Thursday, October 28, 2010

Talk Thursday // Halloween

When I was a kid, I had extremely conservative parents. We were not allowed to trick or treat, talk about witches, ghouls or vampires, and all Halloween festivities had to be done under the guise of a "Harvest Party." Now as an adult, I just don't care for Halloween. I've never cared for scary movies, slutty costumes or masks (they give me the heebie-jeebies). Therefore, Halloween has never held much excitement for me. My Halloween tradition has become watching "Luther" after whatever Halloween party I attend (I like candy & people, therefore I'll go to a party).

However, since its Talk Thursday and I can smell pumpkins & candy in the air, mingled with the stench of costume sweat, let's take a Halloween survey:

1. How did you celebrate Halloween growing up? Or did you at all?

2. What is your favorite Halloween-esque movie?

3. Do you have any Halloween traditions?

4. What are your plans for this Halloween weekend?

5. What will you be dressing up as?
This picture still cracks my stuff up.
Happy Halloween!!

4 comments:

Erica Grubaugh said...

1. How did you celebrate Halloween growing up? Or did you at all?
-Yep, we dressed up and went trick-or-treating. I think I went as a witch one year when I was REALLY little, but other than that we never went as anything scary or evil-looking. Granted, that's probably because we (especially my mom) were pansies. My senior years or high school AND college, I goth-ed out just for the shock value. I won the Chi Sig award for scariest costume at the Halloween party that year.

2. What is your favorite Halloween-esque movie?
-Hands down, The Nightmare Before Christmas (PLUS, it doubles as a Christmas movie!), but Hocus Pocus comes in a pretty close second.

3. Do you have any Halloween traditions?
-Not since I out-grew trick-or-treating. The past couple of years I've helped my friend, Stephanie, cob-web her house, and we might watch a Halloween-y movie, but that's it.

4. What are your plans for this Halloween weekend?
-Working, and maybe going up to see my grandparents. My Pa Pa's birthday is on the 30th.

5. What will you be dressing up as?
-Since I'm not going anywhere that requires dressing up, probably nothing. D=

CerahSee said...

I celebrated Halloween by dancing "sky clad" in a field. We're druids. :) jk jk lol.

I always went Trick-or-Treating when I was little...but I was never scary or anything like that.

Favorite Halloween movie-The Addams Family.

I don't have any traditions...although I usually try to carve a pumpkin.

This weekend I'm going to Trail of Treats at the park and being awesome...or maybe egging some houses. Like my superintendent's...jk jk.

I actually dressed up today and WON the faculty category for the costume contest. I was Juno McGuff. I looked like I was about 38 months pregnant. :) Pictures will be coming to facebook asap.

Stephen said...

1. My dad took my sister and I trick-or-treating in our costumes. That was about it.

2. I hate scary movies, so none.

3. I like to eat candy corn. Is that a tradition?

4. Eat candy corn. We are having a Fall Festival for the kids at church on Saturday. Sunday (Halloween) we'll be at church for morning service, handbells, and evening service. (Holy Halloween, Batman!)

5. I will be dressing up as a music minister. Maybe I will wear my sweater vest!

Adina said...

1. How did you celebrate Halloween growing up? Or did you at all? As a child we did the trick-or-treating thing and went to parades with the family. As a teenager, I had to be in those parades.

2. What is your favorite Halloween-esque movie? Hands down, my favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus. I mean, it has Bette Midler in it! What's not to love?
3. Do you have any Halloween traditions? Does getting a huge laugh out of the super conservative people freaking out about Halloween count as a tradition? I guess it might since it happens annually!

4. What are your plans for this Halloween weekend? Homework, Sunday school class bonfire, church where I'm leading the children's story with a Connect Four object lesson, more homework and packing up for school

5. What will you be dressing up as? I already had my one opportunity this past Wednesday night at Awana to wear my costume. I was a ladybug. Sadly, the adults took forever to get it and the children knew right away. Come on people! I had on black pants with a red shirt and red wings with black spots plus antenna on my head!