The buildup to Halloween has kept me pretty busy this week. I spent most of the past weekend combing stores for Halloween steals, my favorite finds being a set of cheese knives with femur bone handles, and a Sally figurine to finally pair with my Jack Skellington.
Sunday night I cheered the Red Sox as they won the World Series. Monday my husband and I attended an episode of Monday Night Raw, and had the rare opportunity to catch legends like Trish Stratus, Lita, and the Undertaker all in one show. We wound up sitting in a row of Patriots fans, and spent all of the breaks checking the score of their Monday Night Football game and bemoaning the lack of touchdowns. October is always busy for New England sports fans.
Last night I relived a bit of my childhood at a movie theater showing of Nightmare Before Christmas and am quite tired today at work. I’m looking forward to relaxing tonight with some of my family and passing out candy. I’ll really appreciate that my mom is bringing dinner, and paper plates to eat on.
What are your plans for tonight? Passing out treats? Haunting the neighborhood? I’d love to know!
Strange Happenings This Week:
Wednesdays, October 31st- Everyone knows the 31st is Halloween, but it also marks the death of magician Harry Houdini in 1926.
WeenDream is a nonprofit organization that collects used Halloween costumes year round for children in need. In addition to the costumes themselves, WeenDreams also accepts supplies that donors can buy of an Amazon wish list and monetary donations.
Sunday, November 4- For those living in the United States and Canada that observe daylight saving time, set your clocks back 1 hour this morning. The official switch occurs at 2 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1 a.m. local standard time. The switch means sunrise and sunset both arrive an hour earlier today than they did yesterday. So, at least by clock time, the latest sunrise of the year occurred yesterday morning.
Friday, November 2nd- If you are still looking for scares once Halloween is over, the occult thriller Welcome to Mercy hits theaters. The indie horror film centers around a young, single mother who seeks help after suffering the symptoms of stigmata.