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A Hollow E'en

I just can't seem to work up much excitement or enthusiasm for Halloween this year.

Every year I tell myself "next year will be better." This year Hallow's Eve falls on a Friday... what could be better than that?

Being in a situation to really enjoy it, that's what.

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dblume
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
What about your situation prevents you from enjoying Halloween more fully? Can you tell us? Does your situation even prevent you from enjoying a nice beer tonight?
davidd
Nov. 1st, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
Self-Pity, Mostly
Meh... it's just more of my self-pitying whining. I'm feeling tired, sluggish, and overweight, and... I guess the term, hesitant as I am to admit it, is old.

Hour drive down town, hassle with trying to find parking, hour drive back. For what? To see a thousand people in all kinds of bizarre costumes, at least a third of whom will be cute girls wearing very little (and sometimes no) clothing.

Or, yeah, I could stay home and have a couple Sam Adams Octoberfest brews.

Or, I could go for a run; at least that would be responding in a pro-active manner to my perceived chubbiness.

Maybe I'll do that.

frieza
Oct. 31st, 2008 04:20 pm (UTC)
I haven't celebrated h'ween for many years now. Mind you, I don't even get excited about Christmas, it's just another day for me now (with an annoying dinner that lasts for several weeks after...)
davidd
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
I agree completely about Christmas.
sjonsvenson
Oct. 31st, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
Haloween never was a big thing here. It is being exploited by commerce and growing for the last couple of years though. But it doesn't feel natural.
davidd
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, Halloween is mostly an American celebration, isn't it? At least insofar as the costume element. I've noticed via Plurk that my Philippines contacts are pretty excited about Halloween. But then, life in the Philippines, so I gather, is all about having fun no matter what the occasion. Which, come to think, is an excellent outlook to have on life.

Are you suggesting that All Hallow's Eve is not even an excuse for gustatory indulgence in your part of the world?
sjonsvenson
Nov. 1st, 2008 08:24 pm (UTC)
The first and second November.
(Du) Allerzielen and Allerheiligen (all souls and all saints).
It's not a celebration thing here, more a remeberence of lost family. So people run from cemetery to cemetery, putting flowers down, going for a quick visit to nearby family. No time to linger no gayety etc.
You're supposed to be quiet and a bit sad. Doesn't suit me at all.

The culinary delights are limited to cakes and pies and coffee. Not bad but ...

My personal way to commemorate is by a good meal and a bottle of fine wine. If I could set a habit I would make this evening a Cantus evening. (=singing and drinking) But I suppose they would lock me up for just proposing that.
mayaellewood
Nov. 1st, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
It's pretty much the same thing for me too, but really, it's on almost all holidays now.

Hmm, this year I think Halloween's cancelled here, It's raining and freeeeeeeeeezing out.

(note the extra e's)
davidd
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
Raining & freezing... okay, you have a legitimate excuse!
mayaellewood
Nov. 1st, 2008 02:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, but I'm still not out. Note my latest entry. :P
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