It’s late. I’ve been researching and writing about things that go bump in the late night. I’ve been working on a story composed of smaller stories. I wanted to finish it for tomorrow night’s (that is to say, tonight’s) reading in class. But I only finished outlining the story and fleshing out the characters and completing one of the mini stories. So I guess I’ll turn in the mini story. I’ll get back to the whole later.
“Work is its own cure,” says a line in a poem about writing…and it’s right. I felt anxious and talent less earlier…but now I feel better. “You have to like it better than being loved.” Maybe that’s correct too…in its own way.
Remember that freaky comic strip I ranted about, the one that says trick or treating is against Jesus? (if not scroll down a bit) Well, Halloween has enemies from the opposite end. READ THIS to find out about a school district in Washington that banned their Halloween parties because depictions of witches is not politely correct towards people who practice Wicca. So Christians and Wicca agree on one thing…and it just happens to be the bane of my beloved Holiday. BAH! (I don’t have the energy for another rant on this…so just pretend I did)
Speaking of Halloween. It’s upon us friends. What are everybody’s plans? For me, the center of events happens on Saturday, with the party at Jeramie and Amy’s place. I believe their invite email instructed us to spread the word…so this is me spreading the word (whether you got that email or not…come on!).
This weekend is Jordan’s play. Nick wants me to spread that word. And here I am, again spreading words. Actually this is me spreading W O R D S. Get it? I’ll be seeing that Friday.
But what of the rest of Friday night and Sunday? I have not yet had either a horror movie night nor a sit down with some friends (some booze) and some ghost stories. Perhaps either Friday or Sunday a group may get together to do movies/stories and then, on the left over night, hit a local haunted house or something. What say everyone? Let us not forget vampire tag (see earlier post).
OK…birds are singing. That means time for bed.
Well the party is definitely on, and I hope we get a good turnout this year. And since I plan on having horror movies playing most of the night (only the best of course: the Exorcist, the Ring… maybe some other ones that start with “the”) and there will be plenty of hanging around, drinking and talking, I’m looking for a chance to do some Haunted Houses! The one in twin-town (that’s Bloomington-Normal) is supposed to be good this year. Clinton’s is always good too. Then there’s the one Amy and I were talking about last night… oh wait, that’s the one WE want to run (that’s another topic)… I’m open to any others too. I’m thinking Friday night (after Jordan’s play maybe?) Hopefully we’ll be able to get the fright-fest decor up with enough time to spare for this (as an example from last years party – our bathroom was coated in blood).
I’m open to ideas for Sunday too, so long as I can be there when the kiddies come to get their candy. This’ll be my first time ever actually getting trick-or-treaters and I’m excited… and COLLEGE STUDENTS WELCOME!! Come in your costume and I’ll give anyone candy.
This is the house…come on in! This is the house…built on sin!
OK…so hows this for a plan…
Friday night, after Nick’s play, we go to some haunted houses (maybe the one in Clinton).
Saturday party (EVERYONE COME ON DONW!!!).
Sunday…I don’t want to be presumptuous and just invite myself and others…but would you (Jeramie and Amy) want any company while you give candy to trick or treaters. I’ve never sat in the house for this either…but wouldn’t mind with some frineds and some ghost stories/movies (and people might be partied out a bit by Sunday…so a more relaxing Halloween celebration might be nice). An option on top of this would be to go, later (after trick or treating) to a local haunted house (Bloomington) for those who didn’t get ot go on Friday.
Just a sketch…thoughts?
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Adrienne and I are playing hookie on monday, so we are free to hang out by you guys, watch movies, hit haunted houses, etc etc. Friday night, she’s gonna be working in Indianapolis, though, so we won’t get to take part in the fun, till Saturday. But, we’re also up for any haunted houses you guys wanna do. Just let us know.
Re: Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Excellent for playing hookie!!!
Hmmmmm…since I’m going to be gone for three + days…maybe I should bring Lenore with me…
there is always that idea of breaking into the bartonville asylum…usually good fun, but it’ll probably be scoped out by the cops, seein’s as it’s Halloween weekend and all. those fuckers never let us have our fun. perhaps there could also just be the good ol’ fashion fun of toilet papering 🙂 i know it sounds high school…but there is something charming about it. my vote is for any of the faculty buildings on campus here…then their houses…oh well.
TP-ing is fun…Forking is more fun :o)
Old State Mental Hospital
I can garauntee the cops will be scoping the Bartonville asylum this weekend. I’ve been down there a couple different Halloweens and they’re almost always there.
Halloween offensive to witches…I’m in shock at that one.
oh I wanna play too!!!!
grr….I’m so sad that I don’t get to hang out with you guys…but I’ll tell you my plans.
Friday, I work in the afternoon…back in the box (so guess who’ll be posting a lot tomorrow) Then I’m meeting a former professor about being in his upcoming producion.
Saturday I have my audition for Everyman at Forum Theatre.
Thn I’m going to see my friend Casie in Bunnicula. To which I will be going in costume, just like all the little kiddies. I don’t know what I’ll do yet…though bringing back Escher (for those of you familiar with my leperous make-up triumph) is way tempting…though I’ll fighten the wee ones I’m sure. And John-Paul might not want to sit with me….hmmm…maybe something tamer. Ideas?
Sunday afternoon I’m working at Shakespeare Theatre (light hang) and then in the evening I plan on attending the opening night performance of Woolly Mammoth’s new show, Grace. Perhaps I’ll go to that in costume as well….hmmm…
Not very much like a typical Halloween….but it could be fun nonetheless. Sadly I will not be around for the trick or treaters…which I guess is okay considering I don’t have money to buy candy this year.
Have fun in your spooky travels! Don’t forget to make my video!!! I’m very much looking forward to my virtual haunted house….and to see all your shining faces!!! 🙂