Yesterday John and I bundled up and walked along Hillcrest, a street famous in Louisville for their Halloween decorations. Here are a few of the highlights.
And then last night we watched The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’d have chosen something a bit more scary – Sweeney Todd, perhaps – but no one else in the family has my taste for gore.
John’s planning on carving our Halloween pumpkin tomorrow. All he’ll tell me is it will be a “Steampunk Pumpkin”, so I’m expecting something along these lines:
Hopefully tomorrow I’ll have time to whip up his costume, “escapee from an insane asylum”. It will only involve sewing the sleeves from one old lab coat onto the ends of the sleeves of another old lab coat, so I should be good. Some spiky hair and some dark circles under the eyes and he’ll be ready to go. He can supply his own maniacal laughter.
I hid the Halloween candy from myself and the rest of the family, but we ate most it anyway, so I’ll be buying more. I should really stop buying candy I like.
Michael has hunted down the CD I listen to at top volume every Halloween night, Alan Parsons Project’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Every song is based on an Edgar Allen Poe story or poem, and The Cask of Amontillado is probably my favorite, but they are all good.
Best of all, I’m going with a couple of friends to see a live performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show this weekend. As someone who spent way too many Saturday midnights dressed up and doing the Time Warp I can’t wait to see the Pandora Productions version. If you’re in the Louisville area cross your fingers and see if you can still get tickets – they usually sell out.
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