My internet was out all day yesterday, so I didn’t really mess around with my computer at all. Therefore, admittedly, not a lot of thought has gone into what today’s post would be. But oh well. Let’s run with it.
Why do I love Halloween? Let me count the ways.
1. There’s always a horror movie playing on TV in the month of October. Even if it’s a really, really bad one. Okay, the wonderful invention of On Demand makes this even more of a reality, but seriously, you can find some station on your tube playing something like one of the Friday the 13th movies or Ginger Snaps or Scream.
2. CANDAY!!! Sure, I’m not as hooked on the stuff as I was when I was a kid, but with a nod and a smile I can feel at ease knowing that I can walk into virtually any retail chain this time of the year and come face to face with an aisle (or two, or three) full of “fun size” candy bars, mini boxes of theater candy, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in a plethora of Halloween shapes, strange gummy body parts and jumbo bags of cheap mix candy that I wouldn’t feed to my worst enemy’s dog.
3. Costumes. Honestly, I haven’t dressed up since, well… 2003? But that was only for work (I was Paul Stanley!). Before that, I think the last time I dressed up and actually went out trick or treating was in 8th grade, when my friend convinced me that we should put on some cheap masks (the masks making up our whole costume) and go around begging my neighborhood for candy.
Anyway, even though *I* don’t dress up anymore, costumes are still fun. It’s fun to look at’em on the shelf and wish I was still a kid (kids get to wear the coolest costumes) and it’s also fun to see others dressed up. It’s *especially* fun to head off to the local party store and check out all the pics of the adult “sexy” costumes. You know, sexy policewoman, sexy nurse, sexy bicyclist, sexy cook, sexy stripper, sexy food poisoning victim, etc. It’s also nice to imagine Connie putting one of those on for me. She never does though. =\
4. Decorations are another great part of the season. Though I can’t get my old lady to get caught up in the, ahem, spirit of things I love Halloween decorations. I especially love all those little Halloween villages that spun off from those popular Chirstmas villages. Just too bad they’re so freakin’ expensive.
5. As Halloween creeps up, theoretically, that means cooler temperatures (but who can really predict that in this day and climate). Nothing says fall like actual fall weather.
What are YOUR favorite parts of the season?