28 October 2011

???? Friday: Halloween!!!



HALLOWEEN

My favorite time of year.  The pumpkins with brilliant candles against a dark, unlit window.  Bright orange lights hanging from the rafters of houses and lacing apartment windows.  Leaves swirling in little, mini cyclones across the sidewalk.  Children in costumes varying from the most hideous monsters to the most adorable television characters.  Masks, makeup and wigs abound. Teenagers egging unsuspecting victims.  Rebels toilet papering trees and houses.  Music and candy is abundant throughout the neighborhood.  Children in sugar-induced hyperactivity, only to crash into sugar-depleted comas.  Parents exhausted from a night of worry over their trick or treaters.

I love Halloween!!!!


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9 comments:

Sarah Allen said...

Ah!! Is that the Haunted Mansion from Disneyland? It looks like it...maybe I'm seeing things...but I LOVE it!!!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Chary Johnson said...

@Sarah- Yes it is!!!!! Yay! I love it too.

ViolaNut said...

I've been singing "This is Halloween" from Nightmare Before Xmas for WEEKS. :-D Yay!

Chary Johnson said...

@Leanne-

Hahaha! Me too! Well, not weeks. Just this week. :D

Cold As Heaven said...

I will go down to the shop on the corner and buy a lot of candy, to give to the kids that ring on our door bell >:)

Cold As Heaven

Chary Johnson said...

@Cold As Heaven-

I'm going out to buy candy for my students. I'll give it to them at the end of the day so that they go home nice and hyper. :D

Cold As Heaven said...

What courses do you teach?

When I was a student, some of the physics professors used to walk around the library on Halloween with candy for the students >:)

Cold As Heaven

sue said...

I find it really weird reading so much about halloween. It's not part of our tradition and it's like looking over the fence at a party where you don't understand the language, music, history, food or expectations. Hope you all have fun. Sue

Chary Johnson said...

@Cold as Heaven:

I teach Geometry and Chemistry to high school 10 and 11 graders. No tricks in my class. Only treats. :D

@ Sue:

That is so interesting. I never thought of Halloween from the perspective of individuals who don't celebrate it.