But October is easily my favorite month of the year.
I love when Summer turns into Fall and there is a generally nip in the air, but it's not too cold. If you know what I mean. You can still sleep with the windows open at night for most of the month here in the Northeast. And the days are usually pretty nice. We are beginning this October with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole dumping a bucketful of rain on our heads, but it's gonna clear up and be real nice this weekend.
Another reason I love October is kind of a silly one. Watching horror movies. I know, I know...I can watch horror films all year round, right? True...but they just SEEM better in October. A windy, partly-cloudy October night with the moon peeking in and out and leaves blowing around. That's the perfect atmosphere for watching a horror movie, my friends. You get those odd noises coming from outside, maybe a little fog coming in off the harbor....it's the best!
Then there is Halloween. If you are reading this you probably know how I feel about Halloween, but if not let me just say that it's easily my favorite holiday. Everything about it. Pumpkins. Kids (and adults) dressed up as their favorite ghoul. Candy. What's not to love? We are going to be down in Charleston, SC again this year for Halloween and (while it's much warmer down there at this time of the year) I can't wait. I promise you all right now. I'm dressing up like The Dude this year. And there will be pictures!
So happy October* everyone. Hope you all enjoy it half as much as I do.
*Is anyone kind of looking forward to October 10th this year? 10/10/10, don't ya know. I'm not paying any bills this month until the 10th because I want to write that date down as often as possible. That's a bit of an anachronistic joke there. I haven't written a check in nearly forever. Who does these days? Just pay that shit online, yo!
___________________________________________________Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. You really need to see Trick 'r Treat.