For Halloween I didn’t go out, or party or drink or whatever you do on Halloween now. I just stayed in with Hannah and we gave out candy to the kids that came to her house, which wasn’t many, because of the cold and snow. Yeah, it was kind of crazy that it snowed on Halloween this year. But it was still a fun night with ghost stories and a Halloween story.
Every year at Marian the students decorate their hallways in the dorms for the kids that come trick or treating. They come from the neighborhoods around Marian and some of the professors bring their kids too. Hannah’s floor had a carnival theme and she and her roommate dressed up as a lion and a lion tamer. As usual my floor tried to make their’s as scary as possible, complete with Michael Myers, a rabid wolf, clowns and a pitch black hallway with strobe lights. Needless to say the kids liked Hannah’s floor much more than mine and they had a great time. It was fun watching the kids in their various costumes have a good time.
So tonight I got a sweet surprise from Hannah. A while back we had watched a video from Neil Gaiman (great author) who wanted to start something called All Hallow’s Read, which is where you give a person a scary book to read for Halloween. So we thought we would do this for each other and we went and bought scary books. Tonight we kind of got into an argument that I don’t ever remember was about. It was all over text and she sounded upset and told me to meet her at the Dogwalk, which is a haunted part of the campus. I walked there and she wasn’t there, which worried me, but then I saw a pumpkin sitting on the steps with this little owl and two books in it. Then she came over and surprised me. Most of the argument was completely made up so she could do this surprise. It was very cute and I absolutely loved what she got me.
Last night we carved pumpkins for Abbie’s birthday and this year we took a different approach. Hannah found some really cool patterns for us to use and then we started carving. It included a lot of drilling and intense knife work but they turned out really cool. They are probably some of the better pumpkins we have done over the years.