It’s here!

nano_participant_icon_large.gifNot only is today Samhain – BUT it’s also the beginning of NaNoWriMo!

I’m totally excited about it since I’m actually DOING it this year. I’m hoping to finish … something. Yeah. I still don’t know what I’m working on. Isn’t that sad? My goal is 2000 words a day. That should put me over the 50K mark before the end of the month. I hope.

Sounds easy.

Right?

Right.

I’m crossing my fingers and hoping I can do it. I NEED to do it. In the infinite words of Yoda, Do or do not. There is no try.

Nothing like using The Force to get you through NaNo, eh? HA

Last night I took the Sweetie Boy Trick or Treating. We had a good time. He had a bucket-full by the time we got done. We walked the neighborhood for about 30 minutes and then came home and passed out candy.

He decided to be Batman, after much indecision of whether or not to be Batman or Spiderman. Personally, I think Batman is way better than Spiderman, even though I do dig Spidey too. 😀

I just love Halloween. It’s fast becoming one of my favorite holidays. Lots of ghouls and ghosts.

Tuesdasy night, my girlfriend talked me into going to a haunted house. Now, I haven’t been to one in years so I figured what the heck. We went to Hangman’s House of Horror (she had free tickets). There wasn’t much of a line and it went really fast.

I have to say, with my friend Jen and her friend Sabine, I have never laughed so dang hard in my life. Sabine was running and scream (she’s 5’10 and a skinny and of course gorgeous) and seeing her running and screaming through this haunted house was hysterical. I even got wound up in one of the curtains for a minute and it caused me some moments of distress while I untangled myself. Didn’t help the jackass behind me scared the crap out of me while I was trying to untangle myself. I was yelping and then hysterical with laughter once I finally got out of it.

When we got to the end of the haunted house, there was a dude with a chainsaw at the exit that chased Sabine through the parking lot. It left Jen and I in stitches.

The other three haunted houses at Hangman’s were sort of anti-climatic after the big one. And if you’re curious about the haunted house, you can check it out here. It’s very well done and run by all volunteers. All of the money for the tickets goes to charity, so you know, it’s for a worthy cause.

OH – and I totally forgot the best part. When we got our tickets and went in, there was a guy at the entrance that has to “wand” everyone – that’s what I call it – wanding. Anyway, he waved us over and said, “I can get some of you here.”

I very coyly said, “Are you going to wand me?”

He laughed and played along. Then said, “No one ever wands me.”

I said, “I’ll wand you!”

And he handed me his “wand” and I got to “wand” him. From behind me, I hear Jen say, “I can’t take you anywhere.”

😀

Yeah. I had a good time. And there were no boys there! I mean, no boys that came with us. haha

So. Another Halloween gone for another year. Guess there’s always next year to look forward to.

By Michelle

I wish you all could be inside my head. The conversation is sparkling.