October 29 2014
Halloween seemed to totally sneak up on me this year. I think it has something to do with the weather – it's interesting how much that affects the mood of a holiday. While we've had a few cool days here and there, it's been a pretty warm fall in Dallas. And for some reason that's just not conducive to spookiness. Living in Florida was the absolute worst when it came to Halloween and Christmas. Something about a balmy temperature of 80 degrees accompanied by 85% humidity just doesn't scream "deck the halls." So Dallas is definitely an improvement.
Usually I've been plotting my costume for months by now...which probably clues you in to the fact that I'm a big Halloween fan. (It's second only to Christmas. In my humble opinion). Planning came down to the wire this year though. In lieu of my usual homemade masterpiece, I went to the dark side and purchased something. I may have actually gone to the darkest side. It might involve something "sexy". But don't worry, it's going to be a tongue in cheek, isn't this silly type of thing. It's something so absurd (yet still legitimately being marketed as a "sexy costume"), that no one in any world could possibly buy it in a non-ironic way. People will totally get that...right? I'm a little nervous, truth be told.
So anyways, in an effort to get more in the spirit, here's a little Halloween inspired montage – strange yet beautiful, just how I like it.