Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Halloween spirit

The Halloween spirit has finally come upon me today, all warm and tingly and exciting, full of skulls and bats and creatures of the night. It's a yummy feeling, and reminds me why this is my favorite time of year.

I'm a bit stumbled, because this is the time of year that I'd be making all sorts of creepy-crawlies, and all of my creative energy is going into the front porch-- intentionally and with forethought-- in the hopes of getting it the fuck done so I can move on into something else.

Looking back on previous years, I haven't really done anything with decorating the house for Halloween since I believe 1999, maybe 2000. I used to decorate the front porch and the exterior, but the dearth of trick-or-treaters kinda made it a lot of work for nothing, and I ran into a couple of years where something else came up that I had to do on Halloween night (usually fixing stuff).

Since I got back to civilization in 2005, I haven't really done anything except the Haunt Crawl. I always plan to have a Halloween party, but by the time it rolls around, there's still no way I could have people over without somebody getting injured or poisoned or something else awkward. So as much as I'd like to say next year for sure, I figure I'll let next year speak for itself since I still have so much stuff I want to do for next year as well. If things go well, I'll have an actual garage that could be partially constructed as a haunted house, or maybe just as a place that I can store enough stuff that I can have people over to the house-- but I doubt that I'll have furniture by then. So most likely not next year either.

And really, who knows what the future will hold?

Other than more work.
Tags: halloween

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