This week's assignment for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers:
This is Halloween! This is Halloween! What are your Halloween traditions?
Well, let me begin by saying how I always went trick-or-treating as a kid. I gave up on this once I hit high school. In college I found myself less into the holiday, getting excluded form most of the parties, save one n 1992, one of the few years since I've been alive that Halloween occurred on a Saturday. I've similarly been excluded from parties (Sorry to have to say all this!) by various co-workers at different jobs over the years, save the one I was at in 2005. Again, sorry to be saying all this. And it's even more complicated that what I've already told you. So let me tell you what I have been doing since 2008, when I wandered downtown to a local bar in Hollister, California that has been around since the 1940s.
Upon entering the bar, I discovered they were having a Halloween-based karaoke contest. I had never been great all that great at singing and didn't bother, at least not then. Contestants were to sing a song that seems to correlate with their costume. As some of you league posters may remember from our first assignment this month, I was the Seven Deadly Sins that year. It when then that I met this one lady who really likes karaoke and we've been talking since then. I then decided to go to the Halloween karaoke the following year and have been ever since. This year event will be this coming Friday.
And it seems I can't go without eating candy corn each Halloween. This year alone, I bought three bags already, most recently this past Sunday at Rite Aid.
Other League participants this week so far:
Dead Man Dan's Creepy Crypt of Terror
Rediscover the 80s
Branded in the 80s
Geek Till It Hurts