Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Hope you all had a great Halloween, we did. As you know, this is the night of the year we get to go out. From dusk till dawn we are no longer bound to this building. We also get to see old friends that cross back over for the night. All in all it was a great night, our only regret is that we didn’t know where all the Granite Refugees lived, or we would have come by and visited.


We waited in the front hall for the sun to set, when we would be able to leave and go out into the night.

02 Finally the time came, and under the cover of darkness we were set free for these few hours of Eallra Hālgena ǣfen, All Hallows’ Eve.


First place we wanted to go visit was this one. Talk about scary, the things that go on in there should make every taxpayer’s skin crawl.

04 We visited the superintendant’s office. Mixed a few things up and left a puddle of ectoplasm on his chair.

05 Look ma, we’re E.T.

06 Of course we had to visit the Haunted Old Mill down in Cottonwood. Saw a LOT of old friends there, that’s where we have the annual Halloween Dance. Of course it was a lot more fun back before it was abandoned by the haunted house people, but we still enjoyed ourselves.

07Especially when these crazy live people came creeping around the property. We followed them around as they looked for a way through the fence. We did the whole hands-on-shoulder, howling, moaning and icy cold finger to the throat thing on them, but they were die-hards. They didn’t leave until the cop on the hill flashed his spotlight on them and told them they were tresspassing. Killjoy cop. We didn’t even have a chance to see if our “A” game would work on them.

08Then we went up to the Salt Lake City cemetery and met with a couple old friends, Sid and Adele.

09Our final stop was to visit Capt. Janeway.
(Just kidding, we know Star Trek isn’t real)

We did get a chance to drop by the Art teacher’s house (we remembered his address from when you guys met there to pass out fliers for the Foods teacher’s campaign.) We also made it by a few other of your houses, addresses that we heard over the years. Maybe you felt our presence? We cruised the U student housing looking for the Music teacher, we knew she lived there, but not exactly where.

We hope you all had a great and eventful Halloween, we sure did. See you next year.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

Musical English Man

Mr. D just wanted you to know that he is playing down at Alchemy in a couple of Saturdays.  Here’s the details:

Mr. D invited you to "J.T D. Playing @ Alchemy Coffee" on Saturday, November 7 at 7:00pm.

Event: J.T D Playing @ Alchemy Coffee "Acoustic/Electric Blues, Rock & Americana" What: Performance

Start Time: Saturday, November 7 at 7:00pm

End Time: Saturday, November 7 at 9:30pm Where: Alchemy Coffee

We’d be there, but the one day we get to go off campus is NEXT Saturday.  Halloween! Our favorite holiday because we get to come out and visit all you at your homes. Heh, heh, heh.



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

One day in October

Steve came by today and said hello to us.  It took all three of us, but we heisted his camera from the back of his car and took a bunch of pictures while he was walking around.  Octavio figured out how to use himself as the memory card so we could put the pictures on here for all of you to see. Enjoy.


Monday, October 19, 2009

Where did all the flowers go?

Heard from our (ex)STS today and he told us that our favorite counselor (JW) got an interesting call from the district the other day. The head counselor down there was wondering where all the Granite students went. Hmmmm, not worth the trouble when they're at their own school, but when they are visibly absent from the district rolls, all of a sudden they want to know what happened. Octavio and Harriett and I were talking about it and the thing that struck us was that there were enough students that deserted our fair district that those people down there actually noticed! JW simply said "Did you check Murray and Highland High?" Way to go JW.


From our favorite science teacher at Churchill (the one without any storage space)

Today I attended the LDS baptism for Paulene MAE T... D.... Yes, she and Tyrel are married. Their son, Derek, is 9 months old and walking (wobbling). He has blonde hair and light blue eyes and has dimples. He looks a lot like Tyrel. Both grandmothers dote on him. Tyrel and Mae are working on finishing school and Tyrel is working. They are both sad that Granite closed because they wanted to finish there.


Last night/early this morning I was dreaming that I was singing-- loudly! "She will remember, you'll not forget her, though you are far away. She is calling, calling to you ever, Honor the grand old "G!"

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another fun thing to wile away the time

One of you friends out there sent us an invitation to do an interview at this site called WhoHub.  You can go check it out here:

But we’ll post the questions we’ve already answered here for ya.


What is your blog address? What subjects do you deal with?

Mostly we just talk about how lonely it is in a big abandoned school building and relay messages back and forth between the teachers that used to teach there.

