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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday 13: Thirteen Things I Love About Halloween

  1. Candy corn. I’m not huge on the sweets, but I do love me some candy corn. Funny story: Every year when I was a kid, I’d bite the white top off a piece of candy corn, put it in my palm, hold out my hand, and say “Mom, I broke a tooth!” And every single year, she would fall for it. (Love you, Mom!)
  2. It’s traditionally believed that All Hallow’s Eve is the time when the veil between the worlds is thinnest, so it’s a time to remember and honor those who have passed before us.
  3. It’s autumn!
  4. Dressing up! As a costumer, I like having the excuse to put together something new and silly—and see what all my friends have come up with. (At our party this year, five of us ended up in faerie costumes… Not surprising given that three of the five had been to Labyrinth of Jareth this summer.)
  5. Decorations! My house is decorated, and I’ve helped a friend decorate her house, too. Our local historic district (two blocks away; although we’re in an historic house ourselves, we’re outside of the official boundary) goes all out for Halloween, so one of our traditions is to walk the area and enjoy the decorations and the thousand (yes, 1000) kids in costume.
  6. Gummy worms. Again, I’m not a big sweets person, but a friend always has a cauldron with gummy worms hanging out of it, and I always have to eat a few worms…slowly…with them wriggling out the corner of my mouth…
  7. My Samhain playlist. Fun, spooky songs abound!
  8. Practical Magic, one of my favorite movies—Halloween’s an excuse to watch it again!
  9. My “Spooky” t-shirt.
  10. My plethora of Halloween-themed socks!
  11. My bat earrings.
  12. Nobody looks at you funny if you’re dressed Goth. Or you have a Goth-y house.
  13. It’s New Year’s Eve, a time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the new year. The Wheel turns…


Adelle said...

I love Practical Magic as well. Fun list. Happy Halloween!

Paige Tyler said...

Great list! I love candy corn, too!


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Jennifer McKenzie said...

Practical Magic AND Halloween Is Grinch Night.
I love this list.

Alice Audrey said...

I always end up dressed as a witch. I sure try a fairy costume just to change things up a bit.

Stephanie Adkins said...

All great reasons! Happy Halloween! *hugs*

Heather said...

Would love to see that historic distric--sounds fantastic! Happy Halloween!

Mel said...

Man, I've never had candy corn before. I kind of feel left out. LOL. I think that I need a halloween playlist

Janice said...


I love Halloween too. I got a new shirt instead of the sweat shirt that really is too hot. My now one says spooktacular.