Day: November 1, 2011

The Day After Halloween

I always hated the day after Halloween.

No more costumes, no more pretending you were someone else, no more free delicious candies from strangers, it was such a bummer.

I’m glad we have kids in my neighborhood that trick-or-treat.  I get way too much joy from promoting childhood happiness via the distribution of high fructose corn syrup.  And the kids had some great costumes this year.

I think that’s why I am so pro-Halloween.  Halloween is gives us all permission to be kids.  You can be magical or funny or special or sexy or slutty or even slutty bacon.  People give you things for free.  You’re allowed to be silly and spooky and bizarre. And life’s not really any of those things.

Life is pretty mundane.  You go to work.  If you are lucky you like your work, but from what I understand most people don’t.  You go to the grocery store.  You go to the gym.  You come home.  Maybe you cook dinner.  Maybe you heat up a Lean Cuisine.  Sometimes you have to scoop your cat’s poop.  Sometimes there is laundry.  Sometimes tv happens.  Sometimes reading.  Sometimes not.  Costumes, and candy, and fun, and whimsy, these things don’t usually happen in reality.