Happy Halloween!

Posted on: October 31st, 2011 by Anthony Rapino 10 Comments

The big day has finally arrived, and as usual, I wish I could turn back the clock so it could be October 1st again.  I love Halloween of course, but now that it’s here, I know it’ll be over all too soon.

I spent last night watching the Halloween specials that have become part of my yearly tradition.  Garfield’s Halloween Adventure, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, and The Adventures of Pete and Pete’s “Halloweenie.”  At the end of the Pete and Pete episode, there’s a song that plays, and it never fails to stir all sorts of emotions around inside me.  The song is Polaris’ “Waiting for October.”  It’s a song the reminds me of a couple different things, and those memories all mingle and create a strange, happy, melancholy, reminiscent soup.

Yesterday I also prepared all my Halloween stuff.

I carved the Jack-O-Lantern

Which took on a cat-like visage

I baked the pumpkin pie

And failed to let it chill completely before removing a slice for my immediate consumption

I prepared the seeds for roasting

The seeds, little sister!  The seeds!

While all this was going on, I had a few of my home brewed pumpkin ales to pass the time

They’ve gotten even better since I last tried them

And of course I gazed longingly at the giant bowl of candy

I make sure to buy way too much so there will be plenty left over

Unfortunately, I do teach classes tonight and won’t be home until 7PM, which I believe is after trick or treating has started.  I wonder if I should leave out an Honor Bowl…

For all those Coffin Hoppers making their last rounds, I’ll choose a winner to my contest tonight, and announce it sometime tomorrow (once I recover from pumpkin ale and candy hangover).  Until then, enjoy these snow pumpkins I have in my front yard.

Happy Halloween!

10 Responses

  1. Red Tash says:

    Honor bowl! Oh, no! That video kills. 😉

    • Ha! Yeah, all those Halloween shorts are pretty funny.

  2. EArroyo says:

    OMG. No! Not snow! It’s probably heading over here. **shivers**

    That pumpkin pie looks good. Enjoy your evening. =)

    • Thanks! Have a Happy Halloween. 🙂

  3. Cate Gardner says:

    Oh noooooo, look at all that snooooooow.

    If the trick or treaters don’t make it out tonight you can at least console yourself with ale and candy.

    • That’s the plan! 🙂 Most of the snow has melted now, but it is really cold still.

  4. Indigo says:

    Happy Halloween to my soul’s twin.

    A bit late making the rounds but it’s soooo…very hard to move ones limbs when they’re zombified. Sounds like you have a wonderful set up for the night.

    I’ve gotten a very late start of the festivities including a little treat for my readers on my blog. That one came out of the blue and then maybe NOT. You know some of the background…(Hugs)Indy

  5. Erin Cole says:

    Wild to see all that snow! Our pumpkinds are just wet. I enjoyed each picture…some more than others (cheers).
    Yes, Halloween is almost over, but I always think, the real holiday of horror is about to begin. Right?

  6. Erin Cole says:

    That’s ‘pumpkins.’ I suppose some of them are kind.

  7. A-
    That Pumpking Ale is looking quite tasty! (And I too, make sure to over-buy on the treats so there are some left!)
    I’m a native Mid-westerner slowly perishing in the wastelands of central Tx so the snow is looking ok by me!

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