“Candy apples and razor blades
Little dead are soon in graves
I remember Halloween” – The Misfits
This 2014 Halloween season did not get fully going like I had hoped. I want to say it was because I have finally grown up into a mature adult and waxing my Porsche, day trading and Saturday evening book clubs have taken the place of watching Halloween for the 5,723rd time, but that is just not the case. The real truth is my company is slightly restructuring and that metamorphosis begins with people in my position. Since September I have been in at least eleven states and times two in hotel rooms. Going out to business dinners is about as thrilling as pressure washing the side of the house and if I hear the acronym “EHR” one more time, I might tie my wrist to my testicles and enter into a Frisbee-Golf competition. Lets just say, work has come and killed my Great Pumpkin.
Looking back, however, it hasn’t been a total loss. There were some spooky trips, met some amazing people and done some amazing things all in the name of The Spook Show. The great novelist, J.W Ocker, toured me around Boston, I flew down to Key West and hung out with a real live voodoo doll named Robert, visited my buddy Travis from Bayou Babylon and his wonderful wife, Crystal to shoot some creepy scenes in a graveyard, made a cameo in The Sexy Armpit’s Halloween Show, had Ben (Juggernaut Cave), Brian (Review the World) and DJ D (Retro Ghouls and Shocks) over for a weekend to review tons of spooky crap and well as Blair Witch 2 and last but not least, I was the guest host on the great DJ D’s radio show, Dark Entries.
Oh, also was blown away by Matt’s annual Halloween countdown over at Dinosaur Dracula.
I guess when you list it out, it’s been a pretty busy season even though I feel like it was half-hearted thanks to such a busy schedule. I still have lots to cram in like a Q&A with a give away from J.W. Ocker and his new novel plus a look at the amazing artist Thomas Boatwrite. I bought the coolest commission ever and am excited to push his stuff to the next level.
OH! And mother frickin’ Final Cut Pro crashed so many times I have finally given up on it. I’m done. It’s a neat piece of software but a twenty-minute video shouldn’t take eight hours to export. And Apple wants me to buy it again for $300. Nope!
So, enough with the pouty puss talk. I am sorry for an empty Spook Show this year, 2014. Work really was the boogeyman. I owe you something…but what?
Hrm…I have one Pop Rocks Pumpkin Patch Orange left that I was saving to put in the company coffee pot on Friday but I think I owe it to you. But how?
Oh I do love you. I will dump this in my three-hour old cup of coffee and drink this just for my penance for a below average Halloween season. It’s all for you, Damian! It’s all for you!
Okay, I am coming right back.I just wanted to get this off my chest and say I’m a little sorry. Just a little.
I too am a grownup now and it is decidedly UNFUN. I don’t even get to stay in hotel rooms and drink gin in hotel bars and watch Halloween ever. I have to sit quietly in a corner and think about my responsibilities and buy groceries online.
However I am not completely immune to the magic of the season and that is why, this Halloween, I am going to stick a tiny person in a pumpkin costume and parade her around my neighborhood so she can gawk at all the ghosts and Sexy Ghosts and vampires and Sexy Vampires she will see.
That is what it is all about, Charlie Brown! I can’t wait to see Boobah’s costume!
Apologies? Perish the Thought! Pshaw and Pish! Naw, Man- you have kept the Jack-O-Lantern Light on for us, and I for one truly appreciate it. 🙂 It’s been a weird year here too (doesn’t help that we keep getting heat wave after heat wave 😦 but I’ve been slogging through the season too- Were it not for your efforts (and those of your aforementioned and most esteemed colleagues), I’m afraid I’d just be planning my weekend by now & waiting for the total dominance of X-Mas at every store besides Lowes (which sold out WHOLESALE two whole weeks ago here- For Shame, Lowes!). I hope your Halloween brings a Happy Helping of the Creepy Spirit- And Thanks, Will/Bill… It’s been a Most Sincere Pumpkin Season. 🙂
Don’t be sorry. You kept the flame alive. And I love the contrast between your sensible, stylish shoes/suit and the irrepressible you that’s on this blog. ❤