I swear up and down to myself every year that I’m not gonna do this.
If you read this site without having to be linked to it from Facebook (it could happen), you might have noticed how new posts seem to trickle off as Halloween gets closer and closer. I always start out strong in September, posting once every three days or so, but by the time October hits I’m so hopelessly, hilariously short on free time, this is what gets put on the back burner.
I don’t want it to be that way. I always envisioned this site as being kind of an internet Halloween clubhouse. A site you can read if you’re not willing to dump as much personal commitment into the holiday as I do, but still want to recognize it in some way. There’s an ever growing list of “meatier” articles I’ve been planning to write. Some of them have been in draft mode for two years or more.
But alas, this is how it is. You can’t keep growing a giant Halloween bash and running an amateur haunt year after year and not start to run short on time. At least, not until you can make it your actual job (some day).
I doubt anybody has been craving this explanation, but if you’re out there, it’s for you. I promise to keep posting as often as I possibly can. I’d still like to do some horror movie reviews and I have a nice collection of photos and links to share of Halloween celebrations currently taking place across America. I hope I do get to share those things.
Either way, excitement is building. We are now in the final countdown. Two weeks left of Halloween. I, personally, have yet to buy a single item for my costume, or a single pumpkin to carve, or a scrap of trick or treat candy. In a perfect world, I would have all of those things in the bag by now. But let that be a reminder to you – the clock is ticking. Two weeks is less time than you think.
So as not to end this post on a depressing note – I want to tease a post I’ll be writing in the next day or two. There’s a street two blocks south of mine that makes me think fate is bad with directions. A number of houses on this street go ALL OUT on their yard decorations for Halloween every year. Walking up and down that street in a late October night is one of my greatest pleasures, even if it always makes me realize I should live there. One house in particular goes as far as to create a whole new facade for the front of their house with a different theme every year. This year, well… I’m very, very impressed. And another home appears to have something even more exciting up its sleeve…