations on your third year of blogging! Funny how fast it goes, isn't it?!?

    Sounds like you had a great Halloween break at work teaching a bee how to dance and all; it's important to take a break once in awhile no matter how swamped we are. Life goes by too fast not to enjoy this little moments now and again, right?!?

  1. Travis says:

    Barb: We're buzzing about now with just 3 days to go!

    Starr: Well, let's hope the worst of her being ill is over and she can enjoy the rest of the holiday season.

    Katherine: I am! I remember the first posts of yours that I read. They were the ones counting alphabetical attributes of men. I don't remember how I found you though.

    Lana: He was super cute.

    Cherie: Some of the bees are from the Transformer movie, but the ones I saw were all of the bumble variety.

    Dianne: I saw that! And thanks!

    NNG: Excellent!

    Charles: Thanks!

    Jennifer: Mah Bee Buddy! His dad was out today...I wonder if the little guy did "Bees for Peace" all weekend.

    Mags: Oh I had a whole group of people laughing. It was fun.

    Linda: Dancing Bee strikes!