For the first time in several years, 31 October actually felt like Halloween. Last year was the first time in my entire life I did not dress up for Halloween. No one threw any parties and no kids come trick-or-treating in my area of town (alas apartment life) and I was caught up in finishing my thesis, so the holiday passed without my notice. But this year we had a Halloween celebration at work! I got to dress up with my colleagues and eat candy. If that’s not proper Halloween I don’t know what is. Then I stopped at CVS, bought some Milky Ways (also toothpaste, but that was not related), and then came home.
When we were taking out the trash Neil and I noticed a howling in the neighborhood. It was a consistent and long ooo-ooo-oooooh. It went on for a little bit before being followed by the unmistakable high-pitched shout of a some little kid yelling, “HALLOWEEEEEEN! Ooo-ooo-ooooohhhh!”
I think that pretty much summarizes my evening. We watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and all was well.
Tomorrow is 1 November and National Novel Writing Month shall commence. As of this moment, I am participating. I’ll try to keep you apprised of my progress whenever possible. I am hoping to start strong after work tomorrow. I would try to stay up and work on it past midnight tonight, but I am very, very tired. Last night, we couldn’t get to bed because people kept driving past honking with obnoxious ferocity because of the World Series win. And while I am very pleased for the Sox, I would have liked to have just gone to bed at a reasonable hour.
No matter! Sleep will go down tonight. Until next time! xx