What was it that made you create your blog? On what date did you start it?

We created the blog on August 13, 2009, a couple weeks before the beginning of the new school year. We were used to being alone with the custodians over the summer, but when the time that the building would be full of people came close, we realized it wasn't going to happen this year.

What blogging system have you adopted and why?

Blogger, because that's the one Steve uses.

How many visits a day do you get? What type of comments do you receive?

No idea. We're ghosts, not psychics.

How has 'having a blog' contributed to your life?

Yes, it helps us feel close to the poeple we miss.

Have you created relationships with other bloggers or readers of your blog?

No, lot of people don't think we're real.

How often do you post? Does regular posting of your blog require a lot of effort on your part?

Well, with only one person in the building, not much goes on, so we don't post as often as we would like to. Plus they left only this one crappy computer that I don't think they even know about, and it takes about a month to boot up.

Does blogging bring in income for you? Can one make a living from posting?

Who needs to make a living?

How do you promote your blog?

We don't.

How would you define your readers? Have you got a faithful audience?

A very small, very dedicated audience that we love.

Are there any blogs you follow daily or regularly?

Yeah, we look at Steve's to see what he's up to.

How do you see your blog evolving in the future?

No idea what so ever. Unless they tear down the building and then we'll be gone into oblivion and the blog will die.

What advice would you give to someone who wishes to begin a blog?

It's easy. Do it.


How do you find the balance between working to live and living to work?

We're dead, so we don't have to do either

In moments of tension, what techniques work in calming the mind?

Lincoln usually just flies up through the roof and watches the cars go by from there. Harriet will just go inside one of the thicker walls and stay there until she calms down and Octavio likes to go out on the lawn (we do get to roam the property too) and scare little dogs that are doing their business on the grass.

What is the greatest loss you have had in your life?

Our lives.

You have nine wins in a row in a game of roulette: do you continue because you are on a good run, or abandon the game because statistically, it is your turn to lose?

Run with the money.

Is there any superstition that makes you change your behaviour?

Dude, we ARE superstition!

Does knowing someone's zodiac sign help you to better understand that person?

Zodiac, schmodiac. What does the placement of planets millions of miles away have to do with personality?

What hobbies have you got?

Roaming the building.
Scaring little animals that wander onto the property.
3-man Pinocle.
Risk (thanks to whoever left it).
Counting cars that drive by.
Messing with the cell phone reception of people who walk by talking on their phones.

Which actor would you like to be?

Patrick Swayze or Edward Mulhare

If you were sent to a deserted island, which book, CD and film would you take with you?

Stephen King, Oingo Boingo and "101 Dalmations", the 1961 version.

A simple pleasure that for you is quite big or important.

Listening to the conversations of live people.

How do you respond to telemarketing calls?

Don't answer. Can't answer, it would take all three of us using full concentration to pick up the phone, and then all they'd hear is "whooooooooooooo"

Are you an ex-smoker? How did you quit?

We all still smoke, whenever we go over to the furnace building and fly through the chimney.

It is 5 pm on a typical Sunday: what are you doing?

Just hanging out somewhere in the building.

Something in which you are completely incompetent.

Lifting heavy things.

Of what are you an addict?

Nothing anymore, unless you consider being eternally linked to this school building as an addiction.

What toy gave you the best moments of your childhood?

Harriett's favorite toy was the corncob doll her mother helped her make back in '06 and Lincoln's favorite was the Pet Rock he got when he was 12. Octavio didn't really have a favorite toy.

How did you meet your current boy/girlfriend?

All three of us are currently without boyfriend or girlfriends. Unless we count each other, but that's all emotional, there’s nothing physical there.

What was your first vehicle?

Harriett never had a vehicle, women didn't drive back then. Octavio and his wife bought an old Studebaker the third year they were married and Lincoln had a beat up '63 Ford Pick-up when he was in high school.

Please list something you have not yet done, but that you would definitely like to do someday.

Cross over.

In your lifetime, what is the best news you have ever seen printed?

Harriett: "The 'War to End All Wars' Ends"
Octavio: "JFK Beats Richard Nixon"
Lincoln: "Man Lands on Moon"

To which other place in the world would you move without hesitation?


A bad habit you have overcome.

Biting our fingernails.

What do you imagine yourself doing for your retirement?

Oh, haunting an old school building, maybe.

If you were to return reincarnated, which real-life person would you like to be?

Any real-life person