"Never miss a chance to do good"--David Stanley
Watch scary movies and eat candy.We don't get trick or treaters, but we always have candy on hand just in case.
My plans WERE to go to a Halloween party for the first time in a decade (yay babysitter!). And actually excited about costume (Scoops Troop!), which never happens. Even shaved off my beard for the outfit for the first time in a decade (feels super weird). But NO! Daughter caught lice from school (ick!), so had to cancel plans and spend all weekend dealing with that. Hope you all are faring better!
The community college library where I work is doing a "Twisted Fairy Tale" scavenger hunt and I will be going as Beauty...And the Beast. :) And oh no, Steve how awful! That is a true horror story indeed!
Buy candy. Bemoan lack of trick or treaters. Eat candy.
We don't get trick-r-treaters either. They don't want to trek up the 250 foot long driveway. Can't say I blame them. So I buy bags and bags of Kit Kats for hubs and Candy Corn for me and we watch our fill of scary movies before they disappear until next year.
The beginning of Halloween week, I get my attic people set up in the dormer windows. I buy candy I don't crave -- meaning chocolate -- and I wait to see what the youngest one comes as. She'll either be a ghost or a mummy this year.
Probably start a new collection of form rejections. I was hoping to get a little more than that from the agent that turned me down last night. She said to query her. Que sera.I live on a dead end street with nine houses on it. I live close to the end and am the only one willing to give away candy. We have had four trick or treaters in 22 years. Maybe this year.
Not a tradition in Oz, but shops are really pushing for it to become one because, well, sales. So no Halloween happening here.Just as well we don't do Halloween really because I don't do scary. Even if I think I'm okay with it, my subconscious disagrees and I will have the worst nightmares (I have been known to scare the whole house by waking them with my nightmare fueled screams).
Provided that my house hasn't burned down by Thursday [we had a fire 2 miles from here, altho it was thankfully knocked down within 3 hours], my house will be dark because I'm taking my boys to our church harvest party. They have game booths where everyone gets candy, a climbing wall, a mechanical bull, and a lot of other things that my #2 son [age 23 but developmentally about 5] loves to do, and my #3 son dresses like a clown and juggles as part of the entertainment.Steve's story sounds more scary than anything else I've read for Halloween. Yikes!
Write as much as possible, then do yard work. I've got maybe two weeks before the weather goes from delightful fall to miserable wet. Need to get the leaves raked and everything else taken care of before it becomes an exercise in suffering...
Recovering from my flu/cold/now cough, while Fiance is doing ALL the cooking. See, it's not THAT bad ;).We changed the clocks back during last night, so it's only four hours between here and New York City. Seems pretty close :).Don't forget you'll change the clocks back NEXT weekend, Janet! I mean, I know, your phone will do it automatically, but last year you were confused it got dark so early all of a sudden. Just wanted to remind you this year... it's happening, so don't forget ;).
Bouchercon (World Mystery Convention) is in Dallas, TX this year during Halloween. I'll be attending. I had hoped to see 'Janet Reid' listed among the speakers, but alas there's only a 'Joseph Reid' (unless Janet's attending incognito).It will be my first mystery convention. I'm curious to see how it compares to the many SFF conventions I've attended.
Just got home from the three day Surrey International Writer's Conference up here in BC, Canada and my brain is about ready to explode with all the things I learned. I tried to put something together for this week's Flash Fiction contest but it just wasn't in the works. So much writing and so little time!My plans for the rest of the week are to head back to my "day" job for Mon./Tues. and then get ready for the handful of trick-or-treaters that hit up our house on Halloween in between catching up on writing projects and yard work.Steve Forti - ack! Good luck exterminating all those little buggers. K.White - have a great time at the World Mystery Convention! Dena Pawling - I hope your house doesn't burn down, either.And to everyone else - enjoy the candy.
Get home from SIWC, take a hot bath, and unpack my brain!
After a weekend divvied up between gigs and birthday festivities for Mrs. Casual (thusly no flash fiction entry from me, yesterday), and a few more gigs coming up this week, we were able to grab tickets for some of the annual Halloween festivities in Sleepy Hollow (of headless horseman fame). There's a haunted hayride, a Jack O'Lantern Blaze with 7000+ (!!) handcarved, illuminated pumpkins on display, and a live action murder mystery (with you being the one meant to unravel it all).I'm not much into Halloween, but the missus is. So, Sleepy Hollow, here we come. I'm going to bring the camera and hopefully catch a few goulish pumpkin shots.@Steve... Never—EVER—shave off the beard. Whether you're dressing up as a steamed rubarb or Princess Leia, the beard MUST remain in tact!
Erm... That costume of choice would, of course, be a steamed RHUBARB.
We're too far out of town to get trick-or-treaters and candy is the last thing I should be eating. Hmmm . . . I suppose I could reminisce about the horrible pranks my grandparents used to play on their neighbours, back in the early years of the 20th century. Maybe I should write them up for posterity.Or maybe I should don a witch's costume and hobble out to play some pranks myself.
No one in our neighbourhood celebrates halloween so I guess not much. The only horrors I am likely to encounter will involve nappies (that's diapers for all you Americans).
I'm sticking a pool full of candy out on my yard and hiding inside the house.But also taking the pups for the Howl'oween event here in town. They're looking pretty spiffy in their costumes.
It's the last week of semester here, so I shall mainly be marking. You'd have to ask my students whether that counts as scary.I am hoping to pick up a few mini-pumpkins for the rodents to tuck into though.
I planned on carving a Fun-kin for a special friend, but I can't find my dremmel kit nor my Fun-kins and they are sold out at Joann's.Well, I know where my Fun-kins are, but I am not unpacking that entire room this week. I have to get ready for some construction work.
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