Monday, November 1, 2010
Good Spirits Last Night
Truth be told, it's my favorite holiday... yet I barely (if ever) do anything special for it. I'm no longer the "wild party" type, so going to a spooky bash isn't really my thing. I'm no longer Trick-or-Treat'ing, so I don't make rounds that way. And I am often too lazy to decorate (but I do put some stuff out.) Although I love the concept, I'm not all that into dressing up. But otherwise, I find it the most intriguing and delightful. (Except for the giant spider decorations on my block! - But that's rather the point, isn't it?)
However, yesterday I had a perfect Halloween!
This might sound pathetic to some, and it may be, but I rather enjoyed lounging around the house watching the many TV shows about the paranormal and hauntings plaguing the airwaves on account of the date. Much to my chagrin, I had to keep switching around since I'd seen most of them before. My fault for watching them whenever I can, I suppose.
Late in the afternoon, Bart left to go accompany his pseudo-cousin's kids on their Trick-or-Treat'ing. Rather young kids - and they already had a gaggle of adults hovering around them, so I stayed home and kept watching spooky stuff.
Then, at dark, I decided I couldn't just sit around with no candy! (We don't get Trick-or-Treat'ers since we're a building and not a house so there hadn't been any around.) Thus, knowing myself to be deplorable, I paused the TiVo just as the skeptic husband would have his paranormal experience and ventured out anyway for something to snack on while watching.
As an added bonus... I found myself scribbling down ideas for the novel I'm hammering out. Yep! Inspired by one of my favorite films. No... not in the sense of stealing from it. It's just that several of the scenes and/or subject matter sprung up ideas in my mind that I could find useful in other ways. That spark I spoke of the other day turns out to be viable... and it looks as if I have something I can work with after all. I still need the motivation from the one character... but then, I might start writing anyway without knowing that wherefore yet. I'm sure he'll tell me as I go.
And so... that, to me, constitutes a great Halloween!